Archive for June 19, 2010

Capitola: It was a Brady Kinda Day (Bunch, that is)

Russel Family and rock cod
Three generations of the Russel clan hit the waves today in a rental and scared up a half dozen high quality rock cod. They were fishing around the kelp around Capitola reef. It stayed nice in here (inside Pleasure Point) most of the day due its sheltering effect.

We had 18 out of our total 22 boats rented out today, and none got skunked! At least 7 boats had a halibut, and all had at least some rock cod. On the private launches Scooter and Greg had five halibut making them the highliners of the privates.

Our apologies to Dan – we had a traffic jam with our photos and lost the pic. Maybe we can still rescue it.

The bait situation: most of it was off New Brighton all day today and in fact it’s there right now. They appear to be all sardines. As we mentioned earlier bait is available off the wharf as well and thus in the marina, but it is not as plentiful.

June 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: King of the motor optional crew

Darin and halibut
Darin highlined the kayakers today with this 26.5 pound flattie. He caught it using a live sardine in the shallows of Capitola reef. He said this one bit sometime around noon. Nice fish Darin!

June 19, 2010 at 7:15 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  10 Comments

Capitola: Miguel discovers the dark and mysterious world of absentee fishing

Lonely halibut
Miguel took a vactation from his vacation and walked away from his line this afternoon. He had parked it at the beginning of the wharf with a live sardine swimming around on the business end. In his absence a good samaritan noticed that Miguel’s dinner was hankering for some sunshine and obliged it. Ed took a picture of it before Miguel came back. Miguel thanks you, kind anonymous fishing person!

On the wharf today, it was pretty slow in the morning – we didn’t see any bait or perch at all. Then about 1:00pm the dinner bell rang and Miguel’s fish hopped on a hook along with stringers of sardines and perch. That lasted for a while, but just now as Ed took his dog for a walk he noticed that things seem to have shut down again. Hunh. Weird. But – there are lots of folks lined up at the rail right now – if somethings along we’ll be sure to pass it on.

June 19, 2010 at 6:16 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: Writer, publish thyself

Allen and halibut
Allen spent quite a bit of time striper hunting today over by New Brighton beach. Stripers were not, however, hunting him. He presents to you today, instead, his consolation prize – this very nice 8 pound halibut. Acutally – it’s nice enough to be the grand prize; nice catch Allen!

June 19, 2010 at 5:59 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

June 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: where is everyone

really nice day
With such a nice flat day i can’t understand why no one would want to be out fishing. the Sardines are here along the wharf and the halibut is also hitting. it still is quiet out here not a lot of people so if you want some relaxation and a good spot to claim your own come on down or up and pay us a visit.

June 19, 2010 at 8:03 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed