Capitola: Should have had a stronger gaff

Steve and Halibut
Jim Salvino and his buddy Steve fishing Soquel point picked up and landed this 15 pound halibut but lost a 25 pounder in 40 feet of water using live anchovies. The second one was lost because their gaff broke. Bummer!

Also – Joey – the one in the earlier post – landed a short halibut off the wharf today. He’s just warming up I think.

On the radio, we heard of some halibut out in front of the lighthouse – this one is reliable because the one who caught it asked for the legal length. He said he got one 27 inches long, and as he was telling me, he hooked up on a 21 incher.

Rock cod was taken by the Capitola mile reef – mostly browns, some blacks. And there were some dog sharks.

It was a really nice day – sun was shining and it was warm with a slight breeze. There’s still bait in the marina, and we have enough live bait for some boaters but probably not quite enough for everyone. Jigging off the wharf was good today for bait and perch, so it’s easy to get anyway.

July 3, 2008   Posted in: Fishing Reports