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   Posted in: Fishing Reports