Capitola: Dumb fish think it is nice out or something

Pete white seabass thresher
Holy cow. Despite what appears to be really not the best weather for fishing, we’re kinda having a banner day here. Pete and Dan went out and fished Soquel point today and reeled in a couple of nice surprises. Pete in particular got these two beauties, a 32 inch white seabass and a small thresher shark. They fishing in about 40 feet of water using live sardines on halibut rigs. They were fishing on the bottom but saw some marks on the fish finder and tried shallow instead. Good thing – wow – nice catch!

Rumor has it that someone’s been doing well with swim baits in the same area at the same depth. It’s kind of a radio-fish level of confidence here, but Pete’s trophies here maybe lend a bit more import to it.

So weather wise – really not the greatest (you would think) for fishing – swell is up (a 3-4 footer with a 15 second period out of the soutwest), and it’s been breezy out of the west. And yet – here we sit with these nice fish. Hope it holds together.

Bait wise all the bait that was down by the ship has gone missing. But, where single pelicans have been diving, there’s been sardines and mackerel. Basically scattered schools in small balls from outside the marina to the mile reef. Watch for the pelicans if you want to jig some up.

June 11, 2009   Posted in: Fishing Reports