Archive for May 28, 2009

Happy Days Are Here Again (!!*LIVE BAIT*!!)

Direct from VHF channel 11 about 8 minutes ago: Boccie is at this very moment headed into the harbor with 70 (SEVENTY) scoops of live sardines in the 5-6 inch range. В He and Kevin netted them just off New Brighton beach this evening.

This means:

* You can go see Boccie on S dock in the harbor and get yerself some perfect bait

* Things that eat bait are gonna be really happy about this

May 28, 2009 at 10:20 pm   Posted in: Announcements and News, Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Weather system problem

Someone called today to report that the weather condition system was busted (thank you!).В  It looks like something got jammed up in the weather station itself – it had to be powered down completely.В  It’s working again, but I suspect this will occur every few months.

May 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm   Posted in: Announcements and News  Comments Closed

Capitola: Sticky halibut

Rubin and flattie
Rubin caught this legal flattie using swim bait off Capitola reef. The halibut cozied up to an empty in the boat and it’s slime acted like glue, hence the beer can dorsal ornament.

Another renter got caught by fish and game with a 21 inch (short) halibut – that’s a dollar ticket. Always remember to measure twice, keep once.

On the whole however, it seems that Sheriff Larry might be on to something – fishing seems to have improved slightly today. There has been small but definite uptick in rock cod and halibut today. Hopefully that’ll hang around into the weekend.

May 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Fishing is the fountain of youth

Katie and brown rock fish
Here’s Katie with the first fish she’s caught on her new boat so far – a decent sized brown rock fish. Katie was fishing over in front of the ship in 40 feet of water using dead anchovies on a rock cod jig. Congratulations Katie. That new boat is going to be a winner for sure!

May 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Rock cod kinda going off today

Dad and Rio and rock fish
Here are Rio and his Dad with their string of rock cod for the day. They were fishing off Soquel point (as was Larry earlier) and hooked up with this nice variety catch. They were using swim baits. Nice catch you guys!

May 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Where did JoJo go

JoJo and huge huge halibut
Here is JoJo with a HUUUUUUGE flattie that he caught off the wharf today. It is SOOO big, that you cannot see JoJo behind it. But, if you’ve been fishing these waters as long as JoJo has, this is no surprise. He caught it down in the surf line using a black and white fluke lure with a bullet head.

(In reality it is 23 inches, but shhh keep it a secret)

May 28, 2009 at 4:37 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Larry Lands Little Legal Flattie and Hides

Rafael and halibut
Sheriff Larry was out today with his brother and brought in this just legal flattie. You’ll note that it is not in fact Sheriff Larry in the photo (this is intrepid Rafael with Larry’s fish). Larry “does not catch” small fish. So apparently you are not seeing this fish. Well – you are – but Larry had nothing to do with it. Or something.

Anyway, there were only a few boats out today in Capitola, but fishing was actually not bad. Larry reports that he and his brother caught and released several diverse large rock fish in 38 feet of water in front of O’Neil’s, including vermillion and cabezon. They also hooked up a couple of legal flatties in 18 feet off New Brighton beach. Most fish were taken on dead anchovies.

So far still no sign of live bait. Still waiting. Still hoping.

May 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed