Capitola: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Connor and brown rock cod
We, again, were baaaad.

Yesterday Connor here caught this nice brown rock cod fishing with mom and his sisters in a rental. They were fishing just outside the marina at the edges of the kelp bed using a surf leader with strips of squid. Not a bad return on the bait investment! They were one of the *very* few boats we had out yesterday, which is understandable because it was cooooold. And wiiiiiindy. But persistence is key!

For instance, Darn Darn Glenn went out in a rental at the same time that Myron the Mariner and the Stenographer went out searching for maybe a nice ling. Myron and The Typist gave up early – Myrn with a few grass cod, Sir Type A Lot with a brown. But Darn Glenn was not to be outdone. He stayed out ’til he had his limit of rock cod – blacks and browns. Good for you, Darn Glenn.

Yesterday had the effect of a wet blanket on everything – the cold windy thing was not a crowd pleaser. There were a lot of people fishing on the wharf however, and they caught quite a few sardines pretty much everywhere. There was a lot of bait and bait signs all around and in the marina so bait fishing is pretty popular. We’ve already had some people get tangled up with birds, so please remember if there are birds in the line of your cast, *wait* ’til the birds move on.

May 17, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports