Archive for May 19, 2009

Capitola: Having the ocean to yourself is nice

Chris Jon Ray rock fish
Here are Chris, Jon, and Ray with the results of their first venture away from freshwater fishing – a nice selection of rock cod. They were fishing off the kelp bed to the east of the marina with anchovies on rock cod rigs. They actually caught quite a few more than they kept but they were really looking for some bigger ones, so that’s what they kept.

Theirs was the only rental out today, and there were essentially no other boats around, so they enjoyed a wide open ocean with calm seas and light winds under a marine layer this morning. They brought some boat bucks, so they saved a bit on the rental as well. Bait is still scarce but dead bait seems to be working ok. We do have a bit of red tide in here now but it was more up towards Soquel point so it’s not really messing things up too badly here.

Weekdays are a great opportunity to get out there and have some peace and quiet, as we usually don’t see a lot of people renting during the week. If you can, print out some boat bucks and head on down.

May 19, 2009 at 4:25 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: We spaced – please do not bring weapons

Mike Mom Flattie and browns
This one is really really late – we had logistics problems and then spaced out on it. Sorry. This is from last Sunday – it’s Mike and his mom with their catch for the day. They brought in a 25 inch halibut and a bunch of browns. They were trolling herring off Capitola reef. Nice catch, and sorry about the mixup!

May 19, 2009 at 7:36 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed