Archive for August 13, 2009

Capitola: Instant paradise – just add sunscreen

The stenographer’s fingers are cramping. Lots of fish off the wharf today folks! So here’s our final entry, Brent’s 24 incher. He caught this in the same area with the same stuff.

Needless to say, the bite is on around here – at least on the wharf (and probably elsewhere – just need more hooks in the water). It’s nice to see all these small-but-legal ones in the surf line though it’d be nice to know where the big ones are hiding. They’re around – Sheriff Larry found some yesterday – he’s not talking however, so we all have to do some exploring.

Bait. Lots. Easy to get.

Mammals – lots. Easy to see. Lots of bottlenose dolphins this afternoon – super cool!!

Pelicans – lots. DO NOT FEED THEM!!!!! If you feed them, their poppy seed sized brain will instantly equate all bipedal creatures with free meal, and they’ll never leave the wharf, attack people, and probably get the wharf shut down for a few weeks like last year. DO NOT FEED!!

Sun – lots. Warmth – lots. Calm seas. It is paradise. See you soon!

August 13, 2009 at 7:32 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: If stripers had wings, we would need a landing strip

And here it is – the big one for the wharf today. Scooter caught this 22 pounder using (wait for it………..) same bait, same place. This one alone makes him the highliner, but the halibuts are kind of like a cherry on top.

August 13, 2009 at 7:23 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments

Capitola: Ed needs to lay off the cholesterol drugs and hit the ginkgo

If a face could spell shame, we’d be billboards. No – we don’t know quite what that means either. But – the jist of it is we forgot to get this person’s name. (!!) In our defense, it was super busy – right after Ed pushed the button Scooter hooked up on his striper (which you will soon see), and Ed had a senior moment. Same place, same bait.

August 13, 2009 at 7:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Flatties flatties everywhere, but mostly in the surf line

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Justin caught this 24 incher using the same sort of bait in the same area. This was caught around 4:00pm. The first halibut we saw today came in around 1:00am (as far as we know).

August 13, 2009 at 7:15 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Scooter rules the roost

So basically two things going on on the wharf today aside from bait and perch: Stripers and Flatties. Here’s Scooter with one of the latter. This one was about 24 inches long and came in on a live sardine under a bobber down in the surf line. Scooter wins the wharf highliner trophy today – but not for just this (you’ll see….).

August 13, 2009 at 7:13 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Matthew catches first striper ever!

Matt and Matthew and their friend caught a nice little variety from a rental this morning. Matthew caught his striper – a 13 pounder – fishing inside Spongebob using live sardines. The two halibut came in in the same area with the same bait. These are our rental highliners today – only 5 boats out (on par for a weekday these days).

Rafael – the Lucky Buddha – went out with a rental today and they ended up with one small halibut from the same area. No kidding folks, if you can, you want to bring Rafael along – just rub his belly and you’ll catch a fish.

The other 3 rentals got plenty of bait, a few rock cod, and a bunch of sun.

August 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Armageddon for striped things!!

Oh boy we have a lot to talk about tonight. The wharf in particular is going off like gangbusters right now. Strap yourself in – here it comes:

Here’s Rodney with the first striper of the day – a 9 pounder. He was fishing live sardines under a bobber down by the surf line. He caught this about 9:00am.

August 13, 2009 at 7:01 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

August 13, 2009 at 5:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed