Capitola: Sometimes you just have to put in your time

Humpback Whale hump
Today was not so good for fishing. With the exception of the commercial fleet getting some rock cod, we only saw one small (legal) halibut come in.

There was a *lot* of whale action today. Kurtis – out pretty far – had a whole pod of humpbacks breach on him about 20 yards off his bow. And Ed was looking for seabass (no luck) and while doing that had a humpback come up 50 feet in front of him as he was doing 10 knots! He went into neutral and went over the wake that the whale left. It was intense!

Other than that however, no fish except for sardines, which Ed jigged up off New Brighton in about 40-50 feet of water. Sardines were from there down to the cement ship.

The day itself was great. The fog was a bit thick in the morning, but the water was flat. After the fog lifted there was not really much wind, so it was a nice day to just be out there. But – that’s about it. This is what ‘putting in your time’ is all about folks.

August 25, 2008   Posted in: Fishing Reports