Capitola: Consistent day for rock cod

Ken John and rock fish
Ken and John were exemplary today with their rock cod. They got these off Capitola reef using frozen anchovies. Most boats got rock fish today – only about 5 didn’t get anything. A few more legal halibut like the ones in the last post came in around midday. Halibut were coming up along the edge of the kelp towards Soquel point.

On the wharf today several black perch came up, some walleyes, some jack smelt, and some bullheads (the kids were happy).

It seemed slow overall, but most people caught something – just not prize halibut or stripers. With many anglers fishing tomorrow, someone should get lucky. Should. You know. More of that hope. Best technique tomorrow would be a bait jig with shrimp.

Weather’s beautiful, btw – the fog was not thick or low and burned off early. Actual swell (as opposed to our ‘predictions’) was down enough so that most boats came in late. We don’t forecast anymore – we report.

August 31, 2008   Posted in: Fishing Reports