Archive for August 23, 2008

Capitola: The Retreat of The Blob

We had the whole 20 boat fleet out today, and every boat that went fishing came back with at least one fish. These were mostly rock cod – we saw one small halibut come in. We were hoping that one of the rentals was going to come in with a big flattie, but it turned out to be a rumor based on the fact that one customer was banging on his boat with his hand to make it *sound* like he had a halibut. Ha ha.

On the wharf we saw a couple dozen perch come in – not bad for a red tide. The red tide is making great strides toward being gone – it kind of started dissipating like ‘the blob’ this afternoon, and at the moment it appears to be nearly gone.

There was a lot more bait in the water away from the wharf today in anywhere from 30 to 50 feet of water in scattered balls. Sardines mostly – some anchovies and mackerel as well. We still had a bit of swell today, but it appears to be dropping (and is forecast to do so through tomorrow). Hopefully the halibut bite will pick up between that and the disappearance of the red tide.

We just got the word that we’re going to do Boat Bucks for the rest of the season, so stay tuned – we’ll put a new version up tonight or tomorrow.

August 23, 2008 at 4:30 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments

Capitola: Threshers at the mile reef

Aaron and Thresher
Aaron just brought in this thresher shark. He caught it at the mile reef using a jigged live anchovy on a 10 pound line! That’s awesome. We’ve had two other rentals come in so far reporting threshers hooked up but lost at the boat.

August 23, 2008 at 2:50 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: It appears to be ON

Kenny and Dewey and nice catch
Kenny and Dewey and friends struck gold today off Soquel point – four lings, four limits of rock cod, and 150 pounds (!) of jack smelt. They got the lings on jack smelt, the rock cod and jack smelt on bait jigs with frozen squid. Rock on.The red tide around the wharf looks like it might be dissipating – hard to tell for sure but there are definitely lots of non-red areas developing.

August 23, 2008 at 2:24 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed