Archive for August 30, 2009

Capitola: Our Highliners!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 91106 * It’s all about having the right gear for that job folks!

August 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Lonely halibut chooses one shiny moment in sun

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 91103 * Here’s Ngyun with a 26 inch halibut that he caught off the wharf using a live sardine at the surf line. He’s our highliner today – congratulations Ngyun!

As predicted, sardines did come around the wharf today. They were not as plentiful as they were last week, but people were still catching them – mostly one or two at a time. Most fish were coming from the end of the wharf to the gate (which they continue to do at this moment).

On the ocean, Darn Glenn lit it up with 4 rock cod – 2 blacks and 2 browns. He was targeting halibut but having a hard time of it. Several boats hooked up on bat rays – Ed saw one of those taken.

Again though the real bright spot was the seiner catch. They’ve consistently (and increasingly) outshown local sport and commercial catches in a truly spectacular way since they resumed fishing around here.

August 30, 2009 at 7:15 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

August 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Zack might just be in line for the Joey position

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 91097 * Zack is very proud of this guitar skate. He caught it by the gate using a bit of shrimp on a surf leader. Bottom dwellers (except for halibut) are the name of the game at the moment on the wharf – we’re seeing bullheads here and there on occasion right now.

August 30, 2009 at 11:48 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Sabiki – the universal lure!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 91094 * So first of all, our humbles and all for not posting yesterday – the stenographer was otherwise indisposed. Here’s our make-up report:

A couple rock cod. That is it. They were caught off rentals fishing Sponge Bob. That, and the bait stayed clear of the wharf most of the day yesterday – it was hovering just outside the marina. Had it not been for the fact that just being near the ocean was so unbelievably nice given the heat, it would have been a pretty disappointing day. But – it was nice.

And, it’s not all bad news. The seiners have been doing ***GREAT***!! Sheriff Larry and others have reported witnessing what can only be described as UNBELIEABLY HUGE BOUNTIES OF FISH coming up in their nets. As in – nets the size of our marina. Loaded with fish. Congrtulations seiners!!

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And now on to today.

Here’s Eric with a very nice surprise to kick off the day – a 14.5 pound striper. He caught this beauty on a bait jig while trying to jig up bait (it got fouled)! He was fishing off the end of the wharf kinda behind the restaurant.

Bait is back into the middle of the marina and Ed’s thinking it’s likely to approach the wharf more solidly than it did yesterday. That’s based on the fact that the swell has come down considerably from yesterday.

August 30, 2009 at 10:47 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed