Archive for September 12, 2009

Capitola: Henri saves the day!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 93794 * All is again right with the world – Henri found our plea for a photo of his white seabass and turned around and sent us a couple! So – courtesy of Henri and his invisible fishing partner, I present you with the fish (and the lure he caught it on). Fantastic fish – congratulations!

[edit: Forgot to mention, he adds this to the story: "I've caught dozens of wsb, never directly on the surface. Def a special fish for me. "]

September 12, 2009 at 8:42 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

September 12, 2009 at 8:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Darn Glenn will not go hungry tonight

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 93788 * George and Stanley found adventure on the high seas just outside the marina today, and had an extremely good time doing so. They went out with one of their dads and fished just outside the marina for about three hours. They had no problem hooking up jacksmelt, which the boys are showing off right here. These two really wanted to get their picture on the wall of the bait shop, so here you go guys!

Elsewhere, it was another pretty darn slow day. We had a whole flotilla of locals out today, and no fish. Nada. Zip. Except for Darn Glenn and his usual limit of rock cod. We didn’t want to do yet another Darn-Glenn-With-A-Stringer-Of-Rockfish post though we almost did cuz the stenographer still has his undies in a bundle over yesterday’s lost white seabass photo. But he agrees that Darn Glenn’s clock-like reliability isn’t worth featuring every day.

Tim who you’ll remember saved our day by noting that we had mis-posted a picture in the derby gallery last Monday went out with his buddy today on a rental and they both managed to hook up a couple of huge batrays, both of which they released. They caught these off the Capitola reef. Seems the rays are in some sort of frenzy of late – they’ve been biting on a lot of hooks recently.

As far as fishing on the wharf – it has been the slowest day we’ve seen in a month and a half – just ONE sardine caught today that we know of. The swell came up last night and stirred up the water. There was a frenzy of bait fish just outside the marina early this morning, but they appear to have moved farther out. There are still a few pelicans diving but the drop in action is at least by an order of magnitude. Everything has left – including the dolphins – darn – they were cool.

And that’s pretty much it – big slowdown with the approaching low pressure system. Hopefully things will settle down a bit we’ll see a bit more of the sardine action yet again this month.

September 12, 2009 at 7:04 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: Jim needs to get a six pack license

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 93784 * Steve is giving Jim a little smirk there because these were the only fish caught on Jim’s boat today (and they’re not Jim’s). They fished out by the main reef using live sardines and had not so much as a single takedown except for Steve’s collection of fish tacos here. Steve will probably let Jim have a bite if he’s n

September 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: No excuses for no pics!

* WPG2 CANNOT LOCATE GALLERY2 ITEM ID 93781 * This is two of the three fish that Adam and his buddies caught today. They were fishing off Capitola reef using surf leaders with strips of squid. They lost a halibut somewhere around Spongebob as well. Of note, Adam gets cred for being in the picture – the fish are admittedly not that big, but the stenographer will probably go on strike if we do many more “woops no pictures” posts.

September 12, 2009 at 6:28 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed