Archive for March, 2009

Capitola: Mmmmm, Sardines

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But not much more.

March 30, 2009 at 6:43 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments

Capitola: Aubrie Amberiee and Dad

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March 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Carla Hiroko and Jeffrey with a big black perch.

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March 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Little Leopard in shallows on live sardine.

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March 29, 2009 at 11:49 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Justin and the first legal halibut.

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Caught on live sardine.

March 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: First bait caught off wharf

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Baits a littel spotty but at least it’s here.

March 25, 2009 at 12:19 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: Bait bait bait!

Ed is out fishing by the cement ship right now, and he reports that he’s been into all kinds of herring, sardines, and mackerel while flylining a bait jig.

March 24, 2009 at 11:35 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: Thar she blows!

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We had a nice little show this morning courtesy of a gray whale doing a walkabout – or something.  It came straight into the marina toward the beach and swam around a bit and spouted a few times.  Pretty cool. The photos don’t do it justice, but you can see how close to shore it was.
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March 23, 2009 at 11:56 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Slip sliding away

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Pictured is the big entertainment of the day on the Capitola wharf: A boat that showed up a few days ago anchored in “the bad spot”* broke anchor as the winds started to come up this afternoon, and sure enough it blew straight through the marina toward the beach/reef.  The lower photo shows Vessel assist claiming what will in all likelihood be an addition of questionable value to its fleet.Not much happening fishing wise – the perch et al went into hiding.  Ed is pretty confident that if the wind comes up out of the NW tomorrow as the weather reports say it will, fishing in the break should improve dramatically.  So – c’mon northwest wind!

* “The bad spot” is anywhere west of an imaginary line through the center of the length of the wharf – holding is just generally very tenuous there.  When in doubt, rent a mooring – plenty of boats have gone ashore here for lack of local knowledge and experience.

March 21, 2009 at 7:43 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Santa Cruz: Getting fishy

Some additional good news – in Santa Cruz today we have reports of sardines being caught towards the end of the wharf, and reports of herring off the cement ship. There was also a report of a legal halibut off the cement ship.

We hear that anchovies and squid are beginning to make a showing down by Monterey, and we saw a grey whale working something just outside the marina in Capitola this afternoon.

Good signs indeed!

March 19, 2009 at 5:29 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: News flash

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Reports of Leopard shark seen in close to shore,and three stripers landed off New Brighton last night.

March 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Cathy and the boys whacking black perch midde way on wharf.

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March 19, 2009 at 11:48 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Harry and giant bullhead ,

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No,but it is a sculpin we think its a great sculpin.

March 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  5 Comments

Capitola: Anthony and one of two jacksmelt

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Not much action today, but there was afew more off the end.

March 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Tasty sole

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Slow Fishing last few days,but Mike entice this sand sole with shrimp.

March 14, 2009 at 11:53 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Water is clear, but…

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…perch have slowed down a bit. Andy got one today, and that’s about it so far. Here’s Lou with a jacksmelt he caught midway on the wharf using shrimp on a bait jig. Looks like a school of medium sized ones has taken up residence here for the moment.

Ed got a smaller jacksmelt on a dead man setup hoping for a halibut or a striper – fingers are crossed all up and down the wharf here. No other stripers have been landed since Saturday, but someone did have one on Sunday – shrimp on a surf leader – but he farmed it.

So – things are slowly picking up – more as it happens.

March 12, 2009 at 1:07 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Don with a pile perch.

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March 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed