Capitola: Weeee doggies – flatties

The gang and lots of halibuts
Here’s a big chunk of the local Capitola gang with their prizes for the day. This here is a lot of halibut. Larry on the left here is holding up his brother’s fish as if it were his own. I’m certainly not going to spill the beans on that one for him, nosir. But – it’s a 18 pounder – nice catch Larry’s Brother BIll (who is not in the picture (but should be)). Pretty much all of these fish came in somewhere in the vicinity of Soquel point – both on the west and east side of it. They caught these on live sardines, squid, and dead anchovies. It kinda looks like there’s actually a bite going on.

The south swell we’ve been complaining about is in fact down *some* – but not completely. And the forecast does continue to call for a south-ish swell for at least a few days yet. But – clearly – the fish are already hungry so – no complaining here.

Ed is actually just about as happy to have learned that Frank and Gomez in the previous post actually managed to jig up some large *anchovies* as he is to see this nice catch. Anchovies have been distictly missing so far this year, so they’re a welcome sight. They’re easier bait to keep alive through the day and so kind of better bait all around. Hopefully when the swell really does finally die down, we’ll see a bunch of them.

June 15, 2009   Posted in: Fishing Reports