Capitola: Local stripers determined to see what all this “air” stuff is about

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 83222 * Doug really was actually happy about this striper that he caught on the wharf today, but our camera had a bad moment and snapped this instead. Sorry Doug.

He caught this 7.5 pounder in the middle of the wharf using a shiner on a bobber. A bigger one was lost earlier today a little closer to the surf. It tried to make a run underneath the wharf – the guy who was working it tried to stop the run, but it ended up breaking off. Darn.

Other than that, there were lots of perch and not so many mackerel. Fishing was more difficult off the wharf with all the loose kelp and swell, but the fish themselves are doing fine.

We have really good bait signs right now – there are tons of shearwaters hanging around outside the marina, and bait was popping out of the water most of the day.

If you are going fishing tomorrow, please plan on getting here very early in the morning as the Wharf to Wharf race will be coming in between 8:30 and 9:00am and will probably take an hour or two once runners start coming in. They’ll have streets and parking blocked off at some point, so really (and hang on to your hats here) 4:00am is a good time. To add to that, we probably won’t start launching boats til 6:00am – so plan on jigging for bait or perch on the wharf while you wait.

July 25, 2009   Posted in: Fishing Reports

One Response

  1. Ray - July 25, 2009

    Good job Doug! You should have been sweating under a hot Suburban hood today.
    Your Bro