Capitola: Variety catch rules the day

Today we saw a little bit of everything come in. Most rentals – and we had nearly all of them out – had at least half limits of rock cod. On the halibut front, a few boats had smaller halibut in the 5-8 pound range. On top of all that a number of private launches came in with some decent sized barracuda.

The rock cod action from the Capitola reef to the mile reef and up off the point. Halibut were seen at Capitola reef and the mile buoy, and the barracuda were up off the point in 70 feet of water.

Larry said he saw tons of jack smelt today – that’s what the barracuda were going after. There were a few scattered balls of sardines from the point down to the ship – not something you’d want to count on for jigging.

By all reports, weather was generally great all over the place today – sun was shining (no fog (yet anyway)), and the wind was mostly in the “nice breeze” category. Forecast for tomorrow looks similar to today’s, so – great day to be on the water.

Our commercial guys have assorted fresh fish for sale on the wharf ’til 7 tonight and then all day tomorrow. If you’re looking for something fresh for the barbeque, be sure to come on down – this is as fresh as it gets.

September 6, 2008   Posted in: Fishing Reports

2 Responses

  1. Billl (Monterey )Roland - September 7, 2008

    I just have a qustion…. What did Larry use for bait to catch those jack smelts? In Monterey we don’t wate our time on Jack Smelt. You folks in Capitola are sure an “ODD” bunch going fishing for such small fish.That may be why a lot of Serious fishermen like myself prefer Monterey style fishing.

  2. Capitola Boat and Bait - September 7, 2008

    Hehehe – Well – I’m sure he’ll point this out, but it was a HUGE jack smelt ;)