Capitola: Hey brother of Steve in Colorado …

Steve and halibut
…the stakes have been raised!

Steve here caught this 20 pounder on a live sardine fishing the second kelp bed out from the wharf. Steve is our highliner today, though this may be due to the fact that we missed something; all of our rentals came in very close to literally at once, and we were hard pressed to find time to breath. So we have this picture and the next one (wich you may note is kind of a “cheap” one). With that in mind, we’re sticking with Steve.

Steve has asked that we ask his brother in Colorado, with whom he has had a life long fishing competition, to “send him some more bait”. We are certain that in its proper context this is hliarious, though we will leave it to your imaginations to fill in the blanks. Anyway – message passed, and congratulations again Steve!

Elsewhere on the ocean, it was another tough day for salmon fishing. Fish seem to have closed their mouths, possibly due to the fact that they’ve been gorging themselves on the vast amount of bait that’s in the bay right now. Larry surprised us mightily today with a shiny new skunk! Woot – something different! On the bright side however, the seas were alive with whales and other large creatures: blue whales, pilot whales, dolphins, and basking sharks were among the top level critters that were about today.

July 24, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports

2 Responses

  1. Gus Orviston - July 24, 2010

    If that fella Steve is indeed Steve Thompson, of renown fishing and construction fame, your old friend Gus Orviston says hello and very nice fish Steve.

  2. Keeny G - July 25, 2010

    Someone needs to make a better salmon hook that is fair by Fish and game standards. Circle hooks just plain suck for a species like salmon.

    The bite has been decent if you get down deep and work. Herring on a mooching rig is a option working out for those without super down riggers capable of getting rigs down 300 ft. and getting the ball back up without hand winching.

    Salmon are still available just being a little testy from indigestion due to over eating.

    One 15lber on Friday must of had a solid 3lbs of packed food in it. I don’t think a single krill more would have fit in this salmons gut which is why we wondered why it hit a purple hoochie down about 180 of the east side of the soquel hole. A bit slower but there was a few others caught