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July 24
The Salmon are still being caught in the Soquel Hole down deep. The anglers are having a hard time getting to the bottom but the ones that do are catching. The Salmon are biting on Green Hoochies, Blue Kajikis, and Glow Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut were on the bite early near the Cement Ship and near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing remains great up the coast near 4 Mile and the Lighthouse. There were a few Sea Bass caught near Capitola on fresh dead Squid. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The water is warm but we still have not heard of any Albacore.


July 23
The bite remained good for the inshore anglers fishing for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. There were some good scores of Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy, Natural Bridges, and La Selva Beach. The anglers are having the best luck trolling and drifting fresh dead Squid in 40-60 feet of water. There have been a few Salmon caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole and near Marina. The Salmon are still being caught down near the bottom. The wind was down until 1:00 so come fishing!


July 22
The fishing is still going great for the anglers fishing for Salmon near the Soquel Hole in 300 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught near the bottom and anglers are trolling Blue Kajikis and Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing picked up from Capitola to La Selva Beach in 40-65 feet of water. Anglers are having luck trolling and drifting fresh Squid. The Rock fishing is still going great up the coast from Lighthouse to 5 Mile Beach. The anglers who went all the way up the coast near Franklin Point had quick limits of Rock fish and Lingcod. There are a few Sea Bass being caught from Capitola to Pajaro. Look for the birds working the Squid balls and drift some fresh dead Squid. There were no boats looking for Albacore that I heard of. There were some big Salmon caught off the Santa Cruz Harbor Jetty using Fish Pills and Pink Worms. The water is flat calm so come enjoy the fishing.


July 21
The inshore fishing remains great here in Santa Cruz near the Mile Buoy. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Salmon are still being caught by the anglers who are putting in the time near Marina and Soquel Hole. The Salmon are being caught on the bottom so go deep and use Blue Kajikis. There are still some Salmon being caught in 100-120 feet of water near the Cement Ship. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship and below there. The Rock fishing remains great on westside and up the coast. The wind is calm come fishing!

July 20
The Salmon are still being caught near the Soquel Hole and Marina. The Salmon are being caught on the bottom in 300 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy to Capitola. Some anglers did well trolling for Halibut from the Cement Ship to Manresa. The Rock fishing has been great up the coast and near the Mile Buoy. There are a few Sea Bass being caught near Capitola. The winds are down!

July 19
There were a bunch of boats looking for Albacore today but they did not find any fish. The anglers looked from 36'05/123'00 to the 451 and the Weather Buoy. There is a boat still out looking so maybe we will get a better report. There is mixed blue and green water all over with temperature but the fish are not in it. The Salmon are still being caught by the anglers who are fishing close to the bottom near the Soquel Hole. There were a few small Salmon caught near the Cement Ship in 120 feet of water. There were some big Salmon caught 9 miles below Moss Landing in 300 feet of water. The Salmon were big and on the bottom. The Rock fishing was great at Franklin Point today and the lingcod's were on the bite as well. The Halibut are still being caught in the bait balls in front of the Harbor down to Capitola in 40-70 feet of water. There has been big balls of Anchovies and a little bit of Squid in front of the harbor. The wind was down all day. There have been a few Salmon caught from the Santa Cruz Harbor jetty by the shore anglers.


July 18
The inshore fishing was good for Lingcod and Rock fish up the coast near Natural Bridges. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and near the Cement Ship. The Salmon were biting good for the anglers who got down 220 feet and below. There were some nice 20 pound Salmon caught today near 36'51/121'58. The wind is flat calm and the south swell is dropping so come fishing.


July 17
The inshore fishing remains good hear with all the bait that has moved into the bay. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. There were some big Halibut caught in Capitol and a few Sea Bass. The Rock fishing was great with limits being caught on the 6 pack boats. The Lingcod continue to keep the anglers busy up the coast near Wilder Beach and Franklin Point. The Salmon are still being caught down deep near the tip of the Sequel Hole .There was no wind today. There was a boat that said he was looking for Albacore near the Weather Buoy but i never got a report. There is a bunch of warm water out there and there may be boats looking for Albacore near the 451 in the morning.

July 16
There are still Salmon being caught near the Soquel Hole in 220-300 feet of water. The anglers are having the best luck trolling down deep near the bottom. There were some nice Halibut caught trolling and drifting in 45-60 feet of water from the Mile Buoy to Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near the Lighthouse. The Lingcod remain on the bite up the coast near 4 Mile and Franklin Point. The weather is flat calm.


July 15
The Salmon are being caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole from 150-250 feet of water. The anglers who fished near the bottom caught some nice Salmon. There were a few Halibut and Sea Bass caught from the Mile Buoy to Capitola in 45-65 feet of water. The Rock fishing remains great and the are are some big Lingcod being caught. The water is flat calm all day long. The Weather Buoy got up to 60 degrees today but I have not hear of anyone looking for them.


July 14
The fishing was good today for Halibut, Rock fish, Lingcod, and Sea Bass. There were a few Salmon caught near the Lighthouse in 100-130 feet of water. The Halibut continue to be caught from the Lighthouse to Capitol in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near 5 Mile beach and near Franklin Point. The weather was confused this morning with some south wind blowing and then it turned flat calm and rained. I have not heard of anyone looking for Albacore recently but there is some warm water near the weather buoy.

July 13
There were a few Salmon caught near Pajaro today in 110-160 feet of water. The Salmon were caught trolling 50-90 feet down. There were some nice Sea Bass caught near the Mile Buoy and Pleasure Point in 70 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught by the anglers trolling and drifting fresh Squid in 40-60 feet of water. There were some good scores near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The Rock fishing was great near Natural Bridges and up the coast near Franklin Point. The wind was down all morning. We should have a fresh batch of Squid for Tuesday!

July 12
The Halibut were biting well for some anglers who trolled and drifted fresh dead Squid in 40-65 feet of water. There were good scores near the Mile Buoy and in front of Capitola. In the morning there was not that much of a drift so the trollers were doing better. There were a few Sea bass caught first thing in the morning drifting Squid near the Cement Ship. The Salmon bite was slow for most near Moss Landing but there were a few caught near Mulligan Hill in 120 feet of water. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was hot today near Franklin Point. The wind was down all morning but it did blow hard in the afternoon.

July 11
The inshore fishing continues to be the best bet here in Santa Cruz. There were some good scores of Halibut near the Mile buoy and Capitola. The Salmon are still being caught in front of the Moss Landing Harbor. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was good since the swell dropped. The were a few boats who fished for Albacore near the Davidson and the Guide. There were no fish caught near the Davidson and 3 near the Guide. The wind was down all morning until 2:00.


July 10
There were some good scores of Halibut near the Cement Ship and near the Mile Buoy in Santa Cruz. The anglers are having good luck trolling and drifting for the Halibut. There has been some Squid near the Mile Buoy and the anglers who are on it in the morning have been catching some Sea Bass fly ling and near the bottom. The Salmon are still being caught in front of the Moss Landing Harbor and some of the moochers are doing good due to Jelly fish and grass. The Salmon bite was a little slower today but there were some anglers who got on the fish early. The Rock fishing improved because the swell dropped today. The wind is down and it looks good for a few days. There is a boat out looking for Albacore near the Davidson so we hope to have a report by Friday.

July 9
The Salmon fishing was good today near Moss Landing Harbor. There were anglers who had limits of nice Salmon in the 8-19 pound range. Anglers did well mooching 50-100 feet down. There were some good scores for the anglers who trolled Krippled Anchovies. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Cement Ship trolling fresh Squid and dodgers. There were a few Sea bass and Halibut caught from the Mile Buoy to Pleasure Point. The Rock fishing was decent for the anglers who worked near Natural Bridges and Davenport. Franklin Point was good for big Lingcod. The winds were down all morning due to the fog bank that has been hanging around.


July 8
The fishing remains good for the anglers who are on the bait first thing in the morning and in the late afternoon. The wind has been blowing when the fog clears up around noon. There were some Sea Bass and Halibut caught from the Mile Buoy to Pleasure Point in 50-75 feet of water. Anglers have been having luck drifting fresh Squid on the surface and half way down the water column. The Salmon are still being caught in front of Moss Landing in the shallow water. The anglers have to work through the Jellyfish and kelp but they are catching some decent Salmon. The best score I heard of was 5 fish in front of Moss Landing. There were some Salmon jumping around Natural Bridges and there were a few caught near the Lighthouse. The Rock fishing was slower due to the ground swell that is fading tonight.

July 7
The fishing remained the same for Halibut and Lingcod but the Rock fish were not on the bite. There is a small ground swell that moved in that may have slowed the Rock fishing. There were a few boats near Moss Landing in front of the Harbor catching some Salmon in the shallow water. The winds were down until the fog cleared up around noon.

July 6
The inshore bite continues to be good for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. The anglers drifting fresh Squid did the best near the Mile Buoy and the Cement Ship. There were some nice Salmon caught near Moss Landing in 140-165 feet of water trolling 60-100 feet down. The best numbers were around 36'50/121'51. There has been some big Lingcod caught near Davenport and Franklin Point. The wind was down all morning .


July 5
There was a Salmon bite today in 120-150 feet of water on the Santa Cruz side of the Canyon in front of Moss Landing. There were some boats who had limits of Salmon in the 8-17 pound range. The Salmon are being caught 50-100 feet down. The Halibut continue to bite first thing in the morning near the Mile Buoy and near the Capitola Wharf. There were a few small Sea Bass caught early in the morning with fly lined Squid. The Lingcod fishing was great at Franklin Point today in 40-60 feet of water. The was down until 11:00 up the coast but then the fog lifted and the wind came.

July 4
The Rock fishing was hot today near Franklin Point for the few boats who fished there. There continues to be some good scores of Halibut being caught near the Mile Buoys in Capitola and Santa Cruz. There is some good Squid balls in the area and some of the anglers are jigging up some nice bait. There has been some Sardines in the Capitola area to jig up. There have been a few Sea Bass caught early in the morning and late in the evening near Pleasure Point and Blacks Beach. There are still a few Salmon being caught straight out of Santa Cruz and near the Canyon in front of Moss Landing. The wind was down all morning until the fog cleared up in the afternoon.

July 3
The fishing for Halibut and Rock fish was the best bet today. There were some good scores of Halibut near the Mile Buoy in Capitola and here. There were some good scores for the anglers who trolled and drifted bait. The Halibut are being caught in 40-65 feet of water. The Salmon are hard to find but a few were caught in 130 feet of water trolling 60 feet down. The Rock fishing continues to be great near Natural Bridges. There was a boat who fished near Ano Nuevo and caught big Blacks and Lingcod. The wind was down all morning but it did pick up in the afternoon.



July 2
There were a few Salmon caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole down 100-150 feet. There were some good scores of Halibut for the anglers who trolled near Capitola in 45-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing remains good here in Santa Cruz.
The wind was down all morning.

June 29
There were some nice Salmon caught mooching in front of the Mile Buoy in Moss Landing by a few anglers. The boat I spoke with caught 4 Salmon mooching 130-150 feet down near the scum line to the north of the Mile Buoy. The anglers who were trolling had a hard time due to the amount of grass and jellyfish in the water. The Salmon bite was slower here in Santa Cruz in 90-130 feet of water. There were some good scores of Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and near the Cement Ship in 35-60 feet of water. There was good Rock fishing action near Natural Bridges before the wind blew. There are still some small Sea Bass being caught near the Mile Buoy and Pleasure Point in 50-70 feet of water. The anglers have been flylining Squid and getting a few near the botoom early in the morning.

June 28
The Salmon bite slowed down today in front of Santa Cruz in 90-120 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught first thing in the morning and a few out in the middle of the Soquel Hole. There was a bite near Moss Landing for Salmon for the anglers who were trolling bait. There were a few nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Rock fishing was decent near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The wind did blow hard in the afternoon so come out early.

June 27
The Salmon bite was good for some anglers and slow for others today. I fished today and ended up with 4 nice fish and a few other shakers released. we fished from the Lighthouse to Pleasure Point in 90-110 feet of water. The fish were all caught on Krippled Anchovies and big Hotspot Flashers. The Salmon we caught were 60-80 feet down and ranged from keeper to 20 pounds. There were some good scores of Rock fish near Natural Bridges in 90 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught near the Cement Ship along with some Halibut in 40 feet of water. There is still some Squid and Anchovies around so some anglers are fishing from Capitola to the Lighthouse in 60 feet of water for Sea Bass and Halibut and catching a few early. The wind was down all morning until noon.


June 26
The fishing for Salmon continues to be good for the anglers fishing in 100-140 feet of water in front of the Harbor and up to Natural Bridges. The Salmon are being caught trolling 35-90 feet down with Krippled Anchovies, F.B. R.'s, green Krocodiles, and R.S.K.'s. The fish are ranging from keeper to 30 pounds. There are still some Halibut and Sea Bass cruising around the Mile Buoy to the Cement Ship. The wind was down all morning until the fog cleared up around 1:30. The Rock fishing was great near Natural Bridges.


June 25
The fishing was good for Salmon for most of the anglers who fished in front of the harbor and up the coast in 110-140 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught 35-90 feet down while trolling and mooching. The Salmon are ranging from shakers to 30 pound fish. The Lingcod fishing is still going strong for the anglers fishing from the Lighthouse to 4 Mile Beach. The Halibut and Sea Bass fishing continues to be good for the anglers putting in the time. The Halibut and Sea Bass are being caught from the Mile buoy to Capitola. There have been some solid scores of Halibut and Sea Bass near the Cement ship and Manresa. There is a bunch of Anchovies inside near Cowells Beach and there may be some Striped Bass in the area. There has been some big Striped bass caught near Pajaro and Manresa.

June 24
The Salmon are still on the bite in 110-130 feet of water. The anglers had early limits trolling 50-90 feet down. The Salmon are biting well on Krippled Anchovies and F.B.R.'s. The Salmon are near the crab pots so watch out and don't cut the buoy off. The wind has been coming up in the afternoon so come early. There are still some good scores of Halibut near the Cement Ship and the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing is great but with the Salmon 3-4 miles out it is hard to go for them now!

June 23
The Salmon fishing was great today in front of the harbor in 100-130 feet water. The Lingcod and Rock fishing remains great. Halibut and Sea Bass continue to bite.


June 22
The Salmon bite turned on today near Natural Bridges and Mitchell Cove in 100-130 feet of water. The fish are being caught 45-90 feet down trolling Krippled Anchovies, Krocodiles, and F.B.R.'s. The Sea Bass are still being caught near the Cement Ship and Pleasure Point in 45-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing has been great early in the morning up the coast. The Halibut fishing is going great for the anglers near Capitola and the Mile Buoy. The Harbor Derby went well for all the people who entered and fished. Thanks to all who participated!

June 21
The Salmon came into the shallow water and anglers are catching some fish around Natural Bridges and before the Sequel Hole. The Salmon are being caught in 110-140 feet of water. The salmon are being caught trolling and mooching 40-110 feet down. The Halibut bite continues to be good down near Capitol and the Cement Ship in 35-65 feet of water. There are a few Sea Bass being caught near the bottom while fishing for Halibut. The Rock fishing was great near 4 Mile Beach and Natural Bridges. The wind was down all morning. The Striped Bass continue to be caught near Manures to Ajar early in the morning and late in the evenings. There have been some 30 pound Striped Bass weighed in.

June 20
The fishing is good for Sea Bass, Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod in 35-60 feet of water.


June 19
The fishing is still going good here in Santa Cruz and Capitol. There has been some good scores of Halibut and a few Sea Bass from Capitola to Manresa in 35-65 feet. The anglers are doing good trolling and drifting fresh Squid. There were a few Salmon caught in 120-160 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz and on the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon bite near Carmel dropped off today. The Rock fishing remains great near South Rock. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. We hope to have some Squid later on Friday evening.

June 18
The fishing on the inshore from the Mile Buoy to the Cement Ship is still going great for Halibut and a few Sea bass. There were solid scores of Halibut for the anglers who trolled and drifted fresh Squid in 40-60 feet of water! The Sea Bass fishing is still going dec net for the anglers targeting them. I fished for Salmon near Carmel in 130-160 feet of water today. We ended up with three nice Salmon in the 8-17 pound range. There were a few 30 pound Salmon caught there but the fishing was tuff due to Rock fish and Lingcod. The Salmon are feeding on small Rockfish. There are some good signs of Salmon straight out of Santa Cruz in 160-200 feet of water. The Striped Bass are still being caught late in the evening into the morning. There have been some 30 pound fish weighed in. The wind was down all morning but it did pick up in the afternoon.

June 17
The bite continues to be good for the anglers fishing in 40-60 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught in 60-100 feet of water near Pleasure Point and the Mile Buoy. There were a few decent scores of Salmon caught in 140 feet of water near Carmel. The Halibut are still biting good near the Cement Ship and Capitola. There are a few Sea Bass being caught from Manresa and Cement Ship near the bottom. The Rock fishing was great at South Rock and Natural Bridges. The wind was down in the morning and is expected to be better tomorrow.


June 16
The inshore fishing for Halibut, Rock fish, Lingcod, and Sea bass has been good. The Halibut are still being caught from the Capitola Wharf down to Manresa. The anglers are doing best trolling for the Halibut. The Rock fishing is still going well near the Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy. The wind came up fast today so the anglers who were out early did the best. The wind is expected to lay down for the next few days. There was a party boat catching Salmon near the point of Monterey this morning. The party boat had 5 big fish early in the morning.


June 15
The inshore fishing is still going well for the anglers looking for Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut. The Halibut fishing was decent near the Cement Ship and near the Mile Buoy. The Halibut are being caught in 35-65 feet of water and the anglers trolling are doing best. The wind was down all morning but the wind did blow around 1:00. There have been a few Sea bass caught in 60-100 feet of water near the Cement Ship and Pleasure Point. The anglers are catching the Sea bass fly lining Squid and some have been caught near the bottom. I have not heard of any Salmon recently.


June 14
The inshore action was good until the wind picked up in the afternoon. There were some good scores of Halibut near the Cement Ship for the anglers who trolled B2 Bomber set ups with Squid. The Rock fish are still on the bite near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. There were no Salmon that I hear of but I would not doubt there are a few in 80-120 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz Harbor. The Striped Bass are on the bit early in the mornings and into the dark near Manresa. There is a bunch of bait in front of the Boardwalk and there may be Striped Bass working in that area. The Sea Bass fishing is still hit and miss but there are some being caught near the Cement Ship in 50-75 feet of water.


June 13
The fishing was good for Rockfish and Lingcod today near Natural Bridges and Lighthouse. The Halibut were on the bite in the morning new Capitola and the Cement Ship. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy in 50-60 feet of water. There have been some Sea Bass caught near the Mile Buoy and near the Cement Ship in 60-90 feet of water. The key to finding the Sea Bass has been looking for birds working schools of bait fish. There were no Salmon reports today. The wind was not bad in the morning but it did pick up in the afternoon. The evenings have been nice with a light breeze.

June 12
The Salmon are still hard to find here in Santa Cruz. The Halibut are still biting near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Halibut are still being caught trolling and drifting in 35-60 feet of water. There were a few Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship and in front of the Lighthouse. The wind did blow in the afternoon so come fishing early.

June 10
The inshore bite was the best bet again today here in Santa cruz. There was some wind chop in the morning making the ocean bumpy. The wind and chop did settle down through out the day. There were some early limits reported from the Mile Buoy in 60 feet of water. There were some nice Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. There were some Halibut caught trolling and drifting Squid near Capitola and the Cement Ship. I did not get any Salmon reports today. The Striped Bass have moved in to the beaches near Manresa and New Brighton. There are huge schools of Anchovies down past Capitola. There is some south wind predicted for tomorrow so we will see how the day goes.


June 9
There were not many boats on the water today because it is Monday. The few boats that did fish caught some nice Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish. The Halibut are being caught in front of the Harbor and down near Capitola. The Lingcod fishing was a little slower compared to the weekend. The winds are down and there is a small swell so come fishing. There were a few Striped Bass caught near Manresa while casting Pencil Poppers and Fish Traps.


June 8
The fishing on the inshore continues to be good near the Mile Buoy and up the coast. There were some nice Halibut caught near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The anglers are catching some Halibut near Pajaro but you have to fight the Jellyfish to get your line down. The area near the Mile Buoy did produce some nice Halibut. The Salmon are still being caught near the Point of Monterey in 200 feet of water. The Salmon bite is scratchy but the fish are in the 20 pound range. The anglers are catching the Salmon 75-150 feet of down using bait and Spoons. The Lingcod are being caught near Natural Bridges. The wind was down and the fog is in so we should have good conditions for a few days.


June 7
There were a few boats looking for Salmon today on both edges of the Soquel Hole. I never heard the anglers say the caught any Salmon near the Soquel Hole. There were a bunch of limits of Lingcod caught near natural Bridges, 4 Mile Beach, and South Rock. The Rock fishing continues to be great in 110 feet of water near the Lighthouse. The Halibut continue to bite on the west side of Santa Cruz in 40-50 feet of water. There were some Halibut caught in front of the Harbor, Pleasure Point, Cement Ship, and Pajaro in 35-60 feet of water. The Halibut are ranging from 8-30 pounds and are biting well on Squid, Fish Traps, Herring, Sardines, and Jack Smelt. The weather is great with no swell and light winds.


June 6
The fishing is great on the inshore and there have been a few Salmon caught in the shallow water. We have a fresh batch of Squid so come fishing!


June 5
The Lingcod and Rock fish were on the bite this morning near the Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy in 70-100 feet of water. The Halibut was slower in the morning but got better when the tide changed and the wind picked up. The anglers are catching some big Halibut in Capitola and below the Cement Ship. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy in 55-70 feet of water. There were a few Sea Bass caught on fresh dead Squid near Pleasure Point. The Striped Bass have been biting good near Manresa and the Cement Ship in the early morning and late in the evening. The Striped Bass are being caught with Hair Razors, Fish Traps, Pencil Poppers, and Kastmasters.

June 4
The Halibut and Lingcod is the best thing going on. We will have fresh Squid in the morning so come fish the inshore!

June 3
The inshore fishing was the best bet again here in Santa Cruz. Anglers are finding some nice Lingcod near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. The Rock fishing has been good near South Rock in 130 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole and near Ano Nuevo yesterday. There were no big scores of Salmon. There were some Halibut caught from the Mile Buoy to Pajaro in the sand patches. Anglers using Squid and Herring are having the best luck. There has been some small balls of Squid near Pajaro but there is a bunch of Jellyfish. The wind was down until 1:30 today.


June 2
The Rock fishing was good today up the coast because it was finally calm. There were some limits of Lingcod in the 10-15 pound range caught near Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and on the westside if Santa Cruz. There were some boats fishing from Capitola to Pajaro looking around for Halibut. The average was one fish a boat and some boats had a few more. The anglers are having luck trolling down there. There was a Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship near the bait balls. There is some Squid moving into the Bay so get ready for the next full moon on the 12th. There are some big Salmon moving up from Avila to Monterey and some boats are catching Salmon near the point of Monterey. There should be another good push of Salmon near the east edge of the Soquel Hole very soon. The fog was in today and the swell was down and it looks like the same for Tuesday.

June 1
The fishing continues to be the same here in Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing is the best bet along with the Lingcod fishing. There have been a few Halibut caught near the Lighthouse and down near Pajaro in 30-50 feet of water. The Salmon are still hard to find but there were a few caught in between Pajaro and the east edge of Soquel Hole. The winds were down all morning but it did blow around 1:00.


May 31
There were a few boats who went looking for Salmon today near the Soquel Hole and Moss Landing. I did hear a few boats hook and loose their only bites near Moss Landing. There were some Halibut caught near 4 Mile Beach and the Lighthouse in 30-50 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who stayed near South Rock in 110 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing was good near Natural Bridges and the Mile Buoy. There was wind near Davenport so most of the boats stayed close to Santa Cruz. The wind did not hit Santa Cruz until 1:00 and before that it was nice. There were a few Halibut caught trolling near the Pajaro poop pipe and the poop pipe near Monterey. There is some Squid starting to move into the Bay so the Halibut should get better this month.


May 30
The Rock fishing remains great here in Santa Cruz. The anglers found good action near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. The Lingcod fishing was good near the Lighthouse in 100 feet of water. There were some Halibut caught near Capitola and Manresa in 40 feet of water. The Salmon are still hard to find but there have been a few caught. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon.


May 29
The Lingcod and Rock fishing is the best bet here in Santa Cruz. There were great scores of Lingcod near the Lighthouse in 80-110 feet of water. There were some nice Blacks caught near Wilder Beach before the wind picked up. There are a few Halibut being caught on Fish Traps, Squid, and Sardines. The Halibut are being caught in 40-60 feet of water. There have been some rumors of Salmon being caught near Pajaro in 120-180 feet of water. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The water is getting warm near the Davidson and there might be some Albacore out there. The wind has not allowed anglers to go looking but when it calms down we may get some reports. The Striped Bass are keeping anglers busy near Manresa and the Cement Ship.



May 28
The weather was nice today for the inshore anglers. The Rock fish and Lingcod are keeping anglers bust near Natural Bridges to Davenport. There have been some nice Lingcod caught near the Lighthouse. There were not many Halibut caught today due to the small south swell. I did not get any Salmon reports today. There have been some 8-12 pound Striped Bass caught near the Cement Ship and Manresa State Beach. The swell is expected to drop and the winds are going to be light on Saturday.


May 27
The were not many anglers fishing today after the big weekend but the few that did go out found some nice Rock fish and Lingcod. The anglers are still catching their limits near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few big Salmon caught near Pajaro yesterday. The wind was down all morning but there was some afternoon wind. We hope to get more information this week.

May 26
The Salmon are still elusive here in the Santa Cruz area down to Moss Landing. I did not hear of any good news from the anglers who went looking for Salmon. The inshore was the best bet and anglers found some nice Lingcod and Rock fish. The Jumbo Sardines are the key for the larger Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught today near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. The wind was mixed with the swell making the conditions bumpy all morning. There was a point around noon when the wind switched and it became a little nicer on the water. The wind is expected to be down in the morning but blow in the afternoon until Thursday.


May 25
The fishing remained the same today for Rockfish and Lingcod. There were some nice Lingcod caught near the Lighthouse. The Rock fishing remains good near Natural Bridges in 80-90 feet of water. The Halibut are still slowly coming into Santa Cruz near the Mile Buoy and the westside near Natural Bridges. The wind was down all morning but there was some left over south swell.The conditions are expected to be the same for Sunday so come enjoy the extended weekend.

May 24
The inshore fishing continues to be the best bet here in Santa Cruz. There were some good scores of Rockfish and Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The Salmon bite was slow today near the Soquel Hole and Moss Landing. The Halibut are still being caught around the westside of Santa Cruz and around the Mile Buoy in 40-60 feet of water. Anglers are having the best luck drifting Squid and Herring. The wind was down first thing in the morning but it did pick up around 10:00. The conditions on the water are expected to be good Sunday so come enjoy the nice weather.

May 23
The Rockfish and Lingcod continue to be the best bet here in Santa Cruz. There were some good scores of Rockfish near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. The Halibut bite is still slowly getting better as the water warms up. There are some small schools of jumbo Sardines in the back of the harbor to jig. The Salmon were hard to find today around the Monterey Bay. There were some shakers caught but not many keeper near the Soquel Hole. The wind was down in the morning and the swell is not bad.

May 22
The Salmon are still hard to find here in the Monterey Bay but there have been a few caught on the east side of the Soquel Hole and near Pajaro. The inshore fishing was good today because the swell and wind was down. The Lingcod were on the bite up the coast near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. The Rock fish are still being caught on the local rock piles. There are a few Halibut being caught near the Mile Buoy and Natural Bridges. There have been a few big sardines to jig in the harbor. There are some big schools of Anchovies near the Cement Ship and Manresa State Beach. Anglers have been catching some nice Striped Bass in that area.

May 21
The fishing remained the same today in Santa Cruz but the wind was down in the morning. There were only a few Salmon caught around Moss Landing and the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing is the best thing going along with the Lingcod. The Halibut are still pushing in and getting better daily.


May 20
The inshore fishing was the best bet today due to the afternoon winds that we have been having. There was one boat who was fishing near Pajaro who caught 3 Salmon. The anglers around the Soquel Hole did not find any Salmon that I heard of. The Rock fishing was the most consistent thing going on today near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy before the wind came up. The wind is expected to back off some Wednesday so we may here of some Salmon.


May 19
The wind is still blowing here around 10:30 in the morning. There were only a few anglers out today and everyone stayed inshore. I did not get any reports of Salmon today. There were good scores of Lingcod and Halibut near the Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy. The wind is expected to be here for a few more days.


May 18
The Salmon bite remains slow here in Santa Cruz but there are a few being caught on a daily basis near the Soquel Hole. The Halibut are still moving in with the bait so things on the inshore are only getting better. The Lingcod and Rock fish was good up the coast but the wind did come up around 11:30. The wind is expected to settle mid week so anglers wont be forced to come home early.


May 17
The Salmon bite was slow today around the Soquel Hole. There were only few fish caught around 36'51/121'59. The Rock fishing was good today near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and on the westside of Santa Cruz. The wind was up around 10:30 on the Salmon grounds. The inshore was nice in the morning but up the coast it was blowing. The wind is expected to be the same for a few days so come early.


May 16
The fishing for the Salmon was slow today around the Soquel Hole. There were a few fish caught around 36'50/122'00 and 36'51/121'59. The Salmon were caught trolling Krippled Anchovies, Purple Haze Hoochies, and glow Krocodiles 70-150 feet down. The Halibut bite is getting good now that the swell is down and the water has warmed up. There is some bait to jig up in the harbor and in front of the harbor. look for the birds working and jig some up. The Rock fishing is going great near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. The winds were down all morning and things look good for the weekend.


May 15
The Salmon bite was the same today with a few anglers getting lucky. The anglers worked the area on the west edge of the Soquel Hole around 36'51/122'00, 36'51/121'59, and 36'50/122'03. The anglers found most of the Salmon 90-180 feet down. The Rock fishing was great up near 4 Mile beach. The Lingcod fishing was a little slower but anglers did find some nice fish up the coast near Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and on the westside of Santa Cruz. The wind stayed down all morning and there was a afternoon wind.


May 14
Today a few boats did run out for Albacore towards the Davidson bit they did not find any clean water or Albacore. The Salmon anglers had a repeat of yesterday with scores ranging from 0-4 fish a boat. The Salmon were caught around 36'50/122'02, 36'53/122'00, and 36'51/121'58. The Salmon are still being caught in 200-300 feet of water 40-130 down. The inshore fishing was good for Lingcod and Rock fish on the westside of Santa Cruz and near South Rock. The Halibut are still coming in and there were some nice fish weighed in today. The Halibut are being caught near the Mile Buoy and near Natural Bridges in 40-60 feet of water. The wind stayed down all morning on the Salmon grounds.

May 13
The Salmon fishing was decent today for the anglers who worked hard around the Soquel Hole. The best areas were around 36'50/122'02, 36'51/121'58, 36'50/122'06 and 36'53/122'00. There were scores that ranged from 1-4 fish a boat that I heard of. The anglers are still having the best luck trolling bait 50-150 feet down but there were a few fish caught deep. The inshore anglers are catching their limits of Lingcod before they catch their Rockfish. There were a good amount of Halibut caught today and with this warm weather it is only going to get better. The best areas for the Lingcod have been from Natural Bridges to 5 Mile Beach. The Halibut are slowly coming in and anglers are having luck while casting Fish Traps and drifting bait. The water was flat as a lake all day and is expected to be the same on Wednesday.


May 12
The fishing for Salmon was a little better today near the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The fish were caught around 36'51/121'59 and 36'50/122'01. The Salmon were caught trolling 30-100 feet down in 250-300 feet of water. The anglers are having the best luck trolling Purple Haze Kajikis and Glow Krippled Anchovies. The Lingcod fishing was good for the anglers who fished up near 4 Mile and 5 Mile Beach. There were a few Halibut caught up the coast and near the Mile Buoy. The wind was down all morning and it is expected to be the same for a few days. The swell is down and there is a small south swell coming so the water should warm up. The warmer water should start the Halibut bite.

May 11
The Lingcod and Rock fishing was the best bet today near the Lighthouse and near Natural Bridges. The Salmon are still hard to find but the anglers who are putting in the time are catching a few. There were a few fish caught near 36'51/121'58, 36'52/122'00, and 36'50/122'02. The Salmon are still being caught 35-100 feet down on the edges of the canyon. There were a few fish caught near Moss Landing near 36'45/121'52. The wind blew hard in the afternoon but the morning was nice.


May 10
The wind has been blowing hard for the last few days. There were only a few boats who went out today. The anglers tried for Rock fish and Lingcod and found some nice fish near Natural Bridges in 90 feet of water. The boats who fished the Soquel Hole did catch some fish in 300 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught 40-100 feet down. There were a few boats who went for Salmon out of Monterey near the point and caught a few fish before they were blown off the water. The winds are expected to be decent on Sunday morning and then settling down through the week
.

May 9
The Rock fish and Lingcod were on the bite today up the coast near davenport and Ano Nuevo. There were just a few Salmon caught on the west edge of the Soquel Hole and near Moss Landing. There were some nice salmon caught near the point of Monterey so we have a new school coming into the bay. I think we should see some better Salmon fishing in the next few days. The wind blew in the mid morning so the conditions on the salmon grounds were not the best after 10:00 am.


May 8
The wind settled down today and there were a few lucky anglers who caught their limit around 36'50/122'01 and near Moss Landing at 36'46/'121'52. The rest of the fleet caught 0-2 fish a boat if they were lucky. The fish are still being caught 40-90 feet down. The Lingcod fishing was great near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. There are a few Halibut being caught near the Mile Buoy. The wind is expected to be down for the weekend but it may come up strong as this front moves through on Friday.

May 7
The wind is still keeping anglers home unfortunately. There were a few boats who fished out of Moss landing and caught a few fish near the harbor before the wind blew. There were some anglers who did catch some Rock fish near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. There have been some Sardines in the Santa Cruz Harbor and near the Capitola Marina. The wind is expected to drop some Thursday morning.

May 6
The Rock and Lingcod fishing was the best bet today due to strong winds. I did not hear of any boats out looking for Salmon today. The commercial boats stayed home today due to wind. The wind is expected to be better on Thursday so we will keep you posted. There have been a few Sea bass caught near the hotel in Monterey.


May 5
The fishing for Salmon was slow today around the Soquel Hole on both sides of the canyon. The best scores I heard of was 2 fish and a bunch of skunks. The wind did not help things out because it blew hard by 10:30-11:00. The few boats that fished for Rock fish found some nice fish on the local rocks. I did not hear of any boats who went up the coast due to wind. The wind was expected to start Tuesday but it showed up today. There has been a few balls of Sardines to jig in the harbor.


May 4
The fishing is still going great for the anglers who are targeting the Rock fish and Lingcod. The Salmon bite was scattered today with a few fish being caught all over the place. The best areas I heard of were around 36'51/121'57, 36'49/122'01, 36'50/122'00, and 36'48/121'53. The anglers found the Salmon 40-100 feet down around the edges of the canyons. There were a few Halibut caught with dead Squid in 50 feet of water near the wharf. The wind stayed down until 11:30 on the Salmon grounds and the inshore was calm with a small swell.


May 3
The Salmon bite was good around the Soquel Hole on the east and west edge. The best numbers were 36'51/121'57 and 36'49/122'01. The Salmon are still being caught 35-80 feet down. The best lures were the Watermelon Apexes, Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, and Red Krocodiles. The wind did blow hard around 10:30 but it is expected to settle down for Sunday. The Halibut bite was slow today near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who worked near South Rock. The few boats who went up the coast to try to fish ended up turning around. We should see better conditions and more reports Sunday!


May 2
The Rock fishing was the most productive today near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Salmon were caught by some of the anglers who fished near the west edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some fish caught around the east edge at 36'49/121'59 and near Moss at 36'47/121'52. The fish were 30-100 feet down. The fish were biting Krippled Anchovies, Red Krocodiles, Gold Tom Macks Spoons, and Blue Kajikis. The wind was down all morning but there was some afternoon wind on the Salmon grounds at 11:00. The inshore fishing conditions stayed down and there were some good scores of Halibut near the Mile Buoy and 4 Mile Beach. The water is warming up and the swell is down so the Halibut fishing should turn on. There have been a few schools of Sardines near the harbor
and inside.

May 1
The Salmon continue to be caught down near Moss Landing but there were some nice fish caught near the west edge of the Soquel Hole as well. The fish are still being caught 60-150 feet down. The Rock fishing was great near South Rock and Davenport. The wind was flat calm all day.

April 30
The Salmon bite slowed down today but there were still a few boats who caught limits. The fish were caught around 36'47/121'52 up to 36'50/121'52. I fished in the morning and we caught 3 out of 4 fish and lost 3 others. The fish we caught were in a mix of kelp and sea grass which made things a challenge. If you were not checking your gear constantly you were most likely not fishing. We caught our fish from 80-120 feet down on Glow Krippled Anchovies. The bite was best at firs light and around 9:00 am. The wind was down all day after the morning easterly breeze.


April 29
The Salmon were on the bite today first thing in the morning near Moss Landing. The anglers did well trolling Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, Blue Kajikis, Purple Haze hoochies, and Watermelon Apexes. The bite started good in the morning then it slowed down but turned back on when the tide pushed up. The fish are being caught in the same area around 36'48/121'52, 36'47/121'52, 36'48/121'52, and 36'46/121'50. There some boats catching some Salmon at 36'42/121'51 as well. There was one boat that I know of who fished near Davenport to Ano Nuevo today. He hooked 6 fish but the Sealions got all of them. The wind was down all morning and it is expected to be nice in the morning. The fish were caught 40-180 feet down.


April 28
The Salmon bite was not bad today near Moss Landing. The best areas were around 36'46/121'53 and 36'46/121'50. The Salmon are being caught 30-100 feet down near Moss Landing. The wind did stay down all morning but it did come up in the afternoon. I did not get any reports from the Soquel Hole or up the coast. The majority of the anglers were near Moss Landing
.

April 27
The bite near Moss Landing was the best bet today. The area around 36'45/121'53 was pretty good. One of my friends had 7 nice fish by 9:00 in the morning. The Salmon were caught on Blue Kajikis and Glow Krippled Anchovies 50-100 feet down. There were not many good reports around the Soquel Hole. There were some fish caught near Davenport at 36'54/122'14 but the bite was scratchy. There were scores of 1-3 fish from Davenport. The wind was down all morning and most of the afternoon

April 26
The wind was up in the morning but it settled down for a little while before it blew 25 knots. The little time anglers had in the morning was not very productive. I heard of one or two fish caught around 36'46/121'53 and 36'51/121'59. The wind is expected to start to drop.

April 25
The bite remains slow here in Santa Cruz. The few fish that are being caught are still near Moss Landing at 36'46/121'52. There have been a few fish caught 30 feet down while mooching so you may want to try fishing up higher in the morning.

April 24
The bite remained the same today with some anglers doing decent and other anglers struggling. There were a few fish caught in the dark colored water straight out of Santa Cruz near the Soquel Hole. The Moss Landing area is still producing some nice Salmon near Mulligan Hill and Soldiers Club. Moss Landing seemed to be the best area. There were some fish caught near Point of Monterey. The wind did settle down but it did blow around 2:00 in the afternoon. The fish are around you just have to put in the time.
The fish are being caught 100-160 feet down.
April 23
The bite was slow today but there were a few fish caught near Moss Landing around 36'45/12152. There were a few fish caught near Marina as well. The Soquel Hole was still full of Jellyfish and Pajaro had the same. There were a bunch of shakers caught near Pajaro. I did not hear of any boats that went looking up the coast. The wind was down until noon. We hope to have a better report Thursday. The wind is expected to be less on Thursday.

April 22
The wind blew hard all day today so there were not any boats that I heard of on the Salmon grounds. The weather is expected to come down tonight and be nice on Thursday and decent on Wednesday.

April 21
The Jellyfish killed the bite today around 36'51/121'55. The anglers did catch a few fish about 150-230 feet down but they had to clean lines all day long. There were some boats who fished down below at 36'45/121'51 and 36'47/121'53. There were some limits caught while trolling Krippled Anchovies 140-170 feet down. The Jellyfish were not as bad closer to Moss Landing. The swell is slowly dropping but there is wind predicted for Tuesday from N.O.A.A. They have been wrong before so check the conditions before going because the morning might not be bad. There has not been any boats looking up the coast for the Salmon and I would not doubt there are some fish up there.

April 20
The bite for Salmon was a little slower today but some anglers did get their limit. The area around 36'50/121'54 was slower then yesterday but some anglers had some luck there. The boats near Moss Landing caught some fish around 36'46/121'52 but there were a bunch of shakers around. There were some boats who caught some fish up the right in front of Moss Landing. There are a bunch of schools of fish around you just have to find them and work them hard. The fish are still being caught 110-220 feet down and some on the bottom. There were some nice Halibut brought in today by some anglers who were fishing near the Mile Buoy and the Wharf. The wind was down but the swell is up.

April 19
The Salmon bite was slow today in the morning but when the wind started to pick up there were some more fish caught. There were some limits on a few of the 6 pack charter boats. The best area was around 36'47/121'53 and 36'46/121'51. There were some other boats who caught some nice fish at 36'50/121'54. The boats that worked the area around the Soquel Hole did not find much action. The best action is to the east of the Soquel Hole and there were some fish caught inside in 200 feet of water. The wind came up around noon but the morning was not bad. The anglers were finding the best action trolling 110-200 feet down. The best lures have been the Chrome Krippled Anchovies, Blue Kajikis, Stinky Pinky's, Green Spoons, F.B.R.'s, and the Frog Hoochies.

April 18
The fishing was good today and the weather man was wrong about heavy winds in the morning. Once again you never know until you go! The scores around the Soquel Hole were decent at 36'50/122'00 up to 36'51/122'04. There were a few fish caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole at 36'51/121'59. The better bet was near Moss Landing where anglers found big bait balls and some nice Salmon. The area around 36'47/121'52 and 36'46/121'54 was hot this morning. There is another school of fish in front of the Moss Landing Harbor at 36'50/121'52 where anglers caught some limits. If you have a small boat that would be a good area to start. The fish are still being caught 110-220 feet down.

April 17
The Salmon fishing was the same with some catching and some not. The best scores were around 36'50/122'04 to 36'50/122'00. There were some limits caught near 36'51/121'59. The fish are being caught 100-220 feet down. Bait has been the best bet for the Salmon!

April 16
The fishing is still about the same with some catching and others struggling. The best area I heard of was the east and west edges of the Soquel Hole. Most anglers fished around 36'51/122'00 up to 36'50/122'04. The were a few fish caught near Moss Landing at 36'46/121'51 and 36'47/121'52. The wind was up in the morning early but it mellowed out after the sun came up. The wind was not as bad as predicted! Watch out for the Crab pots out there and don't cut the buoys off.

April 15
The bite was good for the anglers who were able to avoid the crab pots and fish near the bottom. The anglers caught fish around 36'50/122'00, 36'51/121'58, 36'51/122'02, and 36'51/121'59. There were some boats who did decent from Moss Landing around 36'46/121'52. The fish are still staying close to the bottom so fish from 110-250 feet down. The wind stayed down until noon.

April 14
The bite for Salmon was the decent for most anglers who worked both sides of the Soquel Hole. The fish are being caught around 36'51/122'01 to 36'50/122'04. there were some other anglers who caught some fish at 36'51/121'57 and 36'51/121'59. The Salmon are still being caught 110-220 feet down but there were a few fish caught 60-90 feet down. The wind stayed down all morning and into the early afternoon. The fish are still being caught with the Blue Kajikis, Purple Haze hoochies, Watermelon Apexes, and the Stinky Pinky. There have been a few halibut caught near Capitola and the Mile Buoy. The full moon has brought some Sea Bass into the mix from Capitola to Pajaro!

April 13
The Salmon continue to be caught on the east and west edge of the Soquel Hole. There were a few anglers who caught limits up near 36'51/122'02 and 36'48/122'00. The other anglers caught some limits near 36'51/121'59 and 36'49/121'52. The bite is still a little scattered but once you find a area keep working it hard. The bite was a little later in the day for some anglers wich may be due to the full moon. The wind stayed down all day and some anglers fished past 3:00. The wind is expected to come up on Tuesday so Monday morning should still be good.


April 12
The bite for Salmon was the same for most today and it did not matter if you were at the Soquel Hole, 3 Trees, or Moss Landing. There were some anglers with early limits and others with 0-4 fish. There were some decent scores at the tip of the Soquel Hole and on the West edge of the Soquel Hole. There were other anglers who found some fish from 36'50/122'01 to 36'49/122'06. The boats near Moss Landing had some luck around 36'46/121'52. The fish seemed to be scattered you just need to find a school and keep working the area. The area near Marina had some limits as well. The majority of the fish were caught from 110-220 feet down. The Chrome Krippled Anchovies, Green F.B.R.'s, Purple Haze Kajikis, Blue Kajikis, and Gold Tom Mack worked well today. The wind stayed all day long and some boats fished all day. There have been a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola.

April 11
The Salmon bite remains the same with some anglers catching limits and some catching a few. There were some limits caught at the Sequel Hole around 36'52/121'58 and 36'51/121'57. The anglers at Moss Landing did about the same around 36'46/121'51 and 36'46/121'52. The fish were caught from 75-200 feet down but most of the fish were deep. The weather was nice today and it looks like Saturday is going to be a great day to fish the Soquel Hole.

April 10
The Salmon fishing was the same today with some anglers catching limits and some catching 1-4 fish. I fished today around 36'46/121'52 and had limits by 9:30. We used Glow Green Krippled Anchovies and Irish Flag Hot Spots and Blue Kajikis with the U.V. Hotspot. The fish were caught 180-210 feet down. There were other boats who caught some limits at 36'51/121'59, and 36'51/121'55. There was a bite near Mulligan's but it was not wide open. The wind stayed down all morning and things are going to stay the same until Sunday.

April 9
The Salmon bite continues to be good for most and slow for some. The Salmon are still being caught in the same general area around Moss Landing. The best numbers we heard today were around 36'46/121'51, 36'48/121'53, 36'49/121'55, 36'46/121'52, and 36'47/121'52. The Salmon are still being caught from 150-220 feet down. The fish are biting well on Krippled Anchovies, Green Kajikis, Purple Haze Hoochies, and F.B.R.'s. The wind stayed down all morning and things look good for the weekend. There are fish around the Soquel Hole but most of them are being caught deep. The majority of boats are staying near Moss Landing so the Santa Cruz reports are hard to come by. There were a few Halibut caught in Capitola today. There are big schools of Sardines near the Cement Ship and a sprinkle of Squid here and there.

April 8
The fishing for Salmon continues to be good but today the bite slowed down after the morning. There were a few boats who fished near the Soquel Hole in the morning but did not find many fish. The majority of the boats fished near Moss Landing due to recent reports. The boats who were on the water early did the best near 36'47/121'52, 36'48/121'54, 36'46/121'53, and 36'47/121'50. The Salmon continue to be caught near the bottom in 220-500 feet of water. The most consistent depths have been from 150-230 feet down. The wind was down in the morning but it did pick up some in the afternoon. There were a few boats who worked near Pajaro and caught a few fish. The bite was slower today but there were some limits and some who had a hard time.

April 7
The Salmon continue to bite here in the Monterey Bay. There were early limits reported from the same area near Moss Landing. The fish are staying deep in 250-500 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught 130-220 feet down. There have been a few fish caught 30-80 feet down. There were only a few boats working the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The boats who were able to get down to the fish caught their limits. The fish on the Santa Cruz side were being caught 170-200 feet down. The boats who fished here had a harder time getting limits quick in the morning. The quick limits are still coming from the Moss Landing area. The winds are staying down so come fishing. The Santa Cruz Harbor has been easy to launch from and I have been hearing that boaters have been parking on Highway 1.

April 6
The Salmon bite was great today for the anglers who worked the area near Moss Landing. There were some early limits today in the same area around 36'49/121'52 and 36'47/121'50. There were some boats who did decent on the west edge of the Soquel Hole at 36'51/122'04 and 36'51/122'01. The Salmon are still being caught from 100-200 feet down. The anglers are trolling bait with Krippled Anchovies, F.B.R.'s, R.S.K.'s and Krippled Herring. The Purple Haze Hoochies, Stinky Pinky, Blue Kajikis, and Glow Green Frog Hoochies are working well down deep. The bite has been early in the morning but there are boats still catching fish at 2:00. The wind stayed down and this week looks good!
April 5 SALMON OPENS
The Salmon season opened up today and the weather was not as bad as people expected. There are a few boats who caught a few fish up the coast near 36'52/122'03. The majority of boats are doing well from 36'47/121'50 to 36'49/121'55. There have been some early limits reported and the Checkmate had 31 fish by 8:45. The weather is expected to get better all week. There were some limits caught by anglers who fished from 36'51/122'02 and 36'51/121'59. The fish in that area were caught 160-220 feet down. The fish near Moss Landing were caught 80-200 feet down.
 


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