Capitola: The trick is to have Ed bump your boat

Dave and halibut
Dave caught this 22 pound flatty exactly where you see it here – by the second yellow can off the point! Ed took this photo as he was out enjoying a little well deserved R and R on the water. Beautiful fish Dave!

You should be aware that this was going to be Ed’s drift. He’s grumbling. I was gonna go there, darnit. He did four drifts here, but they only produced one small ling and one small rock cod. Oh well – it certainly was nice fishing weather as you can see.

Bait was MUCH easier to get this morning outside the marina – just drop a sabiki somewhere and eventually you loaded up. The kingfish were a little farther out – a fact the stenographer would have been happier to have known before he spent half the bleep bleep morning trying to find them. But: kingfish are still abundant – just farther out and of course on the bottom.

There was some bait coming into the wharf at the end of the day – not thick, but jiggable off the wharf.

Tomorrow is supposed to still be flat and calm like it was today and the day before that – fingers crossed. It has been amazing for fishing.

August 13, 2010   Posted in: Fishing Reports