Santa Cruz: The urge to lie about this here is strong, but….

Commercial crew and flatties
Here’s the facts:

Josh is the highliner today with a 24 pounder – he got it and a few other nice ones off 4 mile. Dan’s big one was in the same area – it was 23 pounds. Kurtis ran all the way up to Davenport for two small ones. All were caught live sardines. Dan also got two off Soquel point – one 15 and one small one.

The rentals came in with a few rock cod – nothing to brag about (browns and blacks). There were no barracuda, but it was foggy today so it was hard to see bird action.

The fog did burn off about 11:00am – it was very nice in Capitola. It was not as nice as you went up the coast, but it was still fishable most of the day.

Bait was pretty scarce despite last night’s deluge, but Dan did find a big ball of bait off Soquel point in 60 feet of water.

The frosting on this particular cake – over the radio a few boats went out looking for tuna again today – no joy. Some fish were marked, and one boat had something really big break off his gear, but as far as we heard, there will be no tuna being eaten tonight.

So – we continue to wait, and we continue to hope. At least some fish were caught today – arguably this is a big improvement on yesterday. Ed is willing to hazard that the swell does appear (once again) to be going down some. Now – our marksmanship here has not been so good. But. You know. One continues to hope.

August 28, 2008   Posted in: Fishing Reports