Archive for July 10, 2010

Capitola: Striper ahoy

Ryan and striper
Ryan caught this striper in the surf line around 7:15 this evening using a live sardine under a bobber. Woot – stripers are back! Also – it looked like bait moving toward wharf.

July 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Santa Cruz: We told him to go away… and away he goes, Precious! Gone, gone, gone! Smeagol is free!

Kurtis and Tim and vermillion and halibut and lingcod
We think Kurtis may just have fended off the bad luck he ran into yesterday. He and Tim went commercial fishing up around Davenport today and scored unbelievably. What they’re holding here is a six pound vermillion, two 21 pound halibut, and a 14 pound lingcod. !!! — !!!!!

And – get this – this is actually just a small part of their catch! Unfortunately all this catch is already sold, but hopefully they’ll do a repeat performance tomorrow.

Awesome catch you guys – just awesome!

July 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 10, 2010 at 5:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: It is difficult to think of a title when Butters is yammering in your ear

Nico and halibut
Nico caught this 10 pounder in the same area as Evan but on a different boat. His boat also had a couple of rock cod – copper and brown. Live sardine on a halibut rig, of course. Nice catch Nico!

We had 16 boats out fishing today. Of those we saw 4 skunks, and the rest had three to five rock cod. We also heard of three flatties being lost at the boat. The boats with the most rock cod were fishing in close near the kelp beds and were catching very small grass cod and black-and-yellows. Boats were using frozen anchovies and squid bits on surf leader setups.

Word is that it was spotty on the bait scene today – people were having some difficulty jigging up very many of them. Those that caught some were just outside the marina. We haven’t seen any evidence of movement toward the wharf today.

On the wharf today though, Roy Boy and Butters both reported that they lost multiple striped bass fishing in the break using live sardines under bobbers. Butters is clamoring to tell us that the largest they saw was likely in the 12-15 pound range.

July 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: West was best for flatties

Evan and halibut
We had a better day halibut wise today. Here’s Evan with the 13 pounder he caught using a live sardine under a halibut rig off 26th avenue from a rental. His boat also caught a few nice rock cod – a copper and a couple browns, and they released two short lings. This as it turns out was our highliner catch off the rentals today – congratulations Evan!

July 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Watch for Jim once again on the Fish Sniffer cover (?)

Jim and salmon
Good news from the world of salmon! Jim caught this 16 pounder in 270 feet of water 150 down on the wire using a purple haze hoochie behind a red hot spot flasher. The Darn Glenn’s did even better, with a score of four fish between three people, and the large one was (we believe) also 16 pounds. Unfortunately the Darn Glenn’s did not give us time to snap a photo before they filleted it, so Jim wins :)

We didn’t hear a lot on the radio. Frank says that there were about 12 commercial boats and 20 sport boats in the area they were fishing – so it wasn’t too crowded.

July 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

Capitola: FIRST!

Steve and halibut
Steve brought in this 27 inch halibut this morning! He caught it out by the second kelp bed in front of the wharf using a live sardine on a halibut rig from his kayak. Hey Steve’s brother in Colorado – here you go :)

Sardines look plentiful outside the marina from the perspective of the wharf. Hopefully they’ll make it in near the wharf today.

July 10, 2010 at 10:47 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed