Capitola: Harry and giant bullhead ,

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

March 17, 2009   Posted in: Fishing Reports

5 Responses

  1. Seacliff Greg - March 21, 2009

    The fish in question although kind of rare ,is a staghorn sculpin known to be a monterey bay resident for some time. This one is really big though. I hope it found its way into eds tank or was released unharmed. well done.

  2. Capitola Boat and Bait - March 21, 2009

    I’m pretty sure it was released.

  3. Joe - March 24, 2009

    I’m pretty sure its not a staghorn sculpin, but a buffalo sculpin which can regularly get that big. Staghorn sculpin have smooth skin.

  4. matthew - September 18, 2009

    That’s the biggest one I’ve seen caught at Capitola, but there are even bigger ones at the Moss Landing Jetty. Right after sunset last night, I caught two one after another, right near the rocks. They were 8 and 10 inches. They horns didn’t protrude out like the ones from capitola do though. Does anyone know if these are the same fish? They also had sweet splotchy spots.
    How big of bullhead have all you used to successfully catch striper?

  5. Roy Watinkson - June 4, 2010

    thats not a staghorn but ive seen staghorn sculpin bigger than that (about 2 pounders)