Capitola: Ed nearly found Śūnyatā today

Jose and first striper of year
Jose caught this 22 inch striped bass close to the beach using a live sardine under a bobber. He caught it just a few minutes ago – at 7:25 pm – close to the beach. Nice catch Jose!

There are a *lot* more sardines today than we’ve seen so far, and some of the anchovies appear to be larger. We think the sea lions have been chasing bait away from the beach here in the last few hours – Ed saw some lions jumping around outside the marina.

Sightings have been exciting as well. Kurtis saw what he thought was a very large white seabass being eaten by a sea lion just outside the harbor. And Anna’s nephew Tim caught a 24 inch white seabass in the kelp on the west side of the wharf using a hair raiser. Ed thinks white swim baits and sassy chads will work as well.

Also – we had some radio fish: four legal halibut caught outside the marina. We heard them calling Bayside asking what the limit was. By the call, they caught four halibut of some sort.

Oh – and Ed says his thumbs are getting mighty tired from all the twiddlin’

“There is no thumb” Ed :)

May 19, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports

3 Responses

  1. Frank R - May 20, 2010

    I was there on Sunday with no luck. Had a live sardine under a bobber for hours. Looks like I’ll need to come back this weekend for another try. A striper would be nice, but I’d really like to land a flattie

  2. Allen - May 20, 2010

    I gazed into the void,and the void looked back at me

  3. Capitola Boat and Bait - May 21, 2010

    lol Allen – Nietzsche; excellent :)