Archive for July 19, 2010

Capitola: He must be Irish

Steve and halibut
Steve just caught his first halibut ever! He caught this 8 pounder fishing off a rental on the east side of the marina along the edge of the kelp bed – toward the far end. He was using live sardines on halibut rigs. Particularly impressive, as he and his buddy just kinda showed up to go fishing in the late afternoon. The stenographer needs a bit of this kind of luck.

July 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: John 1 Harbor seal 0

John and striped bass
John just caught another striper – his biggest one yet this year. He was fishing about halfway from the surfline to the security gate on the west side of the wharf and was using a sliding rig with a live sardine. He barely got it away from a harbor seal that was chasing it – good net job Butters!

Ed however notes that the harbor seal in question is doing quite a bit better where Ed’s sardine jigging is concerned – it’s been biting off the bodies and leaving just the head on all the ones that Ed has tossed out on his sliding rig setup.

July 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Fish Tacos and Sardine Caesar Salads for Everyone

Just a quick update for the day…

We had 10 boats out with two just sightseeing. Of the remaining eight we saw one that got skunked, two that caught and released short fish, and five that brought in rock fish of various types and counts. The second to last one came in with 14 rock fish and a few perch. They said they’d email us a picture sometime tonight.

Bait has made something of a rebound, but just in the marina. Which is to say: those that remain win the Darwin prize. Ed jigged bait all day out there for the live bait tank on the wharf and had no problems jigging up large sardines. All. Day. Long. This is Ed’s favorite thing to do on weekends, we are happy to oblige him.

July 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Miguel and his little aluminum boat are on fire

Miguel and halibut
Not literally – just figuratively :)

BTW, we are now back up to the present day – time travel is confusing sometimes isn’t it.

Here’s Miguel with yet more halibut from the kelp off the west side of the wharf. He caught these using live sardines on halibut rigs.

We are extremely reluctant to mention that bait is much easier to come by today. Reluctant, because we are wary of any big factory sized boats with factory sized nets coming by here to scoop it all up. But it is here for now, and taking sanctuary in the marina where big nets cannot surround it. Woot. Nobody has had any problem catching bait so far today.

July 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Chapter 5 – Farmer Roy turns in his suspendees

Roy Boy and halibut
Daniel Boone ^H^H^H^H^H^H^ Roy Boy here finally actually kept a fish on a hook long enough for it to taste the sweet smell of fresh air. He caught this 24 incher on a live sardine under a bobber fishing the wharf down in the surf line. Congratulations Daniel!

July 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Chapter 4

John and striper
Here’s John with the 9 pound striper he caught off the wharf in the afternoon probably around 4:00pm. He caught it in the surf line using a sliding rig with a live sardine on it.

July 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Chapter 3

Miguel and Anthony and halibut
Miguel and Anthony went fishing over on the west side of the wharf on the edge of the kelp bed and caught this 29 inch flattie using a live sardine on a halibut rig. Nice catch boys!

July 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Chapter 2

Garcia family and mess o fish
The Garcia family got into a whole mess of fish – browns and blacks – fishing around the new red buoy. There was another family boat with a similar catch that wanted their picture taken as well but Ed was too busy – sorry you guys.

July 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Yesterday once more – Ch 1

Leo and halibut and ling
This post begins a recounting of yesterday’s catches. It was in fact a pretty good day so there are six pictures to post. You may squarely blame the stenographer for the delay.

Leo caught these two fishing over off Bomborra reef using live sardines on a halibut rig. These both bit around 9:00am.

July 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed