Archive for June 28, 2009

Santa Cruz: The fish are hitting!!

Today on the boats it was nonstop boat after boat the fish were piled up.

They veried from blues to olives. We also had three real good size Lingcod come in.

Also two over 25 inch Halibut.

As for the wharf the mackrels are here!!

Still pulling in alot of leagal Halibut!!

June 28, 2009 at 6:41 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

June 28, 2009 at 6:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: It was another good day for Santa Cruz Boat Rentals.

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 77240 * Today was a good day for Jeff and his three friends. Here, Jeff is holding a 30 inch Halibut, he also caught a few Rockcod. Between Jeff and his friends, they caught a total of 23 fish. The fish varied in Rockcod, Lingcod, and Halibut, all which were caught with Anchovies, just past the Lighthouse on Westcliff. Way to fish guys!!

June 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: The Teachers strike again!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 77237 * Our favorite teachers – Jeffrey and Carla have returned, and they are really getting the hang of this. You’ll recall last year when they were completely psyched about the handful of jacksmelt they caught their first day out on a rental. Well, both their fishing technique and their confidence with the boats has improved by veritable leaps and bounds, and we could not be more proud. We are kinda like proud parents with these two. Kinda. Anyway, today was a *really* productive day for them and MANY of the rentals. The majority of boats came back with at least one or two limits of rock fish. We were super busy, cuz everyone came in at the same time so we didn’t get the chance to interview lots of folks or take lots of pictures. But our *sense* of things was that rock fish were being caught pretty much all over the place – from the mile reef to the point.

Elsewhere on the water, one of the private boats that we launched said they caught and released three short white seabass just off New Brighton. They also had several decent (legal) white seabass run off into the kelp where they snapped off. Throughout the day they also had lots of rock cod and one flattie. They were using live bait on halibut rigs.

Bait wise there are still a lot of mackerel and sardines outside the marina – lots more than yesterday. There are some pinhead anchovies close to the beach as well. Bait was pretty easy to come by overall.

We have a southern wind swell up right now – no idea how long that’s going to last, but it’s just wind swell so the energy level is relatively low – it’s more annoying than anything.

Grab some boat bucks and get out here while the fishing’s good!

June 28, 2009 at 5:39 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Brooke catches first flattie ever!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 77234 * Hooray!!! Brooke here got her first halibut ever. Brookie is the one on the right – she went out with her big sis and her dad and fished up off O’Neil’s using live sardines on halibut rigs. Even though you see Shea helping brooke pose with her fish there, she actually did pretty well out there today herself. She did battle with a 23.4 inch ling in the same area on the same kind of rig. It was short so they let it go, but still – *lots* of fun!

Congratulations Brookie!!!!

June 28, 2009 at 5:25 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: So the question is: what kind of rod is that anyway?

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 77231 * Bill, Ciric, and Mike highlined Capitola today with one nice and one legal ling, a couple rock cod, and a couple decent halibut. Once again this was an O’Neil’s thing. They used live sardines on halibut rigs all the way around. Mike had the hot rod (the rod that gets all the hits for those of you how don’t know the lingo (like the stenographer)) – but he shared some of the action with his buddies.

June 28, 2009 at 5:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: Third time is the charm

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 77228 * Dan and Jeff had trouble deciding whether to fish Capitola or Santa Cruz today – the last couple of times were pretty discouraging. Today fishing off O’Neil’s paid off *good*! They were using live jack mackerel which they jigged up just outside the marina using bait jigs. They put them on a halibut rig and voila – a weeks worth of fine dining.

June 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Monterey Bay Charters

The Monterey Bay Charters fishing report has been updated!

June 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed