Capitola: We bid a cautious welcome to June Gloom

Ryan and lingcod
Ryan caught this 26 inch lingcod fishing with his dad and brother off Capitola reef today. They were fishing from a rental using I-wish-I-remembered-or-even-asked-but-was-multitasking-so-i-don’t-know in that same honey spot. That’s really been a nice spot this year – hope it lasts. Nice fish Ryan!

For most rentals (and we did have quite a few out today) it was a slow-ish day. Of the 12 rentals out fishing, 5 got skunked, two did well with small rock cod in the kelp off Capitola reef. And then there were the halibut we’ve posted already. Not really great fishing, but passable. It is fishing after all.

Elsewhere on the ocean today, bait was again plentiful at the edge of the marina this morning (Larry said he loaded up very quickly and was able to have six on his bait jig at a time). It’s also moved in toward the wharf, so you can jig sardines up again. The ‘chovies appear to be elsewhere – some jacksmelt are now mixed in just outside the sardines.

On the wharf today – bait again (obviously), plus lots of perch. We’ve seen walleyes and shiners today for the most part, no big predators. The stripers appear to have taken refuge elswhere for the moment. You can be sure we’ll set off a E-flare when they come back.

Weather was again beautiful. Looks like at least part of that might be coming to an end; the forecast is now calling for some fog and a small southerly swell will be moving in too. Ed and the stenographer are likely going to put in some time tomorrow, so we’ll have some first hand stuff to report.

Boat bucks!! Monday through Thursday! You deserve it!!

June 13, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports