Capitola: The Lees are the winners with todays highliner catch!

Lee family and lingcod
The Lee family caught this nice 29 inch lingcod and a couple dozen rock cod (mostly smallish browns, grass, and coppers) fishing the kelp off Bomborra reef. They were using anchovies and squid on surf leaders. Congratulations and happy dining, Lee family!

We had everything out today – wooo hoo – and not very many skunked boats. There were not very many large fish either though – mostly smallish browns with a few big ones mixed in, and five legal lings. Everything came back in at once today so we were kinda slammed and did not get any additional photos – sorry.

The bait situation continues to illustrate that seiner boats are extremely effective gatherers of bait. Which is to say – there is very little bait around and it is hard to catch. There was some available this morning and a few boats actually did ok catching some, but for the most part boats were better off planning on using frozen bait.

The wharf today so far has produced kelp, a few perch, a skate, and a bunch of sun tans. The night is not yet upon us so we could see some striper action later as always. Not much hope for bait showing up any more though.

Weather was beautiful – foggy in the morning progressing to sunny and warm (which is what it is right now). That pesky swell has come and gone through the day – it’s definitely strange. So at this point we merely will express our sincere hope that it just goes away already.

July 17, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports