Archive for July 26, 2009

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

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 26, 2009 at 7:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Today was not a good day to be a perch

Here’s Matt with a calico perch he caught in the surf line using a surf leader with a shrimp on it. Matt’s catch is pretty much in line with the rest of the wharf action today (as you’re about to see) – pretty much a perch day.

July 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed