Capitola: Kayaks rule the day so far

Ken and flatties
Here’s Ken with his catch for today – 8 and a 12 pound halibuts! He was fishing from his super tricked out kayak off O’Neil’s using live sardines on a halibut rig. He jigged the sardines up just outside the marina, and used most of them fishing outside by the mile reef (nothing there but a couple of sea lions). Then he paddled up to Soquel point and got these two. He had something big on that straightened out his treble hook – no sea lion popped up after, so … (boo?).

June 8, 2009   Posted in: Fishing Reports

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  1. Eric - June 12, 2009

    What on earth is the 8lb fish pictured here? If it’s a California halibut,why are its fin rays so long and the fish so dark colored on both sides. Is it unique to see different variations of color patterns on halibut
    and this one either was just different or perhaps may be a smaller pacific halibut which has a one fish any size limit. If ed called it a California it is a California he knows his fish down pat! i was curious as it looked really dark particularly for a California halibut of that size