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Nov. 14
The fishing remains good here in Santa Cruz. There have been some nice Halibut caught in 75-100 feet of water from 4 Mile to Davenport. The Rock fishing and Lingcod fishing has been good near Natural Bridges. The weather has been nice with some afternoon wind and small swells. The Crab fishing is still going decent.
Nov. 11
The weather was great again today and the fish are biting. There were some nice Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut caught from 4 Mile to Davenport. The Crab fishing is slowly getting better.
Nov. 10
The weather was flat calm today. The inshore fishing was good for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. There was one boat who had 3 Halibut near 4 Mile Beach in 100 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing was good near Davenport. The Blue and Black Rock fish are schooled up near Wilder Beach in 80-100 feet of water. There have been a few Sea Bass caught above Natural Bridges in 100-130 feet of water. The Crab fishing improved for some of the anglers. The Perch fishing has been good from Rio del Mar and below.
Nov. 9
The Halibut and Rock fishing is still going good here on the west side of Santa Cruz. I fished near Davenport and ended up with 3 Halibut on Squid and Jack Smelt. The Rock fishing is good near Natural Bridges in 80-100 feet of water. The Crab fishing is decent near Moss Landing and up near Davenport. The wind and the swell is down.
Nov. 7
The Crab fishing has been best below Moss Landing and up near Davenport in 170-245 feet of water. The Halibut and Sea Bass are still lurking around the Squid from the Cement Ship and Pajaro in 80-120 feet of water. The Rock fish and Lingcod are still on the bite from the Lighthouse to Ano Nuevo. The weather is perfect don't wait fish now. The winds have been down in the morning and the swell is small.
Nov. 4
The fishing was decent up the coast near 4 Mile for Lingcod and Rock fish. The Crab fishing has been decent in 220 feet of water straight out and near Pajaro. The Halibut and Sea Bass are still being caught from the Cement Ship to Pajaro. The wind was down in the morning but it did come up in the afternoon.

Nov. 2
The Sea Bass and Halibut are still biting near Pajaro. The Crab season opens tomorrow. The Rock fishing is good up the coast. The wind and swell is down.
Nov. 1
The wind and swell is down and the fishing is still going good. There are some Sea Bass and Halibut being caught near Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The bigger Lingcod are starting to show up on the north coast. The Perch fishing is going well near Rio del Mar. Crab fishing opens Saturday so come enjoy the indian summer.
Oct. 28
The fishing conditions were good today in Santa Cruz. The swell was smaller and the wind stayed down all morning. There were a few Halibut and Sea Bass caught at Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges and 4 Mile. There were a few Halibut caught up the coast.
Oct. 27
There are still a few big Sea Bass and Halibut being caught near Pajaro. The anglers who fished near Davenport and 5 Mile found some nice Halibut. The Rock fishing is still going good on the west side up to Ano Nuevo. The Surf Perch fishing has been good near Rio del Mar. The swell is dropping but there is some wind in the afternoon.
Oct. 25
There have been some rumors of Bluefin being seen near the Carmel Canyon. The Rock fishing and Halibut are still biting up on the north coast. There are still a few Sea Bass and Halibut being caught near Moss Landing. The winds have been up and down and there is some swell.
Oct. 21
There was one boat who went off shore looking for tuna today. He found blue 62 degree water outside the weather buoys and up to the Guide. There was bait in the water but no tuna. There were a few Sea Bass caught this morning near Pajaro and Capitola in 90-120 feet of water. The Halibut are still biting near Pajaro. The anglers who worked up the coast found some nice Rock fish and Lingcod. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Davenport. The winds were down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The swell is small.
Oct. 20
The Sea Bass fishing has been up and down since the Squid moved on. I did get a report of a angler catching Sea Bass near Capitola on Pearl swim baits yesterday. There have been some good scores of Halibut caught near Pajaro and up the coast near 5 Mile. The Rock fishing was good up the coast and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The swell and winds were down all morning. There is some blue 61 degree water not too far offshore but we have not heard of anyone looking for tuna.
Oct. 17
The Sea Bass and Halibut are biting from Capitola to Pajaro. The winds are calm up the coast and Rock fishing is good. It is a good time to come fishing.
Oct. 14
The inshore fishing conditions have been perfect for running up the coast. There were decent scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Frankin Point also produced some quality fish. There were some Halibut caught up the coast from 3 Mile to Davenport. The bite was not hot due to the lingering south swell. The anglers near Pajaro caught a few Halibut near the Pipe. The winds are expected to stay light so come enjoy the perfect conditions.
Oct. 13
The wind stayed down and the swell was about 5 feet. The Rock fishing was a little slower due to the swell. There were some decent scores of Halibut caught near Davenport and 4 Mile Beach. The Pajaro area has a little Squid and some Halibut. The anglers trolling near Pajaro did better then drifters. The Lingcod were on the bite at Franklin Point. The wind stayed down and it looks like it will be the same for the next few days.
Oct. 12
The fishing is still going good here in Santa Cruz. There are Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod being caught up the coast from Davenport down. The Franklin Point is still good for Rock fish and Lingcod. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Pajaro and Monterey. The wind has been down and the swell is still 4-5 feet at best. The weather is expected to be nice so come fishing.
Sept. 30
The Halibut bite continues to be good for the anglers fishing near the Cement Ship and up the coast. The anglers are trolling and drifting Squid and Anchovies in 45-70 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good at Franklin Point and Davenport. The wind and swell is down.
Sept. 29
The fishing has been good here in Santa Cruz and the water is flat. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Cement Ship and up near 5 Mile Beach. The Rock fishing is still good near Natural Bridges and Davenport. There were a few boats who went looking for Albacore but came home empty.
Sept. 24
The Halibut fishing was good up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. There were some good scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. Pajaro is still producing some nice Halibut for the anglers trolling. I did not here of any anglers looking for Albacore. The weather was flat calm with fog and no swell.
Sept. 23
The fishing was good for Halibut up the coast near 5 mile Beach and down near the Cement Ship. The Rock fishing is still producing limits near Natural Bridges and the west side of Santa Cruz. There have been a few Sea Bass caught at Pajaro and near Marina. The winds were down in the all morning. The weather looks great for a Albacore run or a run up the coast in the begriming of the week.
Sept. 22
The fishing is still going good for the anglers who worked up the coast for Halibut. The Rock fishing was good near the Natural Bridges. The wind was down all morning but I did not hear of any anglers looking for the Albacore or Blue fin.
Sept. 21
The fishing was good today due to the small swells and less wind. There were some Halibut caught near Davenport and 4 Mile Beach. There were a few Sea Bass caught at Pajaro. Capitola is still producing Striped Bass and Halibut. The Rock fishing is going great near Natural Bridges. There is a huge body of warm water near the 601 and rumors of a boat catching Albacore form Half Moon Bay. There are anglers talking about going looking for Albacore on Monday. We will keep you posted.
Sept. 20
The fishing conditions improved today. There were some nice Halibut caught up the coast. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down until noon and there was no swell.
Sept. 17-19
The fishing remains the same in Santa Cruz. There have been some Sea Bass caught fly lining Squid near Pajaro. The Capitola to Cement Ship is still producing Striped Bas and Halibut. The bay is full of Anchovies and whales. Come fishing this weekend the swells are down.
Sept. 16
The fishing was decent today in the morning up the coast for Rock fish and big Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. There are some Silver Salmon being caught near the Capitola Wharf so be careful to release them without touching them. The area near Pajaro and Moss Landing is still producing Halibut for the anglers trolling. The wind has been up in the afternoon so come early. The swell is slowly dying so we hope to see the bite pick up again this week.
Sept. 15
The weather is remaining the same with winds coming up strong around noon. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 75-100 feet of water. The Lingcod are biting good near Davenport and 4 Mile beach if you get there early. The anglers trolling down near the Cement Ship to Pajaro are doing decent on Halibut. The Halibut fishing was slower due to the swell that came up yesterday.
Sept. 14
The inshore fishing is still good for Halibut near Capitola and Pajaro. The area from Natural Bridges to Pleasure Point is loaded with Anchovies and Whales. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The wind has been blowing on the outside but the inshore has been nice in the morning.
Sept. 12
The same fishing report but a different day. The winds have been strong in the afternoon so come early.
Sept. 11
The weather is remaining the same here with foggy mornings and windy afternoons. The swell was a little bigger today but still not bad. The Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish continue to bite. The Striped Bass are biting well in the evenings near Rio del Mar and Manresa.
Sept. 10
The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. There were some nice Halibut and Lingcod caught up the coast. The anglers near Pajaro found some nice Halibut trolling. The Striped Bas are on the bite near Rio del Mar and down near Manresa. The S.P. Minnows, Luck Craft minnows, and Hair razors are working well.
Sept. 9
The fishing was good this morning before the wind blew around noon. The big Halibut continue to be caught on the west side of Santa Cruz and down near Pajaro. The Striped Bass are still being caught near New Brighten and Marina. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The winds are expected to blow in the afternoons so come early.
Sept. 8
The Rock and Lingcod fishing is still going great here in Santa Cruz. There were solid scores of Rock fish near Natural Bridges and Davenport in 80-130 feet of water. There were some nice Halibut caught near Capitola and Pajaro in 50-70 feet of water. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
Sept 6 & 7
The fishing continues to be the same with nice Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut being landed. There were some big Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz and down near Pajaro. The winds have shifted so make sure you fish the mornings.
Sept 4 & 5
The Halibut continue to bite here in Santa Cruz. I fished the afternoon yesterday and ended up with 5 Halibut up to 36 pounds. The wind and swell was down all day long. The Rock fishing continues to be good on the west side of Santa Cruz and up the coast near Davenport. The Pajaro and Capitola area is still producing some nice Halibut and Sea Bass. Come fishing!
Sept. 3
The weather remains perfect along with the fishing. Big Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish are coming in daily. There were good scores up the coast for Halibut and Rock fish. The anglers trolling near Pajaro and the Cement Ship did good on Halibut! Come fishing before the swells and wind make thing a factor!
Sept. 2
The weather was perfect today with no wind and a very small swell. The Halibut fishing is still going great near the west side of Santa Cruz and the Cement Ship. There have been a few Sea Bas caught just below the Cement Ship in 50-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges and Davenport. The surf fishing is great for Perch and a few Striped Bass near Manresa.
Sept. 1
The Halibut fishing was good today near the Cement Ship and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 140 feet of water. The shore anglers are still catching some Halibut and Striped Bass near New Brighten. The swell is down but the wind did blow in the afternoon. The winds are expected to slow down for the next few days so come fishing.
Aug. 31
The inshore fishing is still going well for anglers near Santa Cruz. Big Halibut and Lingcod are being caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing is still good near Natural Bridges. The Halibut are biting good near Capitola. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Pajaro. The wind was down in the morning but there was some in the afternoon. There is no swell.
Aug. 29 & 30
The fishing conditions have been perfect the last few days. There have been solid scores of Halibut caught from Marina, Pajaro, Capitola and the west side of Santa Cruz. The Halibut have been biting the troll gear with Squid and drifting has been effective as well. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Pajaro and Moss Landing. I spoke to one angler who went out near the weather buoy looking for Albacore and found nothing.
Aug. 28
The Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod fishing is hot. There were scores of Halibut all over the place. There were a few Sea Bass caught near Pajaro. There is no wind or swell.
Aug. 27
The fishing continues to be good. There are solid scores of Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish. The weather was flat calm all day long. I did not hear of any Albacore even though it is flat calm.
Aug. 26
The Halibut fishing continues to be good in front of Santa Cruz and in Capitola. There were some nice Halibut caught up the coast as well. The Rock fish and Lingcod continue to bite at Ano Nuevo and Davenport. The Striped Bass are on the bite near Pleasure Point down to Capitola. The Spro Buck tails, Pencil Poppers, Lucky Craft Pointers, and white swim baits are working good for the Striped Bass. The wind was down all day and there is no swell.
Aug. 25
The Halibut fishing was good today from Capitola to the Cement Ship in 45-60 feet of water. There were some solid scores reported. The best bet has been trolling the bounce ball set up. The Rock fishing was in good in the shallow water near Davenport. The wind and swell is down.
Aug. 24
The Halibut and Rock fishing is the best bet. There were some big Lingcod caught in the deep water. Today was the last day to fish in 300 feet or less the new rule change starts Saturday. The maximum depth is now 240 or less. The wind and the swell is down come fishing.
Aug. 23
Today was another flat calm day here in Santa Cruz. The anglers found nice Lingcod and Rock fish up the coast. The area from Capitola is loaded with Halibut in 40-60 feet of water. There are a few Sea Bass being caught. I have not heard of any Albacore.
Aug. 22
There was a boat looking for Albacore near the Davidson but did not find any tuna. The water was warm with patches of clean and dirty water. The Halibut fishing continues to be great. There were some good scores caught near Capitola and Pajaro. The area up the coast produced a few Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Natural Bridges and near the Cement Ship. The weather is flat clam.
Aug. 20
The fishing is still going good and the weather is flat. The Halibut and Rock fishing is great. There are a bunch of Lingcod on the bite up the coast. The Perch and Striped Bass are keeping beach anglers busy. There are some Bonito being caught in Monterey by the commercial wharf. No Albacore news today.
Aug. 19
The Lingcod were biting good today on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were some decent scores of Halibut caught near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The wind stayed down all morning and it is calm up the coast. There are some rumors of big Bluefin being spotted near the canyons in front of Half Moon Bay.
Aug. 18
There are some Albacore being caught as I write this. The anglers are catching fish at 35'55/123'03. There were some scores of 1-3 fish that I heard. The anglers did not find the fish until noon so they may have missed the morning bite. The weather is flat calm but there is some south swell. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges and in the deep water near Davenport. The Halibut continue to bite from the Mile Buoy to the Cement Ship. The anglers trolling the bounce ball set up did good today. There are some rumors of Sea Bass being caught near the Cement Ship.
Aug. 17
The inshore fishing continues to be good here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Halibut and Lingcod caught this week. There were some Halibut caught today even though there was some south swell. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges. The Striped Bass are still on the bite on the beaches below New Brighten. There is a boat looking for Albacore offshore but we have not heard from them. We hope to hear of some tuna this weekend. There was one boat a few days ago who caught 2 Albacore near the Pioneer in 60 degree water.
Aug. 14
The fishing is still going good. The water is nice and the fish are on the bite. We will update you again Thursday or Friday.
Aug. 13
The water was flat calm but there was some swell today. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The Halibut fishing was decent in Capitola and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The bait is still here but it moved off the beach due to the swell.
Aug. 12
The Halibut fishing was a little slower due to a small swell that is creeping into the area. There were still some nice Halibut caught in Capitola and in front of the harbor. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 100 feet of water. The Lingcod and big Rock fish were on the bite in the deep water near Wilder Beach and Davenport. The wind did come up in the afternoon so the morning is still the best bet. The Striped Bass are still being caught due to the massive schools of Anchovies around. The weather is expected to be good Monday. There is some blue warm water about 75 miles straight out of Santa Cruz but no one looking for Albacore. There are rumors of Blue Fin below Big Sur. We will see how things turn out this month.
Aug. 11
The Halibut fishing was good today near Capitola and the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz. The deep water near Davenport was good for big Rock fish and Lingcod. The Striped Bass fishing has been good near the the wharf and New Brighten. The weather was calm and there is no swell.
Aug. 10
The Rock fishing was great for the boats who fished in 90-140 feet of water from Natural Bridges to Wilder Beach. There were a few nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and below Capitola. There is a bunch of jellyfish from Moss Landing to the Cement Ship which made trolling hard for Halibut. There is a bunch of bait in front of the river mouth and the Striped Bass have been working it. The wind was down all morning but there was some wind in the afternoon. The swell is still small.
Aug. 9
The Halibut bite is still going good here in Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing is the sure bet for some quality fish. The Lingcod are starting to bite well up the coast. The wind was down in the morning due to the fog. The Striped Bass are on the bite in Capitola. It is a good time to be fishing.
Aug. 8
The Halibut fishing continues to be good for the anglers putting in the time. There are some big Halibut being caught near the Mile Buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. There was great Rock fishing near Natural Bridges and Wider Beach. The deep water Rock fishing has been producing early limits. The Striped Bass and Perch are keeping shore anglers busy. The winds were down all morning.
Aug. 7
The fishing was decent for Rock fish, Halibut, and Lingcod. I fished for Halibut near the harbor today. We ended up with 3 nice Halibut and a few Lingcod. The Halibut were biting on Anchovies and Squid. The wind was down all morning near the harbor but there was some wind up the coast. The anglers who fished Rock fish did well near Natural Bridges. The Striped Bass have been biting on the beaches from the river mouth to New Brighten.
Aug. 6
The inshore fishing was good near Natural Bridges and Wilder Beach for Rock fish. The deep water bite for Rock fish was good early in the morning. The Halibut fishing is still going well in front of the harbor and down in Capitola. The winds were down all morning but the wind did blow around 1:00. There is some good looking water near the 601 but no one has gone looking for Albacore due to the wind.
Aug. 5
The Halibut fishing was still good near Pleasure Point, Mile Buoy, and Pajaro in 40-60 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing was good for the anglers who fished up the coast near Wilder Beach. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water early in the morning. The Striped Bass and small Halibut continue to keep beach anglers busy from the River mouth to New Brighten. The bait is in and the fishing is good.
Aug. 4
The Halibut were biting well for the anglers who trolled from the Cement Ship to Pajaro. Rock fishing is still going great in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The Lingcod were on the bite near Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The Striped Bass were on the bite at New Brighten last night. There have been some Sea Bass caught at the Cement Ship. The wind did blow in the afternoon but it was calm until 1:30. No word on Albacore but there is a good water break near the 601.
Aug. 3
The inshore fishing was good for Halibut and Rock fish today. There is no swell and anglers are finding bait everywhere. The Lingcod fishing was good near 5 Mile. The Halibut are still biting good for the trollers near Pajaro. The Mile Buoy is filled with Anchovies and there are some big Halibut in the area.
Aug. 2
The conditions were the same today with no swell and calm mornings. The Halibut are keeping the anglers busy from the Cement Ship to Pajaro. The Rock fishing is great in the deep water near Davenport. The Lingcod were biting near Natural Bridges. The Striped Bass are still being caught on Pencil Poppers, Kastmasters, and swim baits near New Brighten and Manresa.
July 31 &Aug.1
The Halibut are on the bite near Capitola and Pajaro in 45-60 feet of water. The Rock fish are on the bite up the coast. The wind is down in the morning and up in the afternoon. The swell is flat. The Striped Bas are on the bite from New Brighten to Manresa.
July 30
The fishing conditions remained the same with foggy mornings and windy afternoons. The Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod are biting. There have been a few Sea Bas caught near the Cement Ship. The Striped Bas fishing has been great in the evening into the night.
July 29
The Halibut fishing was good today. There were some big Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz and down near Pajaro. The anglers were drifting and trolling Anchovies, Squid, Herring, and Hoochies.The Rock fishing was good in 120-150 feet of water and in the deep water. The bait has pushed in again now that the swell has dropped. The wind was down all morning until the fog cleared. The Striped Bass were on the bite at Rio del Mar and Manresa.
July 28
The fishing was a little better today now that the swell dropped. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water. The South Rock and Natural Bridges area was good in 100-130 feet of water. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. There have been some nice Striped Bass caught near river mouth and Manresa. The Pencil Poppers, Big Hammers, and bone S.P. Minnows have been doing well for the Striped Bass.
July 27
The south swell died today and the fishing got better. There were some good scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught up the coast and in the deep water. The Halibut fishing was better near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship and Pajaro. The wind stayed down until noon.
July 26
The same fishing continues here in Santa Cruz. The Rock fish and Lingcod are biting. The swell is starting to drop.
July 25
The wind was down in the morning but the swell was up from the south. There were some nice Rock fish and a few Halibut caught near the harbor and the west side. The Sea Bass are still being caught near S.C. 3 for the anglers who put in time.
July 24
The fishing was slower due to the swell that peaked today. There were only a few boats out who caught some nice Rock fish in the deep water. The inshore fishing was slower but there were some nice Sea Bas caught near the S.C. 3 Buoy in Capitola.
July 23
The south swell slowed the Halibut fishing today. The Rock fishing was still great in the deep water. The Natural Bridges area was decent for Rock fishing. The wind was down all morning.
July 22
The weather continues to be flat calm here in Santa Cruz. There were anglers who ran all the way to Pigeon Point with no problem. The Rock fishing remained wide open in the deep water. The inshore water produced some big Lingcod and Halibut on the west side of Santa Cruz. The area from Capitola to Pajaro is producing some nice Halibut and Sea Bass. There was a little south swell but the fish were still biting.
July 21
The winds stayed down today and the fish continued to bite. The Franklin Point area was great for big Lingcod and Rock fish. The Halibut are being caught near the harbor and below Capitola. There have been some Sea Bass caught near Capitola and Pajaro.
July 20
The weather has been great all day long in Santa Cruz. The fog layer is holding the winds back and the swell is small. The Halibut are still biting near the Harbor and below Capitola. The Rock fishing is great on the west side and in the deep. The wharf to wharf race is Sunday so come early that day. Come fishing!
July 19
It was another great day on the bay today. The wind and swell is down and the Rock fish and Halibut are biting. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship. Come fishing.
July 18
The weather remains calm and the Halibut and Rock fish are keeping anglers busy. The Halibut are biting on the bounce ball set very well near the harbor and down near Capitola. The deep water Rock fishing is wide open. The weather is holding so come fishing.
July 17
The fishing was good today for the anglers who fished near the harbor and Capitola for Halibut. There have been some good reports of Rock fish on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Salmon are still on the bite above Pigeon Point. The Rock fishing was wide open at Big Sur. The winds stayed down and angler ran to any area to fish with no problem. The swell is flat.
July 16
The Halibut fishing picked up today due to the dropping swell. There were some big Rock fish caught out in the deep water near Wilder Beach. There were some nice Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges in 100 feet of water. There were some Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship and Pajaro early in the morning. The Striped Bass fishing was good at Marina today. The winds were light and look like they will be the same for a few days.
July 15
The Halibut fishing was a little slower but there were a few caught from the Cement Ship to Pajaro. The south swell seems to have slowed the Halibut and the surf casters had to deal with kelp. The Rock fishing was the best in the deep water for the charter boats. The boats who fished Natural Bridges up found some nice Rock fish and a few big Lingcod. The wind was bumpy in the morning but then it settled down.
July 14
The inshore fishing is still going great for Rock fish in the deep water. The Rock fishing and Lingcod fishing was good at South Rock early in the morning. The halibut fishing was a little slower due to the south swell but there were some nice fish caught. There were two boats who went looking for Albacore from the 601 and beyond. The water was blue and 61 degrees but there were no fish caught. The weather was great all day but there was a little bump due to the south swell.
July 13
There were some boats looking for Albacore from the weather buoy to the 601 . They found some blue warm water but no Albacore. There is another boat who is out further on a few day run we hope to hear something good. The Halibut continues to be good in front of the Harbor and Capitola to Pajaro. The Rock fishing was on fire in the deep water with anglers catching limits in a hour. The Striped Bass fishing has been good in the evening near Manresa & Pajaro. The wind was flat calm all day until 4:00.

July 12
The inshore weather is still great in front of Santa Cruz. The bite for Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish is good near the Mile buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. There is a boat out looking for Albacore for a few days so we hope to get a report by the weekend.
July 11
The weather is great today with no swell or wind. The Halibut continue to bite in front of the harbor down to Pajaro. There are a few Sea Bass being caught from the Cement Ship to Pajaro. The Rock fishing is still great on the west side and in the deep water near Davenport.
July 10
The fishing remains good here in Santa Cruz. The Halibut and Sea Bass are still biting from Capitola to Pajaro. There are some nice Halibut being caught in front of the harbor. The Rock fishing is great on the west side. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The winds are expected to stay down for the next few days according to N.O.A.A. We hope to see some angler looking for Albacore soon.
July 9
The Halibut fishing continues to be good near the harbor and down to Pajaro. There were a few Sea Bass caught between the Cement Ship and Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good early in the morning before the wind blew. The swell is calm.
July 8
The fishing is still great in Santa Cruz. There were good scores of Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish in front of the harbor and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The winds stayed down in front of the harbor but it was blowing up the coast. There was a confirmed catch of Albacore a few days ago at the Pioneer. The anglers caught them trolling and then the wind came up. The water looks great about 35-40 miles out. The winds may come down this week and we hope to see some anglers out there looking.
July 7
The fishing continues to be good for Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut. It seems like some of the bigger Halibut are starting to show up here in Santa Cruz. The winds were blowing up the coast so most anglers fished the shallow water. The swell is still small and the inshore fishing is good! There is some clean blue water out near the 451 we will keep you posted if anyone goes out looking. There was one boat who looked near the Pioneer and found great conditions just no Albacore.
July 6
The fishing remains good here in Santa Cruz. The Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod are on the bite. Beat the heat and come enjoy the flat calm and cool ocean.
July 5
The weather continues to be good here for inshore fishing. The Halibut are being caught trolling and drifting Squid, Herring, and Anchovies. The Rock fish continue to produce limits for the anglers working the deep waters. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Capitola and Pajaro. The shore anglers are still catching Perch, Halibut, and Striped Bass.
July 4
The fishing was good for Rock fish up the coast in flat calm conditions. The Halibut continue to bite near the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and Pajaro. There have been a few Sea Bass caught in the Anchovies near Capitola. The wind and swell is down and it is a good time to fish inshore.

July 3
The fishing was great for the anglers who worked the west side of Santa Cruz. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught on Big Hammer Swim baits, Shrimp Flies, and Assault Jigs. The Halibut are still on the bite in front of the harbor. The anglers who are trolling near the Cement Ship to Pajaro are catching some big Halibut. There were a few Sea Bass caught near Capitola. There were some Bonita caught of the point of Monterey. The water was nice in the morning but there was some bump from the wind swell.
July 2
The Salmon fishing was slower at the Soquel Hole but there were some fish caught near the bottom. I fished up the coast near Scott's Creek and ended up with 3 nice Salmon. The season is now closed for Salmon in Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was wide open up the coast. The Halibut continue to bite near the S.C. Harbor, Capitola, and Pajaro. The wind was down all day long.
July 1
The Salmon fishing is still going good in front of Santa Cruz near the edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some nice fish caught in the morning near the bottom in 210-300 feet of water. I just spoke to a angler(2:40) who had a double at the east edge of the hole at 36'52/121'57. There were some other scores of 1-3 fish caught near 3 Trees and Davenport. The majority of the action is coming near the bottom on Krippled Anchovies, Watermelon Apexes, and Purple Haze Kajikis. The Halibut are still on the bite in front of the harbor, Capitola, and Pajaro. The deep water Rock fish was great. The weather is flat calm. There is a late bite for Salmon and the weather is nice!
June 30
It was another great day on the Monterey Bay today. There were some big Salmon caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole around 36'51/121'58 and 36'52/122'
00. There were some other boats who worked up the coast near 36'50/122'04-07. The majority of the Salmon are being caught near the bottom in 200-290 feet of water. The Rock fishing was great out in the deep water near Davenport. The inshore Halibut fishing was decent near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. There have been some Sea Bass caught near Capitola and Pajaro. The winds were down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. June 29
The Salmon are on the bite on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The key to the Salmon has been fishing down deep with Krippled Anchovies, Purple Haze Kajikis, and Watermelon Apexes. The wind stayed down all morning. The Halibut are biting well in front of the Harbor and in Capitola. There was a big Sea Bass caught on Anchovies in Capitola. The Rock fishing continues to be great. Come get the Salmon before the season closes.
June 28
The bite was a little slower today at Pajaro and the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few anglers who has quick limits trolling near the bottom. The Soquel Hole is still producing a few fish as well. The Halibut continue to bite in front of the harbor and in Capitola. Some anglers are finding some Halibut trolling near Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Davenport. The inshore Rock fish are still biting near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There is a bunch of bait near New Brighton beach and the Stripers are being caught on Spro Buck tails, Pencil Poppers, and Big Hammers. Some small Halibut are being caught on both wharfs along with some small Sea Bass. The winds are down in the morning when the fog is in. There is no swell.
June 27
The Salmon fishing is still going well straight out down deep. There were some limits reported on the west edge of the Soquel Hole but the fish were near the bottom. The key is to get near the bottom. There were some decent scores on the S .C. edge of Mulligan Hill near the bottom also. The Rock fishing was great out in 270 feet of water off Davenport. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers who fished from Santa Cruz Mile Buoy down to Capitola. The winds were down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon when the fog cleared. Get out here early and you will get some fish.
June 26
The Salmon fishing has picked up at the Soquel Hole. There were some decent scores of Salmon working the bait balls near the tip of the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing continues to be wide open in the deep water near Davenport. The Halibut fishing has been good in front of the harbor and down near Capitola. The wind was not bad all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
June 25
The Halibut fishing continues to be good in front of the harbor. I fished today and caught 4 Halibut in the afternoon. The winds were down all day. There were some Salmon caught near Mulligan's and Soldiers Club in 140-200 feet of water. The bite for Salmon near Pigeon Point was slower today. The Rock fishing was great in the deep water and the shallows as well. The Anchovies are thick so the fishing is good.
June 24
The fishing was good in front of the harbor and down in Capitola for Halibut. There were some scores of 1-3 Salmon that I heard of near Soldiers Club. The wind is expected to calm down so anglers may want to run up the coast for the Salmon. There were a few Salmon caught in 140 feet of water near Natural Bridges. The Rock fishing was great up the coast in the deep water. There have been some small Striped Bass and Sea Bass in Capitola. The wind stayed down all morning.
June 23
The Salmon fishing has been good near Soldiers Club and the Point of Monterey. The fish are being caught near the bottom in 130-220 feet of water. The Salmon fishing was slow at the Soquel Hole and the fish up north continued to bite in sloppy conditions. The wind has been blowing hard up the coast but the Salmon are there. The Halibut fishing is still good near the Lighthouse to Capitola in 30-55 feet of water. The Rock fish were on the bite early up the coast near Davenport in the deep water. The inshore Rock fish continue to keep anglers busy around South Rock and Natural Bridges. The wind was calm in the morning until the fog cleared up.
June 22
The Salmon bite was slow today around the Soquel Hole and Moss Landing. There were a few decent scores near the point of Monterey and way up the coast. The Halibut fishing remains steady around the Mile Buoy and down in Capitola. The Rock fish is the best bet near Natural Bridges or in the deep near Davenport. The wind stayed down in the morning but did pick up when the fog went away.
June 21
The fishing for Halibut is good near the harbor and down in Capitola. There were a few Salmon caught near Moss Landing and up the coast of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was great today on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind came up in the afternoon but there is no swell.
June 20
The Salmon fishing remained slow today with a few being caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole to Mos Landing. There were some nice Halibut caught near the harbor and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who worked up the coast in 60-100 feet of water. The deep water Rock fishing has been good in the morning due to the calm winds.
June 19
The Salmon fishing was slow today with just a few fish caught. The Halibut fishing was a little slower due to the swell that came in yesterday. The Rock fishing continues to be good. The winds were down all morning until noon. The Halibut and Sea Bass should be good with the full moon.
June 18
There were a few Salmon caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole at 36'51/121'59. I fished near the Moss Landing harbor in the Anchovies and Whales and ended up with two nice Salmon. We caught the Salmon outside the green can on the edge of the canyon. The Salmon were biting the Purple Haze Hot Spot with a Glow Krippled Anchovies 100 feet down. There were some Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges. The Halibut was slower due to the swell that came up today.
June 17
The fishing for Salmon was slower in front of Moss Landing today. There were a few fish caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole at 36'50/121'53. The Salmon seem to be moving up towards Santa Cruz. There were some rumors of a few fish caught mooching near the Moss Landing Harbor. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and down below Capitola. The Rock fishing continues to be good in the deep water and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind was not bad today.
June 16
The Salmon fishing was a little slower near Moss Landing but there were some decent scores. There were a few 20-30 pound Salmon caught and lost so don't forget to upgrade your gear at this time of year! The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The Halibut turned back on in front of the Harbor and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The weather was windy in the morning but he it settled down mid morning. There were some whales and bait balls spotted on the way back to Santa Cruz on the east edge of the Soquel Hole but no one fished it. Thee were bait balls up the coast in 300 feet of water spotted while rock fishing. There maybe Salmon in other areas but no one has gone looking.
June 15
The Salmon bite was slow in the morning in front of Moss Landing but anglers did catch some fish. The bite picked up around 11:30 for some of the anglers who caught limits. The majority of the action was in front of Moss Landing near the canyon edge. The Salmon are still biting best on Krippled Anchovies 50-130 feet down. There were a few Halibut caught in front of the harbor in 35-55 feet of water. The Rock fishing has improved with the calm swell.
June 14
The Salmon bite was a little slower first thing in the morning today in front of Moss Landing. The bite seems to be when the tide starts to rise in the mid morning. There were some decent scores of 1-8 fish a boat that I hear of. If you are going to fish that area you need to work for the Salmon. There is a bunch of Jellyfish, Kelp, and Moss that keep fouling your lures. The best lures have been Krippled Anchovies because that is what they are feeding on. The Purple Haze and Blue Glow Kajikis have been doing well also. The wind was up a little this morning but it was not bad. There were some nice Rock fish and lIngcod caught near 3 Mile Beach. The Halibut conditions have improved with the swell disappearing.
June 13
The Salmon are still on the bite near Moss Landing. There were scores of 1-8 fish caught that I heard of near the whales and birds. The majority of people were fishing from the Moss Landing Canyon into 100-180 feet of water. The fish were feeding on Anchovies schools with the Whales. The fish were being caught on Glow, Chrome, Watermelon Krippled Anchovies. The majority of the fish were being caught 80-130 feet down. The Rock fishing continues to be good in the shallow water near Natural Bridges. There were not many Halibut caught but the swell has dropped the rest of the week should be good.
June 12
The Salmon continue to be caught near Moss Landing. There were good scores in front of the harbor in 130-150 feet of water a mile out. There were some limits and decent scores caught from Mulligan to Soldiers Club around 36'47/121'49. There have been no reports of Salmon near the Soquel Hole due to no one trying. The south swell is still here today so the Halibut fishing remained slower.The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon when the fog cleared.
June 11
The Salmon bite continues to be good for the anglers working the Mulligan's area. There were some boats buying ice at 9:30 with limits at my store. The swell made the Rock fishing and Halibut bite a little slower. The wind did blow in the afternoon.
June 10
The Salmon continue to keep anglers happy near Mulligan Hill. The fish are sticking with the Anchovies balls near the mid depth range in 180-220 feet of water. The Purple Haze Kajikis, Watermelon Apexes, and Krippled Anchovies are working the best. There were some boats who had limits by 10:00 today. The Halibut are still biting near the Wharf and in Capitola but it was a little slower due to the south swell that came in today. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges in 90 feet of water. The wind came up around noon today. The winds are expected to start dropping this week according to N.O.A.A.
June 9
The Salmon were on the bite again at Mulligan Hill in 180-220 feet of water. There were some early limit caught on chrome Krippled Anchovies, Purple Haze Hoochies, and Blue Kajikis. The fish are being caught near the bottom but there have been a few caught 70-130 feet down. The Rock fishing was great in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The Halibut are still being caught near the S.C. wharf and the Mile Buoy. The Striped Bass are feeding on the beaches near the San Lorenzo river mouth. The wind came up around 11:30.
June 8
The Salmon are being caught in 170-220 feet of water near Mulligan Hill. There were a few boats with early limits. The action is all over the water column. The majority were caught 120-200 fet down. The weather was nice all morning but it did blow in the afternoon .There were some Halibut caught in Capitola and in front of the harbor.
June 7
The inshore fishing was good for Rock fish, Halibut, and Lingcod today. The anglers worked from Natural Bridges to Capitola for the action. The wind came up around 11:00 and the swell is small. I did not hear of any Salmon today.
June 6
The Halibut fishing is still the best bet near the Cement Ship and near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. I did not hear of any Salmon today near Pajaro and Mulligan's. The wind was up around 11:00.
June 5
The fishing for Halibut continues to be good from Capitola to Pajaro. The anglers are catching 1-9 fish a day trolling and drifting Squid and Herring. There have been a few limits caught of Salmon near Pajaro and Monterey. The Rock fishing was good early in the morning up the coast. The wind did pick up around 11:00.
June 4
The winds were calm due to the fog that stayed here until noon. There were a few anglers fishing for the Halibut and Rock fish today. There were some good scores of Halibut in Capitola and Pajaro. There were some nice Rock fish caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. There are still a few Salmon being caught near Pajaro in 190 feet of water.
June 3
There were some Salmon caught over the weekend at Pajaro in 200 feet of water and in Monterey. The Halibut were biting all over the place today. I had reports around the west side of Santa Cruz, Mile Buoy, Capitola, and Pajaro. The majority of the Halibut are being caught in 35-60 feet of water. The Halibut are biting on Herring, Squid, Anchovies, Pearl Big Hammers, and Purple Haze Hoochies. The Rock fishing was good at Davenport and Wilder Beach. The wind stayed down all morning but it did come up in the afternoon.
June 2
The Halibut are still on the bite in front of Santa Cruz and down in Capitola. The majority of anglers fished from the Cement Ship down to Pajaro fir Halibut. There were good scores from anglers drifting and trolling Herring, Squid, and Anchovies. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Wilder Beach in 90-130 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught on the bottom in 190 feet of water near Pajaro. The Stripe Bass and Halibut are keeping anglers busy on the wharfs. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
June 1
The Halibut fishing was good today near the Cement Ship and near the Capitola Mile Buoy. There were some quality Halibut caught trolling and drifting fresh dead Squid. There were some Halibut caught in front of the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz and in the deep water near Davenport. There have been a few Salmon caught near Pajaro and Mulligan's in the shallow water. The water was flat calm all morning.
May 31
The fishing for Halibut was good for the anglers who fished early. There were a few caught near the Mile Buoy in Santa Cruz and Capitola. There were some nice Rock fish caught near the Lighthouse. The wind blew hard in the afternoon. The wind is expected to come down in the morning according to N.O.A.A.
May 30
The Halibut fishing has been the best bet near the Mile Buoy and down near the Cement Ship. The anglers are drifting and trolling Anchovies, Herring, and Squid. There were some nice Lingcod and Rock fish caught near South Rock and Natural Bridges. I did not hear of any Salmon today. There have been some rumors of Sea Bass in Pajaro. The wind came up around 10:30 so come fishing early.
May 29
The Halibut fishing is heating up here in Santa Cruz. Anglers are doing well drifting Squid and Anchovies in front of Santa Cruz. There were some good scores of Halibut caught near the Cement Ship using the bounce ball technique. There were a few Salmon caught in the shallow water near Manresa. The Rock fish and Lingcod continue to keep anglers busy on the west side of Santa Cruz. The winds are down.
May 28
The fishing was good near Davenport for big Rock fish in 280-300 feet of water. The Lingcod are on the bite in 80-120 feet of water on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were a few Salmon caught straight out of Santa Cruz but they were too small. I did here of one keeper Salmon caught at the Soquel Hole. There have been a few Salmon caught near Monterey in shallow water. There was no swell and the wind stayed down until the fog cleared around noon. There were some keeper Halibut caught in the shallow water near the wharf and near the Mile Buoy.
May 27
The inshore fishing was the best bet today. There were some nice Lingcod and Rock fish caught on the west side of Santa Cruz and near Franklin Point. The Halibut are still being caught in the shallow water near the Wharfs and New Brighton. The weather was calm all morning. I did not hear of any Salmon caught today but there were a few people seeing bait at Mulligan's. There is a bunch of Salmon down at Morro Bay so hopefully they will be up here soon.
May 26
The fishing was hard today due to the wind but anglers did find some nice fish. There were limits of quality Rock fish reported from Captain J. T. on the Go Fish Santa Cruz Charters. The Yellowtail, Olives, and Vermillion's were on the bite in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The inshore fishing near Natural Bridges is what most anglers did today. There were only a few reports of Halibut near the Mile Buoy and the S.C. Wharf. The Striped Bass are keeping anglers busy early in the mornings below Manresa.
May 25
The weather remained nice today and some anglers made the run to Ano Nuevo for Rock fish. There were a few boats near Pigeon Point looking for Salmon but I did not hear any good news. The deep water Rock fishing was good near Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught at the Mile Buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The shore anglers are still catching small Halibut and Striped Bass on S.P. Minnows, Kastmasters, and small Big Hammer Swim Baits.
May 24
The fishing for Rock fish was good on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were a few Halibut caught near the wharf and the Mile Buoy. There have been a few Salmon caught near 3 Trees and Davenport. There is a full moon and some Squid showing up the coast so the fishing should get better. The weather was flat calm with some south swell.
May 23
The report remains the same with good Rock fish and Lingcod on the bite. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Lighthouse. The Salmon are still being caught near Pigeon Point by the few anglers making the run. The majority of the Salmon scores have been 1-4 fish at best. The winds are down but there is some south swell.
May 22
The Halibut fishing is going good for the anglers working close to the wharfs. The Lingcod and Rock fish were on the bite near Natural Bridges and Wilder Beach. There were no Salmon caught that I heard of. The winds were down in the morning.
May 21
The inshore bite remains the best bet. We hope to see some more anglers fishing for Salmon.
May 20
The Rock fishing was the best bet today due to the winds. There was one boat who tried for Salmon in the morning but did not find any. The majority of anglers stayed close and caught Rock fish and Lingcod. There were some Halibut caught trolling in 40-60 feet of water near the Mile Buoy. The winds are expected to come down some time this week.
May 19
The inshore fishing was the best bet today. There were solid scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught in the deep water near Wilder Beach. There were some nice Halibut caught trolling hoochies and Squid near Capitola and the Cement Ship. There was one boat who fished from the Soquel Hole to Pajaro and hooked one Salmon 300 feet down. There were a few boats who fished Pigeon Point and caught 0-1 Salmon that I heard of. The shore anglers are still catching some nice Halibut and Striped Bass of the beaches south of Capitola.
May 17 & 18
The same report for the last few days due to lack of anglers fishing for Salmon. The few anglers that have caught some Salmon this week were fishing near the closure line at Pigeon Point and below. There were some good and bad days up there this week. The majority of anglers have been catching Lingcod and Rock fish on the west side of Santa Cruz. There have been some Halibut caught near the harbor and the Santa Cruz Wharf. There are still some nice Striped Bass being caught off the jetties and wharfs. The swell dropped today but there was some wind in the afternoon. This weekend should be decent in the morning according to N.O.A.A.
May 16
The Salmon fishing was slower at Pigeon Point today but there were a few fish caught. I did not get any reports of Salmon at the Soquel Hole. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was good at Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught near the wharf and the Mile Buoy. The weather was nice all morning but the wind did blow in the afternoon.
May 15
The fishing was good today for the anglers who ran up the coast near Pigeon Point for Salmon. There were some boats who caught 2-10 Salmon trolling 20-80 feet down. There was a boat who said he had 3 Salmon at the Soquel Hole?!? The Rock fishing was good near Davenport in the deep water. The Halibut fishing was slower due to the south swell.
May 14
The inshore fishing is still good for Rock fish and Lingcod. There are some more Halibut starting to show up near the Mile Buoy and the Lighthouse. The Salmon are still being illusive but there are a few still around. The wind stayed down all morning until the late afternoon.
May 13
There were a few Salmon caught by a couple of anglers who put in the time. The best area sounded like Pigeon Point with a few fish caught and lost in the krill balls. There was one fish caught at the Soquel Hole and one at Soldiers Club. The majority of anglers fished for Rock fish and Lingcod. The anglers did good on Rock fish in the shallow water near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The deep water near Davenport produced some big Rock fish limits. There Halibut and Striped Bass are still being caught off the wharfs and jetties due to the schools of Anchovies close to shore. The conditions improved all day today and this week is expected to be nice.
May 12
The Salmon fishing remained slow today. The majority of the anglers fished for Rock fish and Lingcod due to the south winds in the morning. The Rock fishing was dec net for a few anglers near Natural Bridges. The deep water areas were hard to stay on. The Halibut fishing was good for some anglers who trolled near the Cement Ship. The wharfs are producing some keeper Halibut and Striped Bass. The winds are expected to slow down Sunday.
May 11
There were a few anglers who looked for Salmon around the Soquel Hole but did not catch any. There was one fish caught near Soldiers Club that I heard of. The majority of anglers went for Rock fish and Lingcod and did well. The shore anglers are catching some nice Halibut and Bass on the beaches below New Brighton. The wind was not bad at the Soquel Hole all day today.
May 10
The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were some limits reported on the 6 pack charter boats. The Salmon fishing was slow due to lack of anglers and the wind. We hope to get better reports of Salmon this weekend.

May 9
There were only a few boats who tried for Salmon today. There were a few fish caught at 36'51/121'58 and straight out in 220 feet of water. The fish are still being caught near the bottom. There were some nice Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges. There was a nice Halibut caught in 50 feet of water near the Mile Buoy. The shore anglers are catching a few Halibut and Bass.
May 8
The Rock fishing was good today near Natural Bridges and Davenport. There were a few Salmon caught at the tip of the Soquel Hole and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind was down but it blew in the afternoon.
May 7
I just got a report from a commercial boat who is doing good on Salmon in the wind right now. The area 36'51/122'04 in 300 feet of water is producing some nice Salmon. The Salmon are being caught near the bottom. Go get them!
The Salmon fishing remained the same today for the few anglers who tried for them. There were a few fish caught on the west side of the Soquel Hole and a few at Pigeon Point. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. There is no swell so the Halibut should start moving in soon.
May 6
The Salmon fishing was slow again today but there were a few fish caught at the Soquel Hole at 36'51/121'58. The anglers near Davenport caught a few fish before the wind blew. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach in 300 feet of water. The Halibut are slowly showing up here in Santa Cruz on the westside and near the Mile Buoy. The surf anglers are catching some small Striped Bass and Halibut. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The fog returned in the afternoon so evening near shore fishing is a option!
May 5
There were not many reports of Salmon today. There were a few boats who tried to run up near Pigeon Point but turned around due to the sloppy conditions in the morning. The majority of anglers fished out in front of Santa Cruz and caught a few Salmon near the bottom. The Lingcod fishing was decent near Natural Bridges. The deep water fishing was good for Rock fish near Wilder Beach in 300 feet o water. The wind settled down in the mid morning but early it was snotty.
May 4
The Salmon bite was slow today in front of Santa Cruz near the Soquel Hole. There were a few Salmon caught between Natural Bridges and Davenport. The boats near Moss Landing did not have much action either. There were a few fish caught near Pigeon Point. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Davenport. The Halibut were biting near the Mile Buoy in 50 feet of water. The Halibut were caught on Squid. The wind was blowing hard by noon.
May 3
The Salmon bite was slower today near the Soquel Hole but there were a few caught at Davenport and above. There were some nice fish caught near the bottom. The wind stayed down all morning until 1:00. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who worked near Natural Bridges to Davenport. The Striped Bass continue to keep anglers busy in the evenings near Pajaro.
May 2
The Salmon are still being caught in front of the Santa Cruz Harbor in 180-280 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom on Glow Krippled Anchovies, Red F.B.R.'s, and Blue Kajikis. The scores were not as big as yesterday but it was still pretty good fishing. The Rock fishing was good early in the morning but it slowed after that. The wind stayed won until the afternoon.

May 1
The weather was a little better today and the Salmon were biting in front of Santa Cruz. There were some good Salmon caught in 160-250 feet of water near the Soquel Hole. The majority of the Salmon were caught near the bottom. The Salmon continue to bite on Blue Kajikis, Glow Krippled Anchovies, and Watermelon Apexes. There were a few Halibut caught near the Lighthouse in 60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges.
April 30
There were a few fish caught in front of Santa Cruz in 200 feet of water. There were not many reports due to the early wind.
April 29
There are Salmon being caught in front of the Santa Cruz Harbor in 130-200 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon are being caught near the bottom on Krippled Anchovies and Blue Kajikis. There were scores ranging from 3-4 fish a boat for the anglers who fished here today. The bite near Mulligan's is still producing a few fish if you work hard. The bite near Pigeon Point slowed down today. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Davenport. There have been some solid Striped Bass reports from Pajaro to Monterey. The wind was down all morning but it did pick up in the afternoon. I think the best bet is to fish close to Santa Cruz for Salmon due to the wind that is expected to pick up early this week.
April 28
The Salmon fishing was still slow today but there were a few decent scores. There were a few Salmon caught near 3 Trees in 250-300 feet of water. The area from the Mulligan's to Soldiers produced a few scores from 1-4 fish. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz and near the Mile Buoy. The wind stayed down until noon and the swell was small.
April 27
Today anglers went hunting for the Salmon but there were no hot spots. There was one report near the Sand Plant of 3 Salmon caught in 200 feet of water. The Salmon continue to be close to the bottom. The other areas all had a one or a zero. There was one near the dump in 250 feet of water. There were a few near Pajaro and the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few fish caught off Pigeon Point. The Rock fishing was better due to the swell dropping. There are some good Striped Bass being caught on the beaches on the South Side. There is some Squid and a few Sea Bass in Monterey.
April 26
The Salmon bite spread out today with a few fish being caught near Mulligan's, Pajaro, and the Soquel Hole. The Mulligan's and Pajaro areas seemed to produce the best scores. The Salmon are still being caught 150 feet to the bottom. There were a few nice fish caught at the Soquel Hole with some shakers in the mix. The inshore bite was slower due to the swell.
April 25
The fishing was slow today near Mulligan Hill and Solider's Club. It may have slowed due to the moon and swell. There were some Salmon caught but the scores were one or two fish if you were lucky. There were other anglers who fished near the Soquel Hole but caught Hake near the bottom. The were a few Halibut caught by the Mile Buoy. The Rock fish were biting near South Rock. The wind stayed down all morning. It may be time to go up the coast and look for Salmon near 3 Trees and Davenport.
April 24
The fishing remains good for Salmon near Mulligan Hill. I fished at 36'45/121'52 in 240-260 feet of water and had limits in a hour. There were other anglers who were working in 160-200 feet of water who had limits as well. The fish we caught were feeding on Anchovies near the bottom. We caught our fish 175-150 feet down on Watermelon Chrome Krippled Anchovies. The winds were calm making the ride back and forth from Santa Cruz easy. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was decent on the west side of Santa Cruz.

April 23
The Salmon fishing is still going well for the anglers who fished from Mulligan's to Soldiers Club. There were some early limits reported by anglers today. The wind stayed down due to the fog. The inshore fishing was good at South Rock. There were a few limits of Salmon caught near Manresa in 160 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole.

April 22
The fishing for Salmon was good again near Mulligan Hill and Soldiers Club. The anglers had good luck trolling down near the bottom in 160-220 feet down. There were some early limits of 4-6 fish. The average Salmon is 8-20 pounds. The best bet is the Chrome Krippled Anchovies, U.V. F.B.R.'s, and Blue Kaj
ikis. There were a few Salmon caught in front of Santa Cruz at 36'53/122'01 in 170 fet of water. The wind was calm down near Mulligan's and the there was a little chop near the Soquel Hole in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was decent on the west side.
April 21
There are limits being reported near Mulligan Hill as of noon. The fish are being caught in 160-200 feet of water. The majority of the action is coming near the bottom. The wind was down all morning and the swell is small. I am waiting to hear more reports around here. I will repost if I hear of some more information. There was a boat yesterday who had his limits on the east side of the Soquel Hole. There was one boat I spoke with that caught a Salmon at the Soquel Hole. I did not hear much more.
April 20
The Salmon fishing was good down between Mulligan Hill and Soldiers Club. There were good scores and some limits caught by 10:00 am. I fished in 220 feet of water near the Sand Plant and ended up with our limits. We caught one fish 120 feet down and the others were 170-220 feet down. The fish were caught on the Irish Flag Hot Spots with Glow Green and Chrome Krippled Anchovies. There were some anglers who caught some Salmon 40 - 80 feet down. There were a few fish caught near Pajaro as well.
April 19
The Salmon fishing was decent for the anglers who worked hard from Mulligan's to Soldiers Club. There were some limits reported in 170-220 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught 80-150 feet down and on the bottom. The anglers are doing good trolling Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, Glow Krippled Anchovies, Watermelon Apexes, and Gold Tom Mack's. There was a rumor of some limits in 100 feet of water near New Brighton Beach. There were a few Salmon caught on the east side of the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down in the morning but it blew in the afternoon.
April 18
There were only a few boats who went out of Santa Cruz today. There was one boat who caught 2 Salmon at 3 Trees in 200 feet of water. The Salmon were caught trolling Purple Haze Hoochies 80 feet down. The anglers who fished from the Sand Plant to Marina caught 1-4 fish a boat trolling in 140-220 feet of water. The Salmon may have been off the bite due to the cold front that is moving in today. The Rock fishing improved due to the drop in the swell.
April 17
The Salmon fishing was decent for the few anglers who fished near Mulligan Hill. There were a few fish caught at the Soquel Hole and Davenport. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The swell is slowly dropping and the wind was not bad today.
April 16
No report due to no boats out of Santa Cruz due to the storm. I did not hear from anyone at Moss Landing.
April 15
The Salmon fishing was slower today near Mulligan's but there were some better scores in the afternoon in the shallow water. There were some fish caught in 140 feet of water near the Sand Plant. The Salmon were being caught 80-150 feet down trolling Glow Krippled Anchovies, Gold Tom Mack's, and Silver Apexes. There were a few ones at the Soquel Hole and up to Davenport in 200-240 feet of water. The weather was nice and the swell dropped so the rock fishing got better. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy.
April 14
There were some nice Salmon caught today near Davenport at 36'57/122'11. The Salmon were in 200-220 feet of water and caught 80-150 down. There were some good Rock fish and Lingcod caught up the coast near Waddell and Davenport in the deep water. The area down near Mulligan's was good for most of the anglers who got on the water early. There were some early limits caught around 36'41/121'52 on Gold Tom Mack Spoons, Red R.S.K.'s, Silver Apexes, and Blue Kajikis. The wind stayed down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
April 13
The Salmon fishing was good for some of the anglers who were on the water early near Moss Landing and the Sand Plant. There were a few boats who fished near Natural Bridges in 170-220 feet of water. There were some Salmon caught off Natural Bridges and a few in front of the harbor in 150 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon are being caught 80-150 feet down and a few on the bottom. The wind stayed down but there was some swell. The Rock fishing and Halibut fishing was slower today due to the swell. The swell is expected to drop this weekend so inshore fishing should improve.
April 12
There were only a few boats who braved the weather today. The wind was fishable in the morning but it blew hard in the afternoon. There were still some Salmon caught near Mulligan Hill in 180-260 feet of water. The Salmon were biting on Chrome Krippled Anchovies, Gold Spoons, and Purple Haze Hoochies. The majority of the bites have been from 110 to the bottom.
April 11
There were a few Salmon caught today in front of Santa Cruz in 120 feet of water. The majority of the anglers were fishing the same area between Mulligan's and Soldiers Club in 180-300 feet of water. The Salmon are still biting 110-150 feet down on Tom Mack Spoons, Blue Kajikis, and Chrome Krippled Anchovies. There were a few anglers with early limits by 9:00. The wind stayed down until noon.
April 10
The Salmon bite remains the same with a few fish being caught on the edge of the Soquel Hole and the majority of the action coming below Moss Landing. There was one boat who fished Pajaro and had a bunch of shakers and one keeper. The anglers who fished Mulligan's to Soldier Club did the best early in the morning. The Salmon are still being caught 80-140 feet down and some on the bottom. The majority of anglers are fishing between 180-300 feet of water. The wind was down all morning but there was some wind in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was a little better due to the drop in the swell.
April 9
The weather was perfect today with no wind and a dying swell. The anglers who got down near Mulligan's and Soldiers Club early in the morning did well. There were some anglers who had their 6 fish limits by 9 in the morning. The Salmon are still biting the Krippled Anchovies and red R.S.K.'s. There were a few boats who caught 0-1 fish at the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing improved due to the swell drop.
April 8
The Salmon continue to be caught near Mulligan Hill in 180-300 feet of water. The Salmon are biting on Krippled Anchovies, F.B.R.'s, Watermelon Apexes, and Gold Tom Mack Spoons. I only heard of a few fish caught trolling near the Soquel Hole. I did not hear of anyone fishing towards Davenport. The swell picked up today and the inshore fishing was a little slower. There were a few Rock fish and Halibut caught in front of the harbor and near the Lighthouse. The wind stayed down all morning and the Salmon were biting through the day. There were some anglers who caught limits by 8:00 am. The weather is expected to be nice most of the week according to N.O.A.A.
April 7
The Salmon opener was tuff today due to the weather. There were only a few boats who fished out of Santa Cruz after the rain cleared up. The Soquel Hole was slow and I don't think anyone went up the coast. There was one boat who fished in front of Santa Cruz in 150 feet of water who caught nice Salmon. I think the majority of the Salmon may be in the shallow water where the majority of the bait is. There were some boats with 0-2 fish caught near Soldiers Club and Mulligan Hill in 180-200 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught 70-110 feet down. The weather is expected to keep improving and should get nice Monday according to N.O.A.A. The weather Sunday looks decent in the morning but it is hard to say due to the storm moving through and a new swell. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. Rock fishing reports were non existent due to the lack of anglers.
April 6
There were only a few boats who went out in the flat calm rainy conditions. The anglers caught nice Halibut and Rock fish. We hope to have some good Salmon information Saturday when the season starts.
April 5
The weather was flat calm all day long. The anglers caught Rock fish and Halibut. The Halibut continues to be good close to the Lighthouse due to the bait that is around.
April 4
The weather continues to be nice here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges. The Halibut continue to be caught by the anglers bounce balling in 50-80 feet of water near the Lighthouse. The shore anglers are still catching some nice fish near New Brighten and Rio del Mar.
April 3
The weather was nice today and the fish are still biting. There were some Halibut caught near the Lighthouse in 50-70 feet of water. The Lingcod and Rock fish continue to keep anglers busy near Wilder Beach and Davenport. The wind stayed down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
April 2
The Halibut continue to be caught by the anglers who are targeting them. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Davenport and off South Rock. There were a few Halibut caught in Capitola. The winds stayed down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The winds are expected to be better tomorrow.
April 1
The Rock fishing was good today in the deep water near Wilder and Davenport. The inshore bite was good for keeper Lingcod and Vermillion near Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught trolling and drifting Squid near the Mile Buoy. The smaller Halibut and Striped Bass are being caught near Capitola and Manresa. The wind stayed down all morning and some anglers were in early with limits of Rock fish.
March 30
The inshore fishing has been good for Sole and Halibut. There have been a good amount of Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and down near Capitola. The shore anglers are starting to catch Halibut as well near Capitola on Zoom Flukes. The anglers are trolling and drifting Squid and Herring on the boats. The Striped Bass made a showing on the beaches from Capitola to Marina. The smaller sized Striped Bass are hitting S.P. Minnows, Hair Razors, Kastmasters, and Yozuri Crystal Minnows. The weather has been perfect! Get ready for the Rock fish this Sunday and the Salmon opener next Saturday.
March 24
The season for Rock fish starts next Sunday so get ready. The Salmon season is set to open on April 7 and will be open until April 30 or longer unless there is a emergency closure. There are a few more meetings through April 11. The season will be determined after then for the California coast. There is a public comment meeting on March 27 from 7-9 pm at the Laurel Inn in Salinas to express your thoughts of the short season. You can also send a email direct to the people in charge at:
pfmc.comments@noaa.gov

March 9
We have Blood worms, Pile worms, and live Ghost Shrimp for all your surf fishing needs!
March 7
We will have Pile Worms and more bait late Thursday or early Friday for the Perch Tournament Saturday. There has been a few Halibut caught up the coast near 4 Mile on whole Squid. The Sand Dab fishing is still good. Rock fishing opens April 1 and Salmon should be April 7.
Feb. 16
The Crab fishing picked up today for the anglers fishing in 170-220 feet of water. The commercial anglers are finding some nice Lingcod, San dabs, and a few Halibut. The Perch fishing has been hot near Manresa and Rio del Mar. The Berkeley Gulp Camo 2 inch worm have been hot and we have them in stock! The winds have been down early in the morning. The sport Rock fishing season opens April 1. The Salmon season will be determined after the meetings in March.
Feb. 7
The weather is still perfect and anglers are still catching fish. There have been a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The wind was clam today and the Sandabs are still on the bite. The Surf Perch fishing has been hot on the beaches near Rio del Mar and below there.
Feb. 2
The weather looks nice for the weekend and beyond. There have been some nice Sand Dabs caught along with quality Crabs. There was one Halibut caught this week that I know of. There were some big Perch caught from Rio del Mar to Moss Landing. There are some small Striped Bass in the mix with the Perch due to the schools of Anchovies. There have been some decent Steelhead caught in the San Lorenzo despite reports in the paper. Little Cleos and Roe has been working for the Steelhead. Jan. 14
The weather was nice and a few anglers caught some Sand dabs and Sole. The Surf fishing was good on the southerly beaches below Manresa. The swell is expected to pick up Monday so use caution!
Jan. 6
The weather has settled down and it is expected to stay that way Sunday. Come fishing for the Halibut and the rest of the flat fish that are open. Who knows you may even find a Sea Bass. The Perch and Steelhead fishing is improving due to the rain.
Jan. 2
The fishing continues to be good for Halibut for the anglers who are still fishing. There have been consistent scores of 1-4 Halibut caught daily for the last few weeks. Crab fishing is doing better in 160 feet of water. The winds are down today. I'm off so next update is Saturday.
Dec. 31
The weather was flat calm again and the fish are still biting. There were good scores of Rock fish and lingcod caught near 3 Mile and Davenport. The Ano Nuevo area was good to the nice weather. The Halibut are still on the bite with another nice one being weighed in today. The Halibut are being caught near the Mile Buoy in 60-110 feet of water.
Dec. 30
The weather is perfect and the fish are still biting. There was a 15 pound Halibut caught in 120 feet of water straight out. The Crab fishing was a little better. Come get the last of the year Rock fish Sunday.
Dec. 29
The water was flat again today and the anglers enjoyed good fishing. The Rock fish and Lingcod were biting from Davenport to Natural Bridges. There were a few Crab caught near Davenport. The Perch are still biting near Rio del Mar. The wind and swell is down for the weekend so come finish the year for the Rock fish and Lingcod.
Dec. 27
The weather was perfect today and the fish were on the bite. The Rock fish and Lingcod have been on the bite near Davenport and Franklin Point. The west side of Santa Cruz has been good for the small Rock fish. There have been some Halibut caught east of the Mile Buoy. The anglers are catching some nice Halibut trolling the Bounce Ball set up. The Perch were on the bite near Manresa. There are some nice Striped Bass being caught in the Pajaro River. There is a school of nice Bonito being caught down near Point Sur.
Dec. 24
Today was another nice day on the water. There were some nice Lingcod and Rock fish caught today. There have been a few Halibut caught in the past few days so don't give up yet.
Dec. 23
The weather is flat calm and the Rock fish are o the bite. There were some good scores of Rock fish and Lingcod at Davenport and Ano Nuevo. There were a few Halibut caught trolling on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Crab fishing is decent for the anglers who are letting them soak. It looks like good weather again so come fishing.
Dec. 22
The weather is expected to be calm all weekend so come get some nice Rock fish, Lingcod, Sand Dabs, and Crab. We will be here all weekend for your last minute gifts and fishing needs!
Dec. 10
The fishing is still going strong here in Santa Cruz. There were solid scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught up the coast. There were some nice Crab caught up the coast in 200 feet of water. The weather is still flat calm!
Dec. 9
The weather is still perfect here in Santa Cruz. The Rock fish and lingcod continue to bite near Davenport. The wind and swells are down. Crab fishing is still decent for the anglers who are letting their gear soak.
Dec. 8
The same flat weather with very little swell is still here. The Rock fish and Lingcod are on the bite up the coast near Davenport. I heard of two different Halibut caught this week near 3 Mile. The Crab fishing is still going good for the anglers who are soaking their pots for a day. The Surf Perch are on the bite near Rio Del Mar. The Striped Bass fishing is on fire in the Salinas River!
Dec. 6
The weather has been nice and the swells are small! The fish have been biting up the coast near Davenport in 80-110 feet of water. The Crab fishing is still going well near 5 Mile. The surf anglers are seeing some nice Perch near Rio del Mar.
Dec. 1
The weather was not bad today and the Rock fish were on the bite. There were limits reported from the six pack charter boats. The Crab fishing is still good for the anglers in 150-200 feet of water near 5 Mile beach.
Nov. 30
The weather has cleared up and the fishing is still going good. There has been some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught this week. The Crab fishing is going good for the anglers in 150-220 feet of water. The winds look good for a few days but there may be some wind on Saturday.
Nov. 25
It was another great day on the Monterey Bay today. There were all kinds of Rock fish and Lingcod caught up the coast. I saw too different Halibut from Davenport caught in 80 feet of water. The Crab fishing improved near 4 Mile. The weather was flat calm again. We will see what this storm brings Sunday.
Nov. 24
The fishing has remains good and the weather is perfect. Warm weather, small swells, and no wind has been the norm here for the last week. There were some good Crabs caught between Natural Bridges and Davenport. The Rock fishing is still good at the local reefs and up the coast. Come fishing while the weather is great!
Nov. 21
The same report as yesterday. Flat calm conditions and fish are biting.
Nov. 20
The fishing remains good. There were some Halibut caught near Lagunas and Davenport. The Lingcod are still on the bite. Ano Nuevo has been good. The water is flat calm with a small swell.
Nov. 19
The fishing remained good today here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near 3 Mile and Davenport. The reports from Ano Nuevo have been good. There were a few Halibut caught near 4 Mile Beach. The weather was flat calm. Crab fishing remains good.
Nov. 18
The weather was great again today and the fish were on the bite. There were some nice Lingcod and Rock fish caught from 4 Mile to Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught in 80 feet of water near 4 Mile Beach. The Crab are still being caught for the anglers using Mackrel, Squid, and Sardines. Come fishing its calm!
Nov. 15
The water was flat calm all day today. There were some nice Crab and Rock fish caught. There is a storm on its way we will see how bad it really gets in the morning.
Nov. 14
The weather was flat today with a small swell. The Crab fishing is still going good for the anglers near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing was decent at Natural Bridges and and South Rock. The Surf Perch fishing has been good near Manresa.
Nov. 12
The Crab fishing improved here in Santa Cruz. The anglers are seeing some good Crab up near Davenport. The Rock fishing improved due to the dropping swell.
Nov. 11
The weather was nice in the morning but there was some swell. There were some good scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught on the 6 pack boats. The Crab fishing is still going good for the anglers in 170-220 feet of water. The anglers using Mackrel, Sardines, and Squid are doing best. The Surf fishing is good for Perch near Rio del Mar.
Nov. 10
The weather was nice today and the Crab are still being caught. There were some boats who fished for Rock fish and caught a few. The swell is up but is expected to drop.
Nov. 8
The wind stayed down all day today making great conditions. There has not been any swell for a week. The Crab fishing is still good in 160-220 feet of water in front of Santa Cruz. There have been some nice Petrale Sole and San dabs caught. There were two Halibut caught this last weekend along with some Rock fish and Lingcod. The Rock fishing is open until the end of the year so come fishing.

Nov. 5
The fishing continues to be good for the Rock fish and Lingcod. The Crab scores were good near Davenport in 170-220 feet of water. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
Nov. 4
The water was nice today and it did not rain. There were some nice Crab caught for the anglers who had their pots soaking since midnight. We should get a better idea of the bio mass in the next few days. The Perch fishing continues to be good near Rio del Mar. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges because there is no swell. Come fishing.
Nov. 3
The weather was nice today with a light south wind and no swell. The Crab season opens Saturday. That is tomorrow so get ready! There have been some San dab anglers reporting Dungeness crawling on their gear so it should be a good season.
Nov. 1
The water has been flat calm for the last few days. There have been some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught up the coast near Davenport and Natural Bridges. The Crab season opens Saturday so come get ready.
Oct. 27
Today was a great day to go Rock fishing. The swell was down and the winds stayed calm for most of the day. There were some good scores at Franklin Point and Davenport. The Natural Bridges area did produce dome nice Rock fish. The Surf fishing has been good for Surf Perch.
Oct. 25
The weather has been perfect with no wind all day. There is some swell but the inshore fish are still biting. There were some nice Rock fish caught near South Rock and Davenport. There were some Halibut caught up the coast as well. The swell is expected to start to drop so come fishing.
Oct. 22
The conditions improved today and anglers were able to find some Rock fish and Lingcod. The South Rock area was good in 80-130 feet of water. The wind stayed down all morning and the swell faded through the day. The surf fishing remains good down at Rio del Mar and Manresa. The Rock crab fishermen are seeing some Dungeons Crab so get ready for November 4 !
Oct. 21
The fishing was slow today but there were some Rock fish and Lingcod caught on the local rock piles. The wind stayed down all day but the swell is slowing the bite.
Oct. 20
The swell has come up and the Rock fishing was slow today. There were some nice Surf Perch caught near Rio Del Mar. There is a Marathon on Sunday and the road will be closed to get here from 8:00-10:30.
Oct. 18
The last few days have been really calm on the water. There were some nice Halibut caught up the coast drifting bait and trolling. The Lingcod and Rock fish continue to keep anglers busy in 240 feet of water or less. The swell picked up today making the fishing slower. There is no wind but the swell is pretty big. There were a few boats who went looking for Albacore but did not see any signs of life.
Oct. 15
The Lingcod and Rock fish were on the bite in the deep water near Wilder Ranch. Today was the last day to fish deep water Rock fish but the season is open until the end of December. There were a few Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The winds were down all morning and the swell is small.
Oct. 14
The Rock fish and Lingcod in the deep water were on the bite today. There were some limits of mixed Rock fish and big Lingcod. The area inshore was a little slower. There are still a few Halibut being caught near Davenport. The Surf Perch were on the bite on the beaches near Manresa and Pajaro. The weather was nice all day.
Oct. 13
The weather has been nice and the Rock fish and Lingcod continue to keep anglers busy. The Halibut are still being caught near 4 Mile and Davenport for the anglers who are putting in the time. This is the last weekend to fish the deep water so come fishing.
Oct. 10
It was another great day on the water today. There were some limits of Rock fish and Lingcod reported from the deep water. The South Rock area had some nice fish on it today. The weather was great!
Oct. 9
The weather was nice today and the swell died off. There were some nice Rock fish caught at South Rock. The Halibut are still being caught up the coast. There are still some Sea Bass down in Monterey.
Oct. 8
The fishing improved today for the anglers who fished Rock fish and Lingcod. There were close to limits reported by all the 6 pack charter boats. There was one boat who had full limits at South Rock. The area near Davenport was bumpy so most people fished locally. There are a few Sea Bass and Halibut being caught in Monterey. The weather is expected to get better this week.
Oct. 7
The fishing for Rock fish and Lingcod was slow today. The swell did not help the bite today. There were some decent reports form the deep water Rock fish areas. The Sea Bass are still being caught by the anglers who put in the time in Monterey.
Oct. 6
The bite continues to be good up the coast for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. The weather was calm all morning but there was some afternoon wind. There are a few Sea Bass being caught in Monterey. The deep water for Rock fish closes on Oct. 16 so come fishing if you want to go deep.
Oct. 5
The Rock fishing is still going well up the coast and in the deep water. The deep will be limited to 240 feet or less on Oct. 16. If you want deep water Rock fish you better go soon. The Lingcod were on the bite at Franklin Point. The Halibut are still biting up the coast. The Sea Bass fishing in Monterey is slow but there are still some being caught. The weather was nice today with no swell and light winds in the morning.
Oct. 4
The weather was nice today and anglers fished up near Franklin Point and in the deep water. The report was good Rock fishing and Lingcod fishing all around. There were a few Halibut caught near Davenport. The Sea Bass are still being caught in Monterey. The inshore fishing near Natural Bridges produced some nice Lingcod. The Halibut are still being caught on the Santa Cruz Wharf.
Oct. 3
The fishing remains good for Rock fish and Lingcod up the coast near Davenport. The Halibut are still being caught up the coast as well. The wind was still up but it did settle through the day. There were some Sea Bass caught in Monterey for the boats who put in the time. I fished with Miss Beth today and we ended up with one Sea Bass and one short strike. The weather is expected to be better this week according to N.O.A.A.
Oct. 2
The fishing was the same today for Rock fish and Lingcod. The Sea Bass fishing was slower in Monterey. The wind blew hard again so come early. The winds are expected to slow down this week according to N.O.A.A.
Oct. 1
The fishing was good for the anglers who worked up the coast for Rock fish early in the morning. There were some nice Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. The Sea Bass are still being caught near Monterey. The wind was blowing hard in the afternoon so come early.The Striped Bass are still being caught near the Capitola and Santa Cruz Wharf. The Hair Razors and Kastmasters are working best.
Sept. 30
The fishing was good up the coast early in the morning for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught near 4 Mile beach. The wind was blowing mid morning so I did not hear of anyone fishing deep or Ano Nuevo. The Sea Bass are still being caught flylining Squid in Monterey. The hardest part of the Sea Bass fishing is the amount of Jelly fish and Mackrel.
Sept. 29
The fishing in Santa Cruz continues to be good for Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut. The area at Franklin Point has been producing big Lingcod. The deep water at Wilder is still hot for big Rock fish and Petrale Sole. The Sea Bass are being caught by some anglers near Monterey. There is a bunch of Jelly fish and Mackrel to weed out. The weather has been flat the last few days.  

Sept. 25
The Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod continue to keep anglers busy. There was no swell or wind today making for perfect conditions. The weather is expected to be this way for a few days so come fishing. I will be off so the report is the same come fishing in perfect conditions.
Sept. 24
The boat that was looking for Albacore did not find any fish unfortunately. They fished from the 36'40/122'40 down through the Dog Bone and the Davidson. The weather was not bad and the water was clean and blue but no life. The anglers fishing near Davenport found some nice Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. The weather was flat up the coast. The Natural Bridges area is still producing some nice Rock fish. There are a few Halibut being caught of the Santa Cruz Wharf.
Sept. 23
The Halibut fishing was good for the few anglers who were up the coast early. There were some nice Lingcod and Rock fish caught near Davenport and 5 Mile. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers near Natural Bridges and in the deep water near Wilder. The winds were down all morning. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Pajaro. There is one boat out looking for Albacore but we have not heard back from them.
Sept. 22
The fishing remained good up near Davenport for Rock fish and lingcod in 100 feet of water. There were a few Halibut caught up there as well in 50-70 feet of water. The Natural Bridges area was good for Rock fish and a few Lingcod. The winds died down and it was nice until 1:00. There may be a few boats going out for Albacore or Bluefin near Davenport. There are still some Sea Bass being caught near Pajaro.
Sept. 21
The fishing remains the same here in Santa Cruz. The wind has been bad in the afternoon so come early. The Halibut are still biting up the coast along with the Rock fish.
Sept. 20
The fishing was decent for the few anglers who went out today. There were some Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. The Halibut are still being caught near Davenport. The wind came up hard in the afternoon but the swell died. The winds are expected to be calm for the weekend according to N.O.A.A.
Sept. 19
The inshore fishing is still the best bet here in Santa Cruz. There were a few Halibut caught up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. The area near Pajaro and Moss Landing is still producing a few Sea Bass. There were a few nice Halibut and Striped Bass caught at the Santa Cruz Wharf. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
Sept. 18
The same report but more wind in the afternoon. Come fishing early and get some Rock fish, Lingcod, Halibut, and Sea Bass.
Sept. 17
The inshore fishing was good for Lingcod, Rock fish, and Halibut up the coast. There were some good scores of Rock fish in the deep water near Wilder Beach. There were a few Halibut caught near Pajaro. I did not hear of any Sea Bass today. The Albacore action has been slow. The wind and swell was down all morning. There have been a few Striped Bass caught near Pajaro and New Brighten.
Sept. 16
The anglers found some good action on Rock fish and Lingcod near 3 Mile beach in the shallow and deep water. There were a few Halibut caught up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. There were some nice Sea Bass caught at the Pajaro Poo pipe. The wind was down all morning but there is some afternoon breeze. No Albacore news that I have heard of.
Sept. 15
The few anglers who fished today caught some Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind was down in the morning and the swell is down. We hope to get more information and see more people this weekend.
Sept. 14
The inshore fishing was good in the morning before the wind blew. Most anglers fished from 5 Mile to Natural Bridges. There were a few big Lingcod and Rock fish caught in the deeper water. There were some nice Halibut caught near 4 Mile Beach. I did not hear of any Albacore or Sea Bass today.
Sept. 13
The Halibut are still biting up the coast for the anglers fishing early in the morning. There were some nice Halibut caught from 3 Mile to Davenport. The Rock fishing was god at Natural Bridges and Wilder Beach. The shore anglers are catching some nice Striped Bass on S. P. Minnows near Pajaro and Monterey. The Sea Bass are still being caught on Glow Lazer Minnows near Capitola and Pajaro. The winds were calm and the swell is small.
Sept. 12
The fishing continues to be good for the anglers working hard. The Rock fish and Lingcod continue to bite near Natural Bridges. The wind was down all day but there was some swell.
Sept. 11
The fishing remains good for the anglers fishing the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut are still on the bite. Come fishing there is no swell a light winds.
Sept. 10
The fishing was good for Rock fish and lingcod up the coast near 3 Mile and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught up the coast near Davenport. The Pajaro area was slower for the Halibut today. There was a rumor of a few Albacore being caught 25 miles outside of 5 Mile beach. I did not talk to the anglers so I cant say for sure.
Sept. 9
The Halibut fishing was decent for the anglers who put in the time near 4 Mile to Davenport. There were a few Sea Bass caught down in Pajaro by anglers trolling for Halibut. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The wind stayed down all morning but there was a little swell. I did not hear of any Albacore today.
Sept. 8
The fishing is still going strong for the inshore anglers. There were some good scores of Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. There were a few boats out looking for Albacore but we have not heard back. There are a few Sea Bas being caught in Capitola. The wind was down but there was some swell.
Sept. 7
The fishing for Halibut continues to be good up the coast near Davenport. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Waddell. The Rock fish were on the bite near Natural Bridges. There are still a few Sea Bass being caught in Capitola on Laser Minnows. The wind was calm all morning but there was some south swell. There was one small boat that went looking for Albacore 15 Miles out off Davenport. They found blue 62 degree water but no Albacore.
Sept. 6
The inshore fishing was the best bet today. There were some nice Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were a few Sea bass caught near Capitola. The winds stayed down all day so the afternoon is fishable. I did not hear of any Albacore today. Yesterday my friend caught 2 fish at the Pioneer. He saw jumpers all around but they were eating Sauries.
Sept. 5
The fishing for Halibut continues to be good. I was fishing today and caught 3 Halibut up the coast. The weather was flat calm all day. There were some Sea Bass caught on Swim Baits in Capitola. There were some nice Rock fish caught in 90 feet of water near Natural Bridges. There are some Albacore being caught near the Guide and the Pioneer.
Sept. 4
The fishing for inshore species continues to be good for Rock fish, Halibut, and Lingcod. There were some big Halibut caught near 3 Mile to Davenport. There were some nice Sea Bass caught in Capitola on Lazer Minnows. There are some Albacore being caught near the Pioneer. The scores of Albacore were 1-5 that I heard of. The winds were down all morning but there was some southerly wind in the afternoon.
Sept. 3
The fishing was good again today on the inshore species. There were some good Halibut caught near 4 Mile to Davenport in 50-90 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Wilder beach. The South Rock and Natural Bridges area produced some nice Rock fish and Lingcod. There were some Halibut and Sea Bass caught in Capitola. There were some Albacore caught today inside the 601 and the Guide. I am working on the numbers but so far I am guessing 37'08/123'04. The winds are calm and the swell is small so come fishing.
Sept. 2
The Halibut fishing was good again up the coast for the anglers who put in the time. The Rock fishing was slower on the inside but the deep water near Wilder was hot. There are some Sea Bass being caught in Capitola. There was a boat looking for Albacore yesterday who fished around the Dog Bone and out 25 miles. He saw warm water but no life and no Albacore. There is another boat out today looking for Albacore around the 601. We will keep you posted if we hear anything in the next few days. The water is flat calm.
Sept. 1
The Halibut fishing continues to be good for the anglers working the beaches up the coast in the morning. There were some good scores of Rock fish near Natural Bridges and South Rock. There have been some keeper Halibut caught of both wharfs. The Capitola area is still producing a few Halibut and Sea Bass. The wind was down all morning but there was some afternoon wind. There are anglers talking about looking for Albacore this weekend. There is a good break at the 601 and some hot water around the Weather Buoy and the Dog Bone. We will keep you posted if we hear anything. The weather looks good so come fishing.
Aug. 31
The Halibut fishing was best up the coast today. The area near the harbor has a lot of red tide. There were a few Halibut caught near the Lighthouse. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow around 11:00 up the coast. Get out here early.
Aug. 30
The Halibut fishing was decent up the coast but the wind was up. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and South Rock. There have been a few Sea Bass caught on Lazer Minnows near Capitola. The Squid is starting to move in and the fishing should only get better. The winds are expected to drop over the next few days.
Aug. 29
The fishing was good for the anglers who fished up the coast early. There were some nice Halibut caught from Natural Bridges to Davenport. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and South Rock. There were some Sea Bass caught near the Capitola Mile Buoy. The wind stayed down until non then it blew up the coast.
Aug. 28
The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers working from Natural Bridges to Davenport. There were multiple 30 pound Halibut caught today. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola with the Dog Sharks. The wind was down due to the fog all morning.
Aug. 27
The fishing was good for anglers who worked the west side of Santa Cruz for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught from Natural Bridges to Davenport. The Dog Sharks are still making things hard in Capitola and Pajaro. The wind was down in the morning but it did pick up around 11:30. The Striped Bass were biting on Kastmasters near 26 ave beach.
Aug. 26
The Rock fish and Lingcod kept the anglers busy today. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. There were some anglers who fished near Pajaro but the dog sharks were thick. The wind stayed down all morning but there was some wind in the afternoon. The Striped Bass are still being caught near New Brighton and Rio del Mar. The Kastmasters, Swim baits, Hair Razors, and Gulp Worms are working well in the surf.
Aug. 25
The inshore fishing is still going good for the anglers working near the Lighthouse to 5 Mile Beach. There were a few Halibut caught at the Mile Buoy and Capitola. There were some big Rock fish caught in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The Striped Bass and Halibut continue to be caught near the wharfs. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
Aug. 24
The fishing was good on the west side for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. There was a bunch of jellyfish up the coast making fish hard. The wind stayed down all morning.
Aug. 23
The wind stayed down for the anglers who worked up the coast near Davenport and 4 Mile. There were some nice Halibut caught in 60-70 feet of water near the Mile Buoy. The west side produced limits of Rock fish and Lingcod. The two boats who went looking for Albacore ended up with no fish. One boat went to the Guide and beyond while the other was around the Weather Buoy.
Aug. 22
The fishing continues to be good in the morning for Halibut and Rock fish. The wind did blow in the afternoon but it was flat all morning. The fishing was good up the coast from 3 Mile to Davenport. The Pajaro area is still producing some nice Halibut. No word on Albacore yet.
Aug. 21
The bite continues to be good for the inshore species. The weather was flat calm all day long. The Halibut fishing was slower in Capitola but there were some fish caught up the coast. There is a boat looking for Albacore so we may hear something tomorrow.
Aug. 20
The weather was a little windy in the morning but it did settle down in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The Halibut continue to be caught near Davenport, Capitola, and the Mile Buoy. The Striped Bass are being caught near the New Brighten and Pajaro. The weather is expected to be calm for a few days and there may be some boats out Monday. We will keep you posted.
Aug. 19
The fishing for Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish was good for the anglers who fished near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. There were some nice fish caught trolling the bounce ball set up. The anglers who fished up the coast caught a few Halibut and Rock fish as well. The drift was slow so the trollers did a little better. The winds are down and the ocean is perfect. There are a few boats who are expected to go looking for Albacore Monday.
Aug. 18
The inshore fishing was good for the anglers who worked up the coast. There were some nice Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod caught from Natural Bridges to Davenport. The Capitola area had some nice Halibut come in as well. The area near the Mile Reef and near Jacks house has been good in 70-90 feet. The wind stayed down this morning and there was a small south swell. The Stripers are still being caught near Manresa and New Brighton.
Aug. 17
The bite continues to be good for inshore fish. There were some nice Halibut and Lingcod caught up the coast near 3 Mile and Davenport. The weather was nice and the swell was small in the morning. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock.
Aug. 16
The weather was calm today and anglers took advantage and fished up the coast. There were some solid scores of Halibut caught near 3 Mile and Davenport. The Natural Bridges and South Rock areas have been producing some nice Rock fish and Lingcod. The deep water is still doing good for big Coppers and Vermillion's. The Capitola area was full of red tide and the Halibut fishing was slower.
Aug. 15
The inshore fishing continues to be the best bet here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Lingcod and Halibut caught in the morning near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The wind stayed down up the coast in the morning but it did pick up in the afternoon. The weather conditions look to be the same with no swell in the forecast.

Aug. 14
The fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught up the coast and near the Mile Buoy. The Anchovies are on the beach near the harbor and New Brighten beach. The Striped Bass fishing has improved due to the bait. The wind blew in the afternoon.
Aug. 13
The weather was so calm today that charter boats were running afternoon trips. There were solid scores of Rock fish and lingcod caught at South Rock and Natural Bridges. The deep water produced some big Coppers and Vermillion's. The Franklin Point area was good for Lingcod and Rock fish. The Halibut continue to be caught near the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and up the west side of Santa Cruz. There was no swell today. The Striped Bass fishing was good on the beaches below the Cement Ship. No word on Albacore even though the water is hot.
Aug. 12
The inshore Rock fishing was good at South Rock today. The anglers who fished for Halibut from Natural Bridges to Davenport caught some big fish. The Lingcod fishing was good at 4 Mile and Wilder Beach. The anglers who are fishing the deeper water are finding some bigger Rock fish. The wind stayed down until 1:00. The beach anglers are catching limits of Surf Perch near Pajaro along with a few Striped Bass.
Aug. 11
The morning bite was good for the Halibut and lingcod up the coast from 3 Mile to Davenport. The wind did come up in the afternoon so come early. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The area in the deep water of Wilder Beach has been producing big Coppers and Vermillion's. Still no word on anyone looking for Albacore around here this week. The Striped Bass fishing has picked up on the beaches down south of Pajaro.
Aug. 10
The fishing continues to be good for the Rock fish and Halibut. There were some big Lingcod caught in the deep water near Davenport. The Halibut are still being caught in front of the Harbor and up the coast. The bay is full of Anchovies and the water has warmed up so the fishing should turn on this month. There is some warm water about 20 miles out but still no word on Albacore.
Aug. 9
The fishing conditions are remaining calm due to no swell and light winds in the morning. There were some nice Halibut caught up the coast and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Ranch in deep water. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near South Rock. Anglers are starting to catch Striped Bass near Pajaro and Monterey.
Aug. 8
The fishing remains good for the anglers fishing for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. The anglers are catching fish on the west side of Santa Cruz and down at Pajaro. The weather was nice all morning.
Aug. 7
The fishing for Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut continues to be good for the anglers who put in their time. I fished up the coast near 5 Mile and ended up with 3 Halibut. we caught the fish on dead Squid and Anchovies. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Wilder Beach. There were some Striped Bass caught near Manresa.
Aug. 6
The few boats who fished around the Pioneer yesterday caught one Albacore and one Bluefin. The inshore fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod up near 4 Mile Beach. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and up the coast near Davenport. The winds were down all morning but the wind came up when the fog cleared. There may be a few boats out looking for Albacore out of Half Moon Bay. There was a school of jumpers seen near the Half Moon Bay Weather Buoy. We will keep you posted if we hear anything.
Aug. 5
The winds stayed down today and the fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught near Pajaro and the Mile Buoy. The were boats catching some Albacore around 36'58/123'12. The scores sounded to be 1-5 fish a boat. The anglers who looked at the Weather Buoy out to 36'30/122'50 did not find any Albacore. The boats below near the Dog Bone did not do much that I heard of. The winds are calm all morning but there has been some afternoon wind.
Aug. 4
The weather was flat calm again today and anglers had fun. There were some great scores of big Rock fish and Lingcod. The Halibut fishing was decent around the Mile Buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. There are a few boats out looking for Albacore for a few days so we hope for a report soon. The Monterey Weather Buoy is up to 62 degrees and there is a finger of hot water below it near the 451. I would take a look at that area for Albacore if you are going out!
Aug. 3
The weather was flat calm today. The anglers are still catching Rock fish and Lingcod near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The Franklin area has been good for Rock fish and big Lingcod. There were some Albacore caught a few days ago near the Guide. The angler had 6 Albacore and a Bluefin at 37'00/123'30. There was a boat out looking for Albacore but only got one fish. The anglers saw jumpers between the Guide and the Pioneer. There are boats out today and going tonight so we should get some more reports.
Aug. 2
The weather is perfect and the bite remains the same. Come try your luck for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod.
Aug. 1
The inshore fishing is still going well for the anglers who are putting in the time. There were some Halibut caught near Mile Buoy and 5 Mile. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock. The winds are staying down in the mornings. It is expected to be calm for the next few days so come fishing.
July 31
The big Halibut continue to be caught here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and near Natural Bridges. The Rock fishing has been good on the west side of Santa Cruz. The deep water spot near Wilder Beach has been producing big Coppers, Vermillion's, and Olives. The wind stayed down and the swell is still small.
July 30
It was another calm day on the bay today. The Rock fish and Lingcod were on the bite near Natural Bridges and 5 Mile Beach. The few anglers who fished near Ano Nuevo caught some big Rock fish. The Halibut are still coming in on a daily basis. There have been three Halibut caught over 40 pounds so make sure your gear is updated. There have been a few Sea Bass caught in front of the Harbor and up at Davenport. There is a bunch of bait moving in and the fishing is only going to get better. Still no news on Albacore. There have been some Striped Bass and Halibut caught near New Brighton.
July 29
The weather is still calm and the swell is small. There were some solid scores of big Rock fish caught near Wilder Beach in 280 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught on the west side of Santa Cruz down to Capitola. The Pajaro area is producing some nice Halibut for the anglers bounce balling. Still no Albacore news.
July 28
The fishing remained the same today for Rock fish and Halibut. The few Halibut I heard of today were caught near the Mile buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. There have been rumors of Sea Bass being caught at Pajaro. The Anchovies and Squid has pushed in and the fishing is getting better. Still no Albacore news! The wind stayed down all morning due to the fog.
July 27
The fishing was good in the morning for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. The winds were down in the morning due to the fog. There is no swell so the fishing is only going to get better.
July 26
The Halibut continue to be caught from the west side of Santa Cruz down to Pajaro in 40-65 feet of water. The Rock fishing was
good near Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down until noon. No Albacore news today.
July 25
The water conditions remain flat calm. The Halibut fishing remains good for the anglers who are putting in the time. The Halibut are being caught from the west side to Capitola. The Rock fishing is still going good near Natural Bridges. The one boat who looked for Albacore near the Davidson did not catch any fish.
July 24
The anglers that went looking for Albacore near the Dog Bone and further out never caught any fish. There was blue warm water with no life. There is a boat heading to the Davidson for a few days so we should have a report in a few days. The Halibut fishing is only getting better here near the Mile Buoy and on the west side. The Rock fishing turned on because of all the bait fish that have moved in. The weather conditions are perfect so come fishing.
July 23
The fishing was good for the Rock fish and Lingcod today in the deeper water near Wilder Beach and at South Rock. The Halibut are still being caught in 40-65 feet of water in front of the Harbor and off Capitola. The winds stayed down due to the fog. There were a few boats who ran out to the dog bone for Albacore. They reported confused seas and I never heard back form them.
July 22
The report was the same today for the anglers looking for Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish. The anglers enjoyed calm water conditions all morning. The evenings have been nice as well. The winds are expected to get calmer and some anglers may go look for Albacore.
July 21
The Halibut continue to be caught in front of Santa Cruz in 40-60 feet of water. The anglers are trolling the bounce ball set ups and having good luck. The Rock fishing remains consistent near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The wind and swell was down today.
July 20
The Halibut fishing has been good for the last few days. There have been some big Halibut caught so make sure to check your gear. The anglers are drifting and trolling Squid, Herring, and Anchovies. The Halibut have been caught from the west side to Pajaro you just have to put in the time. The Rock fishing has been good on the local rock near Natural Bridges and Wilder Ranch. The winds have been down all morning.
July 19
The wind did not blow as hard as expected and anglers had a good day on the water. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught. The Halibut fishing is getting better now that the bay is full of bait. No reports of Albacore or Sea Bass recently. Come fishing!
July 18
The fishing remains good for Halibut and Rock fish near the Mile Buoy and Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down all morning. There were some nice Halibut caught near Pajaro and Manresa by the anglers trolling the Bounce Ball.
July 17
The Halibut fishing has been getting better near Capitola and the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. The wind was down all morning but it did start blowing around 11:00.
July 16
There were only a few boats out today looking for Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish. There were some good scores of Rock fish near Natural Bridges and Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The wind was down until noon. There is some Squid starting to show up so the Halibut and Sea Bass fishing should improve.
July 15
The Salmon season ended with a bang here in Santa Cruz. The anglers who were on the water early had some limits before 10:00. The same area near the Lighthouse to Natural Bridges was good today. Unfortunately the fish showed up just in time for the closure. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good at Wilder Ranch in 90-130 feet of water. The wind stayed down until 1:00. We will now have to concentrate on the inshore species and hopefully some Albacore.
July 14
The Salmon bite remains good here in Santa Cruz in 100-160 feet of water. There were some bigger fish caught today in the mix of the 7-15 pound fish. The best action is still straight out of Santa Cruz up to Natural Bridges. The Salmon are still being caught from 20-100 feet down on Green Apexes, Green R.S.K.'s, U.V. Krippled Anchovies, Glow No Banana Krippled Anchovies, and U.V. F.B.R.'s with small Herring. The weather was nice all morning but there was some wind when the fog cleared. There were some big Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing continues to be good at South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were two boats that I spoke to that went for Albacore yesterday. The anglers worked from the Davidson up and never saw or caught a Albacore. The water was warm and blue but there was not much life. The Striped Bass fishing has been hit and miss near Rio del Mar.
July 13
The Salmon bite was good in the morning and after the tide switch. The majority of Salmon were caught in 100-160 feet of water about 30-90 feet down. The best bet was to troll Krippled Anchovies, Green Apexes, and Chartruse F.B.R.'s. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The wind was down all day. I did not get any Albacore reports. The Rock fishing remains good in 120 feet of water near South Rock.
July 12
The Salmon fishing was a little better today in front of the harbor in 100-160 feet of water. There were some limits caught by 10:00 for a few anglers who trolled Krippled Anchovies 80 feet down. The bite was slow in the morning but when the tide changed it picked up. The Salmon season is open Saturday but is closed Sunday. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy. The small Halibut and Striped Bass are keeping anglers busy near New Brighton and Manresa. The wind was down all morning but there was some afternoon wind. There are some boats who are going to look for Albacore in the morning so we will keep you posted. There are some boats who said they were going to look at 36'20/122'40 and below that is my guess.
July 11
The Salmon fishing was slower for most of the anglers today. The anglers were working in 100-160 feet of water from Capitola to Natural Bridges. The fish may have gorged themselves yesterday. The fish I have heard of were caught in 120 feet of water down 80 feet on Krippled Anchovies. There were some Halibut caught in front of the Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy. There were some good scores of Rock fish near Natural Bridges in 90 feet of water. The Striped Bas are biting late night near New Brighton. The winds were down all morning and it was not too bad in the afternoon.
July 10
The Salmon bite was hot today with a bunch of early limits being reported. The Salmon was good in front of the harbor up to Natural Bridges. The anglers were in 100-140 feet of water and the Salmon were caught 50-80 feet down. The wind stayed down all morning but there was some afternoon winds. The best bet is to troll Gold Tom Mack Spoons, Glow Krippled Anchovies, and Green F.B.R.'s. The Halibut fishing is picking up near the Mile Buoy and down near Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good until the wind blew around noon.
July 9
The Salmon fishing remained the same with some boats catching their limits and others catching 1-3 fish. The majority of the action was straight out of Santa Cruz in 110-140 feet of water. There were some limits caught straight out in 160-220 feet of water. The Salmon are still feeding on Anchovies so green lures and Krippled Anchovies have been the best bet. There were some nice Halibut caught in Capitola due to the recent Squid spawn from Pajaro to Moss Landing. The Rock fishing was god up the coast but there was some wind near Ano Nuevo. The inshore fishing for the beach anglers was good at New Brighton. The wind was down all morning but it did blow hard at noon. The few boats who have tried to go look for Albacore have been blown out before they got to the break.
July 8
The Salmon continue to be caught from 100-180 feet of water from Capitola to Natural Bridges. There were a few fish caught in 300 feet of water near the Soquel Hole. The fish are spread out so some anglers are catching 0 and others catch 9. The Halibut fishing continues to be decent for the anglers who put in the time. There Rock fishing was good at 4 Mile in 50-70 feet of water. The wind was down in the morning but there was afternoon wind. I did not get any Albacore due to the offshore wind.
July 7
The Salmon fishing was the same today near the Lighthouse up to 4 Mile in 120-160 feet of water. There were a few boats who had limits early and some with no fish. The majority of the Salmon are being caught 50-90 feet down trolling Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, Green F.B.R.'s, and Gold Tom Mack Spoons. The inshore Rock fishing was good for the anglers working from Natural Bridges to 4 Mile. There was some wind up the coast so most anglers stayed close. There were a few Halibut caught trolling near Manresa and Pajaro. The winds are expected to be down in the morning Saturday according to N.O.A.A. The Striped Bass are starting to be caught on Kastmasters and SP Minnows from Manresa to Pajaro. There are still some legal Halibut being caught near the wharfs. No Albacore news that I have heard of today.
July 6
The fishing for Salmon was decent today for the anglers who worked from 100-160 feet of water from the harbor up to 3 trees. I fished in area and caught two Salmon on Chrome Krippled Anchovies with a Irish Flag Hot Spot. The Salmon were being caught 50-100 feet down. There is a mix of small fish and big fish in this school so be ready.The Rock fishing was decent near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola and Moss Landing. The wind came up around 11:00.
July 5
The Salmon are still being caught in front of the S.C. Harbor up to 3 Trees in 120 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon are being caught 80 feet down. The Halibut are still being caught below Capitola to Pajaro by the trollers. The Rock fishing remained good near Natural Bridges. The winds stayed down all morning but it did blow when the fog cleared. I did not hear of any anglers looking for Albacore due to the increase in winds.
July 4
The Salmon fishing continues to be good for the anglers who get out on the water early. There was a good bite in the morning and around 11:00. The anglers are fishing from Capitola to 3 Trees in the balls of Anchovies in 100-130 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon were caught on Krippled Anchovies, F.B.R.'s, Green Apexes, and Purple Haze Kajikis. The Salmon were caught 70-110 feet down and there were some Silver Salmon 10-40 feet down. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Davenport and Natural Bridges. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and below Capitola. There are some boats catching Albacore about 70 miles from Santa Cruz at the Sur Canyon. The Albacore are in the 10-20 pound range and the scores are from 2-20 a boat from what I can hear. The boats are starting to catch some more fish now that they have found them. The numbers are around 36'03/122'29. We will update you if we get more information. There were 6 Albacore caught out of Santa Cruz at 36'34/122'43.
July 3
The fishing was good today for the Salmon in front of Santa Cruz in 100-140feet of water. The Salmon are being caught 40-80 feet down on Krippled Anchovies, Apexes, Gold Tom Mack's, and Clear R.S.K.'s. The bite was good all morning and there were some boats that came in with early limits. This is the time of year the big Salmon are here so upgrade your leaders. There were some Halibut caught in Capitola and near the Mile Buoy. There was a Pacific Halibut caught in 120 feet of water near Davenport. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who fished up the coast in 80-120 feet of water. The wind was calm all morning and there are anglers fishing in the afternoon. The Striped Bas are starting to bite at Manresa. The small Halibut are still thick near the S.C. wharf.
July 2
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who trolled straight out in 120 feet of water. There were some smaller Salmon caught in 60 feet of water in front of the harbor and near Capitola. There were a few Salmon caught in 300 feet of water near the Soquel Hole. The majority of the Salmon seem to be in the shallow water feeding on Anchovies. The area in front of Moss Landing is loaded with Horse Mackrel. There were a few nice Halibut caught trolling below the Cement Ship. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near 5 mile and Davenport. The local Rock fishing was good at South Rock for smaller grade fish. The winds were down all morning and the afternoon was not bad. The winds are expected to come down the next few days according to N.O.A.A. There was one boat who caught 2 Albacore few days ago at the Davidson. The Striped Bass are starting to bite near New Brighton and Pajaro.
July 1
There were some nice Salmon caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole down to 36'51/121'53. The area in front of Moss Landing was loaded with Horse Mackerel. The best bet is to troll in 150-220 feet of water near the Soquel Hole. The Halibut fishing was decent near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Rock fishing was limited to the west side in 60-90 feet of water. The one boat who went to Davenport said it was windy first thing in the morning. The weather is expected to be better Sunday.
June 30
The commercial Salmon season ended today for this area. There were a few sport boats who did catch some Salmon near Pajaro and the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The fish that are around are big so make sure for gear is upgraded. The fish are moving up from Moss Landing to the Soquel Hole in 150-220 feet of water. The Rock fishing continues to be good for the anglers fishing near Natural Bridges up to 5 Mile beach. There is some Squid near Davenport so the fishing for Sea Bass and Halibut should start to get better. The shore anglers are still getting there share of Halibut on Zoom Flukes and Swim baits. The Santa Cruz Wharf and New Brighton have been the best areas for the Halibut. There were some nice Striped Bass caught this morning near Manresa and Pajaro. The anglers trolling the Bounce Ball set ups near Capitola did decent on the Halibut today. The winds were down in the morning but it did pick up around noon.
June 29
The fishing for Salmon was slow near the Soquel Hole but there were some caught near Moss Landing and Carmel. The Halibut fishing is still gong good for the anglers who put in the time near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Rock fishing was good in the deeper water near Wilder Beach and 4 Mile. The wind stayed down in the morning but it did blow later in the afternoon.
June 28
The Salmon bite was good for a few anglers first thing in the morning. The fish are biting near the canyon edges in front of Moss Landing. There were a few fish caught near the Soquel Hole. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and below Capitola. Shore anglers are catching some small Halibut near the S.C. Wharf and near New Brighton. The winds were down all morning but there was some afternoon winds. The swell is small and the Halibut fishing should start to get good. The Rock fishing is still consistent near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges.
June 27
The Salmon fishing has been decent near Moss Landings Canyon walls due to the feed that is there. The Salmon are big so get your gear in shape. There were multiple fish caught in the 20-30 pound range. There have been some fish caught near the East edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few big Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy on Squid. The Rock fishing is still good near Natural Bridges and 5 Mile beach. The winds have been down in the morning but blowing in the afternoon.
June 26
There were only a few anglers out today but there were some nice Rock fish caught up the coast. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola trolling the Bounce Ball Rig. The Salmon are still being caught near Moss Landing for the anglers who are weeding through the Horse Mackrel. The winds were down in the morning up near Davenport until 10:30.
June 25
The weather was nice this morning but the wind did pick up around noon. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and Wilder Ranch in the deeper water. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The anglers near 36'50/121'51 caught some Salmon first thing in the morning today and then the bite slowed down. There were a few Salmon caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole in the shallow water. There have been a few small Sea Bass caught near Capitola. The Striped Bass are slowly coming in to the beaches near Manresa. There have been a few small Halibut caught off the S.C. Wharf for shore anglers! The White Swim Baits have been working well for the Halibut!
June 24
The weather was flat calm all morning until 1:00. There were boats who ran up to Ano Nuevo and caught some big Rock fish and Lingcod. The bite was slower in the morning had no drift at all. In the mid morning the Rock fish and Lingcod started to bite better. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and below Capitola. The anglers are having good luck using the Bounce Ball set up with Squid or Herring. The Salmon are still being caught by the anglers who are working hard for them near the east edge of the Soquel Hole and in front of Moss Landing. The anglers are catching the Salmon on the Chrome Krippled Anchovies, Blue Kajikis, and Red F.B.R.'s. The majority of the Salmon are being caught on the edges of the canyons about 100 feet down. The boat who went to look for Albacore came home empty. They looked from the 451 up to the Guide and had good looking water but no bites.
June 23
The Salmon fishing was decent in front of Moss Landing and off the Point of Monterey. The area near the Soquel Hole was full of Jellyfish so it was hard to troll but there were some nice Salmon caught. The Halibut fishing is still going good for the anglers near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and 5 Mile Beach. The wind was blowing out of the south in the morning but it settled down later in the day. The swell has dropped and the Halibut fishing should only get better this weekend.
June 22
The Salmon fishing was decent near Pajaro for Salmon. The scores were 1-2 fish for the anglers who worked hard. There were some Halibut caught near Mile Buoy and in Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was a little slower due to the mixed swell. The weather was perfect with a little fog and calm winds all day long. The weather is expected to be good for a few days and Frank on Sea Angel is going to look for Albacore soon. We will keep you posted all weekend.
June 21
There were only a few boats out today looking for fish. The few reports of Salmon were near the edge of the Soquel Hole and down near Moss Landing canyon. The Halibut continue to be caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers near Waddell and 5 Mile beach. The winds were down this morning due to the fog.
June 20
There were a few Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole at 36'52/121'56. The Salmon are being caught trolling Krippled Anchovies and Green R.S.K.'s 100-180 feet down. The Halibut continue to bite near the Mile Buoy and down in Capitola to Manresa. The Rock fishing is still going good for the anglers working up the coast near 4 mile and Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down all morning but there was some afternoon wind. The small south swell did not stop the bite today.
June 19
The Salmon are still being caught near 36'50/121'52 and the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good due to the small swell. The wind did blow around noon.
June 18
The Salmon are still being caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were scores of 1-4 fish caught in 220 feet of water down 170 feet. The anglers did best with Chrome Krippled Anchovies and big Green Hot Spots. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach and 4 Mile in 80-280 feet of water. The Halibut continue to be caught by the trollers and drifters near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Striped Bass and Halibut are starting to be caught by the shore anglers near New Brighten and Pajaro. There was wind up the coast near Davenport early in the morning but it became flat at 10:00. The area near the Harbor and Capitola stayed nice all day. The winds are expected to be down for a few days.
June 17
The weather was bumpy this morning from the left over wind that blew all night. There were a few Salmon caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole and in front of Mos Landing. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and near the Cement Ship. The anglers who are trolling the bounce ball set up are finding the most Halibut. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach in 60-90 feet of water. The shore anglers are starting to catch a few Halibut and Striped Bass off the shore near Manresa and New Brighton. The weather is expected to be better for the next few days.

June 16
The Salmon fishing remained slow for the most part but there were some scores of two or more fish for anglers who worked hard. The Salmon are still being caught near the Moss Landing Canyon edge and the Pajaro side of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon are being caught trolling bait 50-160 feet down. The Halibut fishing is improving with the warm weather and no swell. There were some good scores near the Mile Buoy and down in Capitola near the Cement Ship. The anglers are trolling and drifting Squid, Anchovies, and Herring. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The winds were down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The evening has been a good time to fish due to light winds.
June 15
The Salmon fishing remains the same with few boats catching fish in front of Moss Landing and some fish caught in front of Santa Cruz in 140 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 100 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola, Mile Buoy, and near Pajaro. The weather was nice all morning until 11:30 when the wind blew up the coast. The inshore water near the harbor has been flat all day.
June 14
The Salmon continue to be caught near Moss Landing near the canton edges about 40-140 feet down. There were a few fish caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole near Pajaro. The Halibut fishing was better because the swell and wind dies. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock and Natural Bridges. The weather is nice come fishing.

June 13
There were a few Salmon caught in front of Moss Landing in the Canton early this morning. The fish were caught 50-120 feet down on Anchovies. There were a few Salmon caught early on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut fishing was decent near the Mile Buoy and near the Cement Ship. The Bounce Ball trollers are doing the best locating the Halibut. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The winds were down until 11:00.

June 12
There were only a few boats who braved the wind today. There were a few Salmon caught early near the Soquel Hole and near Moss Landing. The Rock fishing was good before the wind became strong. The wind is predicted to be decent for a few hours in the morning before blowing hard. We hope Wednesday and Thursday are nice.
June 11
There were only a few anglers fishing today due to the wind reports. There were some anglers who caught 1 fish in the Soquel Hole before they got blown off the water. There were a few Halibut caught trolling near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was slow due to the wind. The wind picked up around 8:00 and never stopped. We hope it slows down in the next day or two.
June 10
The Salmon fishing remained slow but there were some fish caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole down to Moss Landing. The Salmon are still being caught trolling about 110-180 feet down in 170-230 feet of water. The size of the Salmon has improved so it worth trying to catch a few. The Halibut fishing was decent around the Mile Buoy and below the Cement ship. The anglers are doing well trolling Bounce Ball set up with Squid and Herring in 50-70 feet of water. The Rock fishing remains decent but no one has made it far up the coast due to the afternoon winds. The wind did blow hard in the afternoon so come early!
June 9
The Salmon fishing was slow but there were some fish caught near the Soquel Hole. The anglers caught fish near the tip of the Soquel Hole don to the east edge. The Halibut fishing was decent around the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Rock fishing was good in the morning before the wind blew.
June 8
The fishing for Salmon was decent for the anglers near the Soquel Hole. There were scores of 2-4 fish that I heard of. The were some Salmon caught at Pajaro and Mulligan's. The weather was not bad just some swell and drizzle. The Rock fishing was good near the LIghthouse. There were some Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy.

June 7
The Salmon are still being caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole and on the west edge in 170-20 feet of water. There were a few limits caught and some anglers who had a hard time. The weather was nice on the Salmon grounds until 1:00. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The weather is expected to get better all weekend if N.O.A.A. is right.
June 6
The Salmon fishing was a little slower near the Soquel Hole but there were some nice fish caught. We ended up with two Salmon around the tip of the Soquel Hole in 170-220 feet of water. We caught the Salmon 120 - 180 feet down on Chrome Krippled Anchovies. There were some fish caught up the coast near three trees in 160 feet of water. There were only a few boats looking for Rock fish and Halibut near the Mile Buoy. The Lingcod were on the bite near the Lighthouse. The weather was nice on the Salmon grounds until 12:30. There was some wind up near Davenport in the morning.
June 5
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who went looking today. There were some 6 fish limits in before non today. The anglers were working from the tip of the Soquel Hole to the west end in 160-220 feet of water. There were some other boats who had some good sores at 36'51/121'54. The weather was nice after the east went settled down in the morning. The wind did come up in the afternoon. There were some nice Halibut caught near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz and near Natural Bridges.
June 4
The Salmon fishing was slower down near 36'51/121'54 but there were more fish caught at the Soquel Hole. There were some good scores of Salmon at 36'51/121'58. The Salmon were being caught 120-160 feet down. The Glow Krippled Anchovies, Glow F.B.R.'s, and Purple Haze Kajikis worked well today. There were some nice Halibut caught trolling the bounce ball set up in 40-60 feet of water from Capitola to Cement Ship. There were some big Blacks and nice Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. The wind was down on the Salmon grounds until 11:30. The inshore water was a little bumpy due to the south swell and wind chop. There has been some nice Halibut caught near New Brighton beach by surf anglers.
June 3
The Salmon were back on the bite for the anglers who tried to find them. There were some limits reported at 36'51/121'54 and at 36'51/121'57. The Salmon are being caught 120-180 feet down. The best bet was to troll Glow Krippled Anchovies or Glow F.B.R.'s. The Halibut fishing was decent around the Mile Buoy and below Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The bounce ball set up on the troll has been working for the Halibut along with drifting Squid and Herring. The Rock fishing was decent around 4 Mile and Natural Bridges. The wind was down in the morning but there was some swell.
June 2
There were some boats who fished for Salmon near the Soquel Hole and caught some fish. The fish were caught 120-220 feet down near the tip of the Soquel Hole. The scores ranged from 1-3 fish up to 20 pounds. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers drifting and trolling near the Mile Buoy and below Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near 3 mile and Natural Bridges.The wind stayed down all morning but there was some wind in the afternoon.
June 1
The inshore action continues to be good for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. There were some Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Salmon were caught trolling about 120 feet down. The deeper water had less Jellyfish compared to the east side of the Soquel Hole. The wind was down in the morning due to the fog. There was some afternoon wind but no swell. The weekend looks good for water conditions so come fishing.
May 31
The Salmon are still being caught near the Soquel Hole. There were a few boats who tried fir the Salmon and caught 1-4 fish that I heard of. The majority of the anglers who were out worked from 36'52/121'59 to 36'52/121'56. The Salmon were biting on Glow Krippled Anchovies, Pearl Krocodiles, and Glow F.B.R.'s trolling 100-150 feet down. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near 5 Mile and Natural Bridges. There have been some small Sea Bass caught near the kelps edge of Pleasure Point on pearl Big Hammers. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon.

May 30
The Halibut fishing was a little slower today due to the swell but there were some scores of 1-4 fish a boat. The anglers are drifting and trolling near the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and Pajaro. There have been some Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole and Mulligan Hill. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and South Rock. There was some wind around 10:00 today and a 3 foot south swell. The winds are expected to be down from Friday on.
May 29
The inshore fishing was good today for the anglers who fished from The Mile Buoy to Pajaro for Halibut. There were some good scores near the Mile Buoy in 60-75 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing is good up the coast near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile beach. The Franklin Point area has been good for big Lingcod. There were a few Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole and near Mulligan Hill. The wind stayed down until noon on the inshore waters.
May 28
The inshore fishing was the best bet today but there were a few Salmon caught near Pajaro and Moss Landing. The Lingcod fishing was decent near 4 Mile Beach. The wind was up so most of the anglers fished from Davenport to Santa Cruz. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and down off Capitola. The swell has dropped and the Halibut are moving in with the bait fish.
May 27
The weather was flat calm all morning today and the anglers took advantage of it. There were some big Lingcod and Rock fish caught near Ano Nuevo and Franklin Point. There were some nice scores of smaller Rock fish near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. The area near Capitola and the Mile Buoy has been producing some Halibut. There were a few Salmon caught in front of Moss Landing near the canyon edge.
May 26
The Salmon fishing is still slow but there were a few fish caught up near Ano Nuevo. The anglers who fished for Rock fish caught limits on the west side of Santa Cruz. There has been a few boats trolling for Halibut from the Mile Buoy to Capitola and catching some nice fish. The Halibut are being caught in 50-70 feet of water with Squid and Herring. The weather was nice all day today. The Perch fishing has been good at Manresa and Rio del Mar. There are some small Striped Bass being caught in the same area.
May 25
The south wind and drizzle kept anglers of the water today. The few anglers who did fish caught some Rock fish and Lingcod. The winds are expected to be down the next few days according to N.O.A.A. so come fishing.
May 24. The few Salmon that have been caught recently were near the point of Monterey and Soldiers Club. There is a good chance that a few fish are in the Pajaro area. The Halibut fishing improved near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. There was one boat who caught 3 Halibut trolling the bounce ball set up. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and up the coast in the deeper water. There have been some Striped Bass being caught near Marina and Pajaro. The winds were down all day today. The wind may come up Thursday according to N.O.A.A.
May 23
The fishing for Salmon remained slow for the few boats who tried for them. The Rock fish and Lingcod fishing was good for the anglers in 70-100 feet of water near Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The wind was down all morning.
May 22
The few anglers that came out to enjoy the flat water ended up fishing for Rock fish, Halibut, and Lingcod. There were some good scores of Rock fish near the west side and Natural Bridges in 60-90 feet of water. There were no Salmon reports that I heard of but there were a few caught at Pajaro yesterday. The bait is starting to show up in front of the harbor and in Capitola. There were a few Halibut caught in Capitola and by the Mile Buoy. The winds look calm for the Tuesday morning according to N.O.A.A.
May 21
The Salmon fishing was slow again today but there were a few fish caught. The few Salmon I heard of were caught at the Soquel Hole, Pajaro, and Mulligan Hill. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers fishing near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. There were some quality Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. The few boats near Ano Nuevo caught some big Rock fish. There was one Sea Bass caught near the Lighthouse. There were some small Halibut caught near Capitola. The wind was down and it looks good for the next few days.
May 20
The fishing for Salmon was slower today but there were a few caught. There was one boat who caught some Salmon at 36'49/122'00. The area near Mulligan's was slow but some anglers did catch. The Lingcod were on the bite at Natural Bridges and 3 Mile Beach. The Rock fish were staying close to the bottom and biting as well as the Lingcod. The Striped Bass are starting to show up near Manresa and Capitola. The weather was weird with a fog layer and a north west chop. The swell is down and the Halibut should be in soon. There is a marathon Sunday morning so get here before 7:00 am or after 10:00 am when the road reopens.

May 19
The report was the same today with a few Salmon being caught at 36'51/121'59. The area near Mulligan's in 160-220 feet of water produced a few decent scores. The weather was calm in Santa Cruz but there was some wind down near Moss Landing. The Rock fishing was decent for the anglers who fished near Natural Bridges and 3 Mile beach. There have been a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. There are some Mackrel and Sardines starting to move in near the Cement Ship.
May 18
There were a few Salmon caught today near the Soquel Hole and at Soldiers Club. The bite is not wide open but the anglers working hard are catching some Salmon. The Rock fishing remains good near Natural Bridges. The wind came down and things look good for the weekend. There is a race on Sunday so be here by 6:30 because the road will be closed at 7:00 am and open at 10:00 am.
May 17
The wind was blowing hard by 9:30 today so there were not many boats to get reports from. There were some fish caught near Moss Landing and the west side of the Soquel Hole. The wind is expected to be down for the weekend according to N.O.A.A.

May 16
There were a few Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole and near Mulligan Hill. The wind was not bad today this morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers near South Rock. The Striped Bass are being caught near Marina on S.P. Minnows.
May 15
The Salmon fishing was the same for the few anglers who fished today. The Soquel Hole produced a few fish on the edge of the canyon down deep. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The wind blew hard in the afternoon we hope to see some better weather soon.
May 14
The same scenario played out today like yesterday. There were a few boats who fished near the Soquel Hole and caught a few fish. There was a report on the radio saying 4 fish were caught near the point of Monterey. The majority of the action was Rock fish and Lingcod on the local reefs. There are some Halibut being caught near Pajaro and in front of the Santa Cruz Harbor. The wind may still be up Monday according to N.O.A.A.
May 13
There were only a few boats out today due to the wind that keeps blowing. There were some Salmon caught at 36'52/121'58 in 200 feet of water. The anglers were catching fish on Purple Haze Hoochies and Glow Krippled Anchovies. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges before the wind picked up. The Striped Bass fishing continues to be good for anglers throwing S.P. Minnows near Marina. The wind is expected to come down according to N.O.A.A. on Sunday.
May 12
The weather came up fast today but a few anglers did go out. There were a few Salmon caught near 4 mile in 150-190 feet of water. There were some nice Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges. Mega Bite Tom had some nice Rock fish and two Halibut for his charter today. The wind was blowing at 11:30 and everyone came in.
May 11
The fishing was slow for most of the anglers near the Soquel Hole. There was a quick snap in the morning at Soldiers Club in the shallow water for Salmon. The Rock fishing was good for anglers near 4 Mile and Natural Bridges. The bait fish are moving in and the Striped Bass are on the bite from Pajaro to Marina. The Halibut should be on the way due to the influx of bait fish. The wind was down all morning and we hope to see some good weather in the morning.
May 10
The Salmon fishing was slow for most of the anglers but there were a few caught here and there. The best area was around the Soquel Hole on the edges of the canyon. There were some boats near Soldiers that caught a few Salmon in 130 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near 4 Mile Beach. The wind was calm all day due to the fog layer.
May 9
The Salmon fishing was decent for the few anglers who fished today. There were some nice Salmon caught on the edge of the Soquel Hole in 150-220 feet of water. There are some shakers mixed with some keeper fish in 80-120 feet of water off Capitola. There were some decent scores of Salmon caught near Mulligan's and Soldiers Club. The majority of the fish are being caught 50-120 feet down and on the bottom. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges. The winds stayed down all morning.
May 8
The Salmon fishing was slow today around the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few fish caught 50-80 feet down. The boats near Soldiers Club caught a few fish in 180 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock in 110 feet of water. The wind stayed down al morning and the swell was small. There were a few boats up near Davenport who caught few Salmon. The weather looks good for the next few days according to N.O.A.A.
May 7
The Salmon fishing was slow for most of the boaters today near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few scores of 0-4 fish at 36'51/121'57 and 36'53/121'56. The Salmon were caught from 60-120 feet down along with some on the bottom in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The wind was not bad in the mid morning until 1:30. The winds are expected to settle down for the week according to N.O.A.A. There have been a few Halibut caught near Capitola and New Brighten beach. The Striped Bass are being caught from Monterey to Pajaro.
May 6
There were only a few boats who showed up this morning to go looking for fish due to the wind reports. The wind was not bad first thing in the morning but by 10:00 it blew over 20 mph. There were no reports except a few Rock fish caught. The wind is expected to come down Sunday and anglers are going to try again in the morning. We will keep you posted.

May 5
There were only a few boats out looking for Salmon today. The majority of the action was around the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 120-180 feet of water. The few anglers I spoke with caught 0-2 fish trolling. There were a few fish caught at Mulligan's in the morning. The wind picked up around 11:30. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock in 100 feet of water.
May 4
The Salmon fishing was the same today for the anglers who fished near the Soquel Hole. There were some scores of 1-3 fish around 36'53/121'56 to 36'51/121'59. There were a few boats who fished near Davenport and found some nice Salmon. The Rock fishing remains good near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The wind stayed down all morning due to the fog.
May 3
The Salmon fishing was slower today but there were a few boats who caught some Salmon on the west edge of the Soquel Hole early. The Salmon were caught down near the bottom in 300 feet of water. There were a few other boats who did decent in 110-140 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz. The Salmon were not big but some were keepers and some were shakers. The wind stayed down all morning. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges. There was a nice halibut caught in Capitola in 35 feet of water.
May 2
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who put in the time. I fished from the Moss Landing Canyon up to 36'53/121'56 and ended up with 5 out of 6 fish. The Salmon we caught were all caught on Glow Green Krippled Anchovies and Chrome Krippled Anchovies. The Salmon were in 130-180 feet of water and we caught the fish 50 to the bottom. There were a few boats fishing in the Soquel Hole at 36'50/121'58 who did good on the Salmon. The Soldiers Club was slower today. The weather was nice all day until 3:00.
May 1
The Salmon fishing was good again for the anglers fishing from Mulligan Hill to Soldiers Club. There were a few fish caught at 36'52/121'57 and 36'51/121'56. The Salmon were being caught 25-70 feet down. The wind stayed down for most of the day. The Rock fishing improved near South Rock and Natural Bridges.
April 30
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who worked from Mulligan's to Soldiers Club. The best numbers I heard of were 36'42/121'50 and 36'46/121'50. The Salmon are being caught trolling 50-110 feet down. The area near the Soquel Hole at 36'52/121'59 produced some scores ranging from 1-3 fish. The area in front of the harbor in 110 feet of water was slow today. The Salmon were biting on Gold Krippled Anchovies, Gold Tom Mack Spoons, Purple Haze Kajikis, Blue Kajikis, and Glow F.B.R.'s. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The wind was calm all morning.
April 29
The Salmon fishing was decent for a few anglers who trolled near 36'51/121'57 and 36'53/121'56. The scores ranged from 0-2 fish around the Soquel Hole. There were a few boats around 3 Trees that caught a couple fish. There were a few fish caught trolling home in 75-110 feet of water in front of the harbor. The majority of the Salmon are being caught 75-130 feet down. There was a better bite for the anglers who were fishing near Mulligan's at 36'46/121'50. There were some Salmon caught in 130 feet of water near Soldiers Club as well. The best lures were the Gold Krippled Anchovies, Blueberry Apexes, and Green R.S.K.'s. The Crab fishing remains good. The wind stayed down all morning but it did pick up in the afternoon.
April 28
There were only a few boats who went out looking for Salmon today due to the wind reports. There were a few fish caught in the morning at 36'53/121'57 and 36'53/121'59. The Salmon were caught trolling bait and Purple Haze Kajikis 80-120 feet down. There were a few fish caught near the bottom in 160-180 feet of water. The wind came up early and most boats came in around 10:30. There was one boat who trolled in and caught some Salmon in 75 feet of water near the Mile Buoy. The weather is expected to be better this weekend according to N.O.A.A. There were some nice Rock fish caught at South Rock. The Striped Bass are starting to come to the beaches.
April 27
The Salmon fishing was decent for the few anglers who fished near the Soquel Hole and the Slide. There were a few fish caught near Pajaro in 130-160 feet of water. The wind was down all morning. The majority of the Salmon were caught 100 to 160 feet down in 160-220 feet of water. The Rock fishing improved with the smaller swell.
April 26
The Salmon bite was good for some of the anglers who put in the time near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The fish were caught from 36'52/121'56 to 36'53/121'58. The water was brown near the 56 line and some anglers reported better action there. The Salmon are still being caught 80-120 feet down. There were a few Salmon caught on the bottom in 160 feet of water. The Green and Gold Krippled Anchovies, Gold and Chrome Tom Mack Spoons, Green F.B.R.'s, Blue Kajikis, and Chrome Krippled Anchovies. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 80 feet of water. The wind did not blow due to the fog coverage.
April 25
The Salmon fishing was decent for the few boats who worked the flats before the Soquel Hole. I fished at 36'53/121'58 and caught 2 Salmon and lost one. The Salmon were caught on the Gold and Chrome Krippled Anchovies and the Glow Krippled Anchovies. The Salmon are being caught 100-150 feet down in 100-160 feet of water. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow hard at 10:30. The wind is expected to be light in the morning according to N.O.A.A.
April 24
The Salmon were on the bite today near the Soquel Hole. The area at 36'53/121'58 was good for the anglers trolling near the bottom. The anglers were trolling Green and Gold Krippled Anchovies, Purple Haze Kajikis, Blue Kajikis, and Gold and Chrome Spoons. The majority of fish were caught 100-160 feet down. The weather was nice all morning. The Rock fishing was slower due to the swell that came up.
April 23
The Salmon bite was decent for the anglers who got on the water early. The area near 36'53/121'58 and 36'52/121'54 produced a few limits. The average was a fish a rod if you were one of the lucky trollers. There are a bunch of different schools of fish chasing bait in 120-180 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught 80-120 feet down trolling Krippled Anchovies, Blue Kajikis, Gold Tom Mack Spoons, and Chartruse R.S.K.'s. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges. The wind was down early in the morning but it did blow hard by 11:00.
April 22
The Salmon bite was best early this morning near the east edge of the Soquel Hole down to Pajaro in 140-170 feet of water. The boats were catching most of their fish on Krippled Anchovies, Gold Tom Mack Spoons, Blue Kajikis, and Red Krocodiles. The Salmon are being caught 70-110 feet down for the most part. The Salmon did start to bite around the second tide change in the afternoon. The Salmon seem to be spread out in different patches of bait so the scores reflected that. The scores I heard of ranged from 1-5 a boat. The weather was nice all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. There were some nice limits of Rock fish caught at Natural Bridges.

April 21
The Salmon continue to be caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole down to Pajaro. The most consistent area I heard of was around 36'52/121'56 and 36'53/121'57. The anglers were doing best trolling Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, Gold Tom Mack Spoons, Green R.S.K.'s, Red Krocodiles, and red F.B.R.'s. The Salmon are staying in the dirty water in 130-170 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon were caught 70-110 feet down. There was one boat who claimed he caught some fish 30 feet down mooching. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind stayed down all morning and some anglers fished past 2:00. There have been some Striped Bass caught near Pajaro.

April 20
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who worked the flats near the east side of the Soquel Hole. The fish were in 170 feet of water and being caught 90-130 feet down. The Salmon are focused on Anchovies so Krippled Anchovies and F.B.R.'s were the ticket. There are rumors of some fish near Davenport. The Rock fishing was good near the west side of Santa Cruz. The weather was nice until noon.

April 19
The Salmon fishing was good for some anglers who fished the north edge of canyon in front of Moss Landing. The Pajaro flats in 160 feet of water was good for a few anglers. I spoke to one boat who had 6 fish trolling 140 feet down. The majority of the Salmon were caught trolling 80-150 feet down. The area near Natural Bridges was slow. The winds were down all morning. The Rock fishing continues to be good near Natural Bridges and Davenport. There was one Halibut caught near Wilder Beach.

April 18
The Salmon bite was slower possibly to the low pressure and storm. There were a few fish caught at Natural Bridges in 160 feet of water. The area near the Soquel Hole in 160-220 feet of water produced a few fish. The best area I heard of was near the edge of the canyon in front of Moss Landing. There were a few boats with 2 fish in that area. The Salmon are still biting 70-130feet down on Gold Tom Mack Spoons, Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, and Blue Kajikis. The wind was down in the morning but there was a little swell. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 130 feet of water.

April 17
The Salmon fishing was good for some and slower for others near Soldiers Club. There were some boats who caught limits and there are some big fish in the mix. There was one boat who worked the east edge of the Soquel Hole and caught limits on Krippled Anchovies and Purple Haze Kajikis. The winds were calm but there was some swell. There were not many anglers fishing Natural Bridges that I heard of.

April 16
The Salmon are on the bite today and the winds are down. There were a few fish caught at Natural Bridges in 150 feet of water. The area down near the Soquel Hole at 36'52/121'57 had some limits this morning. The area at Soldiers Club is producing limits early. The best area was around 36'42/121'50. The Soldiers Club was hot for the Salmon. I spoke to Captain Jimmy on Go Fish Santa Cruz charters and he had limits for the crew and clients by 10:00 am. Captain Jimmy was using Gold Tom Mack Spoons and Chrome Krippled Anchovies 75-90 feet.

April 15
The Salmon bite was slow today in Santa Cruz but there were a few fish caught near Natural Bridges and the Soquel Hole. The best scores were 1 or 2 a boat if you got lucky. The fish were biting for a few anglers in the afternoon at 36'53/121'58. The best report came from Soldiers Club where boats had limits by 9 am. The area at 36'41/121'50 in 125-150 feet of water was best. The Salmon were biting Green and Gold Krippled Anchovies 70-90 feet down. The wind was a little bumpy in the morning but it was better then yesterday.


April 14
The Salmon were on the bite first thing in the morning today near Natural Bridges in 160-180 feet of water. There are a bunch from in front of the harbor in 130 feet of water up to Davenport. There were some decent reports from 36'54/122'02 to 36'54/122'08. The wind was a factor today but some boats fished until 2:00. The wind made it hard for anglers to land there fish. There are some shaker Salmon out there so be sure to bring extra bait. The anglers who were using the Krippled Anchovies, Blue Kajikis, Purple Haze Hoochies, and Watermelon Apexes did the best. The wind is expected to be less Saturday and Sunday according to N.O.A.A. If you are wondering about the weather go the bottom of this page and click on the Monterey Buoy link and click on latest forecast.


April 13
The water was nice this morning after the rain cleared up. The fish were on the bite as the tide changed around 7:30 am. The best area was near Natural Bridges in 140-170 feet of water. The Salmon were biting the Watermelon Apexes, U.V. Krippled Anchovies, Chrome Krippled Anchovies, and Glow green R.S.K.'s. The Salmon were being caught 60-100 feet down. The wind did come up in the mid morning.

April 12
There were only a few boats out today due to the storm. The wind was not to bad in the morning but it was raining. The wind did blow in the afternoon. The anglers that fished hooked a bunch of fish around Natural Bridges. The Salmon were caught in 150-180 feet of water down about 80-120 feet.

April 11
The Salmon fishing was good for some and slow for others. The anglers were doing the best from 36'55/122'05 to 36'54/122'08. The Salmon are still being caught 80-150 feet down. There were a few fish caught at Mulligan Hill. The wind was blowing from the south in the morning and then became calm around 11:00. The Rock fishing is starting to get better.

April 10
The Salmon are still being caught straight out of Santa Cruz and up the coast to 5 mile Beach. The fish were caught in 130-165 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught 80-140 feet down. There were some limits caught early in the morning but some anglers had to work for the fish. The wind stayed down all day until 2 pm. There were a few fish caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole at 36'52/121'58. The area of Salmon out front was from 36'54/122'01 to 36'53/122'08. There are schools of fish chasing bait up in down the coast here in Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing improved due to the swell drop. There have been a few small Striped Bass caught on the beaches.

April 9
The Salmon fishing was slow near Pajaro and the east edge of the Soquel Hole but a few were caught. The majority of the action was in 150-20 feet of water near Natural Bridges and Three Trees. The anglers in that area had scores from 3-9 fish. The Salmon were being caught 75-125 feet down. The Tom Mack's Gold Spoons, Gold Krippled Anchovies, Glow Green R.S.K.'s, and Green and Silver Apexes were working good. The wind came up around noon but the morning was nice. The wind is expected to be down in the morning according to N.O.A.A. The Rock fishing was a little better near Natural Bridges in 130 feet of water.

April 8
The weather turned out to be nice this morning and there are a few boats fishing near the edge of the Soquel Hole. So far I have heard of some Salmon being caught on the bottom in 200 feet of water. You never know unless you go!

April 7
The wind from the storm made the ocean ugly all morning but the afternoon was fishable for a few anglers. There were two boats out looking for Salmon in the wind but they did not have any luck. The low pressure probably turned the fish off. The weather looks best on Sunday and Monday. The weather is questionable for Saturday so you make the call.

April 6
The Salmon bite was good today for the anglers fishing out of Santa Cruz. I fished from 36'51/121'56 to 36'52/121'58 and caught limits by 9:00 am. The hot set up was the Irish Flag Hot Spot with Gold Krippled Anchovies down 75-100 feet down. There were a few Salmon caught 35-65 feet down. There anglers near Moss Landing were having a hard tim in the morning around 36'51/121'53 but there were some fish caught there. The wind was calm in the morning then it blew south about 10 knots. After the small blow it became flat calm.

April 5
The Salmon fishing was good again today in Santa Cruz and Moss Landing. There were early limits caught at the Slide in 160-220 feet of water.The numbers around 36'51/121'57 and 36'52/121'56 were good in the morning. The area near Moss Landing at 36'50/121'53 and 36'49/121'52 produced some limits. The majority of the fish were caught 75-150 feet down trolling. The best bet was the Krippled Anchovies behind U.V. Hot Spots. There were some good scores of Salmon caught with Purple Haze Kajikis, Gold Tom Mack's, and Watermelon Apexes. The wind stayed down all day and the swell dropped. N.O.A.A. is calling for small craft Thursday afternoon but the morning may be ok. The Rock fishing is still slow but there were some nice fish caught at South Rock.
April 4
The Salmon fishing was good today with anglers coming in with limits early. The bite was good near 36'49/121'53 and 36'51/121'53. There were a few limits caught in the shallow water in front of Pajaro and Manresa in 130-160 feet of water. The majority of the bites were early in the morning and up high in the water column. The anglers had the best bet on Purple Haze Kajikis, U.V. R.S.K.'s, U.V. F.B.R.'s, Gold Krippled Anchovies, and Gold Tom Mack's. The morning bite was from sunrise to 9 am and then it was a slow pick for the Salmon. There was one boat who went to Davenport and caught his 4 Salmon trolling in 160 feet of water. The Rock fishing was decent at South Rock. The winds were down and the swell is dropping.
April 3
The Salmon fishing was a little better for some anglers who fished the Pajaro side of the Moss Landing canyon. The area from 36'49/121'53 to 36'51/121'53 is still producing 10-20 pound Salmon. There were a few nice fish caught at 36'52/121'56. The area near Mulligan Hill and Soldiers Club has some Salmon. There have been reports of good Salmon fishing in 175-200 feet of water near the Cement Ship. It seems like the majority of the Salmon are being caught in shallow water or near the canyon edges. The Salmon are being caught 70-150 feet down. The Rock fishing was slow due to the new swell. The wind was down all morning and it looks good for the next few days.
April 2
The Salmon fishing was slower today but there were a few fish caught near Moss Landing at 36'49/121'52. The best score I heard of was 3 fish but most boats had 0-1 fish. The Soquel Hole area near 36'52/121'59 and 36'51/121'57 produced a few fish in the morning. The Salmon continue to be caught trolling 65-140 feet down near the canton edges. There was one Salmon that was caught mooching on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The weather was nice today near the Soquel Hole and Moss Landing. The Rock fishing was slow due to the swell. There is more swell expected Monday but the wind may stay down for the morning.
April 1
The Salmon fishing was slow for most anglers here in Santa cruz but there were a few boats with 1-3 fish. The area in 180-220 feet of water around 36'52/121'59 was the best I heard of in Santa Cruz. The few boats who went up the coast near 3 Trees did not catch many Salmon. The Salmon seem to be in the shallow water. There were some anglers near Pajaro in 120-180 feet of water that caught some nice Salmon. The area near 36'51/121'53 is holding bait and fish. There were some nice Salmon caught at 36'49/121'50. The majority of the action was near the edges of the canyon in front of Moss Landing and Pajaro. The Salmon were being caught 75-150 feet down. The scores for the anglers who stayed out until noon were a little better near Moss. The tide change seemed to make the Salmon bite. I did here of some scores of 1-4 fish in that area. The water was bumpy in the morning but it became nice in the mid morning. The Salmon were biting on Krippled Anchovies, F.B.R.'s, Gold Tom Mack's, and Krocodiles. The Rock fishing was slow due to the swell. The weather is expected to be good Sunday according to N.O.A.A.

March 31
The opening of Salmon and Rock fishing starts tomorrow April 1. The wind is expected to drop tonight according to N.O.A.A. We will be here at 5 am for all your needs.

March 12
SALMON SEASON IS OPENING FOR AT LEAST THE MONTH OF APRIL. GET YOUR GEAR READY EARLY!

March 11
The weather was perfect today for the shore anglers and there were some nice Perch caught. The majority of the action was near Manresa for the Perch. There was a nice Striped Bass caught in the same area. There have been some reports of Halibut being caught by anglers who are tolling from Capitola to Pajaro. We may get some news on the Salmon tomorrow so we will keep you posted!

March 10
The Salmon season is set to open on April 1. The state is pushing for a season through July. We will see what the feds give us after they meet in April. My advice is to be ready to fish the first week of April. We should have Pile Worms around 5:30 tonight. We will be open at 6:00 am for your needs.

March 8
The weather is nice here and the perch fishing is getting good. We should have Pile Worms and all other bait need for you. The Harbor mouth is open and it should be a nice weekend. The Crab fishing has gotten better.

March 1
The weather is finally improving and there is a little more room to get out of the harbor. The tides are playing a role so make sure you check the soundings on the harbor web site. The Sand Crab Classic is coming up in March 11. We will have a nice supply of Pile Worms and Shrimp for the tournament. We will keep you posted on the Salmon season. The Rock fishing opens April 1 2017. The meeting for the state Salmon season will be at the end of March and the feds will meet the first week in April. We will keep you posted. The Crab fishing has gotten better!

Feb. 10
The storms are clearing up but the harbor is still having issues keeping the mouth clear. The swell is down and there were a few boats who went in and out at the high tide. Watch the tides, swells, and storms before going out here. You can check the harbor web site for more information on sounding at the mouth. The Surf fishing is going good for Perch near Manresa and the Cement Ship. The Crab fishing was a little better the last time boats went out.

Jan 8
There has been stormy weather here in Santa Cruz. We hope the San Lorenzo will clear up and the Steelhead fishing improves. The Crab fishing has picked up some. The only fish to catch in a boat are Halibut, Sea Bass, San dabs, Sole, and bait fish. There have not been many boats fishing due to the logs and stormy conditions on the water. We will keep you posted but these systems are supposed to last a while.

Dec. 31
The year ended with good weather for fishing for Rock fish and Lingcod. The majority of the anglers stayed close to Santa Cruz and caught some nice fish. There was one Halibut caught that I heard of. The wind was blowing some and the swell was small. The Rock fish and Lingcod season is closed and we wish you a happy new year.

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