Archive for May 20, 2010

Capitola: Stripers right on time

Scooter and striped bass
Scooter caught this nearly 15 pound striper a little while ago down in the surf line using a sardine under a bobber. Looks like the evening bite does not want to miss its appointment. Nice fish Scooter!

Weather here in Capitola has remained defiantly pleasant. Just around the corner in Santa Cruz the northwesterly winds that have accompanied the latest low pressure trough have translated into some uncomfortable time on the water. Pleasure Point has been earning its name however in as much as it’s been sheltering us from the “wrap around” winds that Santa Cruz is seeing. So: fishing in the kelp beds and out to the mile buoy has been pretty nice.

Today was kind of a non started for the few boats that got out on the water. Myron lost a halibut outside the kelp bed on the east side of the marina this morning and never really recovered emotionally. Mike reported what he thought were seabass bites over in the kelp on the west side but brought back no evidence.

All that aside, great weather + plentiful bait are good things. We’ll know more once we get some more hooks into the water this weekend.

May 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: Leopards on the prowl

Steve and leopard shark
Steve just caught this 17 pound leopard shark down by the beach on a sardine. Beautiful fish Steve!

It’s been another gorgeous day here; we’re protected from the northwest winds that have begun to howl down the coast, so fishing near shore has been really nice. Bait is back in by the wharf too.

May 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Happy Birthday Harry

Harry and birthday cake
Harry is 75 today!

May 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm   Posted in: Announcements and News  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

May 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed