Archive for October 24, 2008

Santa Cruz: Lings hopping out of the water up there

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 33588 * Here’s Terry with the catch he got riding with Sheriff Larry up by south rock. The lings were 25 and 27 inches, and they caught them using live sardines on a halibut rig off south rock. They also brought in a very nice vermillon along with a brown and a couple blacks. Seas up there were great all morning, though the wind is starting to come up this afternoon. It’s still great in Capitola.

October 24, 2008 at 12:24 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: Whales, fish, beautiful weather – perfect fishing conditions

Ian Anthony Antonio and browns
Here’s Ian, Anthony, and Antonio with part of their two limits of rock cod for this morning. Ian has been coming here at least two days a week for the last three weeks and had been getting a few cod each time. Today he went out with the little skipper GPS and big. They were fishing outside the yellow buoy using rock cod jigs with strips of squid.

Whales are still very active off Soquel point in about 70 feet of water – these guys saw them fluking their tales, jumping, and spouting. Even minus the fish it’s a pretty good show out there, especially given the great weather.

We’ve only had a few boats out, so the rentals that have been out have more or less had the ocean to themselves. The clock is ticking – come on down if you wanna get out there while the fishing’s good.

October 24, 2008 at 11:50 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: Ling cod madness off south rock

Sheriff Larry reports that he’s got three legal lings on board, and that he lost something huge using live sardines – all in the south rock area. Some sardines were jigged off the mile reef in Capitola, and some were from Bocci in the harbor. Ocean’s been beautiful, even for up the coast – the seas have been down and it’s been warm with a light breeze.

October 24, 2008 at 11:49 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Wharf fishing is pretty fun

Cathy and jack smelt
Here’s Cathy with one of the jacksmelt we’ve seen come up on the wharf today. She caught this next to the fish tank using bits of anchovies on a surf leader setup. She’s also fishing for mackerel on a bait jig with a bobber.

Wharf fishing has been pretty good this week, with a lot of mackerel, some jack smelt, and a couple small halibut. The mackerel bite has continued to be pretty good in the later part of the day each day this week. Weather’s been incredible – temperatures have been in the middle to upper 70s with a light breeze and it’s supposed to hold into the weekend.

October 24, 2008 at 11:38 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed