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   Posted in: Fishing Reports

2 Responses

  1. vando - August 23, 2008

    Put up the boat bucks tonight so I can use them tomorrow please.Ill be there at 6am.Thanks.

  2. Capitola Boat and Bait - August 23, 2008

    Working on the new bucks, but – they’re only good Mondays through Thursdays for the rest of the season, so they won’t help you tomorrow.