Archive for July 31, 2010

Capitola: Ed says we are peaking

Rubin and halibut
Here’s Rubin with the two flatties he hooked up on today fishing both the whistle buoy and in front of O’Neils. The larger one – about 12 pounds – came in off O’Neils, the smaller 6 pounder came in off the buoy. Rubin’s girlfriend Jennifer put him on the larger fish – they were coming back and he suggested to her that she pick the start of the next drift, and she Chose Well. They were using frozen squid on a halibut rig and white swim baits. Nice catch you guys!

We had 19 rentals out with 15 fishing. NO skunks! Boats caught mostly rock cod – including some nice vermillion, with a few legal lings in the 24-26 inch range. One boat targeted jacksmelt and came in with two ice chests full of them. He was fishing up off the point using bait jigs with strips of squid. At one point he used one of the jacksmelt as bait and had a nice white seabass grab it, wrap around the kelp, and break off. He was happy to have been able to see it though.

We *heard* (from Larry) that bait was easy to jig up early this morning. We went on a couple of bait wrangling runs mid morning and later in the morning, both of which turned up very slim rewards. RIght now bait is nigh on impossible to find. In the morning we saw small scattered balls of varying density on the bottom – now it’s hard to say there’s anything at all. This early morning bait thing has been kind of a trend, so if you wanna try to get some come early.

Aside from Roy Boy’s halibut, the wharf saw some perch – blacks, calicos, walleyes, and shiners – along with a few skates a jacksmelts coming up all up and down the entire length of the wharf.

July 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  2 Comments

Capitola: It is like a long slog into a shopping frenzy but the deals are awesome

Sam Doug Clint and rock fish and halibut
Sam, Doug, and Clint took a rental out over by the whistle buoy today and hooked up on this nice variety catch. As you can see they were fishing both the rocky side and the sandy side of that buoy – when it’s going off there it’s a very nice spot.

They were using shrimp fly jigs and squid, which should give you some indication of just how good halibut fishing is over there right now. Word is that there were at least 40 boats fishing over there, and the skuttlebut is that Kim’s boyfriend Murphy caught a 52 pound white seabass in that area today Hopefully Bayside has a picture.

July 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

Capitola: Roy Boy sucks it up

Roy Boy and halibut
Ok so those of you who read us by RSS or other feeds will see the post we just deleted in which Mike was holding Roy’s larger fish. We missed the fact that we had another photo where Roy changed his mind and let us take a photo. So in this case we actually have less of an opportunity to take liberties with Roy’s ego – way to go Roy!

He caught these two using live sardines on a halibut rig by the handicap parking spot midway on the wharf. The larger one is 14.5 pounds, the smaller one is 6. Nice catch Roy!

See – that was not so hard was it?? :)

July 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  One Comment

ReportTroller update: Bayside Marine

The Bayside Marine fishing report has been updated!

July 31, 2010 at 5:40 pm   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed

ReportTroller update: Boccie Boy Bait

The Boccie Boy Bait fishing report has been updated!

July 31, 2010 at 11:00 am   Posted in: Fishing Reports  Comments Closed