Archive for June 11, 2010

Capitola: Captain Stubing I Presume

Richard and Susanna
Richard here is today’s highliner! He went out with Suzanna for a little spin around the block tonight and dropped The Question – she said yes!

Congratulations to both of you, and best wishes from our whole crew :)

June 11, 2010 at 8:31 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: School is in session!

Sick of going through “the schpeel” before your boat launches? Skiff Rental University is for you! Watch the videos, take the test, and print out your diploma. Just show your “diploma” to whoever is launching your boat and you’ll be on your way!

Only valid in our Capitola location.

[edit - fixed the link]

June 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Live bait is like magic

Ethen and two lingcod
Ethen here went fishing with his dad and a friend and found THE hot spot. Today it was located off Capitola reef just inside of where Sponge Bob used to be. Pictured here you see just some of their quite awesome score for the day – the 6 and 7.5 pound lingcod part of it. The part you’re not seeing is the 10 pound flattie (!!!) that they landed in the same spot. They were using live sardines on a halibut rig.

Where did this bait come from, you ask?? Ed went a jiggin’ today off Potbelly Beach and did a mid-water transfer of some nice 8-10 inch sardines from his boat to theirs. This pretty much flipped the switch on Ethen’s boat’s luck – the fish started climbing aboard.

Ed worked hard for this bait. It was in a layer down a bit from the surface and he had to stop in front of the balls and cast into them. Bait was in a large area — from almost off the bathrooms to the split between the houses at New Brighton — but the layer aspect of it made it tricky. Ed spotted the spotter plane, so expect that even more bait will magically disappear once the seiners have another go at it.

There are also some pinhead anchovies that have been hanging out just at the edge of the marina – Ed stayed clear of that but Butters is trying his luck over there right now.

June 11, 2010 at 4:41 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

June 11, 2010 at 4:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: All is not lost!

Doug and striped bass
Doug caught this 12 pounder just now down in the breakwater on the west side of the wharf. He was using a small shiner perch on a sliding sinker rig (on a rental rod, we might add :) ).

Perch are abundant, though sardines remain elusive off the wharf. Word is that sardines can be jigged up off New Brighton beach right now.

June 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments