Archive for June 9, 2010

ReportTroller update: Stagnaro Sport Fishing

The Stagnaro Sport Fishing fishing report has been updated!

June 9, 2010 at 8:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Getting boring yet?

Chris and striped bass
The striper bite has started this evening – here’s Chris with the 26 incher he caught using a live sardine under a bobber. He was fishing (along with probably 40 other people) near the surf line when this bit about an hour ago. No additional news yet, but we’re still kinda hanging around.

Ed just did a toss with the throw net and notes that the anchovies are growing. Bigger. They’re mixed, but some are nearly worth salting and bagging (up to six inches and as thick as a thumb). Woot.

June 9, 2010 at 7:14 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: She chuckles just like her dad

Shawn and halibut
The committee was in session for what seemed like an eternity, but the outcome was that, yes, we ARE going to post a picture of Shawn with two of the three halibut that she caught today while fishing with Josh and her dad. They were fishing New Brighton beach in about 22 feet of water using live sardines on halibut rigs. The first bit around noon, the other two bit around 3:30.

We are wholly relieved to get this little bit of business out of the way – she is relentless. Congratulations you guys – nice catch!

June 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: If you have some sardine recipes, best dust them off

busy wharf
The big news is that the bait did not run for the hills this afternoon, but rather has gathered all around the wharf . It is running away from the numerous pinnipeds that are rampaging through the very dense bait balls. This is good news for wharf anglers in search of that coveted striper, as live bait is a no brainer. You can at this moment toss a bait jig into the water and load it up within seconds. Sweet!

Other than some perch and shiners in the morning however we’ve yet to see any stripers find land. There are many people fishing the wharf today though, so it’s bound to happen.

Weather wise – we’re having one of those rare warm evenings where a warm wind blows from the north. Usually we don’t get many of these, we’ll be likely hanging around a little later than usual and might just be able to post some of the late bite action.

June 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: There are of course always exceptions

Eric and halibut
Eric here is in no way related to, a friend of, nor even proximally adjacent to Anna in any way, yet he managed to haul this seven pounder off of the New Brighton kelp bed into his kayak this afternoon. This is a good thing, as he actually represents the majority position of people on the planet in this respect.

Not many boats out today, so we are happy to have seen the few fish that we did. Aside from the halibut we’ve already mentioned, we saw a handful of rock cod between a rental and Eric’s kayak.

In the morning bait was as usual lurking around the outside edge of the marina. As you’ll see in the next post however, something new is afoot.

June 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Anna is your best friend – just believe it

Greg and halibut
Greg caught this small but legal halibut drifting a live sardine on a halibut rig off New Brighton in 30 feet of water.

Halibut seems to be getting pretty regular around here – Anna’s cousin Jim caught one from his kayak this morning, and one of Anna’s neighbors caught one off the wharf last night. The key here seems to be one or two degrees of separation from Anna. So be nice to her if you happen to stop in.

June 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

June 9, 2010 at 3:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: You say Flipper is how fast??

For those into mammal watching, a note: for the last three days or so we’ve had all kinds of bottlenose dolphins feeding just outside the south east edge of the marina in the morning (this morning included). They’re mowing through the bait at this very moment – quite cool.

June 9, 2010 at 9:54 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments