Archive for June 12, 2010

Capitola: This is one of those paintbrush-of-the-mind posts…

…because we didn’t take any pictures this afternoon

It was kind of an average day fishing today. We had most of our boats out, not all boats caught fish, some had just rock fish, there were three legal lings, and Justin came in with two nice flatties.

Earlier today we posted that bait was a bit sparse outside the marina – that might have been incorrect. Kurtis said it was actually pretty easy to load up on bait just outside the marina this morning – the reason people were taking so long is that they were getting a bunch of bait.

On the wharf today the halibut we posted earlier remains the highlight. We’ve seen a number of walleye perch being caught, and Butters said he saw a few sardines coming up off the end recently. Who knows – maybe we’ll get another evening bite (it’s still early).

Looks like tomorrow is going to be a bit warmer and a bit less windy. It can’t really be sunnier, because it was very sunny here today. If you don’t come for the fish, come for the weather; it’s great!

June 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

June 12, 2010 at 5:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: We are sorry for whatever it was we did that ran you out of bait, Larry

Larry and halibut
Larry staked out the area outside the harbor today and nabbed this little vagrant halibut up from the depths. This one weighed in at 11 pounds and bit on a live sardine on a halibut rig. He is bummed because he ran out of bait just as the bite was getting going. We will never hear the end of it. And will somehow be our fault.

June 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: To the last I grapple with thee

Ismael and halibut
You can call him Ismael, ‘cuz that’s his name. And he just landed this 26 inch halibut from the wharf! Ismael was fishing behind the bait shop here with a 2 oz torpedo weight, a single #8 hook, and a piece of shrimp when this one bit. It’s sitting in the cooler now if you want to gawk at it. Congratulations Ismael!

June 12, 2010 at 11:50 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: A Potbelly apparently big enough to hide all our bait

Ken and halibut
Ken strikes again from his kayak, this time over by Potbelly Beach. He caught this seven pounder with a live sardine on a halibut rig.

Reports are that there’s a fair amount of bait in that area – no problem jigging it.

June 12, 2010 at 11:34 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Bait report

Bait is outside the marina but scattered – you’ll have to work for it (or see Boccie)

June 12, 2010 at 6:48 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed