Archive for June 21, 2009

Santa Cruz: STRIPERS are HERE

2009 356 1037 N18 Ws.Hdf
25 inch striper caught at the beginning of Santa Cruz wharf near the surf line.

June 21, 2009 at 9:21 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

June 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Fathers Day reels in the smiles

It was a slow day for rock cod here, so we didn’t take any pictures save for this one. This is the Aljamal family and some very very happy kids! They got into a bunch of mackerel and jacksmelt and had a blast reeling in a small cooler full of them.

This is in fact representative of what we saw here today – a lot of proud dads with happy kids catching a lot of bait fish. Most boats were families getting out to have fun, so not a lot of serious targeting on the rentals today. However, we did hear from one of the dads that he hooked up on three juvenile white seabass today along the edge of the kelp off of privates. He was flylining live sardines and got three 26 inchers (he released them).

So – while it’s always nice to have some decent catches to point to, today more than made up for it in the smiling faces category. We had a ton of fun and the band was pleasant so all in all still a great day.

June 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Can you get sunburn from limelight?

So – sigh – here’s Kurtis once again with his highliner catch for the day. This is a 65 pound (55 dressed) thresher shark – he hooked up on it flylining a live sardine off Soquel point this morning. He’s been going out prepared for these of late with some pretty heavy gear, as we’ve known they’ve been in the area. He’s been using a braided line top shot with a 80 pound monofilament leader. In all he caught two fish today, this one was larger than the other by something close to an order of magnitude. Larry also caught one today, and Dan had three on and lost all three (though he did get a eight pound flattie as a consolation prize).

June 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: Great day to go fishing

Everyone came in off the boats today with fish. Great day!!. Wind came up in the afternoon. Didn’t stop the fish from biting. Anchovies have arrived. Halibut and perch are being caught off the wharf.

June 21, 2009 at 5:10 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  3 Comments

Santa Cruz: Jeff and Kim with their Rockcod catch

Nice catch guys. Were using squid and anchovie out in front of light house.

June 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Monterey Bay Charters

The Monterey Bay Charters fishing report has been updated!

June 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: Kids take Dad fishing

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 75552 * Great Fathers Day, Owen and sister Aurora take dad fishing. They caught rockcod and mackeral. They had a great day fishing. Good catch guys!

June 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: What a wonderful way to spend Fathers Day

Yes you heard it right. The monster fish of 29lb was caught on the rental skiff from Santa Cruz Boat Rentals. Jim caught this Halibut on a secret lure. It was out by the marker bouy just left of the light house. What a way to spend Fathers day Jim. Great catch!!

June 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed


To start the day off here on the wharf, the fishing out here has been great. there has been two Halibuts caught both of legal size one up near the shore line and one behind the store. Also the Mackerel are here, people pulling them up left and right. Some anchovies have been seen but still not as much as there should be. well good luck to all and we will return with info on the boats as they come in.

June 21, 2009 at 9:42 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Added a couple more reports to the troller

I’ve added the Stagnaro Sportfishing and Reel Sport Fishing reports to the report troller.


I’ve also added Boccie Boy Bait’s bait report page.

June 21, 2009 at 5:05 am   Posted in: Announcements and News, Fishing Reports  Comments Closed