Archive for July 28, 2010

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The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 28, 2010 at 9:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: The Blue Note Armada has no use for those pesky morning hours

Martine and Marlin and Bill and rock cod
Here are Martine, Marlin, and grandpa Blue Note Bill with the brown rock cod that Marlin caught while fishing with his dad and grandpa. They were mostly fishing up toward the point and caught one short ling and a few rock cod. This boat and their companion rental both got a really late start (though kinda early for Bill – we have named signalling devices after Bill, you know, to get him moving faster) so we’re happy that they saw some action.

We had a total of seven rentals out fishing today with three skunks, and those three started early, so an early start wasn’t any guarantee of success today anyway (except for Myron the Mariner who early birded everyone by starting out at 6:00am). The two boats (in addition to the Blue Note fleet) that caught fish caught a few browns and a few grass cod fishing around Capitola reef. Not a stellar day around here – if you want action, go early and look for flatties.

Bait – we do not have a good idea of how abundant bait actually was today, but we did see a lot of bird action just outside the marina this morning. Recently we noticed that a pelican or two were diving in the marina and close to shore, which lends support to the notion that bait has moved in. Here’s to hopin’

July 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Ohboy – an actual concrete shark sighting!

Mark and leopard shark
Mark caught this legal leopard shark off the wharf this afternoon. He was fishing close to the surf line using a live sardine on a sliding rig. This was not the only catch on the wharf today – there was a halibut early in the morning but Ed was busy and by himself so no time for a photo or details.

Roy Boy was fishing down there as well, and while he did not have a chance to farm anything today, he did see five stripers swim by each of which had “very broad shoulders”.

Other than that, the wharf saw a lot of perch – kingfish primarily – with some bullheads and skates mixed in. At the moment it does in fact look like there’s some bait in close; there are sea lions chasing stuff around in near the beach. We have not seen anyone jig anything up as of yet however.

July 28, 2010 at 5:32 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: These folks have the patience of saints!

Zanoni family and rock cod and halibut
The Zanoni family took to the waves in a rental today. They got kind of a late start as the FIsh and Game licensing web site was not behaving well (what else is new – gads!! seriously – we *do* have good web developers around here – what gives???) . They got out about 10:00am and fished around the new red buoy where they caught this legal flattie and a nice brown rock cod. They were using frozen squid on halibut rigs. They tried a few other spots but the red buoy was the only one producing today. Nice catch you guys, and see you tomorrow! Happily you won’t have to wrestle with F and G again.

July 28, 2010 at 5:27 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Small fish – big smile

Doug and lingcod
Doug is holding up a small but legal lingcod he caught up the coast off the lighthous (off the main reef). He tried up toward Davenport where he jigged up some live squid and tried for some halibut in closer. Winds came up earlier up there as well today though so he worked his way back this way. He had most of his luck off the lighthouse; he also caught a few rock cod – a few blacks and an olive.

July 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Mullet Man is Back

Myron and flattie
As you can see, Myron the Mariner’s Mullet has more or less grown back, and with it comes incomparable fishing powah! He caught this 19 pounder on a live sardine fishing a halibut rig off the whistle buoy. There were a few other fish caught in the same area though it was slightly slower than the previous few days. The wind came up a bit sooner too, which made fishing a bit trickier for some.

July 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed