Simonstown is a great location for targeting Yellow Tail. The netters do have a lot of success. For Kayakers the weather is a big factor. Summer month’s with a couple of days of strong SE winds will blow the baitfish with YT’s into the bay. You have to be quick as the netters with get these schools quickly.
The occasional Tail does go into the harbour to breed, we are however not allowed to fish the harbour but to get them close to the entrance. Important, you have to stay at least 50m from the wall. Also while targeting chokka always have a drift out for the lost Tail.
Majority of the guys launch at Long beach, spot marked in picture below:
To troll you can also troll along
A very good bottoms spot is across the quarry. You’ll get some nice Red Roman there. Recently the guys also got some massive chokka in the same spot.