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July 13
There were just a few fish caught at the tip of the Soquel Hole today. The area near Monterey in 170 feet of water did have some nice fish caught but you had to work hard. The Halibut fishing is still going great. The Rock fishing has been producing limits for the anglers working up the coast. The wind was down and the fog was in.
July 12
The Salmon fishing on the east edge of the Soquel Hole was decent early in the morning. There were some scores of 1-3 fish caught trolling near the bottom in 170-260 feet of water. The area at Soldiers Club was better with some limits reported trolling near the bottom in 160-220 feet of water. The bite is best first thing in the morning then the Mackrel move in. The Halibut was good in Capitola around 36'49/121'50. The Rock fishing is great up the coast and there are some Halibut up there as well. The bay is full of bait and the fishing is great!
July 11
The Salmon fishing was good for some and slow for others near the Soquel Hole. The anglers did best trolling near the bottom in 170-260 feet of water. The area at Soldiers Club produced some quality Salmon in the same depth of water. The majority of the fish are on the bottom. The Halibut fishing was good out front down to Pajaro. The Rock fishing has been good for the anglers working up the coast. The wind was not bad all morning.
July 10
The Salmon fishing was a little slower near the tip of the Soquel Hole. There were a few anglers with 1-3 fish caught trolling near the bottom in 180-260 feet of water. There were a few good reports trolling from the Sand Plant to Marina in 170-190 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught trolling and mooching on the bottom. The Halibut bite has been good on the west side and down towards Capitola. The Rock fishing was great near Wilder Beach and Davenport. There have been some Striped Bass caught near New Brighton and near Marina. The wind was up in the morning making it bumpy.
July 9
The fishing for Salmon was good for some of the anglers who worked the edge of the Soquel Hole. The fish were caught on the bottom near 36'51/121'57 and 36'51/121'59. The majority of the fish are being caught in 170-260 feet of water. The Halibut fishing was good in Capitola to Pajaro in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing is still going good. The wind was down and there is no swell.
July 8
The Salmon fishing is still going good for the anglers fishing in 170-240 feet near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The majority of the fish are big so be prepared. The fish are being caught near the bottom trolling, Krippled Anchovies, U.V. Hoochies, and Watermelon Apexes. The Halibut fishing has been good near the Capitola and Pajaro. There have been some nice Halibut caught in front of the harbor. The Rock fishing is still good on the west side near Davenport. The wind was down today.
July 7
The Salmon bite continues to be good for some and hard for others. The fish are close to the bottom so the right gear makes the difference. The Salmon are plugged on Anchovies so that is the bait of choice. The Salmon are being caught 170-240 feet deep near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut have been chewing up the Squid south of Capitola. The Rock fish are plugged with Anchovies up the coast. The wind was not bad and the swell dropped.
July 6
The fishing is still going good here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Salmon caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 170-240 feet of water. There were limits reported by a good amount of anglers trolling Anchovies near the bottom. The Halibut fishing is still good near Capitola and Pajaro. There were some nice Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing has been good near Wilder and Davenport. The wind came up around 11:00 on the Salmon grounds but was decent in the morning.
July 5
The fishing for Salmon is still going well for the anglers working the bottom near the Soquel Hole. The Halibut was decent near Capitola and Manresa. The Rock fishing is still great. There was some swell and wind today.
July 4
The Salmon fishing was good today near the edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some limits reported by different boats who fished near the bottom. The fish were caught in 170-250 feet of water. The Halibut fishing has been good for the anglers fishing the beaches south of Capitola. The Rock fishing is still great up the coast. There are Anchovies all over the bay so its a good time to fish. The wind was not bad but there is some south swell.
July 3
The Salmon are still being caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole in 200-260 feet of water. The fish are being caught on Purple Haze Hoochies, White Krocodiles, and Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing is still good on the beaches south of Capitola. The Rock fishing is good near Davenport.
July 2
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who fished the edge of the Soquel Hole in 220 feet of water. The anglers did have to run the gear often due to fishing close to the bottom. There were limits of nice big Salmon reported trolling Anchovies 180-210 feet down. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers near the harbor and on the west side. The wind was blowing from the south in the morning but it became nicer through the day. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport.
July 1
The fishing for Salmon was decent for a few boats who worked the edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut and Rock fishing was a little slower due to the south swell. The wind stayed down due to fog.
June 30
The Salmon fishing is still going well for the anglers fishing near the bottom in 180-220 feet of water. The Salmon are getting bigger with some 20-30 pound fish being reported. The Salmon are being caught on the east and west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut and Rock fishing was a little slower due to the new south swell. The wind was not bad all morning.

June 28
The Halibut fishing continues to be good in front of the harbor down to Pajaro in 40-60 feet of water. The Salmon fishing was tuff today due to gusty winds. There were a few Salmon caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole on the bottom. The Rock fishing has been great at Davenport.
June 27
There was a decent bite near the east side of the Soquel Hole today. The anglers did good trolling Krippled Anchovies near the bottom in 150-200 feet of water. The Halibut fishing has been good below the Cement Ship in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing has been great in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The wind was down most of the day and there is no swell.
June 26
The Salmon are still being caught near the Soquel Hole. I spoke to one angler who went out in the afternoon and caught two Salmon and lost two. The angler was fishing the on the east edge of the Hole in 200 feet of water. The Salmon were all on the bottom. The Salmon bite at the Sand Plant was hit and miss. The Halibut fishing is still good from the Mile Buoy to Pajaro. The wind was down in the morning.
June 25
The Salmon fishing picked up for the anglers fishing near the Sand Plant near Mos Landing. There were a few nice Salmon caught in 170-190 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon were caught near the bottom. The area in front of the harbor has a lot of red tide. The anglers are having better luck on the Halibut below the Cement Ship. The wind was down due to fog. The shore anglers are catching Halibut, Perch, and Striped Bass. The Crab fishing has been good.
June 24
The Salmon fishing was slow around the Soquel Hole today. There were a few boats who ran up to Pigeon Point and beyond to score Salmon limits. The area near the Sand Plant has been producing a few Salmon. There are some small Salmon in the bait balls in shallow water. The Halibut fishing is better below the Cement Ship due to the red tide in town. The wind was down all morning due to fog.
June 23
The Salmon fishing is still slow around the Soquel Hole. There were a few fish caught near Mulligan Hill. The main bite is near Pigeon Point. The Rock fishing is still good for the anglers fishing up the coast. The Halibut fishing was slower in front of the Harbor due to the red tide. The area below Capitola is producing the best Halibut action. The wind was down due to the fog.
June 20
The Salmon fishing was slow overall but there were some fish caught. There were a few big fish caught trolling at the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Mulligan's area did produce a few Salmon mooching and trolling. The Halibut fishing has been good in front of the harbor and down near Pajaro. The winds were light due to the fog. The Rock fishing is great. The Stripers, Perch, and Halibut are keeping shore anglers busy!
June 19
The Salmon fishing was good today for the moochers and trollers who worked near 36'41/121'51. The majority of the Salmon were caught 50 feet down but there were a few on the bottom in 220 feet of water. The Halibut fishing has been decent but there is some red tide moving in. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. The wind was down due to the fog.
June 17
The fishing was slow for the Salmon around the Soquel Hole but there were a few caught near Marina. The Halibut fishing has been good in town and below Capitola. The Rock fishing has been great. The swell was small and the wind was down until late afternoon.
June 15 & 16
The fishing for Salmon was slow for the anglers near the Soquel Hole. There were a few fish caught near Marina in the shallow water. The Halibut fishing has been good in the bay near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Rock fishing is wide open near the Lighthouse.The wind is still blowing in the afternoon. The Striped Bass are biting near New Brighton.
June 14
The fishing for Salmon was slow for the anglers who fished near the Soquel Hole. I did speak to one boat who caught 2 Salmon on the bottom near the Soquel Hole. The Halibut fishing was great near Capitola and in front of the Harbor. The wind was not bad and the swell is gone.
June 13
The Salmon fishing picked up today with some nice fish caught at 36'51/121'57. I spoke to a boat who had their 4 fish limit trolling 150 feet down with Watermelon Apexes and Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing is still going god near Capitola and Pajaro. The Squid and bait fish have moved into the bay so fishing is good. The surf anglers are finding Striped Bass, Halibut and Perch. The wind was down in the morning.
June 12
The fishing for Salmon was decent for a few boats who fished near 35'51/121'55. There were a few Salmon caught trolling Anchovies near the bottom. The Halibut bite was good until the wind picked up in the afternoon. There have been Halibut caught from the Mile Buoy to Pajaro in 45-75 feet of water. The Rock fishing is great up the coast. There have been some big Striped Bass caught on the beaches south of Manresa.
June 10
The weather got better the last few days so anglers tried for Salmon again. There were a few fish caught near the bottom on the west side of the Soquel Hole in 200 feet of water. The Pajaro area had cool water but no action. There were some Salmon caught near the bottom at Mulligan Hill. The Halibut fishing was good in Capitola and near the Santa Cruz wharf. The Squid has come into Capitola so the Halibut are on the bite. There have been a few Sea Bass caught on swim baits near Pleasure Point. The Striped Bass are biting near the balls of Anchovies on the beaches south of Manresa. There is a rumor of Albacore being caught 80 miles out of Morro Bay! Get ready for a wild summer!
June 7
The weather has been bad for a few days so not much to report on Salmon. The inshore Rock fishing was good up the coast near Wilder Beach. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Striped Bass and Halibut are being caught near the wharfs due to the Anchovies that have moved in.
June 6
The fishing for Salmon was slow today for the few boats who went looking. There were boats near Davenport trying but did not fish long due to he wind. I heard of a few fish caught on the west side of the Soquel Hole. The Mulligan Hill area has been producing a few fish down near the bottom. The Halibut fishing was decent near Capitola and Pajaro. The surf and pier anglers are catching Striped Bass and Halibut. The wind was blowing hard in the mid morning.
June 5
The Salmon fishing was slower at the Soquel Hole but there were a few fish caught near the west edge in 250 feet of water. The Mulligan's area was good today in 220-260 feet of water. There were some anglers who caught limits fishing the bait balls near the bottom at Mulligan Hill. The Halibut fishing was a little slower today due to the south swell. The Rock fishing was decent at Wilder Beach and Natural Bridges. The wind was up in the afternoon!
June 4
The Salmon are still being caught by anglers working the tip of the Soquel Hole and near Mulligan Hill. The Halibut fishing has been god on the beaches south of Capitola. There are huge bait balls of Anchovies and some Sardines. The wind was down and the swell is small.
June 3
The Salmon are still being caught near the Soquel Hole. There were tow anglers who had limits of quality Salmon near the west side of the Soquel Hole. They caught the Salmon 180 feet down in 230 feet of water. The Salmon were biting on the Chrome Krippled Anchovies with a Green Hot Spot. THe Halibut fishing has been good near Pajaro and near Moss Landing where the Squid is at. There have been some nice Halibut caught off Capitola as well. The Rock fishing was god near Wilder Beach in 280 feet of water. The weather was not bad today. There beach anglers are catching some keeper Halibut and Striped Bass near New Brighton.
May 31
The Salmon fishing was decent for a few boats near Mulligan Hill and the Soquel Hole. The Salmon were caught trolling near the bottom in 220-280 feet of water. The Rock fishing was great at Davenport. The Halibut are biting near Capitola and Pajaro in 40-70 feet of water. There have been some big Halibut caught near Monterey. The wind was down but there was some swell.
May 30
The fishing for Salmon is slow in front of Santa Cruz and Moss Landing. There were not many reports of any Salmon that I heard of. The Rock fishing was good up the coast. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola, Pajaro, and Monterey. The wind was up due to the storm that passed.
May 29
The Salmon fishing has been slower near the Soquel Hole but there are still a few fish being caught down deep. There were some nice Salmon caught near Davenport in the deeper water. There has been a good bite up near Pescadero. The Mulligan Hill area is still producing a few nice Salmon in 180-150 feet of water. The Sea lions are the main problem down near Mos Landing. The Halibut fishing has been good for the anglers fishing form Capitola to Pajaro. There are some nice Halibut still being caught between Monterey and Moss Landing. The Rock fishing has been good near Wilder Beach and Davenport. The Surf Perch and Striped Bass are keeping anglers busy on he beaches south of New Brighton. The winds are down but there is some south swell.
May 27
There were a few Salmon caught on the west side of the Soquel Hole in 240 feet of water. The Mulligan area has been better 180-240 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon are being caught near the bottom and half way down. The Halibut fishing has been good in Capitola and near Pajaro in 45-70 feet of water. The wind has been down but there has been some swell.
May 24
The fishing for Salmon was hit and miss around the Soquel Hole. There were some fish caught near the bottom in 220-280 feet of water. The anglers near the sand plant caught some Salmon in 160 feet of water. The Salmon were caught 90-120 feet down. The Halibut fishing is getting better near the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and Pajaro. The Rock fishing has been great. The Striped Bass and Halibut are showing up near the wharfs due to all the bait fish moving in. There are Anchovies from 30-160 feet of water. I would bet if you trolled in 120-160 feet of water you would catch some Salmon. The wind and swell is down. Have a great Memorial Day!
May 23
The Salmon fishing was slow today but there were some lucky anglers who caught a few fish near the bottom on the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut fishing was good near the Cement Ship and Pajaro. The Rock fishing was great up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. The wind was not as bad as yesterday. The Striped Bas are being caught near Manresa on S.P. Minnow, Kastmasters, Calissa's, and Pencil Poppers.
May 22
The Salmon were caught on the bottom on the west edge of the Soquel Hole and Mulligan Hill. The majority of the fish were caught trolling Anchovies 240-280 feet down. The wind was blowing hard in the mid morning.
May 21
The fishing for Salmon was good for some of the anglers who fished the bottom near Mulligan's. There were some other Salmon caught near Pajaro in 260 feet of water down deep. The anglers near the Soquel Hole did decent fishing near the bottom. There have been a few fish caught off Davenport as well. The wind did blow in the afternoon.
May 20
The Salmon fishing was decent on the west edge of the Soquel Hole for the anglers who braved the wind. The majority of the anglers came in due to the wind by 10:30.
May 19
The fishing was good for Salmon on the west side of the Soquel Hole down deep in 250 feet of water. The anglers near Mulligan caught some limits on the bottom in 240-280 feet of water. The wind was not bad.
May 18
The Salmon fishing is still going well for the anglers fishing near the Soquel Hole and the canyon edge near Moss Landing. The wind was blowing and there was some swell today.
May 17
The few boats that went for Salmon did decent at the Soquel Hole before the wind blew. The morning did produce a few nice Salmon trolling bait at 36'51/121'59. The majority of the fish were near the bottom in 240-280 feet of water.
May 16
The Salmon fishing was good on the west edge of the Soquel Hole in 240-280 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon were caught trolling near the bottom but there were some fish caught at 175 feet. The other anglers were fishing near Pajaro in 230 feet of water near the canyon by Moss Landing. There were some limits caught trolling the bottom there. The Halibut are still being caught in Capitola in 40-5 feet of water. The wind stayed down until noon.
May 15
The Salmon fishing was decent for the anglers who worked the Soquel Hole down deep. The Salmon are being caught 220-280 feet down on the bottom. The wind was up today but is expected to be better for the weekend. The Halibut are starting to bite near Capitola and Pajaro.
May 14
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who worked the edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some limits caught trolling near the bottom at 36'50/122'00 and 36'51/121'59. The majority of the fish were caught from 240-280 feet down. The weather was flat calm all day long. There were a few Halibut caught near the Cement Ship. There is a little bit of bait showing up in Capitola and New Brighton.
May 13
The Salmon bite was slow this morning but there were a few fish caught in the afternoon. The majority of the fish were caught working the edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some nice fish caught trolling Anchovies 160-250 feet down.The west side of the Soquel Hole had some limits caught on the bottom in 260-280 feet of water. The low pressure may have turned off the bite. The weather was nice all day. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Striped Bass are still being caught near Manresa and New Brighton.
May 12
The Salmon are still being caught on the west and east edge of the Soquel Hole in 180-260 feet of water. The wind was blowing today but there were boats fishing.
May 10
The Salmon fishing was good for a few anglers first thing in the morning on the west and east edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers who did best caught there fish trolling Krippled Anchovies 20-60 feet down. The area near Davenport was slower. There were a few fish caught near Moss Landing. The weather changed with some south wind which may have affected the bite.
May 9
The Salmon bite was good at 36'52/121'56 and 36'50/122'00. The majority of the Salmon were caught 20-70 feet down. There were some deeper fish caught in the afternoon. The wind was down all morning.
May 8
The fishing for Salmon was good up the coast near Wilder Beach and Davenport. The Salmon are moving up the coast daily. The majority of the Salmon are being caught on Anchovies from 40-120 feet down. The Mulligan's area was slower today.
May 7
The Salmon fishing was god from 36'50/122'03 to 36'51/122'05. The Salmon are still being caught from 30-100 feet down. The wind was up all day but it was not to bad. The Striped Bas are making a showing on the beaches to the south. The Halibut are slowly coming in.
May 6
The Salmon bite was good on the west side of Santa Cruz near 3 Trees in 200-280 feet of water. The anglers on the east edge of the Soquel Hole did decent on the Salmon. The wind was not bad today.
May 5
The Salmon fishing was decent at the Soquel Hole in 200-280 feet of water. The anglers fishing near Mulligan's and Soldiers have been doing a little better today. The wind is still blowing in the afternoon. There were a few nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy.

May 3
The weather was windy on the Salmon grounds but nice on the Halibut grounds. There were a few fish caught in 200 feet of water near the Soquel Hole. The area near Pajaro also produced a few nice Salmon. Mulligan's was good for the anglers who got out early.
May 2
The Salmon fishing was a little slower today but some anglers did get their limits. There were some decent scores at the Soquel Hole in 200-280 feet of water. The majority of the fish were caught 40-150 feet down. The bite at Mulligan's and Soldiers was about the same. The wind stayed down until noon.
May 1
The Salmon season opened today and anglers took advantage of the opportunity. There were limits caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The fish were all over the place with some being caught 30 feet down and others being caught 220 feet down. THe weather was nice all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
April 16
The are still some good scores of Halibut being caught near the Mile Buoy, Capitola, Pajaro, and near Monterey. The Rock fishing is still god up the coast. The Launch Ramp is closed until the shelter in place order is lifted. We will keep you posted.
April 10
The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola by commercial fishermen and slip renters. The Rock fishing has been good up the coast near Natural Bridges. The meeting from the D.F.W. failed yesterday and is set for April 15 and 16. I took this from their web page:
“We also want to make it crystal clear that today’s proposed decision was not about banning fishing statewide or locally. We are not contemplating statewide closure. The decision is to help prepare us to work with counties and tribes to make those decisions based on their requests. We are working on a tailored and surgical approach based on local needs and knowledge. We have already received some of these requests. Today’s proposed action was an effort to become more nimble and ready to react when asked by a local entity to act.”
April 4
The Halibut were biting for the anglers who trolled and drifted from the Mile Buoy to Capitola. There were some nice Halibut caught and the wind was down. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. If you are wondering these reports are from boats who have slips or are commercial.
April 3
The Rock fishing was decent today up the coast. The Halibut are starting to be caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola.
April 1
THE SALMON SEASON IS POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 30. AT THAT TIME THE P.F.M.C. WILL DECIDE WHAT THE SEASON WILL BE!
The Rock fishing opened today and there were some nice fish caught near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There was some wind in the morning but it got calmer through the day. The Halibut fishing has been good near the MIle Buoy in 70-90 feet of water.
March 31
THE LAUNCH RAMP IS CLOED!
The Rock fishing opener is set for tomorrow.
March 29
The recent launch ramp closure has left me with a uncertainty about my business. I will stay open as much as I can early for the first week of the openers to see how it goes. I am not sure if it will be worth getting here early with no launch and limited commercial business. I will keep you posted as we move forward and things evolve. At this time starting April 1 I will be open from 6 am to 5 pm. I will keep you posted. In the mean time don't forget I will send stuff via mail or do phone pick up orders to help everyone out. Thanks for the support!!
March 20
We will try to stay open as well as we can since I have had to let employees go due to the Corona Virus. My hours will be from 10:30-5 for essential needs Tuesday - Sunday! Please come and go quickly and don't hang out. IF YOU ARE SICK DONT COME !
March 9
The Salmon season Alternatives have been published and it looks like we are going to have a long season. The Alternatives are open Salmon on April 4 and close some time in Sept or Oct. We will keep you posted when the final dates are set but we are for sure opening on April 4! On another note the Halibut have made a good showing here all around the Monterey Bay. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The angles fishing Monterey and Moss Landing have been finding some nice Halibut as well. There is some Squid showing up near Monterey. The weather has been nice!


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