Archive for June 30, 2009

Santa Cruz: Swell is no obstacle if you know where to go

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 77654 * We continue our absolutely abysmal record with “swell forecasting” today by noting that the nasty current due to tides we were going on about the other day (and which we suggested would be gone in just a day or two) has turned into a southern swell from hell. The NWS discussion is talking about a coastal eddy that’s supposedly going to be a feature here for the next few days. All we can think to do is to hang our heads in shame and vow once again to never utter a word of prediction regarding the seas.

Despite all that however Jenna, Pete, Dan, and Steve fished South Rock today as the swell there wasn’t as bad, and they managed to wrangle up a very nice variety of quality rock fish and lings. They started the day by jigging up sardines down by Rio del Mar then headed up to slightly calmer waters. Very nice catch!

In Capitola we only had three boats out today. One got two rock cod and one got (and kept) a whole lot of bait – jacksmelt, sardines, and mackerel.

And here’s the part where we will say absolutely nothing remotely resembling a prediction of when these seas well calm down. They’ll do what they’re gonna do. We’re not here. Pay no attention!

June 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments

Capitola: Not too rough for firsts

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 77651 * Nathan and Devon are visiting from South Africa and managed to squeeze in a couple of lifetime firsts today: They both caught their first fish ever! Nathan caught this kelpfish, and between the two of them they caught eight perch as well. Congratulations you guys!

Elsewhere on the wharf the swell was up big time today, and while that made getting perch to bite a bit easier, it also kicked up a lot of kelp that was pretty easy to get tangled up in. So it was kind of a tossup. You’re doing ok if you could get your fish up past the various hazards.

June 30, 2009 at 6:09 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

June 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed