Capitola: A decent day for fishing.

Forest and flattie
Forest brought in this legal one when all the rentals were coming in. We didn’t get a chance to ask him the where and on what stuff, but he definitely got one.

About half the rentals came in with brown rock cod today – they seemed to be on the bite. Ivan and his dad had three legal halibut working the shallows on the west side of the wharf and released 12 shorts. There were some other halibut that we didn’t get photos of – they were mostly all smaller just-legal fish. On the other hand, most boats broke something large-ish off today – probably sharks. There was a report of a thrasher that got hooked up but broke off after a five minute fight toward the cement ship.

One of our regular kayak anglers mentioned that he saw one seabass today – he didn’t hook up with it as it skedaddled into the kelp.

Folks who were fishing more toward Santa Cruz said there was a nasty wind-chop swell; sheriff Larry said he had water coming over his bow much of the day. He also said “there were 100 boats and one fish caught”. Larry came in around 12, so no clue as to what happened up there after that.

August 10, 2008   Posted in: Fishing Reports