Capitola: Halibut in Capitola reef

John and John C and halibut
John C and his friend John went fishing the Capitola reef today, and John C ended up bringing in this 8 pound flattie using swim baits and anchovies (to be honest we forgot to ask).

Rock cod has been kind of off and on on the outside reefs (unless you are Darn Glen), but it’s been most productive with a mix of halibut and rock cod in 12-20 feet of water along the edges of the kelp beds. We have not had very many boats out, so we don’t really have a very good sampling of what’s actually going on. Fact is, people haven’t been fishing Capitola lately, so it’s kind of an unknown.

The bait is still out there – sardines were in the marina early in the morning, and Larry had no problem picking them up in 30 feet of water just outside the marina.

September 17, 2008   Posted in: Fishing Reports