Archive for August 19, 2009

Capitola: Lucky Buddha is Saaad

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 88713 * So here’s Lucky Buddha reminding us all that with the arrival of the pelicans, we all need to take special care when fishing off the wharf. The brown pelicans that are visiting us this year are the same type that visited in mass last year. Some of you may remember that it didn’t turn out so well – the city ended up closing the wharf because too many were getting snagged in fishing rigs.

Well – they’re back, and so we need to be careful. When you’re on the wharf, please help keep the wharf open for fishing. Here’s how you can help:

* NEVER FEED THEM. They are not too bright and instantly stop hunting naturally and just hang around for handouts. If they don’t get handouts after you’ve fed them, they get ornery and start attacking people and cars. NOT GOOD. DO NOT FEED!

* NEVER FISH IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER WHEN THEY ARE NEAR YOU!! If you’re jigging bait, they will wait for you to start reeling in, and they will try to take your bait. And get hooked. If you cast over them, they might fly into your gear. If you cast while they’re flying by, they may get hooked or tangled. So – JUST MOVE TO A NEW SPOT!!

If you do those two simple things, we won’t have a problem. And please – if you see others doing these things, politely ask them to stop.

Finally, if all else fails and you see one that has gotten tangled or hooked up, DO NOT try to pull them out of the water. Just call for Ed – he’ll rescue it as soon as he can.

———– End of Lecture ———–

Otherwise, fishing on the wharf today featured wide open sardines. No stripers, no halibut, no perch – just a whole mess of bait. Which is not so bad, if you dig bait.

Elsewhere on the ocean today, it was kinda slow on rock cod – we only saw one rock cod come in on a rental. Cue-Tip Mike caught a small halibut off the edge of the kelp on the west side of the whaf using live sardines. And the only other news we heard around here was of the two stripers that Larry hooked up on – they were about the same size as the two that Brendon and Leah caught. But of course – Larry does not do small. So no pics.

There’s still of course bait like crazy all over the place around here – mostly sardines. And of course that means that the ocean is alive with life – it’s continues to be a pretty good show with sea lions and bottlenose dolphins.

August 19, 2009 at 6:34 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

August 19, 2009 at 6:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: No fish, but he brings the luck

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 88710 * Our Lucky Buddha is definitely still giving out free samples of good luck. Sam here landed his first ever salt water striper this afternoon fishing with Rafael off New Brighton beach. He was flylining a live sardine. Rafael ceded all the luck to Sam this time around – he’s just that kinda guy. Nice catch Sam!

August 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Meet the catch of the day!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 88707 * Brendon and Leah brought the sunshine today and managed to hook up on a couple of beauty stripers in the process. They used live sardines on a live bait rig, anchored just outside the kelp bed about 500 yards off New Brighton. Brendon’s fish was about 6 pounds, and Leah’s was about 3.5. Obviously these two had a pretty nice day out there. Congratulations you guys – nice catch!!

August 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Sounds like a big day for tuna!

Over the radio we hear that some boats are coming in with nice big catches (35 fish!) of fresh Pacific albacore – awesome! No doubt Bayside will have some pictures and stuff tonight – be sure to tune into any updates they make to their site.

August 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

August 19, 2009 at 12:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: They call him Flipper

Just a quick note: right at this moment there’s a large contingent of bottlenose dolphins hunting bait in the marina – it is quite a sight to behold.

August 19, 2009 at 7:22 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed