Capitola: Rock fish rule the roost

James Miguel Miguelalito and grass and brown rock fish
Here are our highliners today as far as volume is concerned – James, Miguel, and Miguelalito. They came in with at least 20 rock fish including these grass and brown cod. They were fishing Capitola reef using anchovies on a surf leader setup. Nice catch!

Our boats averaged three rock fish per boat today, and there were five legal halibut brought in today as well. Bait was very scarce, but later in the day there were a lot of pelicans diving between New Brighton and the ship — then it petered out. After that, there were some pelicans diving in the marina — but that’s all done as well.

About the only glimmer of hope we have on the bait situation is that last night Mike saw a big bait ball move into the marina after we had closed. Maybe we’ll get lucky and get some of that again tonight.

There will be one more post yet tonight – nothing major – we’re just having some logistic problems with the camera at the moment.

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Looks like we’ll post that tomorrow – sorry.

May 17, 2009   Posted in: Fishing Reports

2 Responses

  1. gregsp@COMCAST.NET - May 17, 2009

    i DON’T GET IT. i SPEND A GREAT DEAL OF TIME TO GET BUSINESS YOUR WAY WITH ACCURATE REPORTS THEN i HERE SCUTTLEBUT FROM EVERYONE WHAT i JOKE i AM IN THE CAPITOLA FISHING COMMUNITY. i REPORTED THE ROCKFISH OPENER WAS OK BUT WILL IMPROVE AND BETTER IDEA TO WORK FOR FLATTIES WHICH ARE IN. i GET SHUT OUT OF THE POST THEN i START HERING THE SCUTTLEBUT FROM CROSS OVERS WHO FISH BOTH PIERS. a THREE ROCK FISH PER BOAT AVERAGE ADMISSION TO BOOT AFTER THE FACT. wHY THE BAD BLOOD AFTER GETTING WESTERN OUTDOOOR NEWS TO PRINT ALL THE BENEFITS OF FISHING CAPITOLA AND THE LOCAL ACCOMADATIONS? bAD MISLEADING FISH REPORTS HURTS EVERYONE AS PISSED OF PEOPLE WILL NOT BE BACK AS sAN fRANCISCO IS ON FIRE FOR HALIBUT FISHING AVERAGING ALMOST TWO AROUND FOR FLATTIES WITHOUT LIVE BAIT! sTAY PATIENT oUR FISHING WILL COME AND WILL STAY THROUGH MID OCTOBER THIS YEAR. hOPE NEXT WEEK PANS OUT BETTER FOR YOU GUYS! sEACLIFF gREG

  2. Capitola Boat and Bait - May 18, 2009

    Greg,

    I’m not sure what you’re getting at – we’re extremely appreciative of your posts and I am pretty sure I’ve approved/posted every post you’ve made. Did I miss one?

    Thanks for your efforts!

    Dave