Archive for July 24, 2009

Capitola: Nothing from JoJo today, or we would be picking on him like crazy

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 83001 * Dave got this legal ling cod once again using live sardines on a halibut rig. He and his buddy also released some very slightly short halibut that they caught out by the mile reef. Our highliners however were three folks in another rental who came in with just a bit more than one limit of rock cod between them. They were fishing the mile reef with rock cod jigs and squid strips. All the fish were browns, most were pretty decent sized.

The Monkster brought in a legal halibut that he caught using a live sardine off the mile reef. It was really just legal, and he didn’t feel like giving it too much credit with a photo. But – dinner is dinner (yum yum).

On the wharf today, there were still lots of kids having lots of fun catching baitfish all over the place today. They were catching perch, walleyes, shiners, mackerel, and the occasional sardine. Really very active wharf fishing despite the ground swell that’s been moving in.

Bait wise, sardines are still plentiful out in the middle of the marina, and some pinhead anchovies can be be had (if you want them) in the shallows. It’s the middle of summer – really the heart of the fishing season now, so pretty much there’s going to be something being caught somewhere all the time.

July 24, 2009 at 7:31 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Oh – look – Brandon left a couple

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 82998 * [it is today now - Friday]

Josh found a couple that Brandon did not yet haul into his magic kayak. He actually caught four – he released the first two. Same thing – New Brighton, live sardines. How, you wonder? Imagine if you will that Josh can cast REALLY far. That is one scenario where Josh could have caught these beauties.

Kurtis can also cast real far. He caught one, same area, same bait, a bit smaller than Josh’s biggest one, but larger than the smaller one. He also saw a 12 foot great white shark while he was fishing around there – it might have been the one that has been around here for a while that they call Matilda. He didn’t get close enough to ask though.

Obviously, the story has been: Striped Bass. A lot of striped bass.

July 24, 2009 at 7:17 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Brandon got into some voodoo or something

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 82995 * Yes. Again. Brandon! He caught these two from his kayak flylining live sardines off New Brighton. He was in about 8 feet of water. If his kayak had a motor, there would have been ranger-like people yelling at him. But – no motor, no yelling. The question is – did he leave any for anyone else? Brandon has certainly been cleaning up on the stripers.

July 24, 2009 at 7:11 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Blame the stenographer

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 82992 * This is yesterday again. The stenographer has an excuse but it is a poor one.

Anyway, here’s Dan with a nice striper he caught yesterday using a live sardine, a plastic slider, a 2 oz weight, a 3 foot lead, and a 3/0 hook about midrange on the wharf – just a bit closer to the beach. You’ll note that this catch begins a theme which will continue…

July 24, 2009 at 7:09 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 24, 2009 at 5:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Stagnaro Sport Fishing

The Stagnaro Sport Fishing fishing report has been updated!

July 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed