Capitola: Today is not yesterday

Don and striper
Here’s Don with his first ever striper – a healthy 13 pounder! He caught it using a live sardine on a sliding rig down close to the beach around 10 this morning. Congratulations Don!

There was a second striper caught around the same time of day, but he left before we could take a picture. So it was kind of a hot bite in there for a little while this morning. Things have cooled down a bit since then. All we’ve seen is spotty catches of perch and sardines along the length of the wharf.

One other striper found fresh air today: Hector and his amigos were out on their private boat fishing the edge of the kelp on the west side of the wharf – they ended up with a nice 6 pound striper for their efforts.

We only had three rentals out today, plus the stenographer, so we don’t really have a very good sample. However the sample we do have is not really what you’d call inspirational. The stenographer continued his hunt for the skunk that’s messing up his life. The rentals did better with each coming in with some nice rock cod – browns and grass.

There was bait – large sardines – outside the marina this morning, but they were sparse. Ed spent most of the morning jigging bait for the tank on the wharf – he caught about 40-50 of them in two hours. Right now folks are jigging some bait up off the wharf.

So here’s to a better tomorrow, and get well soon Sheriff Larry!

June 22, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports

One Response

  1. Keeny G - June 22, 2010

    Keep the faith nice stripers and halibut are being caught,not everyone wants to post keepers and looking for a fat toad like the 26.5 halibut posted by Darin recently.