Capitola: Fish are excellent weather forecasters

Memo and striper
Not much to report out on the water. Eduardo went Mongering today but could do no better than two measly rock fish (which he caught in between the mile reef and the Capitola reef using live sardines). It was however a very nice day on the water – the wind stayed down for the most part and there was only a moderate southerly swell. Two of our three rentals got skunked, as did Kurtis and Sheriff Larry. The one rental that caught fish ended up with one brown and one copper off the mile reef (they fished there all day).

On the radio today we only heard one thing, which was some guy lying about there being fish off Cypress Point. At the moment the salmon appear to have gone into hiding.

On the wharf today we’ve been seeing all kinds of perch coming up – walleyes and shiners mostly – from the end of the wharf up to the middle gate.

Which brings us to our first late bite winner for today. Memo here caught this nice 6 pounder down close to the beach on a live shiner under a bobber. We apologize for the picture quality – *someone* put the camera into video mode and we had to do a snapshot from that. Ugh. Anwyay – still plenty of light left today – maybe we’ll see more.

May 24, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports

One Response

  1. Keeny G - May 24, 2010

    Great fish reports, The fish are out there there, it looked as though little nibble bites of smaller rock fish today and to quick on the draw anticipating a fish. Let the two bites I got sit on live sardines for over a minute before pulling the trigger. Both were carbon copy 23inch-24 inch size halibut which does not matter when your making beer batter strips anyways.

    Trophy fish will come undoubtedly with more anglers trying, it just takes a couple barn door size flatties locally and all indications from the Fish and Game halibut stock assessment indicate we should be just fine on numbers and quality of flatties.

    If kurtis and Sheriff Larry both came up empty the planets must have been out of alignment or some bizarre phenomenon occurring on the water today