Archive for June 6, 2009

Capitola: Holy Mackerel!

Dad, Logan, Preston and mackerel and jacksmelt
Logan and Preston had fun with Dad today fishing in about 60 feet of water around Adams reef – they got into a whooole bunch pacific mackerel and jacksmelt. They came in a with full bucket of them and sore arms – they got tired of dragging in the fish!

That bit of information fits well with a couple of other indicators we’ve seen/heard about: Boccie and Kevin were out and about last night and came across a fast moving bait ball – sardines – that Kevin estimated at around 40 tons. Also this afternoon we saw some humpback whales pound the water like crazy off Manresa. All of this suggests rather strongly that the bait fish have arrived in a huge way. That should mean big flatties once the swell comes down.

Weather’s georgeous but the swell’s up from the south so it was a bit lumpy near shore today. Outside of a quarter mile or so however it was increasingly flat. Our track record on forecasting swell behavior is shall we say completely abysmal, but it’s *supposed* to come down from what it was today as a general trend. We’ll see. We’re just observers.

June 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Tomorrow might just be interesting around Soquel point

Mike and ling
Mike got this nice lingcod off Soquel point in about 40 feet of water with squid on a halibut rig. Looks like Mike has dinner!

There was another ling as well – just legal. They hooked it up off Soquel point as well. Eeeeeenteresting part of that is that they also had a 36 inch white sea bass (GHOST!!) on but lost it. We didn’t ask him what he got it on cuz we were rushed, but – as you can gather from the picture at Bayside – looks like they’re back.

June 6, 2009 at 6:02 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Monterey Bay Charters

The Monterey Bay Charters fishing report has been updated!

June 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Still waiting for the bigns

Raymond and halibut
Raymond got one of the two halibut that were brought in today. This one was lurking just outside the first kelp bed at the end of the wharf, and he got it on a channel island swim bait. Nice catch Raymond!

The other halibut was intrepid Jim in his kayak – he got his 25 incher off Capitola reef using a hair raiser.

June 6, 2009 at 5:57 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

Site Bayside Marine has been updated!

June 6, 2009 at 3:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Attention surf perch fans

Heads up: there’s a nice ground swell coming in this morning – lots of power with what looks like no reflection off the wall. Should be good for surf perch. There’s nearly no one here fishing the surf line at the moment, so if surf perch are your bag, come on down.

June 6, 2009 at 8:16 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed