Archive for May 30, 2009

Capitola: I love my job

Happy Kayakers
The calm waters we had this morning were great for kayaking as well. ‘Nuf said.

May 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Silver lining peeking out again

Tom Jim and brown rock cod
Here are Tom and Jim with a couple of the brown rock fish they caught today inside the mile reef. They brought these in on rock cod rigs with dead anchovies.

Today again we didn’t have many boats out, though quite a few more than we’ve been having through the weekdays. But: nobody got skunked – each boat had at least a few brown rock fish. One boat nearly limited on browns, another caught a couple of lings off Soquel point.

Stripers made a pretty strong showing today – word came in that the few we reported earlier were just the tip of the iceberg: 15 were reported caught off the ship down by the beach just at twilight. That’s awesome, though if you want to try for these you should note that the rangers won’t let you out there that early – whoever was fishing today must have gotten lucky. Your best bet for a hassle free try at the stripers would be at New Brighton around the same time of day. Some 30 pounders were spotted over there today, though 20 pounds was as large as we heard as far as what was actually caught.

Today started off pretty nice for fishing – thick marine layer and extremely calm water. The breeze picked up around noon enough to make fishing difficult, but all in all a pretty nice day for fishing. And overall, things don’t look as bleak fishing wise as they did yesterday: it definitely helped having more people out there trying there luck.

May 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments

Capitola: News so fresh, it is still flopping around

Jei and striped bass
Well lookie here – here’s Jei with a 10-11 pound striper he just landed midrange on the wharf. He was using a diving top water minnow lure thingy. We also heard of three stripers coming in off the cement ship, and a couple of boats have come in so far for a break with a few rock cod.

May 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment