Capitola: Leave the Chiefs at Home

Larry and shiny goodness

So in the wake of our recent bad weather Larry and Terry went out looking for salmon in Larry’s boat and struck gold. They were fishing in 240-280 feet of water and picked up these two 200 feet down. They were trolling purple haze huchies behind a red and green hot spot flasher. NIce catch!

On their fish finder bait was mostly scattered which is to be expected after a storm – they found one large ball that went from the surface down to 100 feet. Larry says there were not many boats out there today.

No rentals out today, so nothing to report there.

On the wharf we’ve seen some shiners come up near the end, and some sand soles in the middle. Basically pretty slow though.

It’s too early in the year for glowing speculation so we’ll just leave it there.

April 13, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports

One Response

  1. Keeny G - April 13, 2010

    Halibut are available for those knocking there salmon limits out early. The flatties are not thick yet but theere are definitely getting thicker. The bait working inside will kick the bite open and that all about water temp and time which by all Fish and Game Stock assessment numbers should indicate a good year.

    The bait moving inside will also give us a possible chance at salmon,flattie combos for the first time in years. Add the rock fish, and it should be an outstanding year. The salmon situation will be known Thursday regarding season length and take.

    Work outside the bay bait balls moving in mixed with some of the biggest mackerel seen in decades,three,four pounders.
    which should get the interest of some of bigger bruisers, white seabss and thresher sharks.

    This years possibilities on the halibuts are looking good for us down here in Santa Cruz as the herring spawn was kinda weak in many bay area spots due to the oil spill last year. Some San Fran egg hatch counts are down to 28percent which means hungry fish will make traveling plans to find dinner if needed.

    Thursdays salmon report should be interesting as to who makes the final call and the final report given. Get em while we can just in case. P.s. the salmon are getting bigger a 33lber was taken today on a Watermelon apex. How deep? lets just say the downrigger ball was jammed with mud