9 Feb 2004 - Yellow Fin at the FADS
 Category:  Japan- Okinawa
 Author Name:  Richard Snider
 Author E-mail:  richard.snider@kadena.af.mil
Click here to enlarge Report Description: Monday, 2 Feb 04, was a great day for yellowfin fishing. Took a local Japanese charter out of AWASE to FAD #11. It was a cloudy day, and rained off and on, but that didn't stop the yellowfin and mahi-mahi from biting. If you go out, make sure you have the captain get close to the FAD to catch some of the bait fish. I caught this 60lb yellowfin freelining an 8 inch rainbow runner. It took me a little over 45 minutes to bring him in on #6 P-line and my G-series rod with Penn 535 graphite reel. When you hook up the bait, make sure you use a circle hook and run it from one side of the nose to the other. This lets the bait swim freely and keeps it alive longer. When the fish takes the bait let it run for a count of 3 to 5 seconds then flip the switch and just hold on. No need to set the hook with a circle hook, it will do the work for you. Good luck and tight lines from Okinawa!