Archive for June, 2008

Capitola: Ed’s Halibut

Ed and Halibut
As promised, here’s Ed and his halibut. He kinda jojo’d the estimate – it ended up being more like 15 pounds. Darn.

Lots of activity continues in the area, but the fish must have eaten their fill as they haven’t bitten on much of anything since this morning. Through the day there were lots of jack mackerel, sardines, and anchovies to be had jigging. Else, not much action.

In Santa Cruz, south rock was producing a decent number of rock cod most of the day, and Sheriff Larry lost a big ling.

June 30, 2008 at 4:16 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Radio fish

Word over the radio just now: someone fishing the kelp bed toward New Brighton said they brought in a decent halibut and a number of rock fish in about 9 feet of water.

June 30, 2008 at 11:26 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Another flattie off O’Neil’s

Ed just called and said he brought in a nice 18-20 pound halibut off O’Neil’s just before 9:00 this morning using live anchovies (picture later).В  There are other boats around him – so far he’s not seen others with fish coming up, but the day is young.

June 30, 2008 at 11:10 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Lots of telltale action in the marina

This morning under a good marine layer the marina area is really showing a lot of telltale activity: lots of sea lions, pelicans, and birds working from the kelp to the west of the wharf through the marina. Same story – lots of bait, spread out thin.

June 30, 2008 at 9:58 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Rock fish at the mile reef

Bodey and Sevannah and Rock Fish
This post is a bit late, but Bodey and Sevannah caught some nice rock fish out by the mile reef using jigged anchovies.

On the wharf today a couple of sharks were landed – one leopard and one dog – both went back in the water. There was a lot of bait to be had jigging off the wharf. One angler was particularly happy with that as she said she just fries the bait up with a little salt and pepper in olive oil for an awesome meal.

At the end of the day here the weather remains nice, though at one point the sun was orange due to the high-level smoke from the fires.

Right now we have lots of birds – including pelicans – working the marina. So – the bait is back, but again it is both plentiful and thin – jigging remains the way to go.

June 29, 2008 at 5:22 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Thresher off New Brighton

Renato friends and thresher shark
Renato reeled in this 30 pound thresher fishing in 35 feet of water off New Brighton. He was using live anchovies.

June 29, 2008 at 2:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Halibut straight off the wharf

Glen and Flattie
Glen bagged this 25 pounder in 40 feet of water straight off the wharf using a live anchovy. Glen is a machine – a single minded fish catching machine. Congratulations Glen!

June 29, 2008 at 12:50 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Little guy, big fish III

Braden and Ling
Braden brought in this 8lb ling off Soquel point using dead anchovies on a rental boat today. Congratulations Braden!

June 29, 2008 at 12:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Big stripers between cement ship and New Brighton

We got a report from Greg Inloes today that some big have been spotted between the cement ship and New Brighton. See comment on this post.

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June 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Ling on light gear

Oliver and Ling
Oliver caught this 24 inch ling fishing around the kelp just off O’Neil’s. Extra cool part: he caught it on a Sabiki while jigging for bait!

Today started out foggy, and there was a lot of bait in the marina, with birds working. The fog has cleared out and the breeze has been staying down, so it’s still pretty decent on the water.

There’s not been a lot of talk on the radio so far, but we have many rentals out so there will be news eventually. There are still some rentals available if you want to get out there today.

June 29, 2008 at 12:21 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Charles and the mixed bag

Charles big ling cod
Charles had his buddies green with envy landing the big fish of day.

June 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Ling at the hook

James and Ling
James caught this one using frozen anchovies at the hook today.

June 28, 2008 at 3:08 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Santa Cruz: Nice lings off the mile buoy

Roberto just brought his Santa Cruz catch over to Capitola to filet them out. He got two *nice* lings and a few rock fish off the mile buoy today using live anchovies.

June 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Nice lings off Soquel point

Danny Dewey and Lings
Danny and Dewey got in some nice fishing off Soquel point today fishing live anchovies. They brought in three nice lings and two limits of rock cod. Nice fishing guys!

June 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Jojo has fished these waters for a million years

Jojo and Halibut
Well – that’s what he says anyway.

Jojo just brought in this nice 23 inch halibut he got off O’Neil’s using a live anchovy.

It may grow a few inches over the next few hours though. ;)

June 28, 2008 at 12:23 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Legal ling off Soquel point

James and Ling
James landed this legal ling off Soquel point in 40 feet of water using swim bait.

Conditions today are a bit drizzly and slightly bumpy. The bait is a bit more sparse – it seems to have moved to New Brighton.

Bob was fly fishing the New Brighton area and hooked up a 5 pound striper using a squid pattern fly. After he landed the striper, he had a white sea bass follow his squid up to the boat (no bite).

June 28, 2008 at 11:44 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Wharf update

Fishing on the wharf has been productive….. if you like small fish. Today has seen plenty of anchovies, shiners, king fish, and perch. Nothing big, but fun for the kids.

There is still quite a lot of bait in the water, but it remains spread out, so jigging is still your best bet. If Ed manages to get some into the bait tank tonight we’ll let you know.

June 27, 2008 at 7:03 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment