Archive for July 4, 2010

Capitola: If you wake up with all your appendages, you win!!

Jacob and halibut
Here’s Jacob with the legal flatty he caught today! He was fishing with Jeff in a rental today off Capitola reef and Jacob highlined the boat! This one bit on a live sardine. Good job Jacob!

This was one of only a few halibut we saw today. The others came in with, you guessed it, Darn Glenn and his son Josh who rounded out the halibut catch with a couple of lings for good measure (darn darn darn darn!).

It was a bit slower fishing than all these happy pictures might suggest. We had the whole fleet of rentals out again today, but this time only eight came in with fish – the rest were skunked.

Weather could have been nicer – it was overcast and breezy in the morning and actually the breeze picked up a bit as the morning wore on. Later still the wind died off leaving many hoping that the remainder of the day would be saved – alas – an aggressive southern chop has moved in to mix things up. It was quite aggressive later this afternoon but discerning eyes say it’s already laying down – here’s to hoping.

Bait was a bit sparser today than it was yesterday. Right at daybreak it was quite plentiful, but the sea lions got on it with a vengeance and spread it out quickly. That said, everyone who looked for bait jigged some up as far as we know.

On the wharf today we’ve seen some perch come up (no bait again) in addition to the striper we just posted. Of interest – last night someone caught a 24 inch striper after we had closed (so no pic) and as Ed was leaving last night he noticed bait moving into the shallows.

Happy Fourth of July folks, and please don’t loose any fingers!!

July 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Employees literally fish circles around the boss

Evan Will and browns and ling
Here are Evan and Will (who themselves are also part of Team Tackle Box) and their catch for the day. They got into a bunch of nice brown rock cod fishing in the same area as Roger (who served as a fixed reference point for their drift, what with him being all committed to that grouper). They too were using live sardines on a halibut rigs. These fish bit early as well. This spot, coincidentally is the one Ed is considering as a candidate for Sponge Bob’s new home. Consider this catch a +1 in favor.

July 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Go Team Tackle Box!

Roger Delfinia Elaine and lingcod
Roger, Delfinia, and Elaine took to the water in a rental today and fished in between Capitola reef and the mile reef off the apartments. They were using live sardines on halibut rigs and hooked up on this 28 incher in about the first five minutes they were fishing (which was just after 8:00am).

Mom calmly reeled this beauty in while Roger frantically fought a Granite Grouper ’til he busted his tuna rod. Those granite groupers can be ferocious!

Roger owns the “Tackle Box” tackle shops in Hollister and Salinas, so we assume he was doing us all a favor by stress testing that rod. Good job Roger – keep it up!! :)

July 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: What the heck kinda fish is that?? It looks familliar….

Brandon and salmon
Brandon took his boat (which you can see in the background) out to the west edge of the Soquel hole today and hooked this delicious morsel. They were in 270 feet of water fishing deep and were in the process of giving up for the day. As they reeled up they hooked into this 16 pounder! Too bad you can’t like “give up” all day long hunh??

July 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: The stenographer needs to get his priorities straight

Sam and striper
The stenographer was going to post this shortly after it happened but got sucked into outboard repair – sorry.

This is Sam and the striper he caught this morning around 10:30. He was fishing off the wharf close to shore using a live sardine under a bobber. This puppy weighed in at 16 pounds – awesome fish Sam!

There was word from one of the rentals that came in early this morning that he saw a guy hook up and reel in a striper off the beach toward New Brighton – a beach landing. Pretty cool – so there was something of a striper run this morning and again the typist apologizes.

July 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

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