Archive for July, 2009

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 31, 2009 at 7:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: K yes that IS a Spongebob Squarepants (r) buoy on the reef out there

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 84530 * Here’s Roy with his catch off the wharf from last night – testament to the fact that the striper action is still going strong. Ed saw two in addition to this as he was walking off the wharf last night. Larry caught a couple more today, but none so far on the wharf. Roy did see one roll on his bait about an hour ago – maybe it’s a late bite.

We had only sight seeing boats out today – none fishing. So the only fishing report we have is from a private boat. They came in with three legal (just better than) halibut that they caught off Capitola reef with live sardines.

The swell is down. The bait is still here. Weather is supposed to warm up. So really things are *primed* to be awesome if nothing changes.

Ed just re-buoyed the Capitola Reef with a big rectangular one that he put a couple of eyes on so now it looks like Spongebob – you can’t miss it. Really, you should come down and rent a boat just so you can say you saw it.

July 31, 2009 at 6:04 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Boccie Boy Bait

The Boccie Boy Bait fishing report has been updated!

July 31, 2009 at 6:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 30, 2009 at 7:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Legally fishing in the striper zone

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July 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Biggest Striper of the year off the wharf

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July 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: It is certainly better than yesterday!!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 84065 * Do not get too excited. Kevin here is very much the exception to the current rule. He caught these using live sardines on halibut rigs off O’Neil’s just on the edge of the kelp. They’re both a bit better than legal – the small one is 26 inches, and the big one is 28. One of our rental boats released a short one in the same area.

Otherwise, out of five boats – well – you’re lookin’ at it. Four skunked boats is what we’re saying here. This is of course not to say the the skunkees didn’t have a good time – by all accounts they did. But – no dinner, which is a bummer. Unless you’re counting sardines, that is – in that case it’s a WORLD OF RICHES.

Bait wise you can practically walk on the water; the water continues to be chock full of bait – mostly sardines.

On the wharf today there were perch, sardines, and pinner anchovies – mostly sardines. One thing we forgot to mention in this morning’s post was that last night someone hooked up on a really nice 30 pound striper on the beach on the west side of the wharf – right next to the rocks. He was using a dead mackerel on a three way setup, and the magic moment occurred around 9:30pm. We have no picture – again – sorry. We need to hire a third shifter or somethin’

July 29, 2009 at 4:54 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Stagnaro Sport Fishing

The Stagnaro Sport Fishing fishing report has been updated!

July 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Boccie Boy Bait

The Boccie Boy Bait fishing report has been updated!

July 29, 2009 at 11:00 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: It continues to be about the worst time ever to be striped

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 84062 * Sheriff Larry and his son and brother Bill (pictured) have already tired (!) of the striper bite this morning. They fished shallow off New Brighton flylining sardines, and managed to hook two limits of striped bass by 9:00am. Wow. You may want to get out there and get in on it.

July 29, 2009 at 10:02 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: What the heck is a shad??

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 83843 * The person who caught this was using sabiki from the wharf. It’s a shad – very unusual for this area. The wharf was host to a whole bunch of fun-to-catch stuff today – lots of perch, sardines, and jacksmelt, though no mackerel.

On the ocean, Sheriff Larry caught 9 stripers, released 5 (kept 4) fishing New Brighton with live sardines. He gave them all away before we got to the picture. We are tempted to say something like “suuuurrrre Larry” but we know how sensitive he is about which fish he gets photographed with (they must be very large).

Off new brighton today another private boat caught a legal halibut in 13 feet of water with live sardines.

Conditions are definitely looking spookier, but we can’t say where.

Finally, bait is all over the place – pretty much all the varieties we’re seeing at the wharf and then some including some pinhead anchovies. Lots of bird action, sea lions, and dolphins. Pretty much the seas are alive with life right now.

July 28, 2009 at 6:09 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  4 Comments

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 28, 2009 at 4:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: New budget sized fishing report! *

Barracuda moving in!

No seabass today :(

Striper off the wharf!

* We don’t have any pictures, and it was a slow day

July 27, 2009 at 6:51 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 27, 2009 at 5:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: If smiles counted as fish, it would have been a banner day

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 83384 * J.T. *again*! He was excited about the perch, but pretty much thrilled about the two jacksmelt he caught. He’d have gone on longer but dad decided it had gotten too chilly and time to go home. Darn. There’s always tomorrow J.T!

So you have noticed, no doubt, the blatant lack of boat caught fish pictures today thus far. We would like very very much to blame it on the swell, and we’d like to blame it on the fact that we had a “no time for pictures” traffic jam at the end of the day (which we did), but the truth is that not a lot of big stuff came in today.

Most rental boats caught one or two rock cod. We saw one boat that caught eight small mixed rockfish – grass, black and yellow, and a copper, and some rock crab all off Capitola reef. Even Darn Glenn had a tough day – he had eight rock cod, one real good sized one, the rest medium sized. One private boat brought in a barely legal halibut that he caught off the Capitola reef using a live sardine. He also released an undersized one. And finally, we heard of some more stripers caught and released off New Brighton later in the morning. But overall not a stellar day. It’s the swell plus the cooler water that moved in with it. This too shall pass.

There are still lots of birds working bait outside the marina, and the swell is starting to lay down. Ed’s weekend starts tomorrow – he plans to go ghost hunting.

July 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: It was a pretty good day to be fishing for perch though

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 83381 * J.T. caught this black perch close to the beach using a surf leader with shrimp. See that expression? We saw a lot of that.

July 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed