Archive for May 6, 2010

Capitola: It is getting to be about that time

Harry and jacksmelt
Here’s another bit of evidence as to the fact that things are picking up around here. Harry caught this enormous jacksmelt midway on the wharf this afternoon. At least as exciting as that is the fact that some larger-than-pinhead anchovies were brought up off the wharf today as well. Woot! It’s not a striper – yet – but one follows the other so it may be quite soon.

Elsewhere around the marina we saw a really nice sized ball of bait getting worked over by a bunch of pelicans and cormorants. We’re not quite sure what they were – could have been anything from pinheads to sardines, but regardless this was really the first large-ish persistent type ball we’ve seen in here so far this year.

We have only had a few rentals out today and they didn’t come back with anything. One reported catching some sardines out by Sponge Bob and having missed a strike or two. Right now we’re waiting for Myron the Mariner to pull another one out of his hat from the hot spot between the kelp beds. We will let you know if it happens.

Meanwhile out in deeper waters, word is that salmon fishing is off the proverbial hook. Sheriff Larry came in with limits almost before he left (he said he had his limit within 20 minutes of dropping his first PHHBARF). The radio backs up this scenario – with everyone reporting fish at a much more reasonable 60-70 feet down (but still out in deep water).

So: spring is progressing nicely. So far all the components for a great season are checking in as scheduled. Come on down and get a hook or two wet – it’s getting to be about that time.

One last item: THE FLOATING DOCK WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL TOMORROW MORNING!! The stenographer will be thrilled as this shortens his commute immensely.

May 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: Mother to be gets a reprieve

Chris and rubberlip perch
Wharf activity is picking up today – here’s Chris with the rubberlip perch he caught at the end of the wharf on a surf leader with shrimp. This fish (which Chris tells us is a pregnant female) bit at about a quarter to three this afternoon. Chris let her back in the water right after this picture so she can have her kids in peace.

May 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

May 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Updated rental boundaries

Ed has caved to enormous pressure by himself (his internal struggles are legend) and decided to enlarge the Capitola rental boundaries a bit.В  We’ve updated the map to illustrate this – check it out.В  If you plan to fish the extended area, just let Ed know before you go.

May 6, 2010 at 9:12 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed