Archive for June 26, 2010

Capitola: Ed is suddenly self conscious about that pile of chain there

Kathy and halibut
Kathy with a K did some pedalling today on a hydrobike and happened to cross paths with this 27 inch flatty. She was fishing on the west side of the wharf using a live sardine on a halibut rig. Nice catch Kathy!

Elsewhere on the ocean, bait it seems has come back. With a vengeance! They were thick near the edge of the marina this morning. It took a while for the sea lions to get on it this morning – once they did they pushed everything toward the wharf though we didn’t see much bait coming up off the end in the morning. But it’s still around – pelicans were diving off the west side of the wharf this afternoon.

Most boats did well fishing close to the kelp today. There were a few (three) rental boats that ventured out further – Adam’s reef, mile reef, and Boomer reef. That is where Pepe has been hiding it seems, for they had no luck. Near the kelp however we saw grass cod as you’ve seen, and a few very nice browns.

Weather was great – foggy this morning calm seas and light wind. It really stayed that way ’til about 12:30 when the fog cleared. But the winds stayed down after that anyway – so just a great day on the water. Hopefully tomorrow will be another one.

June 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Mimo is hogging all the fish man

Mimo and striper
Here’s Mimo with his second striper of the year! He caught this 16 pounder down in the surf line off the wharf using a live sardine under a bobber. It only took him about 10 minutes – he came down about 3:30 this afternoon, got a couple bait out of the tank, lobbed it out there, and fish on. This is the only striper we’ve seen off the wharf today.

Ed is commenting just now that this kinda looks like a native fish – note that it has no broken stripes. Pretty nice catch Mimo!

Elsewhere on the wharf today – not much other than perch (walleyes and shiners), a big bat ray, and some sardines (though they stayed more toward the outside and toward the west).

June 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: The little engine that could

Kevin and halibut and grass cod
Kevin’s day started a little rocky – the motor on his skiff wouldn’t start. The stenographer turned a few screws and got it running for him, and his luck seems to have done a 180 since then. Though the stenographer takes nooo credit. He’s just a wrench monkey, man.

Anyway, he caught these fishing, you guessed it, the edge of the kelp bed near Bomborra off Capitola reef. He was using live sardines on halibut rigs. Nice catch Kevin! Where’s my fillet?? ;)

June 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments

Capitola: Looks like Pepe took a rain check today

Candy and Chelsea and two grass cod
Candy and Chelsea went out and caught these two grass cod off Capitola reef. This is about as well as most of our rentals did today (we had 12 out fishing). They caught these a little more in toward Bomborra, which is a usual haunt for grass cod. YOu can see – one in particular is a pretty decent sized fish. They were using squid bits on rock cod jigs. Nice catch you two!

There’s always an exception to the rule by the way – Alex’s group consisted three boats of four people each today, and each boat ended up with two limits fishing Capitola reef. We expect no less from them.

June 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Stagnaro Sport Fishing

The Stagnaro Sport Fishing fishing report has been updated!

June 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Slow day for the pros

Zack and halibut
Whew – we have quite a few posts today – here they come:

Zack was fishing with his buddy Doug on Doug’s boat today. They were fishing along the western edge of the Capitola rental boundary, and it was a pretty slow day for them. All they caught was this legal halibut and one legal lingcod. These guys usually crank fish in pretty good, so you can count on it having actually been a bit slow today.

June 26, 2010 at 6:16 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

June 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: Looks like the curse is broken

big fish
This halibut was brought in yesterday off one of the boats. this gentalman (no names please) caught this out by the whistle bouy (mile bouy) around 11am. THis beast was caught on anchovies using a halibut rig. It was 37in and weighed in at 23lbs. This is by far the best one so far this year! (at least on this side)! Great catch and thanks for the picture.

June 26, 2010 at 7:32 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: the wharf is producing

another one
This halibut was caught off the wharf yesterday by one of our own. Marty caught this fish on anchovies with a halibut rig behind our store mid afternoon. This was his first of the year or any year for that matter! great job Marty. Nice catch… 24in and 5 1/2lbs.

June 26, 2010 at 7:17 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed