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Nov. 22
The fishing was good for Rock fish near Davenport. The Crab fishing is decent for the anglers who are baiting heavy and waiting a day. The weather was nice.
Nov. 21
The fishing conditions were good today and anglers fished from Ano Nuevo to 4 Mile Beach for a mix of Lingcod, Rock fish, Crabs, and Halibut. The Rock fishing is good and there are still a few Halibut being caught in 70-90 feet near 5 Mile and in Capitola. The Crab fishing is decent in 150-225 feet of water near Davenport and Pajaro. The wind and swells were down.
Nov. 19& 20
The weather improved today and anglers found some fish and crabs. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The bigger Lingcod and Rock fish were biting near Davenport. The crab anglers are doing best in 150-240 feet of water up the coast.
Nov. 17 & 18
Stormy Seas!
Nov. 16
The weather was nice today and the Rock fishing was good near 4 Mile Beach. The Bonito were not around the Soquel Hole today. The Bonito may have been closer to Monterey. The Crab fishing has been best up the coast near Davenport in 220-240 feet of water.
Nov. 15
The fishing was good for the Bonito today near the east edge of the Soquel Hole down to Pajaro. The Bonito are biting on Rapalas and Feathers on the troll and Mega Baits for the anglers casting at boils. The Rock fishing was decent near Davenport. The Crab fishing is best up the coast in 180-240 feet of water. The wind was calm and the swell is still small.
Nov. 14
The fishing was good for Lingcod and Rock fish near 4 Mile today. The Crab fishing has been best up the coast near Davenport in 190-240 feet of water. There have been a few Halibut caught near Capitola and 5 Mile beach. There are some Bonito being caught near the canyon edges on the bait balls. The Bonito are biting on Mega Baits and Rapalas and the troll. The wind was down in the morning.
Nov. 12 & 13
The weather has been nice with light winds and no swell. There have been some nicer Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. There have been some nice Halibut caught near Capitola's Mile Buoy. The Crab fishing has been better for the anglers doing overnight soaks in 170-240 feet of water.
Nov. 10 & 11
The fishing for Rock fish and Lingcod has been good up the coast near Davenport. The Crab anglers are catching well in 180-240 feet of water here in Santa Cruz. There were a few nice Halibut caught near 4 Mile. The winds have been down and there is no swell.
Nov. 9
The water calmed down and anglers took advantage of it. The Crab fishing is good straight out and up the coast in 160-250 feet of water. The Rock fishing improved near Natural Bridges and 5 Mile beach.
Nov. 8
Stormy Seas!
Nov. 7
The fishing for Crab started good for the anglers who got out today. The weather came in but people did check some pots and found good scores. The weather looks better next week.
Nov. 3-6
The weather was nice all week but the weekend may be a little different. There is a storm coming and we are seeing some wind today. The Rock and Lingcod fishing was good up the coast all week near Davenport. The Halibut are still being caught by the persistent anglers. The Crab season opens tomorrow so come and get them. The commercial season has been postponed due to whales. The month of November should be plentiful for Crab fishing!
Nov. 2
The fishing for Rock fish and Lingcod has been good near 4 mile and Davenport in 80-120 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught near the Cement Ship in 80-90 feet of water. The winds have been down but there is a small swell.
Nov. 1
The weather was calm today and anglers caught some nice fish near Ano Nuevo and Davenport. There were some Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and down near the Cement Ship. There were some boats looking for tuna but I never heard any good reports.
Oct. 31
The fishing was good for Rock fish near Davenport today. The anglers found some big Rock fish in the deep water. There are still some nice Halibut being caught near 5 Mile and Pajaro. The wind was down and there is no swell. The Perch fishing was hot today near 26 ave. The Perch are biting the Jerry's Grub with Shrimp sent.
Oct. 29 & 30
The Halibut fishing has been good for the anglers fishing near the Squid in Pajaro. The Lingcod and big Vermillion are on the bite near 5 Mile and Davenport. There were some big schools of Bonita caught near Big Sur. There have been a few Blue fin caught in the warm water near Point Sur. The Surf Perch are biting near Manresa. The weather has been nice in the morning but there has been some wind. The swell is down all week.
Oct. 27 & 28
The fishing for Halibut is still going good for the anglers fishing near Pajaro and up the coast near 5 Mile. The majority of the action is in 70-90 feet of water. There has been some Bonita caught outside of Pajaro in 180 feet of water. The Blue fin are still below Monterey near point Sur. The Rock fishing was great at Franklin Point. The swell and winds are down.
Oct. 26
The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Davenport. The Halibut are still being caught near Pajaro. The Surf Perch are biting near Rio del Mar. The wind was up and down all day and the swell is small.
Oct. 25
The fishing was great today at Franklin Point for Rock fish and Lingcod. The Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod are still being caught between 5 Mile and Davenport. The Pajaro area produced some nice Halibut today. The wind and swells were down.
Oct. 24
The weather was perfect today and anglers made the run to Ano Nuevo and scored. There were some big Lingcod and Rock fish caught near Ano Nuevo and Davenport. There have been some Halibut caught near Davenport and 5 Mile Beach. The area near Pajaro did produce some nice Halibut and Squid. The Pajaro area is infested with Sharks and Rays so bring extra gear. There is a boat looking for Bluefin we will keep you posted if we hear anything good.
Oct. 22 & 23
There are still some nice Halibut being caught near Pajaro in 70-90 feet of water. There are some Sharks in the area so bring extra gear. The Davenport area is still good for the Rock fish and Lingcod. There have been some Halibut caught from 5 Mile to Davenport. The wind was down and the swell is small.
Oct. 20 & 21
The Halibut fishing has been good near the Pajaro river in 80 feet of water. There have been some nice Lingcod. Olives, and Vermillion caught near Davenport. The Halibut are still being caught up the coast in 70-90 feet of water. There have been Blue fin spotted and a few caught below Monterey. The weather has been nice all morning.
Oct. 19
The fishing was good for the inshore Rock fish up the coast early before the wind blew. The Halibut are still being caught near Pajaro and the Cement Ship. There have been some nice Halibut caught up the coast. The boats who were looking for tuna found boiling Bluefin from the Pioneer to the Dog Bone. There are schools of 50-150 pound blue fin around but they have been finicky. I would definitely bring some type of bait if you go out looking.
Oct. 18
There was some wind up the coast this afternoon but some anglers did get up the coast for Halibut and Rock fish. The Halibut fishing was decent around 5 Mile and Davenport. There was another fleet of boats near Pajaro catching some nice Halibut. The Rock fishing was god near Ano Nuevo but the east wind made the ride home bumpy. There is a boat still out looking for tuna but have not heard of any confirmed catches.
Oct. 17
The Rock fishing was great today at Franklin Point. There were some big Halibut caught up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Capitola area is still producing some nice Halibut in 60-80 feet of water. There were some boats looking for tuna but I did not hear of any caught. There were some jumpers seen near the Dog bone. The weather was flat calm.
Oct. 15 & 16
The weather is good and the Rock fish are on the bite up the coast near Davenport. There were some good reports of Halibut being caught near 5 Mile Beach. The Capitola area down to Pajaro has been producing some big Halibut. There is some Squid near the Pajaro in 80-100 feet of water. There have been jumping Blue fin seen and caught near Big Sur. The Blue fin are in the 100-200 pound range. There are a few boats out looking for Tuna so I will keep you posted!
Oct. 13 & 14
The wind was up at the deep water Rock fishing area but there were still some nice fish caught near Wilder Beach. The Halibut fishing was decent near Capitola and Pajaro in 65-90 feet of water. The Sea Bass fishing was slow today but there are still some around.
Oct. 12
The fishing up the coast was decent for Halibut and Lingcod. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach. The Sea Bass fishing was slower today. The wind did come up around 11:30.
Oct. 11
The weather was nice today and the Rock fish were on the bite up the coast near Davenport. There were some limits reported near Davenport in the deep water and also in 120 feet of water. The Halibut fishing was decent around the Cement Ship and Pajaro in 70-90 feet of water.
Oct. 10
The weather was nice today anglers did well near Davenport in the deep water. The inshore area near Natural Bridges was good. The Halibut are biting near Pajaro due to the Squid that showed up. The Sea Bass fishing was slower but a few were caught flylining Squid. The Perch fishing is still great. The Salmon fishing is closed here but Half Moon Bay anglers are catching on the jetty. The big Blue fin have been found near Point Sur down to San Luis Obispo.
Oct. 8 & 9
The fishing remains good for Rock fish up the coast near Davenport and Wilder Beach. There were a few Halibut caught near 4 Mile Beach. The Sea Bass are showing up on the Squid on the beaches down below Capitola. The wind and swell is down.
Oct. 6 & 7
The fishing was good for Rock fish near Davenport in the early morning. The wind did pick up around 11:00 up the coast and blew all evening. The area below Capitola is starting to see some Squid in 80-120 feet of water. The Sea Bass are starting to show up.
Oct. 5
The Rock fishing was good near 3 Mile Beach today. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The swell was choppy and mixed near Davenport.
Oct. 4
The Rock fishing was good today near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola and a few up the coast. The wind came down but there is a little swell.
Oct. 3
There were some good reports of Rock fish and Lingcod being caught near Davenport. The Halibut bite is still slower but there were a few fish caught near Capitola and Pajaro. The wind stayed down and the swell is dropping. The Rio del Mar area has been good for Perch. I did not hear of any Salmon today as anglers tried to catch the last ones before the season ends.
Oct. 1 & 2
The Halibut are staring to bite again near Pajaro and up near Davenport. There were a few nice fish caught in 70-90 feet of water. The Rock fishing has been decent in 100 feet of water near Davenport. The South Rock area is still producing some nice Rock fish. The Perch fishing was good at Rio del Mar. The winds are down but there is some swell.
Sept. 29 & 30
The fishing has been slower for Halibut but there are still a few being caught. The area near Davenport produced a few big fish and the Cement Ship produced a few Halibut in the 10-15 pound range. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport in 100 feet of water. The weather has been foggy and light winds. There is a swell that has not slowed for a few days.
Sept. 28
The inshore Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The wind was not bad and the swell came down.
Sept. 27
The Rock fishing was good in the morning but then it slowed down. The Halibut fishing was slower in Capitola due to the King fish that moved in. The weather was not bad today.
Sept. 26
The fishing was better on the local reefs near Natural Bridges and South Rock for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The wind was up in the morning and the swell is still lingering. The local Perch bite near Rio del Mar has been great.
Sept. 25
The inshore fishing was good near the Cement Ship for Halibut in 70-100 feet of water. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges. There have been some nice Striped Bass caught near Manresa. The Perch bite was good at Rio del Mar. The weather was nice but there is a north swell.
Sept. 24
The new swell slowed the bite for the Halibut and Rock fish bit there were still some good scores. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Cement Ship and down near Pajaro. The area near Pleasure Point did produce some big Halibut. The Rock fishing was best near Natural Bridges.
Sept. 22 & 23
The Halibut fishing is still going well up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport but there is Jellyfish and eel gras in the water. The anglers who fished near the Cement Ship found cleaner water and hungry Halibut. The Rock fishing is still good near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. The wind was down but there was some swell.
Sept. 21
There is still good fishing up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport for Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish. The magic depth has been around 80-100 feet of water. There has been some afternoon wind.
Sept. 20
The weather was nice today and anglers took advantage of the good Halibut and Lingcod bite near 4 Mile and Davenport. There were Halibut caught in the 40 pound range today. The Lingcod and Rock fish are keeping anglers busy near Davenport. The area near the Cement Ship is still producing some nice Halibut. The Surf Perch are getting bigger near Rio del Mar.
Sept. 19
The fishing continues to be god up the coast for Halibut near 4 Mile and Davenport in 70-90 feet of water. There have been some big Lingcod and Halibut caught up the coast so be prepared. The anglers who fished near the Cement Ship did good on smaller grade Halibut. The wind did blow after the fog lifted up the coast.
Sept. 17 & 18

The fishing continues to be great for Halibut near 4 Mile and Davenport in 70-95 feet of water. There have been some big Lingcod and Vermillion caught near Davenport. There was one boat who went looking for Albacore this week. The anglers went from the weather buoy to the Pioneer Canyon. The anglers did not get any Albacore but did see the big Blue Fin at the Pioneer! The weather has been good in the mornings.
Sept. 15 & 16
The Halibut fishing continues to be great up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing has been good at Natural Bridges and Davenport. There have not been many Salmon caught. The wind has been coming up in the afternoon.
Sept. 14
The fishing is still good for the anglers who are fishing from 4 Mile to Davenport in 60-90 feet of water. There were some nice Halibut caught on Squid near 4 Mile. The Rock fishing was great at Davenport. The wind was down in the morning.
Sept. 13
The fishing was good up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport in 70-90 feet of water. There were some big Halibut and Lingcod caught up the coast on Squid. The Ano Nuevo area has been great for Rock fish. The shore anglers are catching some nice Perch. There have been a few Sea Bass below the Cement Ship.
Sept. 12
The inshore fishing was good up the coast this morning before the wind started blowing. There were some solid scores of Rock fish, Halibut, and Lingcod. The Halibut fishing is still good near the Cement Ship with some bigger fish starting to show up. The Salmon is still slow but there have been a few fish caught near the bottom in 270 feet of water near Moss Landing.
Sept. 10 & 11
There has been the same things happening here in Santa Cruz. The Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish are biting from 4 Mile to Davenport in 60-100 feet of water. There are some big Halibut out there so be prepared. The wind has been calm and the south swell is slowing down.
Sept. 8 & 9
The weather has been a little odd with heavy smoke, winds, and some swell. The anglers are still catching some nice Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish up the coast from 4 Mile to Davenport. There have been some nice Sea Bass caught near Pajaro. The Salmon fishing is still slow but there have been a few caught trolling the bottom near Moss Landing.
Sept. 7
The inshore fishing is still the best bet with Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish being caught from Natural Bridges to Davenport in 60-90 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught on the bottom near Moss Landing in 270 feet of water. The wind was down and there was not much swell.
Sept. 6
The fishing was a little slower today but there were still some nice Halibut and Rock fish caught up the coast. The area near Pajaro is still producing some keeper sized Halibut. The shore anglers are catching a mix of Striped Bass, Sea Bass, and Halibut near New Brighten. The wind was down and there is no swell. I spoke to one boat who was looking for Blue fin near Carmel but the water was green and 58 degrees. He did see some bait but no tuna. There was another angler who saw the Bluefin 6 miles of shore of Big Sur.
Sept. 5
The bite was good for the anglers who fished up the coast near Davenport for Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish. The Capitola area is still producing some decent Halibut. The wind was not bad in the morning but it did get windy in the afternoon.
Sept. 4
The fishing remains good for the inshore anglers targeting Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish up the coast near Davenport. There have been some big Halibut and Lingcod caught in 60-90 feet of water. The area near Capitola is still good for smaller Rock fish and Halibut. The shore anglers should see some good action with the full moon and no swell. There was some afternoon wind up the coast.
Sept. 3
The weather was nice in the morning and anglers caught a variety of Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut up the coast near Davenport. The anglers fishing near Capitola are still catching some nice keeper Halibut. The Salmon are still around but for the most part its slower.
Sept. 1 & 2
The weather has ben perfect here the last few days. I was able to get out in the afternoon yesterday for Halibut. We caught a variety of Lingcod, Vermilion, and Halibut up the coast near Davenport in 50-80 feet of water. There are some nice bait balls up the coast and the fish are biting. There were a few anglers who went looking for tuna. The anglers said they spotted some smaller jumpers out about 25 miles from Monterey. There are still a few Salmon being caught near Pajaro and Moss Landing in 80-120 feet of water.
Aug. 31
The Halibut fishing continues to be good on the beaches below Capitola in 40-60 feet. There was one boat who spotted Blue fin jumping straight out of Santa Cruz 5-7 miles. The anglers saw them twice but could not get them to bite. The anglers who went up the coast experienced some ugly south winds near Davenport. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock and Natural Bridges. I did not hear of many Salmon except the few near Pajaro in 80-100 feet of water.
Aug. 30
The weather was perfect today and the fishing was good. There were some nice Halibut caught in 30-40 feet of water near the Cement Ship. There were a few Salmon caught trolling in 70-90 feet of water near Pajaro. The anglers who fished Ano Nuevo had good scores of Rock fish and Lingcod in the afternoon. There were a few anglers looking for Blue fin but I did not hear of anyone seeing much. The shore anglers caught some nice Halibut on Keitech swim baits near the river mouth. The Calissa's are producing some keeper Striped Bas near Manresa and Salinas river mouth.
Aug. 29
There have been a few nice Salmon caught near Pajaro in 70-120 feet of water. The anglers were trolling with dodgers and Anchovies for the Salmon. The Halibut was better near Capitola and the Cement Ship in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Davenport. There was one Blue fin hooked up about 12 miles straight out of Santa Cruz. The shore anglers found some Halibut near the wharf. The Striped Bass were biting near Manresa on Calissa lures. The wind was down and there is no swell.
Aug. 27 & 28
The Rock fishing is still going good. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Cement Ship and Pajaro. The Salmon has slowed down but there are still a few being caught in 140-180 feet of water up the coast. There were some Blue fin spotted in 200 feet of water near Davenport.
Aug. 25-26
The Halibut fishing is still good down near the Cement Ship and in Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. The Salmon is still slow but there are a few being caught. The wind and swell is down.
Aug. 24
The same report with less smoke!
Aug. 23
The Halibut fishing was the best bet along with Rock fishing. The Halibut are still on the bite in Capitola. There are some nice fish being caught up the coast. The big Vermillion's and Lingcod were on the bite up the coast near Davenport. The Salmon fishing was slow. The wind was down but the smoke is still here.
Aug. 22
The Halibut fishing is still going good here in Santa Cruz. There were some good scores of Halibut caught near the Cement Ship in 40-50 feet of water. The Pajaro area is also producing some nice Halibut. There have been a few Salmon caught in 120-180 feet of water near the Lighthouse. The Rock fishing was good but there was some wind up the coast.
Aug. 21
There were some quick Halibut limits caught near the Cement Ship. There were a few Salmon caught trolling near the bottom in 180 feet of water near 5 Mile. The Rock fishing is good.
Aug. 20
The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Salmon are still in the shallow water near Natural Bridges. The Rock fishing continues to be good. The fire has gotten worse and we are hoping for the best for our Santa Cruz Mountain Community and all others impacted. It is really smoky here in Santa Cruz!
Aug. 19
The Salmon are still being caught in 125-180 feet of water near 3 Trees. The Halibut fishing is still good in front of Santa Cruz and in Capitola. The Rock fishing is still great near Davenport. THe wind was down for most of the day.
Aug. 18
The fishing is still god for Halibut near the Cement Ship. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing continues to be great up near Davenport. The Blue fin were spotted again near Cypress Point. The wind was down but it was smoky.
Aug. 17
There have been Blue fin spotted at Cypress Point again! The Halibut fishing is still going great near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The Salmon is still slow but there have been a few caught in the shallow water near the Anchovies. The Rock fishing is good up the coast. There were some gusts of wind through the day.
Aug. 16
The weather was perfect and the Halibut are on the bite near the Cement Ship. There were some solid scores caught in 40 feet of water near the Cement Ship. Lingcod and Rock fish were on the bite up the coast near Davenport. There were not many Salmon reported today. There were some Blue fin seen at Cypress Point. The shore anglers are catching Halibut with bait, Calissa's, Big Hammers, and Hair Razors.
Aug. 14 & 15
The Salmon was slow on the west side of Santa Cruz. There was a Blue fin hooked up below the point of Monterey but never heard if he got it in. There was a Blue fin hooked up near Half Moon Bay but the angler broke it off. The Halibut fishing has been great on the west side and down near the Cement Ship. The winds are down.
Aug. 13
The Salmon was slower but there are a few fish being caught near Davenport. The Halibut fishing is good on the west side of Santa Cruz. there have been some Sea Bass caught below the Cement Ship. There were some Blue fin hooked up near Half Moon Bay. I did not get any information from Monterey today on Blue fin. The fish are around!

Aug. 11-12
There were a few boats out looking for Blue fin near the Soquel Hole to Pt. Sur. The anglers reported warm water with whales and birds but no jumpers. The same scenario was reported from Half Moon Bay. The Halibut fishing has been good near Capitola and Pajaro. There have been a few Sea Bas caught there as well. The Mile Buoy was a little slower due to the Squid disappearing. The anglers up the coast found some nice Rock fish. The Salmon are here and there so you will have to work for them. The wind is down.
Aug. 10
The fishing was good for Halibut near the Cement Ship and the Mile Buoy. The Salmon was slow but there were a few fish caught near 5 Mile trolling near the bottom in 170-200 feet of water. There have been some Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship and Pajaro in 40-60 feet of water. There were a few boats looking for Blue fin. I did hear of jumpers at 36'44/122'00. The wind has been down.
Aug. 9
The inshore fishing was good for Halibut near Capitola and the Cement Ship in 40-60 feet of water. There have been some Sea Bass caught in the same area using Squid and Mackrel. The Salmon was slow but there were a few caught near 3 Trees in 170 feet of water. The Blue fin anglers saw some jumpers at 36'26/122'00 and 36'40/122'02. I did not hear if anyone was able to hook up. The wind was down all morning.
Aug. 8
The Salmon fishing was slow today at the Soquel Hole due to the Jellyfish. There were a few Salmon caught between Natural Bridges and Davenport in 170-200 feet of water. The Halibut fishing has been good near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola near the Cement Ship. There are some nice Sea Bass being caught in 40-60 of water near Cement Ship. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. The Blue fin anglers looked around here from straight out to Davenport and beyond. The warmest water was found below Monterey. There was one 150 Lb. Blue fin caught trolling a Rapala in that area. The winds were down.
Aug. 7
The fishing was decent for Salmon near Natural Bridges in 220 feet of water. The Halibut and Sea Bass are being caught in Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. There were some Blue fin caught below Monterey. The wind was not bad.
Aug. 6
There were some nice Salmon caught near the west side of Santa Cruz in 200-260 feet of water. The Halibut fishing is great near the Mile Buoy, Cement Ship, and Capitola. The Rock Fishing is wide open at Davenport in 70-150 feet o water. There are some Sea Bass in Capitola. The Blue Fin water is blue and anglers are going to look this weekend. The wind is coming down.
Aug. 4 & 5
The wind has been blowing for the last few days so the reports have been inshore. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers working near the Mile Buoy and down in Capitola. The Rock fishing has been good up the coast early. There have been a few Salmon caught on the west side.
Aug. 3
The Salmon are still being caught on the bottom from 3 Trees to Davenport. There have been some Blue fin caught near Monterey and near the Pioneer Canyon. The Halibut fishing has been great near the Mile Buoy and down in Capitola. The Rock fishing is still good up the coast. There was some wind on the water.
Aug. 2

The Salmon are still being caught on the west side in 200-250 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught near the bottom. The Halibut fishing was good in Capitola and up the coast near Davenport. The Rock fishing was good in the morning before the wind blew. There were Blue fin jumpers spotted at 36'48/122'07.
Aug. 1
The Salmon fishing was good in 200 feet of water near 4 Mile Beach. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock. There were some anglers looking for Blue fin in the 49/00 area and near the the Soquel Hole. There was one fish hooked up near Monterey that I heard of. The wind was not bad today.
July 31
I fished yesterday for Blue fin and found them 10 miles out of Santa Cruz at 36'49/122'02. There were some fish spotted there today. There were some Blue fin caught near Monterey that I heard of today. The fish are moving around all the time. Anglers are catching the Blue fin on Flat Falls , Cedar Plugs, Rapalas, and Zukers! Be ready the fish are in the 100-200 pound range! There are some Salmon being caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole and up the coast. The Halibut and Rock fishing is great. There was some wind on the water today.
July 29
The Blue fin are still being caught all over the place from Monterey to Half Moon Bay. The majority of the fish seem to be moving around near the edges of the canyons. There were some 150 pound fish landed today. The Salmon fishing was good near 3 Trees and Davenport in 240 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom. The Halibut fishing was great in front of Santa Cruz and down in Capitola. Rock fishing is great. The wind was down due to fog.
July 28
There have been some Blue fin seen all over the place. I talked to some people who lost some big Blue fin on Rapalas and Cedar Plugs near Davenport. There were a few fish seen straight out of Santa Cruz 10 miles out. The area near Monterey near Point Lobos people are hooking a few Blue fin. The fish are big so don't go under gunned. There were a few Salmon caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut fishing was great in Capitola. The Rock fishing is still going good up the coast.
July 27
The fishing for Salmon was slow for most but there were some fish caught on the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut continues to be good in front of Santa Cruz and Capitola. The Blue fin were spotted in the same areas as yesterday. There were a few caught trolling Rapalas and Cedar Plugs. The wind was down.
July 26
There are Blue fin being caught here in the Monterey Bay. They seem to be moving up and down the coast from 36'47/122'05 down to 36'36'122'00. They are chasing bait with the whales. There were some triple hook ups reported trolling Rapalas and Cedar Plugs. People are getting spooled and breaking knots. I can not express how essential it is to have the right rods, reels, Fluorocarbon, and hooks to land these fish. There were a few Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole and Soldiers Club. The Halibut bite is still going great in front of Santa Cruz and Capitola. The Rock fishing is good near Davenport. The wind was down today due to the fog.
July 25
The Salmon are still around the Soquel Hole on the edges of the Canyon. The Salmon are scarce but the ones being caught are big. There were some 30 Lb. Salmon caught trolling 150-265 feet deep. The Blue fin were caught by some and lost by others. This type of tuna fishing requires the top notch gear! There were some big Blue fin caught trolling Rapalas, Cedar Plugs, and Mackrel. The Blue fin were caught 10-20 miles straight out of the harbor. The Halibut fishing has been great near the Harbor and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport. The wind was down today.
July 24
The Salmon fishing was the same today with a few fish caught near Soldiers Club and few fish caught near the Soquel Hole. The Halibut fishing is still going great near Capitola and Pajaro. There was a boat looking for Blue fin today near the point of Monterey who hooked two big fish. The fish were lost due to faulty gear. Make sure you go out prepared the tuna they pull hard. The tuna were hooked trolling Cedar Plugs and lures behind bird teasers. The wind was blowing by 10:30.
July 23
The Salmon fishing was decent for the anglers who trolled the bottom from Mulligan's to Soldiers Club in 220-300 feet of water. There were some Salmon caught trolling up the coast near 3 Trees. The Halibut fishing is great up and down the coast with bait fish all over. There were some Blue Fin seen near the Point of Monterey and Cypress Point. It is time to go Blue fin hunting with Cedar Plugs, Rapalas, and live Mackrel. The wind was clam all day!
July 22
The Halibut fishing has been great here up and down the coast of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. The Salmon fishing was slow but there were a few fish caught here and there. The area near Soldiers Club, Soquel Hole, and 3 Trees have all producing a few Salmon near the bottom. The wind was down due to the fog.
July 21
The Salmon were hard to come by today but there were a few fish caught at Soldiers Club and on the edge of the Soquel Hole.The Halibut fishing has been great up and down the coast. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport and Wilder Beach. The wind was down due to heavy fog.
July 20
The Salmon fishing was slower today at Soldiers Club but there were a few fish caught trolling the bottom. The Halibut fishing has been good up the coast and near Capitola. The Rock fishing is going good for the anglers near Davenport and Franklin Point. The wind was down due to the fog.
July 19
The fishing was good for the anglers targeting Halibut and Rock fish. There were some solid scores of Halibut caught in front of the harbor, Capitola, and up the coast. The Rock fishing was great at Davenport. There were some nice Sea Bas caught near the kelp in Capitola. The Salmon was slow at the Soquel Hole but there were a few fish caught at Soldiers Club. The swell and winds were down.
July 18
The fishing was good for Halibut and Rock fish today. The Salmon fishing was slow but there were a few fish caught trolling near the bottom at 3 Trees. The beach anglers are catching some nice Striped Bass and Halibut near Capitola and New Brighton. The wind was down and the swell is flat.
July 16 & 17
There are still a few Salmon being caught at the Soquel Hole in 170-240 feet of water. The fish were caught trolling Anchovies near the bottom. The area at Soldiers Club produced a few fish trolling near the bottom. The Halibut fishing has been good in front of the harbor, Capitola, and near 4 Mile beach. The Rock fishing was god near Franklin Point. The wind was down and there is no swell.
July 14 & 15
The Salmon fishing was decent the last few days with some fish being caught near the Soquel Hole and Three Trees in 170-250 feet of water. The bite was good today for some anglers who fished near Soldiers Club in 220 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon are being caught near the bottom but there have been a few in the 100-150 foot range. The Halibut fishing is still good near Capitola and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing has been great near Davenport. The weather was nice the last few days.
July 13
There were just a few fish caught at the tip of the Soquel Hole today. The area near Monterey in 170 feet of water did have some nice fish caught but you had to work hard. The Halibut fishing is still going great. The Rock fishing has been producing limits for the anglers working up the coast. The wind was down and the fog was in.
July 12
The Salmon fishing on the east edge of the Soquel Hole was decent early in the morning. There were some scores of 1-3 fish caught trolling near the bottom in 170-260 feet of water. The area at Soldiers Club was better with some limits reported trolling near the bottom in 160-220 feet of water. The bite is best first thing in the morning then the Mackrel move in. The Halibut was good in Capitola around 36'49/121'50. The Rock fishing is great up the coast and there are some Halibut up there as well. The bay is full of bait and the fishing is great!
July 11
The Salmon fishing was good for some and slow for others near the Soquel Hole. The anglers did best trolling near the bottom in 170-260 feet of water. The area at Soldiers Club produced some quality Salmon in the same depth of water. The majority of the fish are on the bottom. The Halibut fishing was good out front down to Pajaro. The Rock fishing has been good for the anglers working up the coast. The wind was not bad all morning.
July 10
The Salmon fishing was a little slower near the tip of the Soquel Hole. There were a few anglers with 1-3 fish caught trolling near the bottom in 180-260 feet of water. There were a few good reports trolling from the Sand Plant to Marina in 170-190 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught trolling and mooching on the bottom. The Halibut bite has been good on the west side and down towards Capitola. The Rock fishing was great near Wilder Beach and Davenport. There have been some Striped Bass caught near New Brighton and near Marina. The wind was up in the morning making it bumpy.
July 9
The fishing for Salmon was good for some of the anglers who worked the edge of the Soquel Hole. The fish were caught on the bottom near 36'51/121'57 and 36'51/121'59. The majority of the fish are being caught in 170-260 feet of water. The Halibut fishing was good in Capitola to Pajaro in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing is still going good. The wind was down and there is no swell.
July 8
The Salmon fishing is still going good for the anglers fishing in 170-240 feet near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The majority of the fish are big so be prepared. The fish are being caught near the bottom trolling, Krippled Anchovies, U.V. Hoochies, and Watermelon Apexes. The Halibut fishing has been good near the Capitola and Pajaro. There have been some nice Halibut caught in front of the harbor. The Rock fishing is still good on the west side near Davenport. The wind was down today.
July 7
The Salmon bite continues to be good for some and hard for others. The fish are close to the bottom so the right gear makes the difference. The Salmon are plugged on Anchovies so that is the bait of choice. The Salmon are being caught 170-240 feet deep near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut have been chewing up the Squid south of Capitola. The Rock fish are plugged with Anchovies up the coast. The wind was not bad and the swell dropped.
July 6
The fishing is still going good here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Salmon caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 170-240 feet of water. There were limits reported by a good amount of anglers trolling Anchovies near the bottom. The Halibut fishing is still good near Capitola and Pajaro. There were some nice Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing has been good near Wilder and Davenport. The wind came up around 11:00 on the Salmon grounds but was decent in the morning.
July 5
The fishing for Salmon is still going well for the anglers working the bottom near the Soquel Hole. The Halibut was decent near Capitola and Manresa. The Rock fishing is still great. There was some swell and wind today.
July 4
The Salmon fishing was good today near the edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some limits reported by different boats who fished near the bottom. The fish were caught in 170-250 feet of water. The Halibut fishing has been good for the anglers fishing the beaches south of Capitola. The Rock fishing is still great up the coast. There are Anchovies all over the bay so its a good time to fish. The wind was not bad but there is some south swell.
July 3
The Salmon are still being caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole in 200-260 feet of water. The fish are being caught on Purple Haze Hoochies, White Krocodiles, and Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing is still good on the beaches south of Capitola. The Rock fishing is good near Davenport.
July 2
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who fished the edge of the Soquel Hole in 220 feet of water. The anglers did have to run the gear often due to fishing close to the bottom. There were limits of nice big Salmon reported trolling Anchovies 180-210 feet down. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers near the harbor and on the west side. The wind was blowing from the south in the morning but it became nicer through the day. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport.
July 1
The fishing for Salmon was decent for a few boats who worked the edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut and Rock fishing was a little slower due to the south swell. The wind stayed down due to fog.
June 30
The Salmon fishing is still going well for the anglers fishing near the bottom in 180-220 feet of water. The Salmon are getting bigger with some 20-30 pound fish being reported. The Salmon are being caught on the east and west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Halibut and Rock fishing was a little slower due to the new south swell. The wind was not bad all morning.

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

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


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