Capitola: It would be nice if summer never ended

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 81670 * Here’s Feng with his 12 pound lingcod. He caught it today fishing a swim bait in the Capitola reef kelp bed. He caught a rock cod on his swim bait, then this ling grabbed on to his rock cod. Like a pit bull, he didn’t wanna let go ’til he was in the net. Nice :)

It was a pretty good day for lingcod overall. Four of our boats came in with keeper lings (which doesn’t sound so great but it’s “going off” compaired to what the season has been so far). Private boats fishing south rock had non-stop action with short lings biting live sardines on halibut rigs. One private boat fishing up by natural bridges caught two lings, one 10 pound halibut, and two limits of rock cod for three guys.

There was a bit of a south swell today – not quite as much bait around. But – that’s relative: there was a very nice ball of bait in the middle of the marina most of the day. There was not quite as much mackerel and perch action off the wharf, but people were still catching them.

And of course – weather was beautiful. Morning started foggy, opened up quickly and was sunny by 10:30 or so. We saw a lot of happy faces today which made it great for us too.

July 18, 2009   Posted in: Fishing Reports