Capitola: Six hours of flat glassy water – 22 miles – darn darn darn

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 88524 * So that little spot between the marina and the swim buoys has been pretty generous lately. John and Steven here hooked up on three(!) flatties fishing maybe 10 yards from the Lucky Buddha (who’d a figured – he works long range too) using live sardines on halibut rigs. The bite occurred around 10:00am. They also caught 5 rock cod – all browns – in the same area.

Ed is at this moment castigating himself – he was out fishing today in his own boat and did 22 miles. He saw some, well, really really excellent signs but none the less came home empty handed. He is a sad panda.

On the ocean otherwise, a large contingent of the local fleet out of Santa Cruz has gone out for tuna – we’ve heard them chatting on the radio all day. This could be “the big one”.

Closer to home, there are *still* lots of sardines in and around the wharf and marina. Further out in 40-60 feet of water pelicans have been diving on whatever it is that has been causing scattered worm shaped marks on the fish finder. Flatties (as you may have noticed) are still in very close. They’re not exactly monsters, but you can definitely make a decent meal out of one.

August 18, 2009   Posted in: Fishing Reports

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  1. Tim M. - August 19, 2009

    Got any recipes for poached halibut!