Archive for May 16, 2009

Capitola: There have been better days on the wharf

Serenity and her first fish ever
Here’s Serenity with her first fish ever – congratulations!

Unfortunately Serenity was pretty much the highliner on the wharf today – wharf fishing was in line with boat fishing (not so great). This morning a few kids were doing well catching perch using bait jigs and shrimp pieces, but no cries for the net all day.

Of worthy mention however, yesterday evening Ed saw a legal halibut brought in at the surf line. There may be some kind of bite going on at that time (which is right about now) – it’ll be interesting to see if anyone brings anything in tonight.

That’s about it – a *beautiful* day on the water (sunshine, upper 60′s to mid 70′s, flat seas with just a bit of south swell), but not a lot of fish. Some days you just have to pay your dues.

May 16, 2009 at 6:32 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: JoJo trying on a new face

Larry and JoJo flatties
Here are three of the four legal halibut that Larry and JoJo brought in today. They were using swim baits fishing Bombora reef outside the kelp beds.

We had a very busy day launching and de-launching the boats, but not very much worth taking photos of. A few boats had some small rock cod, and one came in late with a short halibut. They saw a guy in a kayak land three legal halibut right in front of them.

There were sardines in the marina but they were stubborn. Lots of folks spent quite a lot of time trying to jig them up without luck. They were harder to get than they were yesterday, but they weren’t really hopping out of the water then either. The day probably would have been more productive if people had used dead bait or lures.

Here’s to hoping for a better tomorrow.

May 16, 2009 at 6:15 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: First halibut for Anthony!

Mike Anthony Rick Flattie
Here are Mike, Anthony, and Rick with Anthony’s first legal halibut! He caught this fishing dead anchovies on a rock cod jig out by the new buoy we just put out on the Capitola reef. If you’re looking for the buoy it is a orange and white finger buoy in 32 feet of water just outside of the reef.

With a third of the fleet in it looks like it’s not been a really great day for catching. We’ll see what the rest of the fleet has before pronouncing judgement however.

May 16, 2009 at 2:37 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed