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Aug. 2
The Salmon fishing was slower near the Soquel Hole but there were a few fish caught in the shallow water in 70-100 feet. There were some nice Salmon caught on the Mad River Pink Worms and Fish Pills on the jetty. The Halibut fishing is still getting better now that the swell is down. There were some nice Halibut caught near 5 Mile Beach, Natural Bridges, Mile Buoy, and near Manresa. The anglers who are drifting Squid from Capitola to Pajaro are finding some big Sea Bass. The Rock fishing was great near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The Lingcod were on the bite near the Mile Buoy and South Rock. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow hard in the afternoon. We hope to get some fresh Squid Monday or Tuesday.

Aug. 1
The bite is getting better here in Santa Cruz now that the swell is down. The anglers are finding some great Rock fish and Lingcod up near Franklin Point and Davenport. There were some big Rock fish caught near 4 Mile and Natural Bridges. The Salmon fishing was slower today. The Sea Bass are lurking around the bait calls near the Mile Buoy down to Manresa. There have been some nice Sea Bas caught on the bottom and the top. The Halibut bite got better near the Mile Buoy, Capitola, Pajaro, and Natural Bridges. The wind was down all morning but it did blow hard in the afternoon.

July 31
The Halibut fishing is starting to get better now that the swell has dropped. The anglers drifting and trolling fresh dead Squid are doing bet near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. There were some nice Halibut caught off 5 Mile beach this morning. The Salmon are still being caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole in 180-240 feet of water. The Rock fishing was great at Franklin Point. The Lingcod continue to bite near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Sea Bass are still being caught near Capitola to Pajaro in the Squid balls. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.

July 30
The swell is dropping and the moon is becoming full! The Halibut are starting to bite again and there are some Sea Bass being caught. The Salmon are still being caught near the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The winds are down and the swell is dropping so come fishing!

July 29
The Salmon are still being caught straight out of Santa Cruz and up the coast near 5 Mile in 200-250 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught 150 feet down and on the bottom. The Halibut fishing was a little slower today due to the south swell but there were a few caught from Capitola to Aptos in 50-70 feet of water. The area near Pajaro has been producing some nice Halibut and a few Sea Bass. The Sea Bass are cruising the beaches from Capitola to Pajaro looking for Squid. The Lingcod fishing was decent near 4 mile Beach and Natural Bridges. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock. There was no wind today and it is expected to be that way for a few more days.

July 28
The Salmon are still being caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole in 170-220 feet of water. The Rock fishing was a little slower due to the swell. The Halibut are still being caught from Capitola to Pajaro in 50-80 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing remains good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few Sea Bass caught near Capitola and Pajaro near the bottom in 70-90 feet of water. The wind was down all morning but there was some south swell.

July 27
The Salmon continue to bite near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers are catching some nice Salmon in 180-220 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught on bait near the bottom. The Halibut continue to bite near Capitola and Pajaro on fresh dead Squid. The Rock fishing has been good at South Rock. The Lingcod were on the bite near Franklin Point, Davenport, and Natural Bridges. The Sea Bass are cruising the beaches from Capitola to Pajaro. The key to finding the Sea Bass is finding the Squid Balls. The Sea Bass are being caught near the bottom and mid depth. There was a nice Sea Bass caught near South Rock. The wind was down all morning but it did blow hard in the afternoon.

July 26
The Salmon were on the bite today near the Soquel Hole in 200-230 feet of water. There were some solid scores for the anglers who trolled Anchovies near the bottom. The anglers had good luck around 36'51/121'58. The Halibut has been doing good for the anglers trolling from Capitola to Pajaro. There were some nice Halibut caught drifting fresh dead Squid near the Mile Buoy and up the coast. The Sea Bass are slowly showing up near Capitola and Pajaro. The Sea Bass are taking fresh dead Squid near the bottom and a few on the surface. The Rock fishing remains great near Natural Bridges. The area near 4 Mile beach produced some big Lingcod. The winds were down all morning but it did pick up around 2:00. The Perch fishing has been great off the harbor jetty. There have been a few more Salmon coming into the harbor due to the small Anchovies in the harbor.

July 25
There were some anglers who went out for Salmon and had some good luck. They found some Salmon in 190-220 feet of water on the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers caught some fish 150 down to bottom. The Salmon were in the 15-20 pound range and there were some bigger fish lost. The Halibut continue to bite near the Lighthouse, Mile Buoy, Capitola, and Manresa in 50-75 feet of water. The Rock fishing has been great at Franklin Point and near Natural Bridges. The Lingcod were biting well near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. There have been some Salmon caught in the harbor on Fish Pills and Mad River Worms. The wind was down all morning but it did blow hard in the afternoon.

July 24
The Salmon were on the bite for the few anglers who fished straight out of Santa Cruz in 200 feet of water. The anglers did best trolling Blue Kajikis and Krippled Anchovies on the bottom. The Halibut were biting between Capitola and Pajaro today in 50-70 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing remains great on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were some nice Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges in 90 feet of water. There were a few Sea Bass caught near Capitola early in the morning today. The winds were down but it did blow in the afternoon. We hope to get some Squid in the morning.

July 23
The Halibut fishing continues to be god for the anglers putting in the time. There has been a god bite early in the morning near Capitola in 50-70 feet of water. There have been some nice Halibut caught near 5 Mile and in front of the harbor. There were a few good scores of Salmon straight out and on the east side of the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was great near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The Lingcod have been on the bite near 4 Mile beach and Franklin Point. The Sea Bass are being caught early in the morning near Pajaro. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. We hope to get some Squid tomorrow afternoon.



July 22
The Salmon bite picked up near the Soquel Hole on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were some boats catching Salmon near the bottom in 200-280 feet of water. There are some Salmon being caught in front of Moss Landing on the edge of the canyon. There were some good scores of Halibut for the anglers drifting near the Mile Buoy. There were a few boats who fished up the coast in 60-90 feet of water and caught some nice Rock fish and Lingcod. There were some nice Halibut caught trolling from Capitola to Pajaro. The winds were down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The wind is expected to come down for the next few days. There have been a few Sea Bass caught in the scattered Squid near 4 Mile beach and Pajaro.

July 21
The fishing remains god here for the inshore fish. There have been some good scores of Halibut near the Mile Buoy and the Lighthouse. There have been some anglers fishing south of Capitola for Halibut who are doing decent. The anglers are trolling and drifting fresh Squid. The Lingcod fishing was good up the coast near 4 Mile Beach. The Rock fish are plentiful near the Mile Buoy and Lighthouse. The winds have been down in the morning but the afternoons have been windy.We hope to get some fresh Squid in the morning or afternoon.

July 20
The inshore fishing continues to be good for the anglers fishing from 3 Mile to Capitola. I fished in front of the harbor with my nephew and Adam with fresh dead Squid and ended up with 2 Halibut. There were some nice fish caught near Manresa and 3 mile beach as well. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was good near the Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near 4 Mile Beach and Pajaro. The Salmon are still being caught near the Soquel Hole in 180-250 feet near the bottom and in front of the Moss Landing Harbor. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon.

July 19
The water conditions remain flat calm and like Hawaii here in Santa Cruz. There is no swell or wind and anglers are fishing all day long. There has been some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and up the coast near 4 Mile Beach. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near 3 Mile Beach. The Rock fishing was wide open up at Franklin Point. The Lingcod fishing is still going great on any rock pile. There were a few Salmon caught in 170 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz. The weather is expected to be the same for a few more days so come fishing.

July 18
The Salmon are still hard to come by but there were a few nice fish caught in 170-200 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers who were trolling near the Mile Buoy in 60-80 feet of water. The drift picked up in the afternoon and the anglers who were drifting started to pick up some nice Halibut also. The anglers up the coast near 3 and 4 Mile beach have been catching a few nice Halibut. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near 3 Mile and 5 Mile beach drifting fresh Squid near the bottom. The Lingcod fishing was wide open at Franklin Point. The Rock fishing is still good near 3 Mile and Natural Bridges. The wind was down all day long!

July 17
The Salmon are still being caught by the anglers who are working hard in 170-220 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz and near Capitola. The Halibut bite continues to heat up here in front of Santa Cruz. There were some good scores for some anglers who were drifting and trolling fresh Squid. The anglers are finding Halibut up the coast and near the harbor. There have been a few Sea Bass caught up the coast near 3 Mile beach. The Rock fishing is going great and the Lingcod continue to bite. The water was flat calm all day!

July 16
The Salmon fishing has been decent out in front of Santa Cruz in 200 feet of water on the bottom. The anglers who have been working in front of Moss Landing in front of the harbor have been catching a few Salmon near the edge of the canyon. There have been a good amount of Halibut caught near Capitola up to 4 mile beach. The Rock fishing continue to be god near the Lighthouse and the Natural Bridges. The Lingcod were on the bite all over but Franklin Point has had the best action. The winds are down and the swell is dropping so come fishing.

July 15
There were not many anglers looking for Salmon today near the Soquel Hole. There was a angler who caught two Salmon off the Lighthouse in 45 feet of water. There is a good chance that the Salmon are coming close to the harbor at this time of the year. The Halibut fishing continues to improve here near the harbor up to 5 Mile beach. There have been some nice Halibut caught near Capitola and the beaches below there in 60-70 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good up near Franklin Point but it is hard to get them up due to the Lingcod wanting them. The Lingcod fishing was good near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. There have been a few Sea Bas caught with the influx of the bait fish. The wind was down all morning and there is just some wind swell on the water.

July 14
The fishing for Salmon was hard today due to the wind that came up early. There were a few Salmon caught in 200 feet of water on the bottom. The anglers who fished inshore caught a mix of Rock fish, Halibut, and Lingcod. I fished near the Mile Buoy with Fresh Dead Squid and caught two Halibut from 15-26 pounds. The bait is pushing in and it's time to go fishing!

July 13
The reports of Salmon slowed down due to less boats out looking for them. There have been a few Salmon caught in 200 feet of water on the bottom. The area near 5 Mile and 4 Mile has been producing big Blacks and Blues along with some Halibut. The area near the Mile Buoy and the Lighthouse produced some nice Lingcod. The wind was down all morning but it did pick up around 11:30. The swell has dropped so the Halibut fishing should start getting better. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near 4 Mile beach in 70-80 feet of water. The evenings have been nice for drifting on the inside of the Mile Buoy.

July 12
There were a few Salmon caught in 100 feet of water near the Boardwalk. The anglers were using Krippled Anchovies 50 feet down. The area in 200 feet of water produced some nice Salmon for the anglers who could stay near the bottom. The Lingcod fishing continues to be wide open. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near 3 Mile and 4 Mile beach. The Halibut continue to be caught from 5 Mile down to Capitola in 50-80 feet of water. There is not any big concentration of Halibut yet. There should be some good fishing to come because the Squid is starting to come into the bay. The winds were down all morning up the coast.

July 11
The Salmon are still being caught straight tout in 200 feet of water. There were 5 nice Salmon caught on the west jetty in the harbor as well! The shore anglers are using the Mar River Pink Worms and the Fish Pills. There were a few more Halibut caught near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile beach. The area near Capitola and the Mile Buoy is producing a few Halibut in 60-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing was great near South Rock and up at Franklin Point. The Lingcod continue to be easy to find on the local rock piles. There were a few Striped Bas caught on Daiwa SP Minnows near Manresa. There have been some nice Thresher Sharks caught near 4 Mile and 5 mile beach. The water was flat calm until noon.

July 10
The Salmon continue to be caught straight out in front of Santa Cruz in 180-200 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom. The area near Moss Landing was a little slower today. The Rock fishing was great today near Franklin Point and near Natural Bridges. The Lingcod fishing remains good on the local rock piles. The Halibut are starting to show up near Natural Bridges, the Mile Buoy, and in Capitola. The water is like a lake with a small south swell so come fishing.

July 9
The Salmon bite was a little slower straight out of Santa Cruz in 200 feet of water but some anglers did catch a few on the bottom. The area near Moss Landing near the canyon produced a few more fish than here. There have been some Salmon caught on Pink Mad River worms in the harbor on the jetty. The Halibut continue to slowly come in. There have been a few caught in front of the harbor, in Capitola, and near Natural Bridges. The Lingcod fishing was great near Franklin Point and not bad on the local rock piles. The Rock fishing has been good near the Mile Buoy and South Rock. The water was flat calm all day long. The Striped Bass fishing was a little slower due to the south swell.

July 8
The fishing continues to improve here in Santa Cruz. The Salmon are being caught down deep at the tip of the Soquel Hole and in front of Moss Landing. The fish are hanging out in 250-300 feet on the edge of the canyons. There have been some nice Salmon caught on the harbor jetty with Mad River Pink Worms. The Halibut was a little better today at Natural Bridges and near the Mile Buoy. There have been some Sea Bass caught near the Lighthouse and near 4 Mile beach. The Sea Bass are being caught on fresh Squid and Mackrel. The Striped Bass fishing is still doing well near Pajaro and Marina. The wind was down all morning but it did blow around 2:00. The same weather is supposed to be hear for a few more days. We may have fresh Squid Thursday in the late afternoon or Friday morning.

July 7
The Salmon are being caught in the canyon in front of Moss Landing. The bite is hard due to the fact that the fish are down 280-350 feet. There have been a few limits caught for the anglers who are getting down to the Salmon. The water was flat calm this morning and anglers caught limits of Rock fish and Lingcod up at Franklin Point quickly. The Halibut fishing is still slowly improving near the Mile Buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. There have been some Halibut caught in Capitola near the mile reef. The winds are down so come fishing.

July 6
The fishing was the same today for Rock fishing and Lingcod. The anglers are having the best luck from Natural Bridges to 5 Mile beach. The few Salmon that are being caught have been near Monterey near Point Joe. The Halibut are slowly starting to be caught near the Mile Buoy and near Natural Bridges. The swell has died and the winds have been down. The condition are going to remain the same for few days.

July 5
The Salmon are being caught near the point of Monterey so we may see more fish coming into the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing continues to be good for the anglers fishing near 4 Mile Beach and Natural Bridges. The Lingcod were on the bite near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and Natural Bridges. The south wind was blowing near Monterey to Big Sur and anglers reported bumpy conditions as they ran down to rock fish. The Santa Cruz area stayed flat calm with a slight breeze and fog. The weather is expected to stay the same for the next few days. The Striped Bass fishing was little slower due to the small south swell.

July 4
The Salmon are still hard to catch but I did here of a few fish caught near the Soquel Hole on the bottom. There was a 27 pound Salmon caught in the shallows near Davenport. The Lingcod fishing remained great from Mile Buoy to Franklin Point. The Rock fishing is still going well near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The bigger Rock fish are being caught near Franklin Point. The Halibut are starting to show up near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. There have been some nice Halibut caught near Capitola and New Brighton beach. The water is flat calm and there were some boats looking for Albacore today near the dog bone. There was one boat looking for three days for Albacore but got no fish and the boat at the dog bone had nothing today.

July 3
The Salmon were hard to find today but there were a few fish caught in front of Moss Landing in the canyon. The Rock fishing was great near Natural Bridges and up at Franklin Point. The Lingcod are on the bite all over on the local rock piles. The Halibut fishing picked up today near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. The area from Capitola to Pajaro is loaded with bait and the Halibut are pushing in there as well. There were a few Thresher Sharks caught while drifting for Halibut. The winds were down all morning and it should be great again in the morning. The boat that went looking for Albacore is still out looking for the third day!

July 2
The fishing is still the same for the Salmon. The anglers are catching 0-2 fish a day near the bottom in 180-220 feet of water. The key is keeping your gear on the bottom. Today we weighed in a 30 pound Halibut caught near Natural Bridges. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and the Lighthouse. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Capitola mile reef. The Lingcod fishing is still going good up the coast from 4 Mile beach to Davenport. The wind was down all morning and it should be the same for a few days. There is a boat looking for Albacore we may hear some new soon.

July 1
The Salmon fishing was decent for the few anglers that tried the shallow water before the Soquel Hole. There were some scores of 1-2 fish a boat in 180-220. The Rock fishing and Lingcod are still on the bite near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Lighthouse in 40 feet of water. The wind was down all morning and some anglers ran to Franklin Point. The Lingcod fishing was great at Franklin Point. The weather is expected to stay the same so come enjoy the fourth of July weekend. The Striped Bass continue to bite early in the morning and late in the evening.

June 30 I was off for my birthday

June 29
The anglers fished the inshore for the most part today. There were a few Salmon caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 180-220 feet of water. The Halibut are being caught up the coast and near the Mile Buoy in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. The Lingcod continue to bite on the local rock piles. The Striped Bass have been biting in the evening near Manresa. The wind has been coming up in the afternoon so get here early.

June 28
The Salmon fishing was decent for the few anglers who trolled near the bottom in 180-200 feet of water near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The wind was down all morning and some boats ran up the coast to Franklin Point. The Rock fishing was great near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The Lingcod continue to kill any baits you drop on the rock piles. The Halibut is starting to get better with some scores of 1-2 a lucky boat. The Halibut are being caught from the Lighthouse to 4 Mile beach. The Striped Bass are still being caught late in the evening near Manresa on SP Minnows, Pencil Poppers and Spro Hair Razors. There were some boats looking for Albacore from Half Moon Bay so we will see if they caught any.

June 27
There were not many anglers looking for Salmon today but there were a few caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The Lingcod fishing was good for most of the anglers fishing near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The bite was slower due to no drift and flat calm seas. There were a few Halibut caught today but no big numbers. The Rock fishing was great at Franklin Point and near 4 Mile beach. The wind was blowing from Davenport up to Franklin Point so most of the anglers stayed close to Santa Cruz. The winds are expected to stay calm so come fishing. There are still some nice Striped Bass being caught near Pajaro. There was a boat that I spoke to who went looking for Albacore but did not find any. The anglers searched from 36'50/122'50 to 36'48/123'14 in blue 61 degree water.

June 26
The Salmon fishing remains slow but there have been a few fish caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom on the edge of the canyon. The Rock fishing was great near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Lingcod are still on the bite on any of the rock piles. The Halibut are still slowly being caught by the persistent anglers. The wind and swell is down for the weekend so come fishing. There is talk of boats wanting to go looking for Albacore near the Davidson but no one has gone yet.

June 25
The Rock fishing was good today at South Rock. The Lingcod fishing continues to be great from Natural Bridges to Davenport. There were a few nice Salmon caught near Davenport and Mos Landing. There may be some boats looking for Albacore this weekend near the Davidson. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola for the lucky anglers. The wind is down and expected to stay that way for a few days.

June 24
The Salmon bite remained the same but there were a few fish caught near Davenport and on the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon are in 200-240 feet of water and being caught near the bottom. The Rock fishing was great at Franklin Point and the Lingcod were biting of course. There were a few Halibut caught near Natural Bridges, Mile Buoy, and near Capitola. The Halibut are being caught in 40-60 feet of water. The wind did come up early today but it is expected to be down for the next few days. The swell has dropped and the Striped Bass fishing is getting better.

June 23
The fishing remained the same today and most anglers went looking for Lingcod. The Lingcod are easy to find on the west side of Santa Cruz! The Salmon fishing was slow but there were a few fish caught at the Soquel Hole and by Moss Landing. The Halibut were not on the bite due to the last swell. The swell is dropping and things should get better. The wind has been blowing by noon but calm in the morning.

June 22
The fishing for Salmon was slow again today. There were a few fish caught near Pajaro and Moss Landing near the canyon. The Lingcod fishing was great near Natural Bridges and South Rock. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing remains god at South Rock. The Striped Bass are still being caught near Manresa. The wind did come up at noon and there is a small south swell.

June 21
The Salmon bite was slow again today but there were a few fish caught near Pajaro on the bottom. The two boats I heard from were able to catch two fish each. The Rock fishing was good at Franklin Point and Davenport. The Lingcod continue to bite anywhere you find a rocky bottom. The Halibut are still slowly being caught near the Lighthouse, Mile Buoy, and Capitola. There have been some Sea Bass caught off Pleasure Point in 75-90 feet of water. The Striped Bass continue to take Pencil Poppers and Kastmasters near Manresa and Pajaro. The wind was not bad this morning but it did pick up around 11:30.

June 20
The Salmon bite remained slow today but there were a few fish caught on the bottom near the east edge of the Soquel Hole, Pajaro, and in front of Moss Landing. The Rock fishing remained good near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The Lingcod are on the bite on the local rock piles. The Halibut fishing turned on with some nice fishing being weighed in today. The anglers caught the Halibut around the Mile Buoy, Natural Bridges, and Capitola. There were a few Sea Bass caught outside the Mile Buoy and near New Brighton. The Striped Bass are still being caught near Manresa in the morning and evenings. The bay is coming alive as things warm up! The wind was blowing on the outside and up near Davenport but it is expected to settle Sunday.

June 19
The Salmon bite remains slow but there were a few fish caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon that were caught were on the east edge of the canyon 150-220 feet down. The Lingcod fishing is still the best bet here in Santa Cruz. The Lingcod have been on the bite when the wind starts to blow in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock. There are huge balls of bait all around we are just waiting for the Halibut to push in. The wind blew early on the Salmon grounds but it is expected to be a little less this weekend. The Striped Bass are still on the bite!

June 18
The Salmon bite remained the same with a few fish being caught on the edge of the Soquel Hole. The few we heard of were caught near the west edge and the tip of the Soquel Hole. We did not hear of any big scores. There is word that there may be more Salmon coming this way from Point Pinos. The Lingcod fishing was good today on the rock piles near Natural Bridges, Davenport, and South Rock. The Halibut are still slowly coming in to Santa Cruz. There has been a few caught near the Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy in 50-70 feet of water. The Striped Bass continue to be caught from Manresa to Pajaro. The wind has been down in the morning but blowing around noon. There is no swell and the water is warming up.

June 17
There were some nice Salmon caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers had the best luck from 36'51/121'57 and 36'52/121'54. There were some Salmon caught on the tip of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon bite was slow in the morning but it did pick up when the wind blew. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in the morning. The Lingcod continue to bite on any rock pile you find. The Halibut bite is slowly picking up near the Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy. The wind has been blowing so there has not been many boats fishing up the coast. The winds are expected to drop. The Striped Bass are still being caught on the beaches near Manresa.

June 16
The Salmon fishing continued to be best in front of Moss Landing harbor on the edge of the canyon. The bite was slower but there were still some nice fish caught 150-220 feet down. There were a few fish caught on the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock. The Lingcod fishing continues to be good on almost all the rock piles. There were a few Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind did blow hard around noon but came down in the late afternoon.

June 15
The Salmon bite was slower today but there were some caught near Moss Landing. There were a few boats who fished all morning and caught some Salmon 150-200 feet down. The fish were not on the bite early but when the wind came up. The Salmon are being caught on Krippled Anchovies and Blue Kajikis. There were a few Halibut caught near Natural Bridges in 40-60 feet of water. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was decent on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon.

June 14
The Salmon bite in front of Moss Landing was a little slower today but boats averaged 1-4 fish. There were some boats who caught limits early in the morning. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom on the edge of the canyon. There were a few boats who caught some fish at Pajaro on the bottom in 150-190 feet of water. The area near the Soquel Hole in 180 feet of water produced a few Salmon off the bottom. The Lingcod fishing was god near Davenport and 4 mile beach. The Rock fish continue to bite near South Rock. The Halibut fishing is getting better with a few fish being weighed in daily. There were a few Halibut caught trolling near Natural Bridges and the Mile Buoy that caught some nice ones. The wind was calm all morning but it did come up in the afternoon. The wind is expected to come up Monday so go early.

June 13
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who were working in front of Moss Landing Harbor today. There was a solid bite near the canyon edge and B Buoy. The anglers were able to get some limits trolling and mooching today. There were a few boats who caught a few fish near Pajaro and the east edge of the Soquel Hole. I did hear of a few fish caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole in 240 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing was good up the coast near Davenport and Franklin Point. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and South Rock. There were a few nice Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz near the kelp edge. There have been rumors of keeper Halibut being caught on the Cement Ship. The Striped Bass fishing was good early this morning near Pajaro and Manresa. The wind and swell is down and the fishing is heating up. There were two boats who went looking for Albacore but they did not find any fish. There was one boat looking around the Pioneer and another near Big Sur and beyond. There is some warm blue water but no fish yet.

June 12
The Salmon bite was slow today near Pajaro and Moss Landing. There were a few nice Salmon caught on the tip of the Soquel Hole in 240 feet of water. The Rock fishing was slow in the morning but it did pick up once the wind started to blow. There were some nice Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges in 60-80 feet of water. The Halibut are still slowly coming in. The Striped Bas are still being caught from Manresa to Pajaro. The wind was down all day long today and there is no swell.

June 11
The Salmon are still being caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers are working from 36'51/121'58 down to 36'52/121'53 in 170-20 feet of water. The Salmon continue to be caught near the bottom with Green Kajikis, White Krocodiles, Watermelon Apexes. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was good for the anglers working near Natural Bridges. There was a 32 pound Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges on a live Mackrel. There have been a few Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind was up in the morning today and stayed bumpy but fishable all day. The swell has dropped and the wind is expected to be down this weekend.

June 10
The Salmon fishing was decent for the anglers who worked the Pajaro area at 36'51/121'53 in 170-210 feet of water. There were scores of 1-3 fish caught on the bottom. There were a few boats who worked the west edge of the Soquel Hole and found a few Salmon as well. The Rock fishing was decent at South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Lingcod fishing was great at Franklin Point. The wind was down all morning and there is a small south swell. The Striped Bass continue to be caught near Manresa on Kast Masters, Pencil Poppers, and Six Pins.

June 9
The weather was ugly in the morning today due to a small front that is passing through. The wind did settle down around 9:30 for the anglers. There were decent scores of Rock fish and Lingcod on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Salmon are still hit and miss but there were a few caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The area in front of Moss Landing and Marina did produce a few Salmon off the bottom. The Striped Bass fishing was a little slower due to the south swell. There were a few Halibut caught near 4 Mile and Davenport.

June 8
The Salmon fishing was slower today near Marina but there were a few fish caught early. The anglers working the east edge of the Soquel Hole found a few fish on the bottom in 200 feet of water. There is a new swell coming in and the inshore fishing was slower. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in the morning. The wind did come up in the afternoon so the morning was the best.

June 7
The fishing has finally picked up here in Santa Cruz for the inshore species. There were some nice Halibut caught from the Lighthouse to Davenport in 40-70 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing was good at Natural Bridges and Franklin Point. The Rock fishing remained steady from the Lighthouse to 4 Mile beach. The Salmon fishing was slow on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few Salmon caught near Davenport in 200 feet of water. The area in front of Moss Landing near the harbor and the canyon edge produced a few Salmon off the bottom. The Salmon bite turned on near Marina in 170-20 feet of water. The Striped Bass were on the bite at Manresa this morning. The anglers are having luck with S. P. Minnows, Yellow six pin poppers, and green Pencil Poppers. The weather was perfect! No news on Albacore.

June 6
The bite for Salmon remains spotty for the anglers who are fishing here in Santa Cruz. There were a few fish caught at 36'51/121'57 down to 36'51/121'54. There were a few good reports near Marina and Mulligan Hill. The Salmon are staying in 170-220 feet of water through the bay. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Natural Bridges. The Lingcod are on the bite near Franklin Point and 4 Mile Beach. There were some anglers trolling for Salmon near Pigeon Point but I did not hear how many were caught. The Striped Bass are still on the bite near Manresa and Pajaro. The winds are expected to be down Sunday and there may be some boats out looking for Albacore.

June 5
The Salmon fishing was decent for a few anglers who got on the water early today. There were a few boats who had 1-2 Salmon near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers were trolling the bottom in 190-220 feet of water. The area near Davenport produced a few Salmon in 180 feet of water near the crab pots. The Lingcod fishing was great at Franklin Point. The Rock fishing was decent around South Rock and Natural Bridges. The south swell was lingering today but is expected to come down this weekend. The winds were not bad today and it should be better this weekend. The Striped Bass continue to be caught near Manresa. The Halibut are slowly showing up.

June 4
The fishing for Salmon was good for the few boats who went out today. We spoke to two different boats who fished by themselves and had early limits. The anglers fished near the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 180-210 feet of water. The Salmon are all being caught on the bottom so go deep. The Rock fishing was slower today due to the south swell. The wind was off and on today but for the most part it was blowing 10 knots all day. The wind was blowing up the coast all day but it is expected to be better for the weekend.

June 3
There were only a few boats out fishing today but they did catch some nice Salmon. The Salmon were caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 190-230 feet of water. There were reports of 1-4 fish a boat. The anglers are doing best trolling green Kajikis near the bottom. The wind was up and the south swell was beginning to hit in the morning so it was not flat. The weather started to settle down around 10:30 but it did get windy after that. The Rock fishing was slower due to the south swell. There has been a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and the Lighthouse. The Striped Bas fishing was slower due to the swell but there were a few fish caught at Manresa. The swell is expected to come down for the weekend.

June 2
The Salmon fishing was decent near the east edge of the Soquel Hole for the anglers who trolled near the bottom. The Salmon anglers caught fish from 36'51/121'56 to 36'51/121'53. The Rock fishing was good first thing in the morning until the wind blew. The wind came up around 10:00 today so anglers only had a few hours to fish. The wind is expected to stay up for a few days so get on the water early!

June 1
The Salmon were biting and the commercial boats are on a break for a week. The Salmon are being caught on the bottom around 36'51/121'54 and 36'51/121'56. The Salmon are being caught in 190-270 feet of water on the bottom. The anglers did best early in the morning today. The Lingcod fishing has ben great on the west side and near Natural Bridges. The wind was down all morning but it did come up in the afternoon. The Striped Bass are still being caught near Manresa. The swell was down and should be for a few days.

May 31
The Salmon are still being caught in 200-250 feet of water near the edges of the Soquel Hole. There were some nice Salmon caught near the bottom around 36'51/121'57. The Salmon are being caught on the bottom with Blue Kajikis and Krippled Anchovies. The area in front of Moss Landing did produce some nice Salmon in the canyon. The Salmon in the canyon are being caught 200-300 feet down. The Rock fishing was great due to the flat calm water. There were boats who ran to Franklin Point and Point Sur today. There were solid scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught in both areas. The local Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and 5 Mile beach. The Striped bas fishing was a little slower today but there were some caught. There was one halibut caught near Pajaro in 80 feet of water that I heard of. The wind is expected to be calm Monday but the wind may pick up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

May 30
The Salmon bite was slow again but there were a few fish caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole and near Moss Landing. The Salmon were caught near the bottom at 36'51/121'54 and 36'52/121'53. The Salmon near Moss Landing where the canyon is deep was decent as well. The fish near Moss Landing were caught from 200-350 feet down. The Lingcod fishing was great today near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The Striped Bass continue to hit the Pencil Poppers and Kast Masters near Manresa. There were a few rumors of some Sea Bass being caught near Monterey and Capitola. The full moon should bring in some Squid. The wind was blowing hard this morning but it did settle down around 10:00. The wind is expected to be light Sunday so come fishing.

May 29
The Salmon fishing was decent in front of Santa Cruz in 160-200 feet of water. There were some better scores from boats working from the edge of the canyon in front of Moss Landing. There were some decent scores from the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 220-330 feet of water. The anglers were fishing deep from 36'52/121`'58 to 36'51/121'58. The anglers were trolling deep in the canyon and on the bottom on the flats near Pajaro. The weather was nice today until later in the afternoon. The swell is still dropping and the Rock fishing should improve this weekend. The Striped Bass are still being caught near Pajaro and Rio del Mar.

May 28
The fishing for Salmon was decent near Pajaro and near 5 Mile Beach. The fish are still being caught in 200 feet of water. There were some nice Salmon caught in front of Moss Landing near the canyon edge. The Rock fishing was decent but the swell slowed it down. The wind did blow hard around noon so get on the water early. The Striped Bass fishing was a little slower due to the swell.

May 27
The Salmon fishing was slower today but there were a few fish caught near Davenport in 200 feet of water. There were a couple fish caught near 3 trees as well. The area between Mulligan Hill and Soldiers is still producing a few fish on the bottom. The Rock fishing was good near 4 Mile beach and Scott's Creek. The Halibut are slowly starting to come in near the Mile Buoy and 3 Mile. The Striped Bass were on the bite in the morning near Marina.

May 26
The weather was flat calm all day long today but there was a small south swell. The Salmon were being caught straight out and near Davenport in 180-230 feet of water. There were some decent scores of Salmon caught and the fish are in the 10-15 pound range. There were some good scores of Salmon caught near the Sand Plant near Marina in 200 feet of water as well. The Rock fishing was good near 4 Mile Beach in 70 feet of water. The Striped Bass continue to bite on the beaches from Manresa to Monterey. Pencil Poppers and Big Hammers are doing well for the Striped Bass.

May 25
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who could stay near the bottom up at Davenport. The fish were caught in 180-20 feet of water near the bottom. The anglers who fished straight out of Santa Cruz in 200 feet of water caught some nice Salmon. The Salmon were caught 60-80 feet down. There were a few fish caught near the west edge of the Soquel Hole in 300 feet of water on the bottom. There were some nice Salmon caught near Moss Landing as well. The Rock fishing remains good near Natural Bridges. The Striped Bass were on the bit near Manresa today.

May 24
The Salmon reports remain scattered hear in Santa Cruz and Moss Landing. There were some fish caught straight out in 200 feet of water. There were a few fish caught near Davenport and 5 Mile Beach in 170-220 feet of water. The Soldiers Club produced a few fish in 130-200 feet of water but the Sea lions were a problem. There is no big school here at this time. The Rock fishing was great at South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Halibut is still hit and miss but there have been a few fish caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Striped Bass continue to bite in the dark. The water conditions were great today and should be the same for a few days.

May 23
The Salmon fishing was slow but there were a few fish caught near Davenport. The anglers were working in 200-250 feet of water. The few fish were caught trolling 50-100 feet down. There were a few Salmon caught straight out of Santa Cruz in 180-210 feet of water. The area near Soldiers Club was the same with a few fish being caught here and there. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who were on the water early. The wind made it hard to go much further then Davenport today. The Rock fishing was best near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Striped Bas were on the bite in the dark of the morning today near Manresa and Pajaro. There area a few Halibut being caught and we expect the bite to improve. The weather is expected to stay down for a few days after late in the evening.

May 22
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who were at Davenport first thing in the morning. The bite slowed down after the morning but there were some nice fish caught. The Salmon are being caught 30-110 feet down on Krippled Anchovies and White Krocodiles. There were some Salmon caught early at 36'53/121'57 on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some other boats fishing for Salmon near the sand plant next to Moss Landing. The Rock fishing is still going good for the anglers who fished near Natural Bridges. There were some boats who ran up to Franklin Point and had some good luck on big Lingcod. There have been a few Halibut coming in daily and I bet things are going to turn on in the next few weeks. The winds were down all morning but it did pick up around 2:30. The Striped Bas were on the bite early near Manresa. There was a small rain storm that hit around 8:00 this morning that may have slowed the bite.

May 21
The weather was flat calm all day. The scattered showers allowed anglers to fish all morning for Rock fish and Lingcod. The anglers who tried for Salmon caught 0-3 fish a boat near the Soquel Hole and on the inside in 200 feet of water. The Salmon fishing is still decent near Soldiers and Pajaro but there is no hot spot. We hope to see more anglers out this weekend and here of some more fish. The wind looks down and the Rock fishing is still a sure thing if you don't get a Salmon. The Striped Bas continue to be caught south of Manresa.

May 20
There were only a few boats out today fishing for Salmon and Rock fish. There was one boat who fished the area near the dump and caught one nice Salmon. There were a few Salmon caught near Pajaro and Soldiers Club. There are some more Salmon down in Morro Bay so we should see some nice fish in a week or so. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The wind was down all morning and it looks good for the weekend. The Striped Bass continue to bite late near Manresa. There have been some big schools of Striped Bass near Marina! There was a 34 pound Halibut caught near Capitola on a Mackrel. The Halibut fishing should be getting better as the water starts to warm up.

May 19
The Salmon was decent near Moss Landing and in front of Santa Cruz. The fish remain close to shore in 140-200 feet of water. The scores were 0-3 a boat around Pajaro and in front of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock when the wind was down. The Striped Bass are still on the bite early near Pajaro and Manresa. The swell has dropped and things are looking good.

May 18
There were some decent scores of Salmon caught in 200-230 feet in front of the harbor. The anglers caught 1-3 Salmon a boat down 130 to the bottom. There were some other anglers who caught some nice Salmon in 200 feet of water of Davenport. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was great off Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. The wind blew hard in the afternoon so get on the water early. The Striped Bass continue to bite early and late on the beaches!

May 17
The Salmon bite slowed way down today near Pajaro and Soldiers Club. There were only a few fish caught in those areas that I heard of. I did hear of a few Salmon caught in 200-230 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz. The Salmon were caught trolling 80-120 feet down. The Lingcod fishing was great near the Lighthouse in the morning. The Rock fishing was decent near the Mile Buoy and up near 4 Mile Beach. The Striped Bass were biting early today but the bite slowed as the tide changed. The wind was down all morning but it did blow around noon.

May 16
The Salmon bite was slower today near Pajaro but a few anglers did catch a few fish. The Salmon were caught around 36'51/121'55 in 140-200 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. The wind was down in the morning but it did come up in the afternoon. The Striped Bass were on the bite near Manresa early in the morning. The Pencil Poppers and Big Hammers were working well this morning.

May 15
The Salmon bite near Soldiers Club died today and most of the boats moved over to Pajaro. There were some good scores of Salmon caught at 36'52/121'54 and 36'51/121'55. The anglers caught the Salmon 120-180 feet down on Purple Haze Hoochies, White Krocodiles, and Gold Krippled Anchovies. The Lingcod continue to keep anglers happy near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. The wind was not bad and it looks good for the weekend. The Striped Bass were on the bite early near Manresa.

May 14
The bite continues to hold up near the Sand Plant for the anglers who are trolling the bottom. The scores are ranging from 0-4 fish a day and some anglers are reporting that the fish are barely biting. The fish may be off the bite due to the low pressure from the storm. The storm did not have any effect on the water today. The water was flat calm all day long and it should be fine the next few days. There was a commercial boat who fished in 200 feet of Pajaro and ended up with 9 nice Salmon. The Salmon are here in Santa Cruz as well. The anglers who fished Rock fish and Lingcod had good luck due to the slow drift. The Striped Bas were biting early near Pajaro.


May 13
The Salmon are still being caught in the shallow water near the Sand Plant and Soldiers Club. The Salmon are being caught in 100-160 feet of water. There were some good scores for the anglers who trolled near the bottom. The Lingcod were on the bite near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were some big Vermilions caught in 60 feet of water near South Rock and the Mile Buoy. The Striped Bass were on the bite in the morning at Pajaro. The Stripers were biting the Big Hammers, Pencil Poppers, and Hair Razors. The wind came down and it was calm today. The rain may come back with some south wind Thursday but I think it may be ok out there in the morning. There has not been any anglers working the Soquel Hole but there were some fish caught there last week.

May 12
There were only a few boats out today looking for Salmon. There were only a few fish caught near Soldiers and Mulligan Hill in the shallow water. The Rock fishing was good because the wind was offshore here. The wind is coming down the next few days so come fishing.

May 11
The Salmon were biting today near the Sand Plant near Moss Landing. The Salmon were caught in 100-180 feet of water. The wind did come up in the afternoon and it was bumpy in the morning. The Rock fishing was decent in the morning before the wind blew. The wind is expected to slow down on Wednesday.

May 10
The Salmon fishing was decent for the anglers who fished the Pajaro and Marina. The areas around 36'51/121'55 and 36'41/121'52 keep producing 1-5 fish a boat. The Salmon are being caught in 120-180 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught 100-180 feet down and on the bottom. There were some Salmon caught by a friend of mine at the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Striped Bass were on the bite early this morning near Rio del Mar and Pajaro.

May 9
The Salmon fishing was a little slower today but there were some scores of 1-5 fish a boat. The anglers were fishing around Pajaro in 140-180 feet of water. The area was around 36'51/121'53. The area near Soldiers Club at 36'42/121'51 produced some quality Salmon as well. The Salmon were being caught 120 to the bottom near Soldiers Club. Anglers are doing well with Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, White Krocodiles, and Blue Kajikis. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who fished near South Rock and the Mile Buoy. There was one Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Lingcod were on the bite near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. The Striped Bass were on the bite near the dead whales and Great White Sharks near New Brighton and Pajaro. The Striped Bas are being caught on Spro Hair Razors, White Big Hammers, Pencil Poppers, and Wind Cheaters. The weather was nice due to the overcast sky until 2:00.

May 8
The Salmon came back on the bite today and the weather has settled down. There were good scores of Salmon caught near Pajaro in 155-180 feet of water. The fish are being caught at 35'51/121'53 and almost all the fish were caught near the bottom. There is a bunch of bait and it looks like these fish are going to stick around. The area near Soldier's produced some limits of Salmon in 150-180 feet of water as well. The Salmon continue to cruise around in the shallow water near the bottom. The Halibut are starting to show as well. There was a angler who caught a nice Halibut near the Mile Buoy on dead Squid. The Rock fishing has improved since the swell dropped back down. The Lingcod were biting Big Hammers and Assault Jigs near Natural Bridges in 60-70 feet of water. The Striped Bass continue to work the bait balls in the surf line near Rio del Mar and Manresa. The wind and swell is down and the fish are here so come fishing!

May 7
There were only a few reports of Salmon being caught today around the Soquel Hole and at Mulligan Hill. There was one boat who caught 6 fish west of Moss Landing in 120 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught but the boat pressure is light so there have not been many good reports. The Rock fishing was decent but the south winds made it hard to stay on the fish. The wind and swell made it hard for the boaters and most stayed home. The rain cleared up in the afternoon and the wind settled down. The Striped Bas are still being caught near New Brighton and Manresa state beach. We hope to get some better reports this weekend.

May 6
The few boats who did go fishing today did not have much luck. The wind and swell was up and there not many boats out. There were some decent scores of Salmon near Marina and Pajaro before the big swell hit. The weather is expected to get better all week. The one angler who went Rock fishing found a few nice fish near Natural Bridges. The Striped Bass continue to keep shore anglers busy from Rio del Mar to Manresa.

May 5
The Salmon are still being caught in the area near Pajaro and Marina. The Salmon are still in the 150-180 feet of water and most of the fish are being caught near the bottom. There were not many boats looking for Rock fish today due to the large swell. The swell is expected to come down over the next few days.

May 4
The fishing for Salmon was the same again today but there were not many boats out. There were a few boats who caught 1-4 fish a boat around 36'51/121'53. The anglers near the east edge of the Soquel Hole caught a few fish. The winds were down in the morning but the south swell was up. The swell slowed the Rock fishing down today but there were some caught. The swell is expected to drop in the next few days.

May 3
There were a few anglers who looked around the Soquel Hole but said the jellyfish were too thick. There were only a few fish caught in that area today. There was one boat who left the Soquel Hole and ran down near Pajaro and found some nice fish. The Skunk Dodger caught 4 nice Salmon at 36'51/121'53 in 170-180 feet of water. The Salmon were caught on Sling Blades and Cable Baiters near the bottom. The anglers up near Davenport could not find the Salmon today but they did catch some nice Lingcod. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The south swell just started to fill in today and the wind was down. The Striped Bass continue to bite Pencil Poppers near Rio del Mar to Seaside.

May 2
The winds stayed down and the swell is not expected to come in until late Sunday evening. The anglers who looked for Salmon caught a few more fish around the Soquel Hole in 200-280 feet of water. The Salmon were hard to find but a few anglers did catch one or two while trolling. The Purple Haze Hoochies and the Watermelon Krippled Anchovies worked the best. The Salmon were caught 40-100 feet down. I spoke to a couple of anglers who fished Rock fish near Davenport and caught limits in the morning along with some nice Lingcod. The anglers found a bait ball on the way home in 180 feet of water and caught two Salmon there. They caught the two Salmon trolling Purple Haze Hoochies on the bottom. I have a good feeling that there are some schools of Salmon up the coast. There were some decent scores of Salmon caught near the Cement Plant on the south side of Moss Landing. The anglers who fished near the Lighthouse caught some nice Lingcod on B2 Squid and Fish Traps. The Striped Bass are on the bite early in the morning and late in the evening near Manresa and Rio del Mar. The Poppers seem to be catching the most fish.

May 1
The Salmon are still hiding from us here in Santa Cruz but everyday a few anglers get lucky. There were a few fish caught on the west side of the Soquel Hole in 280 feet of water. The anglers found a few fish trolling 100 feet down with Blue Kajikis. The Mulligan area was slower today. There were some limits of Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges in 80-100 feet of water. The Rock fishing was slower today due to the swell. The water was choppy today in the morning but it did settle down late in the afternoon. The Striped Bas continue to be caught from Rio del Mar to Pajaro.

April 30
The fishing for Salmon remained slow but there were a few luck anglers who caught fish. The few were caught on the east side of the Soquel Hole and near Mulligan's. The Salmon were caught on the edge of the canyon at the Soquel Hole. The anglers who trolled caught the fish 50-100 feet down. The anglers near Mulligan's were in 130-170 feet of water. The Rock fishing was god but the swell was up.

April 29
The fishing for Salmon was slow again but there were only two boats out looking. The boats looked around the Soquel Hole and near Manresa in 180-300 feet of water but did not find any Salmon. The Rock fishing remains good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The water is starting to warm up so we may see some Halibut coming in son. There is a bunch of bait from the Santa Cruz Harbor to Manresa and the Striped Bass are on the bite. The average size is 6-10 pounds but there are some big ones in the mix. Get some Pencil Poppers and Kastmasters and catch some tasty white meat!

April 28
The fishing for Salmon remained the same today around the Soquel Hole and Moss Landing. There were a few boats out looking around the Hole but I did not hear of any fish. There were a few boats near Moss Landing but they were not finding much. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers fishing swim baits near South Rock. The Lingcod remain on the bite near Natural Bridges. The wind was not bad today and the swell was small. The beach anglers have been catching Striped Bass near Manresa State Beach. The anglers are catching 7-30 pound Striped Bass on Pencil Poppers, Wind Cheaters, Kastmasters, and Hair Razors.

April 27
The Salmon bite was slow again but a few boats did catch 1-2 fish. The Salmon were caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole in 300 feet of water. The Salmon were caught 50-150 feet down. The anglers are still doing best trolling. There were a few fish caught near 36'40/121'51 and at 36'51/121'53. The Lingcod and Rock fish were on the bite from Natural Bridges to South Rock in 50-90 feet of water. The wind was not bad today.

April 26
The report remains the same for Salmon with only a few fish being caught daily. There were a few fish caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole in 320 feet of water. The Salmon were caught 70-150 feet down with Krippled Anchovies, Blue Kajikis, Pearl Krocodiles, and Purple Haze Kajikis. There were anglers who fished up the coast near 36'50/122'03 but only found bait and whales. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock in 70-95 feet of water. The Lingcod were chewing up Big Hammer swim baits near 4 Mile beach and Natural Bridges.

April 25
The fishing was slow today due to the stormy conditions. I did hear of a few fish caught in 320 feet of water down 50 feet. The anglers were trolling near the tip of the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was hard due to the wind that was blowing. The wind is expected to be 10 knots Sunday.

April 24
There were only a few boats out today and there was not much to report. I heard of one 20 pound Salmon caught at 36'41/121'51. The anglers that look for Rock fish did well on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind blew most anglers off the water early. The wind is expected to come down but there may be some rain in the morning. Sunday the weather is expected to be calm!

April 23
The amount of boats out today makes it hard to get a good report. There were a few boats that I spoke to who had 1-2 fish around the edge of the Soquel Hole. There numbers were 36'51/121'58 and 36'50/122'00. The winds were down but there was a small swell. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near 4 Mile beach. We should have a better report by the end of this week if the rain does not blow us out.

April 22
There were only a few boats fishing for Salmon today so the reports were not plentiful. There were scores ranging from 0-2 fish that I heard of. One boat had 2 fish at 36'52/122'02 and another had 2 fish at 36'52/121'58. The fish were caught 70-150 feet down. There was only one boat near Moss Landing that I heard from and they did not have any luck. THe Lingcod bite was decent near South Rock. The wind was up in the morning but it was fishable. The winds are expected to be down Thursday morning but there may be some wind in the afternoon.

April 21
The fishing today for Salmon was slow today but there were a few lucky anglers. The best score I heard of was 3 Salmon on one boat who fished the inside edge of the Soquel Hole. The numbers were 36'52/121'58 in 200 feet of water. The Salmon were caught 50-150 feet down. The angler was using Purple Haze Hoochies and Krippled Anchovies. There were a few other boats who caught 0-1 Salmon near the Soquel Hole. I did hear of a few fish near 36'41/121'51. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The wind was down all day but there was a little swell. The cold front may have shut down the bite.

April 20
The Salmon bite was decent for some and slow for other anglers who fished the Soquel Hole. There were scores from 1-4 fish a boat. The anglers were fishing in 280-320 feet of water on both sides of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon are being caught 60-150 feet down and there were a few fish caught 10-20 feet down. The area near Soldiers Club slowed down and the best bet was the Soquel Hole. The wind stayed down all day and the bite did pick up for some anglers from 11:00-2:00. The Rock fishing was slower near South Rock but some anglers did have some luck near Davenport.

April 19
The bite was slow today near Soldiers and Pajaro. There were a few boats who caught 0-3 fish trolling in 110-170 feet of water. The anglers fished around 36'41/121'52 and 36'52/121'54. The few fish were caught 60-90 feet down and some anglers did best on the bottom. The Soquel Hole area has a school of Salmon swimming around but there has been very little pressure. Today a few boats fished from 36'50/122'01 to 36'50/121'58 and caught good scores of Salmon. There are a few boats who just caught limits in a hour. There is a 6 pack boat in the area loading up the Salmon as well. The Salmon are being caught 30-75 feet down at the Soquel Hole. Anglers are having good luck on Gold Tom Mack Spoons, U.V. Krippled Anchovies, Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, and Green R.S.K.'s. The weather is calm and there are a few boats going out for the afternoon bite! The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges. The Lingcod continue to bite near South Rock and 4 Mile beach. The weather is expected to stay down for a few days so come fishing!

April 18
The Salmon bite was slower today for the anglers fishing around Mulligan Hill. There were a few fish caught in 180-220 feet at 36'44/121'51. The scores ranged from 0-4 fish a boat if you stayed out all day. There were a few boats at 36'52/121'53 in the afternoon that found some fish in 95 feet of water. Most of the Salmon were caught near the bottom today. The wind was not bad until 1:00. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. We hope to hear of some more fish Sunday. The Salmon may have been off the bite due to the fact they were feeding heavily yesterday.

April 17
The Salmon bite went off today near 36'41/121'51. There were limits on a good amount of boats fishing in 160-180 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught 80-150 feet down. The anglers who fished from Capitola to Pajaro had 0-4 fish in 120-150 feet of water. The wind was down all day until noon. The Lingcod and Rock fishing is still going good near Natural Bridges.

April 16
The Salmon bite was good for some of the anglers who fished near Manresa Beach. The scores ranged from 0-6 fish a boat around 36'52/121'54. There was one boat who had his four fish in 45 minutes trolling 30-60 feet down. The anglers are having the best luck trolling Watermelon Krippled Anchovies and White Krocodiles. The area near 36'41/121/51 produced some limits on the other side of the bay. The Rock fishing was decent but the Lingcod bite was good. There was no wind today until the afternoon and it looks good for Friday. There is a swell expected to come in Friday so Salmon fishing may be better then Rock fishing.

April 15
The bite was the same today with some anglers catching a few fish near Capitola and Manresa. The scores ranged from 0-3 fish a boat for the anglers who fished hard. The anglers are finding the fish in 100-120 feet of water and most are being caught near the bottom. There have ben a few fish caught near Mulligan's and in front of Moss Landing harbor. The wind was not bad until noon today and it is expected to be nice for the next few days. The Rock fishing and Lingcod bite continues to be good.

April 14
The Salmon fishing was good for a few boats who trolled near 36'52/121'54. The Salmon bite was slow out in front of Santa Cruz so the anglers went looking around. Gerry on Doble had 5 nice Salmon trolling in the 36'52/121'54 area. There were other boats who followed him into the same area and caught a few fish as well. There was one boat that I talked to who caught his limit at Mulligan's in 150 fet of water. He caught the fish trolling Krippled Anchovies 80 feet down. The wind was down this morning but it did pick up in the afternoon. The Lingcod fishing was great near South Rock and Natural Bridges.

April 13
There were a few boats who did well for Salmon first thing in the morning near Capitola. The area was at 36'55/121'58 in 90 feet of water. The Salmon were biting first thing in the morning for the trollers using Krippled Anchovies. The Salmon were caught 65-85 feet down. There were a few fish caught at 36'48/121'50 on the bottom. There are some big bait balls from the Mile Buoy to Pleasure Point in 70-909 feet of water where a few Salmon have been caught. There was a pressure change which may have effected the bite. The wind did not get bad until noon. The Lingcod fishing was good at Natural Bridges in 55 feet of water.

April 12
The Salmon bite remains the same for the anglers fishing from the Mile Buoy down to Manresa. The scores are ranging from 0-4 fish a boat. The area near 36'52/121'54 and 36'53/121'55 sounded to be the best today. The bite started to pick up in the afternoon when the tide changed and the wind picked up. There were some anglers who caught 1-4 fish near Mulligan Hill in the shallow water. The Salmon are being caught in 65-115 feet of water where you see the birds working. The Rock fishing was good up the coast along with Lingcod.

April 11
The Salmon fishing was hit and miss again for the anglers working the shallow water from Manresa to Pajaro. There were a few boats who caught their limits by trolling Gold Krippled Anchovies on the bottom in 80 feet of water. The majority of anglers caught a few fish trolling in 80-125 feet of water near Pajaro and around 36'52/121'56. There was one boat at the Soquel Hole who caught 3 nice Salmon. I only heard of a few Salmon caught near Davenport. There were a few decent scores of Salmon caught at Soldiers Club and near the green buoy near Moss Landing. The Rock fishing was best near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down until 3:00.

April 10
The Salmon fishing was slower near the Pajaro and Capitola area today but there were some anglers who caught some fish. The scores were ranging from 0-4 fish a boat. The best scores came from anglers who worked the areas outside of the fleet in 90-130 feet of water. The area near Pajaro produced the same results but some anglers mooched up some limits closer to Moss Landing. The Soldiers Club is still producing some decent scores of Salmon as well. The Salmon may be full since they have been feeding hard for the last few days. The Rock fishing was good near Ano Nuevo today. The anglers who fished Ano Nuevo caught big Lingcod and Rock fish and on the way back found big bird piles at Davenport. There is a god chance there are some Salmon near Davenport in 200-250 feet of water.

April 9
The Salmon are still on the bite near Manresa and Pajaro in 80-135 feet of water. There were some limits of up to 8 fish caught in that area today. The Salmon are feeding on Anchovies so the Gold and Green Krippled Anchovies have been working well. The Salmon are being caught near the bottom and on the bottom. There were some fish caught near Soldiers Club as well. The weather has been great with no wind until noon. The Rock fishing remains good on the west side of Santa Cruz.

April 8
The bite turned on today for Salmon between Capitola and Pajaro in 80-120 feet of water. There were some limits caught by anglers who were trolling near the bottom. The anglers had great luck on Krippled Anchovies, White Spoons, Red Krocodiles, and Watermelon Apexes. The wind was down all morning until non. The anglers near Soldiers Club did catch a few fish in 100-140 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught in front of the harbor in 120 feet of water. Get out of the Canyon the Salmon are on the beach which is great for small boaters! The swell is dropping and the moon is fading so Rock fishing should get better.

April 7
The rain came in hard today and the southerly winds made the ocean ugly. The few boats who went out in the morning came back in. The few boats who waited for the storm to clear went out around 11:00. There were only a few fish caught near Soldiers Club. The Soquel Hole was quiet and I did not hear anyone trying the shallow water here. We hope to have a better report as the weather settles down these next few days.

April 6
The Salmon bite remains slow for most of the anglers fishing near the Soquel Hole. There were a few fish caught at the Soquel Hole in the morning. There were a few limits caught at Soldiers Club in the morning and around ten in the morning. There have been some nice fish caught in front of Santa Cruz and Capitola in 120-160 feet of water. There was one boat who had 3 fish at 36'53/121'56. The Salmon were caught in the shallow water near Soldiers Club as well. I have a feeling that there is a good amount of Salmon in 100-170 feet of water where all the bait has been. The Salmon were caught 50-130 fet down today. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was good for the anglers who worked South Rock and Natural Bridges with Big Hammers and Squid. The wind never blew hard today.

April 5
The bite was decent today near Pajaro and Soldiers Club today. The scores ranged from 1-6 fish a boat that I heard of. The best area I heard of was near 36'48/121'52. The Salmon are still being caught 40-90 feet down and there have been some caught 120-200 feet down. The winds were down all morning but there was a little wind near Santa Cruz. The Soquel Hole area was the same with a few fish caught in the morning. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 70-90 feet of water.

April 4
The Salmon season opened today but the fishing was slow on this side of the bay. There were a few decent scores of 2 fish caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole in 220-260 feet of water. The few fish I heard of were around 36'51/122'00 and 36'51/121'59. The better bite was on the north side of Moss Landing at 36'49/121'51 and 36'48/121'53. The anglers worked from 260 to 500 feet of water near Moss Landing. The anglers had best luck trolling 40-120 feet down and there were some fish caught 180-200 feet down. The anglers did best trolling Purple Haze Kajikis, Krippled Anchovies, and Chartruse F.B.R.'s. The best bite was early in the morning and late when the wind blew. The wind started to blow around noon today.

April 2
The Rock fishing was decent today for the anglers who fished near South Rock and Natural Bridges in 50-75 feet of water. The wind did come up in the afternoon so get on the water in the morning. The water temperature has dropped at the Soquel Hole and the Salmon season should be good. We have nice tray Anchovies and Herring so stop by.

April 1
The Rock fishing was decent for the anglers who went out today near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. There were some good scores of Lingcod for the anglers who jigged up live Mackrel and fished Big Herring. The best reports came from the Lighthouse in 30-45 feet of water for the Lingcod. The wind was not as bad as expected today. The wind is going to stay down in the morning so come over and fish.

March 17
The Salmon season is going to open on April 4 and Rock fishing is open on April 1. It is a good time to get your reels spooled up, get your license, and prepare your gear! Stop by we will see you soon.

March 4
Fisheries Agencies Report Positive Outlook for 2015 Ocean Salmon Fishing Season! At the annual salmon informational meeting held in Santa Rosa, state and federal fishery scientists presented encouraging news for sport and commercial salmon anglers. Forecasts suggest there are 652,000 adult Sacramento River fall Chinook salmon in the ocean this year, along with 423,800 adults from the Klamath River fall run. Fish from these runs comprise the vast majority of salmon taken in California's ocean and inland fisheries .These forecasts, which were higher than last year, will be used over the next few months by fishery managers to set sport and commercial fishing season dates, commercial quotas, and size and bag limits."The forecasts are encouraging and suggest that California fisheries may see salmon seasons in 2015 that have increased opportunities over last year," said Melodie Palmer-Zwahlen, a senior environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Chinook salmon harvested in ocean fisheries in 2015 hatched 2 to 4 years ago and, as a result, have not been highly impacted by California's drought. Starting next year, it is anticipated that future ocean salmon fishing opportunities may be impacted by the ongoing drought .Season dates and other regulations will be developed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and California Fish and Game Commission over the next few months. For more information on the salmon season setting process or general ocean salmon fishing information, please visit the Ocean Salmon Project web page or call the Salmon Fishing Hotline at (707) 576-3429.

Feb. 24
The weather has been great here for the anglers fishing for Crabs and Sand dabs. The Crab fishing has been best straight out of the harbor in 150-200 feet of water. The anglers are finding the Sand dabs near Capitola in 110-155 feet of water. There have been some good scores of Bonita for anglers in 80-100 feet of water near the Capitola Wharf. The anglers are using small Squid Sabikis with a Assault Jig on the back to get the Bonita. Trolling slow below the surface has been the best way to catch the Bonita. Anglers caught some incidental Salmon trolling for the Bonita and dropping down for San dabs. The Perch fishing is on fire near the Cement Ship and Manresa. The Perch Tournament is almost filled up so stop by and sign up soon! We still don't have a opening day for Salmon because there are meetings in March. We hope to see Salmon open on April 4 and possibly a April Rock fish opener. I will keep you posted!

Feb. 4
The weather has been nice for Sand Dab and Crab fishing. The Crab fishing has picked up straight out of the Harbor. The Bonita are still being caught in 60-110 feet of water near Pleasure Point. The Surf Perch fishing has been great near Manresa and 26 Ave. Were waiting for the new regulation to come out and will update you when we hear of season openers.

Jan. 16
The weather is perfect for Sand Dabs and Crabs! The Surfperch are on the bite here at the Harbor Beach and 26 TH Ave. The winds are down and there is a small swell. Come fishing!

Jan. 11
The Crab fishing is starting to pick back up in 200 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz. The Surf fishing has been good for Surf Perch and a few Striped Bas. The Sand Dabs are thick in 120-180 feet of water near Capitola.

Jan. 3
The weather is flat calm and the Crab and Dab fishing is the best bet. The Surf Perch are on the bite!
Jan. 2
The fishing for Sand Dabs and Crabs was good today near the Pajaro and 5 Mile Beach. The wind has settled down and things look god for the next few days. There is no swell so come fishing and run your boat. The Surf Perch are on the bite at Twin Lakes, 26 Ave, and Manresa!



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