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Fishing Report

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June 12
The Salmon fishing was decent first thing in the morning near the Soquel Hole and Mulligan Hill. The anglers on the west edge of the Soquel Hole had some action until 8:00. The scores ranged from 1-4 fish a boat. The area at 36'44/121'52 was about the same with some anglers with 1-4 fish. The majority of the action came from 70-150 feet down on Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing was decent around Capitola in 50-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. The wind stayed down until noon.
June 11
The Salmon were on the bite today in the Monterey Bay. There were some limits caught at the Soquel Hole in 300 feet of water. The anglers reported steady action at 36'51/121'59. The anglers near Mulligan Hill had some quick limits working towards Soldiers Club. The majority of the Salmon action is from 90-180 feet down. The Halibut fishing has been great from Capitola to Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach in the deep water. The wind was down all morning. The shore anglers are starting to see more Striped Bass and Halibut.
June 10
The Salmon are still being caught around the Soquel Hole and Mulligan's. The anglers averaged 1-4 fish trolling near the bottom. There was a school of Silvers near the surface. The Halibut is still going good near Capitola and Pajaro. There have ben some reports of Blue fin in the bait balls near Pajaro. The wind was calm all morning.
June 9
The Salmon fishing was slow around the Soquel Hole this morning but there was one boat who caught some fish on the east side of the Hole. The area around 36'51/121'55 produced some Salmon early in the morning. The Check Mate found some Salmon for his clients in front of the Sand Plant. The anglers were able to mooch up 14 nice King Salmon. The Halibut fishing is still going good near Capitola and Pajaro. The wind came up around 11:30.


June 8
There were a few boats out today trying for the Salmon near the Soquel Hole. There were some fish caught in the middle of the canyon and a few in 200 feet of water. The numbers were 36'49/122'00 and 36'52/121'59. The area near Pajaro in 170 feet of water produced a few fish. The Halibut bite has been great near Capitola and Pajaro in 40-60 feet of water. The winds have made it hard to get up the coast for Rock fishing.
June 7
The Salmon fishing was decent for the few anglers who went out to the west edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some 1-3 fish reports at 36'49/122'00. The anglers near Pajaro in 170-220 feet of water caught 1-3 fish trolling near the bottom. The Halibut fishing is still going good for the anglers fishing Capitola to Pajaro. The Rock fishing grounds were blown out early due to wind.
June 6
The fishing for Salmon was good for most anglers near the west edge of the Soquel Hole and by Pajaro. The areas at 36'49/122'00 and 36'50/122'01 were good near the Soquel Hole. The fish were 50-100 feet down early in the morning then they went deeper. The Pajaro area around 36'49/121'51 was good for the angler fishing near the bottom. There were limits caught at Pajaro but the fish were close to the bottom in 220-260 feet of water. The Halibut fishing was a little slower due to the swell. There were some decent reports of Rock fish near Natural Bridges. The wind was not bad all morning.
June 5
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who fished near the Soquel Hole and in front of Pajaro. The west edge of the Soquel Hole from 36'50/121'59 to 36'49/122'02 produced some quick limits early in the morning. The anglers near Pajaro had good action around 36'49/121'53 and 36'50/121'55. The majority of anglers were catching the Salmon 40-80 feet in the morning. The mid morning the Salmon were biting around 100-200 feet down. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola and in front of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach. The wind was not bad all morning.
June 4
The Salmon fishing was still good for most anglers who worked hard this morning. The area around 36'49/122'00 to 36'50/121'59 produced some big Salmon. I weighed in 3 fish over twenty pounds so make sure you upgrade your leader, terminal tackle, and hooks. The Salmon were caught from 40-130 feet down. The Halibut fishing was slower today due to the ground swell. The Rock fish are still biting near Wilder Beach and Davenport. The wind was not bad but the mixed swells made it lumpy.
June 3
The Salmon bite was good early at the Soquel Hole around 36'49/121'59. There were other anglers who did good near Pajaro at 36'49/121'53. The Salmon are still being caught 50-130 feet down. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Halibut fishing is still good below Capitola. The wind was down but there is some swell.
June 2
The Salmon bite was good for most of the anglers who fished from the Soquel Hole to Pajaro. There were some early limits caught at 36'48/121'53 and 36'49/122'00. The Salmon are still being caught 60-140 feet down. The key is to find a area that is not loaded with Jellyfish and kelp. The inshore Halibut and Rock fishing was a little slower due to the new south swell. The wind was calm all morning on the Salmon grounds. There have been a few Halibut caught by shore anglers near New Brighten and Capitola.
June 1
The water was flat calm all day today. I fished the Soquel Hole from 12-4 today and ended up with two nice Salmon. There were other anglers who caught 2-5 fish in the same area around 36'50/121'59 to 36'49/122'00. The Salmon were plugged with Anchovies and biting 50-130 feet down. The Halibut fishing was good in Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was not bad up the coast near Wilder Beach.
May 31
The Salmon fishing was not bad for the anglers who worked the Soquel Hole. The area from 36'50/121'59 to 36'49/122'01 produced the majority of the King Salmon. The fish were being caught 50-110 feet down. There is still a mix of Coho in the area so check the gums. The Halibut fishing is still going good for the anglers fishing in Capitola and Pajaro. The Rock fishing was decent at Franklin Point. The one boat I spoke to near Pigeon Point ended up with 4 Salmon. The weather was bumpy with a mixed swell by the Soquel Hole and really mixed up at Pigeon Point.
May 30
The Salmon fishing was hit and miss today. The anglers near Moss Landing caught a few nice Salmon but there was a school of Coho in the mix. The Soquel Hole area on the east and west side sounded the best. There were some scores of 1-4 fish caught for the boats who fished hard. There were some Coho in the mix of the bigger King Salmon. The areas around 36'49/122'00 and 36'50/122'02 were producing some King Salmon. There are some 20 Lb. King Salmon in the mix so upgrade your gear. The Halibut fishing was decent near Pajaro and Capitola. The Rock fishing has been good near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. The wind was not bad until noon today. The winds are expected to calm down for a few days.
May 29
The water conditions were steep up the coast so most anglers fished from the Soquel Hole to Moss Landing. There were some good scores fishing the same area near 36'47/121'54 and 36'46/121'53. The majority of the Salmon were caught 60-90 feet down. The inshore Halibut fishing has been good near Capitola and the Cement Ship. There have been some small Sea Bass caught near Pleasure Point. The Rock fishing was good up the coast for the boats who fished Wilder Beach. There have been some rumors of Blue fin spotted below Monterey. The winds are slowly expected to subside.
May 28
The west side of the Soquel Hole produced some 1-3 fish scores for the anglers who worked hard. The Moss Landing area is still producing a few nice Salmon at Mulligan Hill. The Halibut fishing was good near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The Rock fishing has been good for the anglers working the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind was not bad until noon.
May 27
The Salmon bite was good for some of the anglers at the Soquel Hole between 36'52/121'58 and 36'51/121'56. The anglers near Moss Landing had some good scores as well. The majority of the Salmon are still in the 60-180 foot range. There are some big Salmon out there so make sure to upgrade your gear. The Halibut are still biting near Capitola and Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good in the morning near Wilder Beach and Davenport. We are seeing more Striped Bass and Halibut on the beaches.
May 26
The Salmon fishing was good for some of the anglers who fished in 280 feet of water on the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few limits caught trolling 60 feet down at 36'51/121'58. The Mulligan Hill area produced some scores ranging from 1-5 fish a boat in 240-280 feet of water. The majority of the bites near Mulligan's were around 100-150 feet. The Halibut fishing was decent for the anglers who put in a full day near Capitola. The wind was not bad on the Salmon grounds until 11:30. The bay is full of bait and the inshore Rock and Halibut fishing is only going to get better.
May 25
The Salmon are still being caught near the Soquel Hole and Mulligan Hill. The majority of the action was in 300 plus feet of water near the Soquel Hole. The anglers near Mulligan Hill have been working in 180-300 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught 50-150 feet down. The Halibut fishing is still going good for the anglers fishing near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The Rock fishing was good up the coast early. The Wharfs are starting to see some Halibut and Striped Bass because the Anchovies are here. The wind was not bad in the morning but it did blow before noon.
May 24
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers at the east edge of the Soquel Hole today. The anglers reported good action until 10:00. The area near Mulligan's was hit and miss for most anglers but there were a few decent scores. The Davenport area is still producing some nice Salmon but the weather has been rough. The majority of the Salmon are being caught from 50-180 feet down. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola and in front of the harbor. The Rock fishing has been good for the anglers in 100 feet of water near Wilder beach. The shore anglers are catching some small Striped Bass near Rio del Mar.
May 23
The Salmon are still on the bite near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some limits reported early at 36'51/121'56. The Mulligan Hill area to Soldiers Club produced some limits as well in 190-260 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon were caught 75-150 feet down. There are still some Coho in the top water column so check the gums. The Halibut fishing is still going good in Capitola and in front of Santa Cruz. The bait fish are in and the Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz. There have been a few Halibut caught on the wharfs. The Striped Bas have been biting on Kastmasters, Calissa's, Hair Razors, and Pencil Poppers near Rio del Mar. The wind was calm all morning but there is some south swell.
May 22
The fishing for Salmon was good for the anglers who worked in 260-290 feet of water near the edge of the canyon close to Mulligan's. I spoke to J.T. on the Miss Beth and he reported limits of 14 Salmon today! The anglers found some big Salmon trolling 100-190 feet down. The anglers near the Soquel Hole did pretty good first thing in the morning. There were some Salmon caught near Davenport in the deeper water. The Halibut fishing was good in Capitola and near the harbor. The wind was calm all morning.
May 21
The fishing was decent for Salmon today near Davenport and the Soquel Hole. There are some small pockets of fish near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The Davenport area was good but the winds have not helped. The wind is expected to drop for the next few days. The Halibut have been keeping anglers busy from Santa Cruz to Pajaro in 50-65 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good in the morning.
May 20
There were some Salmon caught up the coast from Santa Cruz and near the Soquel Hole. The majority of anglers did not go due to winds. The Halibut are still being caught on the beaches below Capitola. The wind is expected to get better Saturday.
May 19
There were only a few boats out near the Soquel Hole today in the morning. I did hear a few Salmon get caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole. The anglers were catching the Salmon 40-80 feet down. The Halibut are still being caught near the harbor and below Capitola. The Rock fishing was slower due to the winds. The shore anglers are starting to see more Halibut and Striped Bass.
May 18
The Salmon fishing near the tip of the Soquel Hole was hit and miss for most anglers today. There were some scores of 1-3 fish trolling 80-200 feet down. There were a bunch of Silver Salmon in the upper water column. The wind was not bad until 11:30. The Halibut fishing has been good now that the bait has moved in. Rock fishing was good early up the coast.
May 17
The fishing for Salmon was good for some anglers at the tip of the Soquel Hole. There were some early limits reported at 36'51/121'57 in 220-260 feet of water. The anglers were trolling 40-120 feet down for the majority of the action. The Halibut fishing has been getting better near the harbor and below Capitola. The Salmon size limit did go down to 20 inches! There are a bunch of small Silver Salmon in the mix so make sure you check the gums. The weather was nice until 11:30 then the wind came up.
May 16
The Salmon bite is still going well at the Soquel Hole. There were anglers at my shop buying ice at 7:30 with 4 fish limits. The action was hot around 36'51/121'59 to 36'50/121'57. The Salmon are being caught 45-90 feet down with Gold Tom Mack's, Watermelon Apexes, Purple Haze Kajikis, and Krome Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola and in front of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz. The wind was down all morning.
May 15
The Salmon fishing was good for some and slow for others. There were a few limits reported at the tip of the Soquel Hole. The area near Moss Landing was the same with some good scores and some ones and twos. The Rock fishing was tuff due to the wind up the coast but anglers did catch limits fishing the west side. The Halibut are still on the bite near the Mile Buoy and down in front of Capitola. The wind was blowing all morning and started to settle down around 10:30.
May 14
The Salmon are still being caught near Moss Landing and the Monterey Canyon around the same numbers below. There was one boat who ran to Pigeon Point today and reported shakers and 3 nice Salmon. The majority of the Salmon action is still 20-80 feet down. The anglers near Moss Landing are finding some nice pockets of fish if they work hard. The Halibut are biting near Capitola and some have been caught up the coast. The Rock fishing is still good near Wilder Beach. The surf anglers are starting to see a few Rays, Halibut, and Striped Bass.
May 13
The Pigeon Point area slowed down after the morning bite. There were some scores of 2-4 fish in that area that were in the 8-12 pound range. The Pigeon Point are was full of shakers. The area down near Mos Landing was god for most anglers around 36'47/121'54 and 36'46/121'53. The Salmon near Moss Landing were being caught 20-50 feet down. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola. The wind was flat calm but there was some south swell.
May 12
I hate to say but it was a repeat of yesterday. The Soquel Hole had a few shaker Salmon caught. The area near Moss Landing in the Canyon produced a few ones and twos. The bite was still wide open at Pigeon Point near the same numbers below. The majority of the Salmon are small near Pigeon Point but there are some nice ones in the mix. The Salmon are being caught 20-60 feet down. The Rock fishing was decent near Ano Nuevo but the south winds did not help. There were a few nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Pleasure Point. The Striped Bass are being caught in the Anchovies from Steamers Lane to New Brighten. The wind was about 5-10 knots near Pigeon Point with some swell. The bay was flat calm.
May 11
The fishing for Salmon was good for a few anglers who have been working 36'47/121'54 to 36'48/121'52. There have been some big Salmon caught trolling 30-110 feet down in that area. The majority of the fleet ran to Pigeon Point near 10/33 where there was a great bite for Salmon. The Salmon were caught trolling and mooching about 20-50 down. The Halibut are still being caught in front of Santa Cruz and Capitola in 50-70 feet of water. The Rock fishing is still going well. The wind was calm all day.
May 10
The Salmon fishing was slow today from the Soquel Hole to Davenport. There were a few Salmon caught near the Moss Landing Canyon and near Monterey. The Halibut fishing is starting to improve near the Harbor and in Capitola. The Anchovies near shore have been attracting the Striped Bass and a few Halibut. The Rock fishing has been good near shore near Wilder Beach.
May 9
There were only a few boats fishing near the Soquel Hole today and they did not get any Salmon. The Jellyfish were thick near 36'50/121'57 but there were some Orcas there. The area down below near the Pajaro side of the Mos Landing Canyon did produce a few limits. The Salmon were caught on the edge of the canyon where it went from 200 to deep. The wind was not bad all day until 1:00. The Halibut fishing has picked up since the Anchovies moved into the bay. There have been some 1-4 fish scores caught in front of the Harbor and in Capitola. The Rock fishing has been good in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The New Brighten area is keeping shore anglers happy with Leopard Sharks and a few Striped Bass.
May 8
The Salmon fishing was decent for the anglers who tried the Soquel Hole. The anglers caught the Salmon trolling 30-110 feet down. The area near Mulligan Hill produced a few Salmon for the anglers trolling 40-80 feet down. The few boats who braved the wind up the coast did not get many Salmon. The Halibut fishing has been getting better now that the bait is in shallow. The winds are expected to slow down next week.
May 7
The Salmon fishing was decent near the Soquel Hole for the few who tried. The Moss Landing area about 5 miles out produced a few limits of Salmon. The wind was blowing up the coast so most sport and commercial boats stayed in.
May 6
The Salmon are still being caught up the coast near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. There were a few fish caught at 36'50/122'04 to 36'50/122'06. The Moss Landing area near the canyon is producing some Salmon about 5 miles out. The majority of the fish are still in the 40-120 foot range but don't be scared to try the bottom. The Halibut fishing picked up with a few fish being caught in front of the Harbor and in Capitola. The wind was not bad in the bay but there was some wind up the coast around 10:00.
May 5
The Salmon bite was slow around the Soquel Hole but there were some decent scores up near Davenport. The anglers who fished from 36'50/122'10 to 36'50/122'14 caught some Salmon trolling 50-90 feet down. There were a few anglers who made the run to the fingers at 36'59/122'21 and caught Salmon near the Whales. There were a few fish caught on the west edge of the Soquel Hole around 36'49/122'03. The majority of the anglers reported wind chop up the coast. There have been some Halibut caught near Capitola. Rock fishing is still going well near Wilder Beach.
May 4
The Salmon fishing was good up the coast near Wilder and Davenport. The Salmon are still being caught 30-90 feet down. There were a few boats who did good near Pajaro. The Mos Landing area was slower. The Soquel Hole did produce a few fish. There were a few more Halibut caught in Capitola today.
May 3
The Salmon bite was slower today with just a few fish being caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole to Moss Landing. There were some anglers who caught 1-2 fish trolling 50-90 feet down. There was a decent bite up the coast near Davenport. The anglers found some nice Salmon feeding on the edge of the canyon near Davenport. The Rock fishing has improved since the bait moved into the bay. The wind was not bad all morning.
May 2
The fishing for Salmon was hit and miss today for most anglers. The action was spread out from the Soquel Hole to the Monterey Canyon. I did get a good report from 36'49/121'52 where anglers found some quality Salmon. The Salmon are still being caught in the 40-120 foot range. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach. The weather was lumpy up the coast but most anglers were able to fish the Soquel Hole until noon.
May 1
The fishing for Salmon was good today with limits being reported by 8:00 am. The anglers found limits near the Soquel Hole on the east edge. There were good scores outside the Soquel Hole in the canyon as well. The areas around 36'49/121'56 to 36'47/121'55 were hot. The majority of the action came from 40-100 feet down. The water was calm all morning even though wind was expected. The Rock fishing is good now that the bait has moved near shore.
April 30
The Salmon bite was great today near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers caught limits mooching and trolling 40-100 feet down. There was fog but no wind.
April 29
The action for Salmon is still going well for the anglers who fished from the Mulligan's area to the edge of the Monterey Canyon. There were some limits and bigger fish caught today. The majority of the action was still 40-80 feet down. The anglers who fished near Pigeon Point mooched up limits of Salmon. The wind was not bad in the morning but it did blow around 11:30.
April 28
The fishing for Salmon was good today with limits being reported by anglers around 8:30. There were fish caught from the east edge of the Soquel Hole to Mulligan's. There were anglers catching limits mooching and trolling 20-90 feet down. The areas from 36'49/121'55 down to 36'46/121'52 were hot! The wind stayed down all morning and anglers caught quality sized Salmon.
April 27
The Salmon are still biting in the same area as yesterday. There were some early limits for the anglers who trolled 40-90 feet down. The wind was calm all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The anglers reported that the Soquel Hole area was full of birds working on their way home so you may want to look at that area in the morning.
April 26
The Salmon were on the bite early today and most anglers had their limits by 9:30. The majority of the action was between the Soquel Hole and Mulligan's in the Monterey Canyon. The fish are still biting good on Purple Haze Kajikis, Blue Kajikis, Watermelon Apexes, Krome Krippled Anchovies, and Tom Mack Spoons. The fish are being caught from 40-100 feet down. The best areas were around 36'48/121'53 and 36'46/121'53. The wind stayed down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola.
April 25
The fishing for Salmon was good for some of the anglers who worked near the west tip of the Soquel Hole and down near Pajaro. The bite near the Pajaro side of the Moss Landing canyon produced some limits of big Salmon. There were a few other decent scores caught at 36'49/122'00 on the west side of the Soquel Hole. I did hear a angler near Davenport who said he lost one fish and was thinking of going to Pigeon Point. I did get a report of limits caught at 37'10/122'26 near Pigeon Point today. The majority of anglers who made the run to Pigeon Point yesterday had quick limits. The wind was not bad due to the rain clouds.
April 24
The fishing was good today for the anglers who fished up near Pigeon Point. There was a wide open bite about 5 miles below the closure line. The anglers who ran up the coast found some Salmon 10 miles closer to Santa Cruz near the fingers. The anglers who fished near the Soquel Hole at 36'50/121'58 had 1-4 fish and lost a few as well. The majority of the action near the east side of the Soquel Hole was down 50-100 feet. The west side of the Soquel Hole had some limits reported around 36'48/122'01. The anglers fishing near Mulligan's and Soldiers Club are starting to see the Salmon moving back in. The wind was not bad but there was a small south swell. The Rock fishing has been good in the deep water. The Halibut are still trickling in.
April 23
The bite was good for most of the anglers who worked near the line at Pigeon Point for Salmon. There were some anglers who caught limits in a half hour. The majority of the action was 30-100 feet down in 300-400 feet of water. The west side of the Soquel Hole did produce a few fish at 36'49/122'01. The Mulligan area rewarded a few anglers with some scores of 1-2 Salmon. The Rock fishing was decent near Ano Nuevo. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The wind was not bad to make the run up the coast.
April 22
The Salmon bite was slow at the Soquel Hole. There were a few fish caught near the Davenport fingers and Mulligan Hill. The wind was not bad. Rock fishing was good at Ano Nuevo.
April 21
The fishing for Salmon was slow near the Soquel Hole today. The best area was up near Ano Nuevo in the deep water for Salmon. The Half Moon Bay party boats have been catching limits there when the weather allows. The weather looks decent for the next few days to run up there and get in on the Salmon bite. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola in 45-65 fet of water.
April 20
The fishing was slow again today due to winds. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The few Salmon that have been caught were near the Soquel Hole on the west side. The wind is expected to slow down the next few days so we hope to have some better news tomorrow.
April 19
The fishing was slow for Salmon for the few anglers who tried the Soquel Hole. The few anglers who tried to make it to the hot bite near Pigeon Point were turned around at Davenport due to wind. The inshore anglers caught a mix of Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish.
April 18
The Salmon bite was the same today with only a few fish being reported near the west side of the Soquel Hole. There were anglers looking from Carmel Bay to the Soquel Hole and the best area if any was the area near the west side of the Soquel Hole. I spoke with one boat who caught 3 Salmon trolling below the jelly fish at 100-180 feet down. There were a few nice Lingcod and Rock fish caught near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Capitola area is producing some Halibut in 45-75 feet of water. The weather was not bad but there was a lump on it all day due to the fog wind. I would say the best bet is to run up the coast to look for Salmon since the boats from Half Moon Bay are still catching some limits 25 miles from their harbor. The Striped Bass are starting to be caught near Marina at sunrise.
April 17
The Salmon fishing was slow again today with some scores of 1-2 fish being caught near the west side of the Soquel Hole and up near 3 Trees. The anglers who fished the east edge of the Soquel Hole had a hard time with jelly fish. The Monterey party boat Chubasco did catch 14 Salmon mooching but I did not get the location but my guess would be Soldiers Club. The Rock fishing was slow for most of the anglers due to cold water and Rock fish feeding on jelly fish. The weather was not bad in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The Capitola area is starting to produce some nice Halibut in 60 feet of water.
April 16
The Salmon fishing was slower today for most anglers possibly due to the fish gorging for two weeks. The anglers are catching a few fish near the west edge of the Soquel Hole and in the canyon near Moss Landing. The majority of the Salmon are still being caught 30-100 feet down. The Halibut fishing picked up near Capitola's Mile reef. The wind was not bad all morning but it did get windy in the afternoon.
April 15
The Salmon fishing was slow for the most part of the morning near the edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few anglers who found some fish at 36'49/122'00 to 36'50/122'02. The bite in that area turned on around 10:30 when the anglers ended the day with 6 fish. There were a few Salmon caught near Mulligan Hill and Soldiers. The wind blew in the afternoon.
April 14
The Salmon fishing was better near the west tip of the Soquel Hole today at 36'49/122'00 and 36'50/122'02. The anglers who fished from the east edge of the canyon to 36'48/121'56 caught a few fish. The majority of the Salmon are still being caught 20-90 feet down. The bite was a little better in the mid morning as the tide changed. The Rock fishing is still on the slower side. The Halibut are being caught near Capitola in 60-80 feet of water. The wind was not bad until the afternoon.
April 13
The bite was the same today with jelly fish making trollers work. The wind in the mid morning did not help anglers either. There were still some scores of 2-5 fish caught on boats trolling near the surface. The Salmon are still biting on Krippled Anchovies, Blue Kajikis, Green Tom Mack's, and Watermelon Pro Troll Apexes 30-90 feet down.
April 12
The fishing for Salmon was slower today due to the jelly fish that moved in. There were some good scores of up to 10 fish reported from the Miss Beth. The anglers had to check gear all day and work their lines but they were rewarded. The area near the tip of the Soquel Hole out to the Monterey Canyon is where most of the action happened. The weather was nice all day today.
April 11
The Salmon bite continues to be good near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers were catching early limits from 36'50/121'56 to 36'48/121'57. The fish are still being caught 20-90 feet down. The anglers using the Krippled Anchovies, Watermelon Apexes, Green Tom Mack's, and Glow F.B.R.'s did well today. The wind was not bad and some anglers fished until 1:00 in the afternoon. The Rock fishing is still slow in the shallow waters. The Halibut is getting better in Capitola.
April 10
The Salmon continue to bite near the east edge of the Soquel Hole to the Monterey Canyon. The anglers did well trolling Krippled Anchovies, Watermelon Apexes, Green Tom Mack Spoons, and Blue Kajikis. The majority of the Salmon are being caught 30-90 feet down but there have been some bigger fish caught 150 feet down. There were some early limits reported to me by 8 am today. The majority of the anglers had to work for their fish but ended up doing well. The wind was up and down all morning but the anglers stuck it out for the beautiful Salmon. The Halibut and Rock fishing remains slow due to the cool water that is here.
April 9
The Salmon bite was still hot today with early limits being reported before 8 am. The anglers are still catching fish from the east edge of the Soquel Hole to the Monterey Canyon. The area from 36'50/121'59 to 36'48/121'56 has been red hot in the morning. The majority of the fish are being caught from 30-80 fet down but there were a few fish caught 150 feet down. The Watermelon E Chip Apex, Blue Kajikis, Gold Krippled Anchovies, and Gold Tom Mack spoons, Green F.B.R.'s, Red E Rotary's, and Brads Cut Plugs have been working well. The wind was not bad today and the swell is small. The Rock fishing is decent on the local reefs. There have been a few Halibut caught in Capitola. There have been a few Striped Bas showing up near Pajaro and Monterey.
April 8
The Salmon continue to keep anglers happy near the east edge of the Soquel Hole out to the Monterey Canyon. There were a good amount of boats coming in with limits when I went out around 9 am. The anglers were fishing from the tip of the Soquel Hole and out to the east in the deep water near Moss Landing. The fished from 36'50/121'56 to 36'48/121'57 and ended up with 4 nice Salmon. We caught all the Salmon from 40-80 feet down with Watermelon Krome Krippled Anchovies and Krome Krippled Anchovies. The weather was not bad until noon. The Miss Beth had limits for all 6 of their clients today! The Rock fishing was not bad near Natural Bridges. The Halibut are starting to show up near Capitola.
April 7
The fishing was great today for Salmon with limits reported from boats early in the morning. The Miss Beth gave me a call and had limits before noon for all their clients and crew fish. The majority of the action came from the tip of the Soquel Hole and out to the east edge of the canyon in 400-600 feet of water. The anglers who were out early were in the harbor with limits around 8:30. The fish are still being caught 20-90 feet down. The party boats are also catching some Salmon mooching! The Halibut and Rock fishing continue to improve daily.
April 6
The Salmon continue to keep anglers happy from Pigeon Point to Monterey. There were some limits caught near Mulligan's, Soquel Hole, Soldiers, and Pigeon Point. The anglers who worked the east edge of the Soquel Hole down to Pajaro caught some Salmon in the 20 pound range. The fish are still feeding 30-80 feet down but there were some caught near the bottom today. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers fishing the west side of Santa Cruz. Capitola is starting to see some Halibut on a daily basis.
April 5
The fishing was good for some and slow for others near the tip of the Soquel Hole. There were some limits caught by 8 am trolling Gold Tom Mack's and Gold Krippled Anchovies at 36'49/121'57. The anglers are working the edge of the Soquel Hole to the east canyon edges. There were some early limits caught at Soldiers Club trolling 40-90 feet down. The wind was not bad in morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was decent near South Rock.
April 4
The Salmon fishing is still going good for the anglers who are trolling 30-80 feet down but there were a few fish caught 100-150 feet down. The area from Mulligan Hill to Soldiers Club was good early this morning. The area on the east edge of the Soquel Hole was good around 36'48/121'56. There were a few boats who went up to Pigeon Point and found some Salmon in lumpy seas. There were a few boats who went out to the Soquel Hole this afternoon and caught 2 nice Salmon but the wind was up. The conditions were nice this morning but the wind did come up in the afternoon. The best bet is to troll Krippled Anchovies, F.B.R.'s, Blue Kajikis, Gold Tom Mack Spoons, Purple Haze Kajikis, Watermelon Apexes, and Brad's Cut Plugs. The Halibut and Rock fishing has been a little slow due to the cold water.
April 3
The fishing for Salmon was not bad today for most of the anglers. There were some limits reported at 36'50/122'02 near the west side of the Soquel Hole. The area near Mulligan Hill was good for the anglers who worked through the jellyfish in 260-280 feet of water. The best areas I heard of around Mulligan's and Soldiers were 36'42/121'53 and 36'44/121'52. There were some nice Salmon caught on the edge of the canyon near Pajaro and Moss Landing. I did not get any reports from Davenport but there were a few boats below Pigeon Point who caught some nice Salmon in calm conditions. The majority of the Salmon were caught trolling 30-110 feet down. The Blue Kajikis, Krome Krippled Anchovies, Purple Haze Kajikis, and Glow F.B.R.'s were doing well today. All in all it was a good opener with Salmon being caught in multiple areas. The winds were down and the swell was not bad. The Rock fishing was decent in the shallow water. There were some Halibut caught in front of the Harbor and in Capitola.
April 2
The Rock fishing was good today up the coast near Davenport and Wilder Beach. The Halibut are starting to show up in Capitola in 45-75 feet of water. The wind was down but there was a small swell.
April 1
The Rock fishing conditions were great today and anglers went from Big Sur to Ano Nuevo. There were solid scores of Rock fish caught near Wilder and Davenport. The Halibut fishing is starting to get going now that the weather is warming up. There were 4 Halibut caught that I heard of in Capitola. The winds were calm and things look good for the Salmon opener on Saturday.
March 28
The Halibut are slowly coming in near the Mile buoy and near Capitola's east reef. The Halibut have been biting on frozen Squid and Anchovies. The wind has been up in the afternoon. The Perch fishing has been good near Manresa. The anglers are doing well on Jerry's Grubs soaked in Shrimp oil.
March 13
There were a few Halibut caught the last few days near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Halibut are being caught on Herring and Squid in 70-90 feet of water. The Surf Perch fishing was good near Rio del Mar.
March 1
The surf anglers are catching some nice Perch and a few Striped Bass near Manresa. The Rock fishing is going to start on April 1. We will see what the P.F.M.C. decides on the Salmon season but I would expect a opener on April 3.
Feb. 19
The water conditions are slowly improving now that the swells and winds have calmed down. There have been a few nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and Pajaro. The majority of Halibut are being caught in 65-80 feet of water. The bay is still full of Anchovies so we should see more action soon. There will be no more regulation books available so you have to get all new regulations on the D.F.W. web site!
Feb. 9
The Perch fishing has been the best bet near 26 Ave and Rio Del Mar. The anglers are having good luck with Jerry's Grubs and Shrimp Oil. The Crab fishing remains slow but there is some good Sand dab fishing in 250-300 feet of water. The Steelhead are starting to make it into the local rivers now that they are opening up due to rain. I have heard of a few nice Steelhead caught on Mad River Pink worm, Little Cleo's and Roe. The Harbor is shallow so use caution and check the soundings at low tides!
Jan 15
The swell dropped today and it was a good day for Sole and Crab fishing. There have been some big Sole and Sand Dabs caught near Pajaro in 250-300 feet of water. The wind was down and the Perch fishing was decent at Manresa.
Jan 10
The Sand Dab fishing was good for the Stagnaro party boat today. The Perch fishing has been slow due to the big swell. The mouth is shoaling at the harbor so be ready at low tides. The Crab fishing is still slow for most anglers in Santa Cruz.
Jan 3
Happy New Year to all the people who kept me going last year. Whether you are a first time Perch angler or a all time Tuna tamer Thank You! We hope 2021 brings back some normalcy!



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