Archive for July 23, 2008

Capitola: Great time to go kayak fishing

There have been white sea bass in and around the kelp beds here for the last few days. Our rental boats can’t go into the kelp but they can fish around them. However, our kayaks (and yours) can – and there’s a pretty good opportunity there for hooking up some nice fish.

Two rental boats picked up three keeper halibut today at the west side of the marina using live anchovies and swim baits. There were a couple shorty halibut caught off the wharf today as well.

We still have quite a lot of bait swimming around the marina – it’s been fantasic the last several days with pelicans diving and the whole deal. The dog shark situation remains about the same – they’re still fairly plentiful. So – if you’re into dog sharks, it’s great fishing – else, it’s an adventure in avoidance.

July 23, 2008 at 8:13 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: Persistence and timing pay off

Kurtis and nice catch
If you put in your time and are patient and persistent, with the change of the tide the fish begin to bite. Kurtis caught four halibut in the 17 to 22 pound range and a thresher today, all caught using live sardines and jack smelt. Shawn managed to scratch up a 18 pounder as well.

On the radio, we heard of a few fish being caught from natural bridges to Capitola in 45 to 60 feet of water.

On the bait side, there are scattered balls of sardines from Soquel point to the lighthouse in 30-45 feet of water. It’s jiggable, but you’ll need some patience.

July 23, 2008 at 7:57 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  3 Comments