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Fishing Report

ON 04-01-2024 WE WILL OPEN 6-5 DAILY
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April 12
The rock fishing was good in the deep federal waters today. The wind stayed down and the swell dropped.
April 10 & 11
The deep water rock fishing is still going great in federal waters. There were some halibut caught near Capitola. The few anglers looking for bluefin from the Soquel Hole to Monterey did not see much. The wind was calm in the morning but it did come up around noon.
April 9
The deep water rock fishing continues to be good in federal waters. There have been a few halibut caught near Capitola and New Brighton beach. There were a few boats looking for bluefin in the canyons today. The anglers looked from the Soquel Hole to Carmel. I did hear of one fish caught on a Mad Mack near Cypress Point. The wind was calm until noon.
April 8
There were 2 boats looking for bluefin today. The anglers were looking near the canyons from Soquel Hole down to Monterey. There were some good signs but no tuna were seen boiling. The rock fishing was good early in the deep water. The wind was on and off with gusts to 15 knots.
April 7
There were more bluefin spotted today by one of the party boats. There were bluefin about 7 miles out of Moss Landing. There were a few bluefin caught with Mad Macks and Knife Jigs about 14 miles straight out of Santa Cruz. The bluefin were spotted from the west side of Santa Cruz to the point of Monterey. The rock fishing continues to be good in the deep federal waters. The lingcod are biting in the deep water as well. The halibut are slowly coming into the shallows. The perch fishing is still good near Rio del Mar.
April 6
The weather was calm in the morning and anglers caught a nice mix of rock fish and lingcod in the deep water. The anglers are still fishing in federal waters out of Santa Cruz. There were a few halibut caught near Capitola. There were some rock fish anglers who said they saw bluefin straight out of Santa Cruz in the canyon.
April 5
The storm is slowly clearing up and the ocean conditions are expected to improve Saturday. we will keep you posted on how things go Saturday.
April 3
The deep water rock fishing is keeping anglers busy in federal waters. There were some quality rock fish caught today. The wind was down until noon today. The halibut are slowly coming in to the shallow water.
April 2
The deep water rock fishing is keeping anglers busy in federal waters. There were some quality rock fish caught today. The anglers reported some wind in the morning on the rock fish grounds. The wind came down through the morning. The anglers looking for bluefin are seeing good signs and a few possible jumpers. I have not heard anyone catch a bluefin here yet. The anglers looked from Monterey to the Big Sur Canyon for the bluefin. There is bait, birds, and whales in the area.
April 1
The anglers who fished the federal deep water found a mix of rock fish today. There were a few boats who went looking for bluefin near Monterey. The anglers saw birds and whales but did not see any bluefin today. There have been a few halibut caught near Capitola. The perch fishing has been good near Rio del Mar. The swell was small but there was some bump on the water on the rock fish grounds. The weather looks good Tuesday.
March 30
There have been some bluefin eating balls of anchovies near the point of Monterey. There was a rumor of a 85 pound bluefin caught in that area. The halibut waters were stirred up due to the swell. See you Monday for deep water rockfish.
March 22
There were a few bluefin caught trolling Mad Macks outside the Farrlons. There was one boat that went looking for bluefin yesterday near the Fingers. The anglers near the Fingers did see bait and whales and good water conditions. The bluefin were not in the area yesterday near the Fingers. The majority of anglers are catching a few halibut near the Mile Buoy while testing their boats. The perch fishing has been good near the San Lorenzo River.
March 18
The deep water rock fishing is set to open on April 1 in the deep water only. The inshore rock fishing is set to open on May 1. There have been some halibut caught trolling near the Mile Buoy. The wind has not been bad in the mornings.
March 7
We will have live Pile and Blood Worms tomorrow.
Feb. 23
The season for rock fish and salmon will be determined in March meetings.
Jan 12
Crab fishing with is now open with hoops or pots. The crab endorsement from D.F.W. is needed for using pots. The weather was calm all day today.
Jan 5
The water conditions improved after the rain and swells. There were some crab and sand dabs caught near the Soquel Hole. The perch anglers are catching big fish on Honey Badger Grubs. The rock fishing is closed. The steelhead fishing has been decent at the San Lorenzo. We have roe and worms in stock.
Dec. 27
The wind was down but the swell was big. The rock fishing was great in the deep water.
Dec. 23
There were some nice crab caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The deep water rock fishing was good near Davenport. The ocean conditions were calm.
Dec. 19
Stormy conditions.
Dec. 16
The crab fishing was good near the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 100-190 feet of water. There were some bonito caught in the middle of the canyon in front of Moss Landing. The deep water rock fishing was good near Davenport. The water conditions were great after the east wind eased mid morning.
Dec. 15
The anglers are still catching deep water rock fish and crab. There have been a few halibut caught in 60-80 feet of water. The perch fishing has been good near Manresa. The striped bass are being caught near the river mouths. The steelhead are around but some of the rivers are closed due to low flow. Make sure you check the regulations before you go steelhead fishing.


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