Capitola: Lots of fathers had a pretty happy day

Joe and Ethan and browns and halibut
Joe and Ethan and a friend spent father’s day fishing around Capitola reef today near the old Sponge Bob. Joe hooked this legal flattie here – his third in as many days – using a live sardine on a halibut rig. Ethan kept things interesting by hauling in some nice rock cod throughout the day.

Today was not yesterday – Joe and Ethan’s boat was the only rental to bring in a halibut today (several others lost them at the boat). We didn’t see them, but we heard that some boats out of the harbor caught some nice lings and halibut around the Capitola reef today. Joe reported that once they caught their fish a bunch of boats moved in on their drift and caught a few, though by 10 am the bite shut off and that was it for the day. Of the 18 rentals we had out today, 8 flew the skunk flag and the rest had some rock cod.

Reglardless however, we did see a lot of happy dads spending some quality time with the family on the water, so it was definitely a worth while day.

Bait was elusive again today. It looked like it was going to be great – we could hear bait popping in the marina before it got light. Just as it got light however a bunch of sea lions moved in and scared it all off. It was jiggable over by New Brighton for a while but that didn’t last. They were last spotten again at the edge of the marina getting worked through by sea lions.

June 20, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports