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Nov. 21
The same report as yesterday. Flat calm conditions and fish are biting.
Nov. 20
The fishing remains good. There were some Halibut caught near Lagunas and Davenport. The Lingcod are still on the bite. Ano Nuevo has been good. The water is flat calm with a small swell.
Nov. 19
The fishing remained good today here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near 3 Mile and Davenport. The reports from Ano Nuevo have been good. There were a few Halibut caught near 4 Mile Beach. The weather was flat calm. Crab fishing remains good.
Nov. 18
The weather was great again today and the fish were on the bite. There were some nice Lingcod and Rock fish caught from 4 Mile to Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught in 80 feet of water near 4 Mile Beach. The Crab are still being caught for the anglers using Mackrel, Squid, and Sardines. Come fishing its calm!
Nov. 15
The water was flat calm all day today. There were some nice Crab and Rock fish caught. There is a storm on its way we will see how bad it really gets in the morning.
Nov. 14
The weather was flat today with a small swell. The Crab fishing is still going good for the anglers near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing was decent at Natural Bridges and and South Rock. The Surf Perch fishing has been good near Manresa.
Nov. 12
The Crab fishing improved here in Santa Cruz. The anglers are seeing some good Crab up near Davenport. The Rock fishing improved due to the dropping swell.
Nov. 11
The weather was nice in the morning but there was some swell. There were some good scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught on the 6 pack boats. The Crab fishing is still going good for the anglers in 170-220 feet of water. The anglers using Mackrel, Sardines, and Squid are doing best. The Surf fishing is good for Perch near Rio del Mar.
Nov. 10
The weather was nice today and the Crab are still being caught. There were some boats who fished for Rock fish and caught a few. The swell is up but is expected to drop.
Nov. 8
The wind stayed down all day today making great conditions. There has not been any swell for a week. The Crab fishing is still good in 160-220 feet of water in front of Santa Cruz. There have been some nice Petrale Sole and San dabs caught. There were two Halibut caught this last weekend along with some Rock fish and Lingcod. The Rock fishing is open until the end of the year so come fishing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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