Archive for August 9, 2009

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

August 9, 2009 at 8:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: Looks like we have a new highliner today!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 86492 * So Dan took his uncle Dave out for some ocean fishing today, and it looks like Uncle Dave brought the hod rod. What you see here are halibut jr at about 6 pounds, and halibut the great at 23 pounds. Nice!! He caught these fishing live sardines on a halibut rig on the main reef. Lately we’ve been seeing most of the halibut being caught up more around the Santa Cruz area, and it’s probably a good first place to look. But it’s not yet too late in the year for halibut to show up just about anywhere so don’t rule out other areas just quite yet.

August 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Darn Glenn always makes it looks so darn easy

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 86489 * If you’ve ever been hankerin for a lesson in the rewards of persistence, Darn Glenn is your mentor. He ended up fishing the mile-and-a-half reef and snatched up his limit of rock fish for the week. Glenn, you may not have noticed, likes his seafood. A lot.

We asked him point blank how he does it. It comes down to this: “If it’s not really flat – if there’s a swell or wind chop or something, the rock cod will tend to hunker down. When that happens, just find a spot, drop a marker buoy, and work a circle around it. Keep doing that. If there are fish, you’ll eventually catch them.” This is his secret – it is now yours. We’ll figure out some way to rent marker buoys pretty soon now.

As you might have guessed, we had less than the whole fleet out today – kind of a bummer revenue wise but understandable – it was kinda difficult with the swell (which came back). Ultimately we had just half the fleet out – 10 boats. Most boats caught one or two rock cod – most boats were fishing by the new buoy. The swell really put a damper on things – four boats got a nice tan, and that’s about it.

But – the bait and wharf situation remain quite good. The sardines stayed more out in the middle of the marina today, but perch and jacksmelt could be had off the wharf pretty much anywhere. We saw lots more perch today – a testament to the swell which the perch seem to llike. Mostly we saw walleyes and shiners, with a few blacks mixed in. There have been no stripers caught (yet) but that late bite is still a thing as far as we know.

So – oh yeah – the swell is back. Kinda biggish. No idea when that’ll go down as the swell forecasts are famously notsogood. But – we’ll let you know.

August 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: If you love bait, it is a smorgasbord

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 86486 * The Galano family fished just outside the marina and Capitola reef for a while today, and came back happy with a full load of jacksmelt, sardines, and a black rock cod. They were using bait jigs and strips of squid – the rock cod was unfortunate enough to bite on one of these as well – bad for it, good for them. They were actually targeting bait today, so they were very happy with the catch and for a nice day on the water where everyone got to catch some fish.

August 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: The spirit of the law is no excuse!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 86483 * Looks like the kayakers win today – Ken and Scott tried there luck over by New Brighton this morning and struck angling gold. Ken caught two stripers – 8 and 10 pounders – and Scott caught an 8 pound striper. Ken also picked up a great looking leopard shark same area. They were both flylining live sardines. Interesting footnote: the park rangers actually came down on these guys as well. Apparently the 1000 foot rule also applies to pretty much anyone who’s using hooks. Anyway – these guys got enough time in before that happened to be our highliners – congratulations guys!

August 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Stagnaro Sport Fishing

The Stagnaro Sport Fishing fishing report has been updated!

August 9, 2009 at 11:40 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed


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August 9, 2009 at 8:19 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed