Archive for July, 2008

Capitola: Sheriff Larry was not lost in the fog

JIm and White Seabass
Jim reeled this 40 pounder in first thing this morning on his brother Larry’s boat. Although this is the only fish of the morning, many others were sighted straight out by the mile reef. Nobody else has landed one yet today as far as we know.

Several thresher sharks were caught and released in the same area along with dog sharks. No halibut or rock cod today – but we only had 4 boats out so that’s not necessarily a good indicator.

Bait is still in the marina despite the fact that a swell has come up. Hopefully it won’t disturb them too much.

According to the national weather service, we have no swell. If you looked at it the other day when we had no swell, you’ll have noticed that they said we had swell. So – I guess – just read what they say and then believe the opposite.

July 31, 2008 at 3:28 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Ok – problem solved (I think)

Some data structures had gotten to large and I had to trim them down a bit.  Site should be responsive and stable now – I hope.  I’ve re-enabled SST and Chloro updates, and I’m running that now. Should be caught up to current in a few minutes.

July 31, 2008 at 10:18 am   Posted in: Announcements and News  Comments Closed

ach – sorry about the downtime…

We’re having some issues with web site capacity at the moment – please excuse the dust.

July 31, 2008 at 9:55 am   Posted in: Announcements and News  Comments Closed

Capitola: Little problem with the SST and Chloro…

I’ve temporarily disabled updates of the SST and Chlorophyll charts as the generation logic is putting too much of a load on the server – I’ll have it fixed in a day or two. Sorry.

July 30, 2008 at 6:28 pm   Posted in: Announcements and News  Comments Closed

Capitola: You need to be fishing now

The Boys and Lots of Fish
The seiners pointed the way today, and Capitola’s commercial fleet did quite well. Larry and his fish get double exposure  – he’s very very happy. We will not speak of any farming that might have happened…..

July 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Guess what…

Larry and White Seabass

Larry was *not the first* one to catch white seabass today, but he got some nice ones – these are 30 and 33 pounders. He caught this “in front of the seiner boats” using megabaits.

More to come.

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

Capitola: Flattie off Capitola Reef

Thui and Matthew and Halibut
Thui and Matthew caught this 10 pounder off the Capitola reef in a rental today using live anchovies.

July 30, 2008 at 4:14 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Fourth off the wharf today

Doug and Halibut
Doug got this one – a little bit bigger (about 27 inches) off the wharf a little later this morning. All the fish off the wharf today have been caught with live anchovies and a bobber.

July 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Morning Bite

Andy and Halibut
Andy got the first one (of three) legal ones off the wharf today.

July 30, 2008 at 4:09 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Lures will work

Kristin and Friends and Halibut
Kristin caught this halibut using a megabait in 75 feet of water this morning.

July 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Getting boring, hunh?

Ed and Josh and Flatties
And again from Soquel point, Ed is victorious with this 17 pounder, and Josh got a 19 pounder. Both using live anchovies.

Ed also got a 12 pound ling cod and a limit of browns, a few blacks, and a canary (all released) in the same area in about 60 feet of water (ling was in 55 feet). Soquel point has been like a timex lately – keeps on ticking.

Today on the wharf, we just saw a legal halibut come up – no word on what the rest of the day was like wharf wise.

Still bait in the marina and plenty in the reciever for tomorrow. Pelicans are still diving, signs are still good. NWS has a SW swell in the forcast now and for the next several days – we are not seeing any of this, so it could be just their usual miserable accuracy as regards swells.

July 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: And again

Joanne and Husband and Halibut
Soquel point seems to be the spot today – this one came up earlier than Mark’s – he stopped right behind Ed and got it 15 minutes into the drift. This 19 pounder came in on live anchovies.

July 28, 2008 at 4:57 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Soquel point again

Mark and Halibut
Mark caught this 21 pound halibut off Soquel point late this morning using live anchovies. This is today’s highliner!

July 28, 2008 at 4:55 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Shhh – don’t tell anyone I’m fishing tomorrow

Conditions still look real good – there’s still a lot of bait in the marina and good signs out on the water.  Not everyone got fish today, but most did.  Some quality brown rock cod, 12 good sized halibut overall from the boats,  several legal ling cod – I can’t wait. But – SHH.

July 27, 2008 at 5:28 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Even more off Soquel point

Todd Jeremy and Halibut
Todd and Jeremy caught these two using live anchovies off Soquel point this afternoon. They lost three others and spent two hours jigging up bait. The big one was 17 pounds, the little one 14.

July 27, 2008 at 3:46 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Another off Soquel point

Pete and leather back
Pete landed this 19 pounder again off Soquel point using live anchovies. It got a little too much sun – else nice fish!

July 27, 2008 at 3:43 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Fattie off Soquel

Bob and 28 pounder
Bob brought in this 28 pound lunker fishing live anchovies off Soquel point this morning. He also had some legal lings and some rock cod – same area.

July 27, 2008 at 3:41 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed