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Dec. 10
The fishing was slower this week due to the swell and rain storms. The weather is expected to settle down Sunday and Monday. We will keep you updated.
Dec. 3
The weather was great today and the Rock fish have started to bite again. The Crab fishing remains the same with some anglers doing decent. The wind and swell is expected to be down again Sunday.
Dec. 1
The weather has calmed down and the fishing is getting better. The winds are down and the swell has dropped. The Crab fishing has improved up the coast near Davenport in 200 feet of water. The Surf Perch fishing is getting better now that the holes have opened up from the swell.
Nov. 25
The fishing has been getting better now that the swell is coming down a bit. There were some nice Blues and Black's caught near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were some blue fin spotted near 4 Mile beach yesterday. There were some Blue fin reported today near 36'52/121'49. The wind is down but the rain may hit in the morning.
Nov. 20
The storm is expected to clear out Monday and the winds are dropping. This week looks good for fishing and Crabbing.
Nov. 18
There were only a few boats out who caught some Crabs and Rock fish. The Crab fishing should get better as the water gets colder. There were some 80-100 Lb. Blue fin seen down at the Carmel Canyon. The anglers saw two different schools at 36'31/121'59 and 36'29/121'59. The Perch fishing is good on the beaches down near Manresa. The storm is expected to hit Saturday so we will keep you posted on the conditions for Sunday. The weather was windy this morning but it smoothed out some later on.
Nov. 17
The weather was nice today and anglers did catch some crabs and Rock fish. The wind is expected to blow Friday afternoon so come early.
Nov. 16
No boats out today due to high winds. We have some better conditions in store for the weekend.
Nov. 15
The weather was perfect today but there were only a few boats out. There were some better reports of Crab caught near Santa Cruz in 180-200 feet of water. There were some Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges. The wind is expected to come up in the afternoon Wednesday but they also said that today. We will see how the weather goes.
Nov. 14
The fishing for Crab was a little better today. There were some nice Rock fish caught at Natural Bridges. The fog was thick all day. The wind was down but is expected to pick up Tuesday.
Nov. 13
The Crab fishing improved today with anglers bringing in 20 plus a boat. The Rock fishing was a little better near Natural Bridges and further up the coast. The anglers are finding some nice Crab in 200-250 feet of water near Davenport and the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There has been a few Sea Bass caught during this full moon. The swell is dropping but there was some weird fog wind on the water today. I did not hear of any Blue fin today.
Nov. 12
The inshore fishing is still slower due to the swell. The swell is expected to drop Sunday and Monday so we are hoping that the fishing improves. The Crab fishing is better in deeper water near the east side of the Soquel Hole. The anglers who are baiting there traps heavy and doing longer soaks are having better luck. The winds are staying down all day. I did not hear of anyone locating the Blue Fin today.
Nov. 11
The fishing conditions improved today but a new swell is filling in tonight. There were a few better Crab scores in deeper water near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some nice Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges. There have been some Blue fin spotted near the Moss Landing Canyon edge. The winds are down so come fishing.
N
ov. 10
The weather was nice today but there were only a few boats out today. The Crab fishing improved near the Soquel Hole in 200 feet of water. The swell is dropping today and then picking up for the weekend. The Rock fishing was decent for the few anglers who put in the time today.
Nov. 9
There were only a few boats out today due to the big swell. There were some decent scores of Crab today. Yesterday there were rumors of Blue fin being spotted 2-3 mile out of Moss Landing near the canyon edge. The wind is down but the swell is expected to stay up for another day.
Nov. 7
The weather was perfect today. The swell dropped and the wind stayed down. The Crab fishing was a little better now that the swell is down. There was a Blue fin hooked on a Rapala at 36'53/122'06. The Blue fin are still here so come fishing. The Rock fishing was better near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The weather looks the same for Tuesday.
Nov. 6
The Crab fishing remains the same due to the swell. The Rock fishing was slower due to the swell. There is no wind so anglers are looking for Blue fin. There were some Blue fin located this afternoon at 36'53/122'06. The anglers are trying to cast to the Blue fin but they are still hard to get to bite. The swell is expected to drop some Monday and Tuesday and then pick up Wednesday.
Nov. 5
There were anglers out looking for Blue fin near Moss Landing and Santa Cruz. There were anglers who saw Blue fin jumping around 36'49/121'53, 36'55/122'01, and 36'54/122'04. There was one radio fish but no one saw it. The Blue fin are here close to the beach in 170 feet of water to the edge of the canyons. The Crab and Rock fishing was slower due to the large swells we are experiencing. The anglers who did quick soaks on the crab did not get many crabs. There was one boat who had 11 Crabs in 180 feet of water. We hope to get better reports on Crab Sunday. Make sure you have your Rotten Cotton on your Crab traps and your Go Id. The winds are down but the swell is up.
Nov. 4

There were only a few boats out today looking for the Blue fin. I spoke to one angler who saw 30-70 pound fish jumping and crashing near the east edge of the Soquel Hole There were some whale watching boats seeing Blue fin as well near 36'47/121'50 and 36'47/121'54. The Blue fin are in 250 feet of water into the edges of the canyons. The Blue fin are being skittish so flying a kite or drifting in front of them may work. The other techniques that work are trolling Rapalas way back or live bait on down riggers. Some anglers have had luck casting Mega Baits for the Blue fin when they see them jumping. The Rock fishing was decent near South Rock and Natural Bridges. Crab fishing is open at midnight tonight November 5.
Nov. 3
There were not many boats out today but a few boats did fish for Rock fish. There were some decent scores of Lingcod and Rock fish near Natural Bridges. My friend is flying his plane as I write this near Davenport. He has spotted to big schools of what looks like Blue fin. There are a few boats going out to check the area. The pictures he sent look like some good sized fish boiling. We will keep you posted. The seas are calm and there is some swell.
Nov. 2
The water conditions were perfect today. The swell was small and the winds were light. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There is a swell expected on Friday but no storms so the water should be fine for the crab opener.
Oct. 30
There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught on Saturday. There was a Halibut caught near Natural Bridges. The storm hit Sunday and no one was fishing. The weather is expected to start to settle down Monday.
Oct. 28
No reports due to rain. We hope to have some more information Saturday. Don't forget to bring your kids to the Haunted Harbor from 4-7. Bayside Marine will have a great display and free candy for the kids!
Oct. 27
Glassy conditions and good Rock fishing near South Rock. The Lingcod were on the bite as well.
Oct. 26
The fishing was good today for Rock fish and Lingcod. The weather was nice after some morning showers.
Oct. 25
The wind was blowing this morning but it started to settle down this afternoon. We hope to see some anglers fishing soon and get some reports.

Oct. 24
The wind blew conditions out today. There were a few boats out who caught some Rock fish close to the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. The storm is expected to come in later so the morning may be rainy.
Oct. 23
There were a few boats out looking for Blue fin today but they did not have any luck. The anglers were fishing from 36'42/122'12 out to 36'45/122'40. There was mixed green water and 56-59 degree water. The inshore fishing was good near South Rock and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The anglers up at Franklin reported slower action due to the swell and c
older water. There was a nice 90 pound Thresher Shark caught at 5 Mile beach today. We are hoping Gordon will resend his picture of the Thresher Shark!
Oct. 22
The majority of anglers were fishing for Rock fish and Lingcod today near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few boats who fished near Davenport and caught some bigger Lingcod. The anglers near Santa Cruz caught a mix of smaller Rock fish. The swell picked up today but the wind is expected to be down Sunday. There are some anglers that are going to look for Blue fin Sunday.
Oct. 21
The Rock fishing picked up near South Rock and Natural Bridges today. There were only a few boats out Rock fishing. I did not get any reports of anglers looking for Pelagic's today. The wind was blowing near the weather buoy so it was better to stay near shore.

Oct. 20
The weather was nice today and some anglers looked offshore for Pelagic's. Tom on the Sara Bella caught a nice Opah slow trolling a dead Sardine 75 feet down. The Opah was caught near the point of Monterey. The Rock fishing is slowly getting better now that is the red tide is going away.
Oct. 19
The Dungeness Crab season is set to open on November 5. Stop by for all your Crab fishing needs.
The inshore fishing was slow due to the swell and red tide. There were a few areas near South Rock that are clearing up. There was a nice Halibut caught outside the S.C. Buoy in Capitola. There is some green mixed warm water out about 15 miles. There are schools of bait out there and some fish were seen slashing through the bait today. We hope to get more boats looking for Blue fin soon.
Oct. 18
The wind blew today and the swell is still here. We hope to see some anglers on the water by this weekend. There were no boats in the parking lot today. There is still some good looking 60 degree water out near 36'54/122'12. There may be a bunch of Blue fin out there but no one is looking. The weather looks like it is going to get better from Thursday into the weekend.
Oct. 17
The weather calmed down today but there is still some swell. There were not many anglers out today. The conditions are expected to improve.
Oct. 15
Same day as yesterday.
Oct. 14
The ocean was stormy today and a new swell filled in. There were no boats out of Santa Cruz that I heard of.
Oct. 13
The weather was nice again today. There were a few boats out who were fishing for Blue fin today. The anglers did see a few fish out around 36'55/122'12, 36'52/122'10 and 36'55/122'20. The Blue fin are still being skittish and hard to catch. There was a 80 pound fish caught on a Mega Bait. The Rock fish are still biting up the coast near Davenport. The local areas are still producing some Rock fish and Lingcod outside of the red tide. The storm is expected to hit Friday morning making the seas ruff.
Oct. 12
The weather continues to be good and the inshore fishing is still the best bet. Anglers are still catching Halibut and Lingcod up near Davenport. The Rock fishing is still good on the local reefs near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges in 60-90 feet of water. There have been a few boats looking for Blue fin and seeing them. The Blue fin are in the same area as last year about 9-13 miles out. The anglers are having a hard time getting these fish to bite due to there spooky nature. I would slow troll baits on down riggers and on the surface way back. The Poppers and Irons can also be very productive way to fish. The other way would be to troll or fish with a kite.
Oct. 11
The weather was flat calm again but there were only a few boats fishing. There were some good scores of Rock fish and Lingcod at Davenport and Natural Bridges. The Halibut continue to bite in 60-80 feet of water from 3 Mile to Davenport.
Oct. 10
The weather is still nice but there is a small swell. The wind never blew at all today. There were rumors of Blue Fin jumping near the point of Monterey. There is some Squid in that area and this is not the first time I have heard this. The inshore fishing is still going good up the coast near 3 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing is still going good on the local reefs and up the coast. The weather cant get any better so come fishing.
Oct. 9
The weather stayed nice today and the fishing remained good. The best scores are still coming from Franklin Point. There were some boats who are still catching nice Rock fish and Lingcod at South Rock in 100 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught near 3 mile and Davenport. I just spoke with Kevin on the Reel Toy who was 55 miles out and finding mixed dirty water. There were no signs of life or tuna that he has seen so far. If he does see anything I will report later.
Oct. 8
The inshore weather was perfect today and the anglers who made the run up to Franklin Point were rewarded. There were some nice Vermillion, Lingcod, Blues, and Olives caught up there. The anglers who fished from 4 mile to Davenport found some big Halibut and some nice Rock fish. The areas near the lighthouse and Natural Bridges were slower for the Lingcod. The weather is expected to stay this was until next Thursday. There was a bird watching boat out below Monterey who said the spotted jumping tunas. The area they were in was 36'29/122'05. We hope to hear some more about this if anglers go looking we will let you know. There have been some nice Striped Bass caught at 26 Ave. beach on Sardines and Kastmasters.
Oct. 7
The weather is nice and the inshore fishing remains good. There have only been a few anglers fishing so reports have been hard to come by. There is a bunch of bait of the lighthouse. There is a little bit of Squid by Davenport. The Halibut are still biting up the coast. The Dungeness Crab season is a month away so get ready. The opening date is set for Nov. 5. The domoic acid counts have been lower then last year so we expected a normal opener.
Oct. 6
The fishing remains the same here in Santa Cruz. The red tide is moving out and the fishing is getting better daily. There is a small wind swell and some wind in the afternoon. Conditions should be good this weekend.
Oct. 5
The inshore fishing was good near Davenport and 5 Mile beach for Halibut and Lingcod. The local areas near Natural Bridges produced some nice Rock fish. There were some quality Sand Dabs caught in 100 feet of water near 3 Mile beach. The winds were light and the swell is small. The weather is expected to stay nice for the weekend.
Oct. 3

The weather was flat calm all day long but there were only a few boats fishing. The few reports that I heard of were from Natural Bridges. The Rock fish and Lingcod continue to bite in that area in 70-90 feet of water. There is a boat who went down to Monterey and up to Davenport looking for tuna but has not found any as of 1:30. If I hear of any tuna I will give you a update later.
Oct. 2
The weather was flat calm up the coast all the way up to Franklin Point. There was one boat that I know of that went looking for tuna near the Davenport fingers. He reported good water color and warm water but did not get any tuna. The Franklin Point area was good for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught near Davenport and 4 Mile beach. The area near Capitola is producing some nice Lingcod and a few Halibut. There have been some nice Striped Bass caught near Manresa and near Pleasure Point. The Striped Bass are biting on chunk Sardines.


Oct. 1
The fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod near Franklin Point. The area near 4 Mile was a little slower until the tide changed. There were a few Halibut caught near Davenport in 70-100 feet of water. The Lighthouse and the Mile Buoy areas are still producing some smaller Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Halibut caught on the east end of the Mile Buoy. The wind stayed down and the swell is about 4 feet.

Sept. 28
The weather was nice today due to the fog that came in. The anglers reported slower conditions near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The anglers who fished near Davenport and Franklin Point did better on the Rock fish. There were some Halibut caught near 4 Mile and Davenport.

Sept. 27
The weather was nice today but the wind did pick up in the afternoon. There were anglers who had good action at Franklin Point for Lingcod and big Rock fish. There were some nice Halibut caught by Davenport and 3 Mile beach. The area near the Mile Buoy and the Lighthouse is still producing some Halibut and Rock fish. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Pajaro and Davenport.

Sept. 26
There was a boat who went looking for tuna today but had no luck. The anglers found green and blue water mixed up and 61 degrees. The saw no life from Davenport fingers to the 601. The inshore fishing is getting better now that the swell is dropping. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near the lighthouse. The Halibut and Sea Bas are still being caught from 4 mile to Davenport for a few lucky anglers. The water was flat calm all day long!

Sept. 25
The fishing was good today for the Lingcod and decent for Rock fish. The Rock fish were not biting good due to the south swell. There were some nice Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile beach. There are some Sea bass being caught near 4 Mile and Davenport. The wind was flat calm on this hot day. The swell is expected to start to drop tonight.

Sept. 24
The wind stayed down but the swell stayed up today. There were a few nice Halibut caught trolling in Capitola. There were a few Halibut caught near Natural Bridges and 3 Mile Beach. The Rock fishing was a little slower due to the swell. I did not hear of any boats that ran up to Franklin Point. There may be a few boats out looking for Tuna Sunday. If we hear of any Tuna we will let you know.

Sept. 23
The wind has settled down and the fishing is still good for Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut. The wind is expected to be down this weekend according to N.O.A.A. so come fishing.
There have been some nice Perch and a few Striped Bass caught near the Cement Ship.

Sept. 22
The past few days the wind has been blowing hard. Today the wind was up again and there were only a few boats out. The early anglers are finding Rock fish, Lingcod, Halibut, and a few Sea Bas up the coast. We hope to get some more reports this weekend as the weather gets calm again.

Sept. 20
The fishing remains good for Halibut, Rock fish and Lingcod. The anglers have been fishing from South Rock to Davenport for their mixed bags. There was a nice Sea Bass caught up the coast while fishing the bottom. The bait has moved in and the fish are biting. The anglers are fishing a little bit deeper and further up the coast to get out of the red tide. The wind was calm all morning but the wind picked up in the afternoon.

Sept. 19
The weather for fishing was perfect today. There were some nice Halibut caught up the coast near 4 Mile Beach. The Davenport area is still producing some nice Halibut and Lingcod. The Rock fishing was better in the deeper water due to the red tide. We have heard more rumors of Blue fin being seen by whale boats in Monterey near the point.
Sept. 18
The inshore fishing is still the best thing going on here. There were some nice Halibut caught near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing was good at Ano Nuevo and Franklin Point. The local areas like Natural Bridges are still producing some decent Rock fish and Lingcod. The weather was flat calm all morning until noon. The weather is perfect and warm.
Sept. 17
The fishing was decent up the coast near 3 Mile and Davenport. The wind was blowing and there was a small swell near Franklin Point. There were some good Rock fish and Lingcod caught at Franklin Point. There were some big Halibut caught near Franklin Point and Davenport. The area near Capitola and Pleasure Point is still decent for Halibut and Sea Bass. There have been a few Striped Bass caught near Sunset beach.
Sept. 16
The fishing is still good near the Mile Buoy and Capitola for Rock fish, Halibut and a few Sea Bass. There were some nice Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. The areas from 3 Mile to Davenport is still producing some big Halibut in 60-85 feet of water. The winds were down all morning and the swell is dropping for the weekend. There was a 6 pack boat that fished from 36'22/'122'38 to the weather buoys and in but did not find anything. There were good signs with bait and blue water but no tuna.
Sept. 15
The Lingcod were on the bite near the Mile Buoy and 3 Mile beach. There were some nice Rock fish and Halibut caught near 4 Mile and Natural Bridges. The Capitola area is still going good for Halibut, Rock fish and a few Sea Bass. The Sea Bass are being caught in 70-100 feet of water near Pleasure Point and Capitola wharf on Squid and Sardines.
Sept. 14
The weather was back to normal with calm conditions in the morning and windy in the afternoon. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. The Halibut are still being caught near Davenport. There were some Halibut caught in 75 feet of water in Capitola. The red tide is moving out so the fishing should be getting better.
Sept. 13
The weather was odd this morning with rain and south wind. We did not see many boats out today. We hope to get some more information tomorrow.
Sept. 12
The bite remained the same today for the few anglers on the water. The winds were down in the morning and the Rock fish were biting near South Rock. There were some Halibut caught near Natural Bridges. The swell is dropping all day today.
Sept. 11
The fishing remained slow today due to the lingering swell and red tide. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola in 70 feet of water. There was a angler bounce ball trolling for Halibut near the Cement Ship that did good. There were some Halibut caught in Monterey near the hotel. The area near Davenport and 4 Mile produced some Halibut and Rock fish. The Lingcod are being caught near South Rock and Natural Bridges. Franklin Point was good for Rock fish but the Lingcod were hoarder to catch. The Striped Bass are being caught near 26 ave beach and down at Sunset beach. The anglers are using S.P. Minnows and Sardines. There have been a few Sea Bass caught in Capitola. The weather was perfect with light winds and a dropping swell. There have only been rumors of Tuna but none confirmed.
Sept. 10
The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who worked up the coast near Franklin Point. The Lingcod were not biting as well due to the south swell. There is a red tide moving in around 3 Mile to 5 Mile beach which slowed the fishing as well. There have been some Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship. The winds are staying down and the swell is expected to start coming down Sunday. There have been some nice Striped Bass caught on Sardines near Sunset Beach.
Sept. 9
The weather was flat calm today and some anglers made the run to Franklin Point. There were some nice Vermillion and Lingcod caught at Franklin Point. The areas near 4 Mile produced some nice Lingcod and Halibut. There were a few Halibut caught near Davenport. The inshore Rock fishing is still good for Olives and Vermillion near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The winds are expected to stay down so come fishing.
Sept. 8
The fishing remained the same today but the weather was even better then yesterday. The weather looks good for the weekend so come fishing.
Sept. 7
The fishing is still going good and the winds are expected to start settling down. The anglers fished the same area near Natural Bridges and Davenport for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. There was one boat who went to Franklin Point and said the weather was better up there compared to 4 Mile. The swell is down and the Halibut are here so come fishing. There have been some nice Striped Bass caught near Sunset Beach on Sardines.
Sept. 6
The fishing was good today for Halibut, Rock fish, and Lingcod. The anglers fished from Davenport to Natural Bridges for the Halibut and Lingcod. There were a few nice Halibut caught near Capitola in 70 feet of water. The wind was down all morning but it did blow up the coast around noon. The bait fish are in and the fishing is getting better.
Sept. 5
The fishing was a little better today up the coast near 4 mile and Davenport. There were some nice Halibut caught on Squid and live bait. The Rock fishing remains good for the anglers working in 80-110 feet of water. The wind stayed down for the morning and it looks the same for the morning.
Sept. 4
The fishing was decent today for the anglers who got on the water early. Most of the anglers fished near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach in 60-90 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good and the Lingcod did bite early. There were a few Halibut caught near 5 mile beach. The wind blew anglers off the water by noon. There were a few boats who fished near Ano Nuevo and said there was less wind up there due to the fog layer. The fishing for Rock fish was good at Ano Nuevo. There have been some Striped Bass caught near the Cement Ship and 26 avenue beach. The wind is expected to be less Monday according to N.O.A.A.
Sept. 3
The inshore fishing was the best bet today due to windy conditions offshore. There were some nice Halibut caught up the coast near 5 Mile and Davenport. The area near the Mile Buoy and South Rock produced some nice Rock fish and Lingcod. I did not hear of any Bonita today. There have been a few Sea Bass caught in Capitola. The wind blew hard at noon but it was nice early in the morning.


Sept. 2
The fishing is still going good for the anglers who are getting on the water early. There were some nice Halibut caught near 3 Mile to Davenport in 60-90 feet of water. The Rock fishing is still going good near Natural Bridges. The Bonita are still schooled up on the edges of the Soquel and Moss Landing Canyon walls. The wind has been blowing in the afternoon so get here early. Tomorrow is free fishing day so bring your friends who don't have a fishing license.
Sept. 1
The fishing remained the same today due to the wind that keeps blowing in the mid morning. There were some nice Bonita caught outside the Mile Buoy in 90-120 feet of water. The Halibut fishing was decent for the few anglers who ran up the coast and fished from 5 Mile to Davenport. The Rock fishing was good in the morning at South Rock and Natural Bridges. There have been some nice Striped Bass caught near 26 Ave Beach.

Aug. 31
The bite was a little slower today for Halibut but there were a few caught on the west side of Santa Cruz and near Moss Landing. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who got on the water early. The wind did pick up around 11:00 at the Mile Buoy. The Bonita are still being caught on Halcos, X Raps, and Rapalas.
Aug. 30
The fishing remains the same here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Natural Bridges. The Rock fishing is still going good since the swell is flat. The Bonita are still being caught near Moss Landing. The wind is down in the morning so go early. The conditions are improving for the end of the week.

Aug. 29
The fishing was decent for the few anglers who fished for Halibut and Rock fish today. There were some nice Halibut caught near 4 Mile and Davenport. The anglers are having best luck drifting Sardines and Squid. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges. The Bonita are still being caught near Moss Landing and Monterey Harbor. The wind came up early today and it is expected to do the same until Thursday.

Aug. 28
The fishing for Halibut was decent for the anglers who fished from Natural Bridges to Davenport in 50-80 feet of water. The angler at Franklin Point caught a nice variety of Rock fish and Lingcod. The Bonita fishing continues to be good near Moss Landing in the canyon about 3 miles from shore. There were a few anglers who looked for Albacore around the weather buoy but did not find anything. They reported good temperature but the water was mixed with blue and green color. There was a angler who said he hooked a Bluefin near the Soquel Hole. The fish hit a Rapala trolling but ended up braking it off.
Aug. 27
The fishing was a little slower for the Rock fish and Lingcod until the tide changed around 9:00. There were some good scores of Rock fish, Lingcod, and Halibut caught near Franklin Point. The Halibut fishing was decent from Natural Bridges to 5 Mile Beach. The Bonita were biting in front of Moss Landing this morning. Anglers are doing well trolling Rapalas, Hydro Minnows, X Raps, and Katmasters. The wind and swell was down all day. There were a few boats who looked for Albacore around 36'34/122'30 to 36'18/122'22. The anglers saw some nice blue water, birds, and good temperature but no Albacore. There are rumors of some Blue fin being caught but not many. We are trying to locate the area of these rumors so we will keep you posted.
Aug. 26
The Bonita fishing continues to be good for the anglers working the canyon edge near Moss Landing. There is a good chance there are some Bonita near the Soquel Hole near Santa Cruz. The Halibut fishing has been decent near Moss Landing and 4 mile to Davenport. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Franklin Point. There were some good scores of Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down due to the marine layer.
Aug. 25
The fishing remains god for the Rock fish and Lingcod. There were some nice Halibut caught near 4 Mile and Davenport. The winds were down and some anglers went down below to Moss Landing for Bonita. There were good scores of Bonita for the anglers trolling Halco's, Hydro Mag's, and Rapalas.

Aug. 24
The Bonita are still being caught near the Moss Landing Canyon just below the surface. The anglers are having good luck trolling Halco 130 and Rapalas. Some anglers are catching Bonita on Kastmasters, Pline Laser Minnows, and S.P. Minnows. The Halibut are still being caught up the coast near Davenport and Natural Bridges. The area at Franklin Point is still kicking out some big Rock fish and Lingcod. The wind was down all morning and into the afternoon. There was a boat trolling for Albacore at 36'34/122'22 and said he saw jumping Albacore. He trolled and casted at the jumpers but had no luck!
Aug. 23
The fishing remains the same here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near the west side of Santa Cruz. There were a few big Halibut caught near Natural Bridges. There were some nice Halibut caught at Pajaro near Moss Landing. There were some nice Bonita caught about 3 miles out of Santa Cruz. The Bonita are biting X Raps, Halcos, Rapalas. The wind was down all morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
Aug. 22
The fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod up the coast near Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught in Capitola and Pajaro. The wind stayed down al morning but it did pick up around 11:00 at Davenport. The swell is dropping and the winds are down in the morning.

Aug. 21
The boat that was out for three days looking for Albacore did not find any fish. We hope the Bluefin keep moving up the coast and we start catching those soon. There is a boat who is going to look around the Weather Buoy today due to the flat conditions. We will keep you posted.The inshore fishing was good near Capitola and Pajaro for Halibut. The anglers did best trolling for the Halibut in 60-80 feet of water. The west side of Santa Cruz did produce some nice Lingcod and Halibut. The fishing at Franklin Point was great for big Rock fish and Lingcod. The weather was flat calm all morning but the wind did pick up at 1:00. The swell is dying so the Halibut fishing should just keep getting better.


Aug. 20
The Rock fishing was wide open at Franklin Point today and the water was flat calm. The local areas near Natural Bridges to the Mile Buoy produced some Lingcod, Rock fish, and Halibut. There were some nice Sea Bass and Halibut caught in Capitola today. The weather looks good for the next few days so come fishing.


Aug. 19
The fishing was good for some anglers who fished for Halibut near the Mile Buoy. The wind stayed down and anglers who went to Franklin Point. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The winds are down so come fishing. There are still a few Sea Bass being caught in Capitola.

Aug. 18
The inshore fishing remains great for Rock fish and Lingcod on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were a few Halibut and Sea Bass caught in Capitola today. The water was flat and some anglers fished at Franklin Point for bigger Lingcod and Rock fish. There have been a few Halibut caught up the coast near Davenport. The weather was flat calm all day long. There is a boat looking for Albacore for a few days so we may get a report Saturday.
Aug. 17
The fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod near Lighthouse and 5 Mile Beach. There have been some nice Halibut and Sea Bass caught on Squid near Capitola and Rio del Mar. The winds were down all morning and the weather looks good for a few days. There is a boat going to look for Tuna for a few days on Thursday. We will keep you posted. We hope to get some fresh Squid soon.
Aug. 16
The fishing is still going good for Rock fish and Lingcod on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The Sea Bass are still cruising around the near the Cement Ship to Pajaro. The winds were down all morning but it did pick up in the afternoon.
Aug. 14-15
The fishing is still going good here for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few nice Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz and near 5 Mile Beach. The area near Capitola is still producing some Sea Bass and Halibut in 50-80 feet of water. The wind and swell was down all morning which made for great fishing conditions.

Aug. 13
The inshore fishing continue to be the best bet here in Santa Cruz. There were some good reports of Lingcod and Rock fish up the coast near Franklin Point. The wind was up early at Franklin Point but it calmed down in the afternoon. The anglers near Davenport caught some Halibut and big Lingcod. The area near the Mile Buoy produced a nice Sea Bass along with some nice Lingcod and Rock fish. The area from Capitola to Pajaro is still producing some nice Sea Bass and Halibut. The Striped Bass fishing is still going good near the San Lorenzo River mouth and Manresa.
Aug. 12

The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who worked up the coast in 50-90 feet of water. There were some nice Halibut caught near 5 Mile and Davenport on fresh Squid. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near the S.C. 3 Buoy in Capitola. The Lingcod bite is still going great near the Mile Buoy, Natural Bridges, Franklin Point, and Davenport. The wind was down all morning and the swell is flat!
Aug. 11
The fishing was good at Franklin Point and Ano Nuevo today in 45-90 feet of water. There were a few Halibut caught near Natural Bridges and the Mile Buoy. The Rock fish are still being caught in 75 feet by the Mile Buoy and the Lighthouse. The Striped Bass are being caught near the River Mouth and 26 Ave Beach. We hope to get Squid in the morning!

Aug. 10
The same report as yesterday. We have some nice bait and the weather is calm. There were a few Sea Bass caught near the SC 3 Buoy. A few Halibut in Capitola kelp beds and the Mile Buoy. Flat calm day with some south wind and no swell.
Aug. 9

The fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod up the coast near Franklin Point and Davenport. The local rock piles near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges produced some nice Vermillion's, Yellows, and Blacks. There were a few Halibut caught near the Lighthouse and 5 Mile Beach. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Davenport. The wind was down all day and it looks good for the next few days.

Aug. 8
The weather is expected to be nice the next few days so come fishing!
Aug. 7
The inshore bite remained the same as yesterday for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were some nice Halibut caught up the coast near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The wind stayed down all morning. The fishing at Franklin Point was good for Lingcod and big Vermillion's.

Aug. 6
The fishing for Rock fish and Lingcod was good up the coast from Davenport to Franklin Point. The Lingcod were on the bite at Franklin Point. The Squid is starting to ball up around Davenport and there has been some Sea Bass caught there. The Halibut fishing was a little slow but there were some nice fish caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was good near the Lighthouse in 70-100 feet of water. The wind was down and the swell has dropped.

Aug. 5
The Rock fishing was good near Davenport and Franklin Point. The anglers who fished Squid in the morning did good on Vermillion, Olives, and Blacks from Natural Bridges to the Lighthouse in 60-100 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught on fresh Squid in 60-80 feet of water up and down the coast. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Pajaro and Cement Ship. The water is nice and the swell is dropping.
Aug. 4
The Rock fishing was good for some anglers who worked the west side of Santa Cruz. The Lingcod continue to bite near Natural Bridges. The Halibut fishing was slower due to the south swell that came in. The wind did not blow until the afternoon. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near New Brighton.

Aug. 3
The fishing remains the same for Rock fish and Lingcod. The bite was good on the local rock piles near the Lighthouse, Mile Buoy, and Natural Bridges. There were not many boats out today so reports were slim. There have been a few Halibut caught near Pajaro. The Sea Bass are lingering around Davenport and Pajaro in the Squid balls.

Aug. 2
The same conditions prevailed today on the water. There was some afternoon wind later in the day. The fishing remains good for Rock fish and Lingcod. There are still some Halibut being caught daily so come fishing.
Aug. 1
The wind stayed down all day long today. There were some good reports of Rock fish and Lingcod near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There have been some nice Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. There is a bunch of Squid up the coast near Davenport and there are a couple of Sea Bass around. The Halibut fishing should just get better from here on out. The Striped Bass are still keeping anglers entertained from New Brighton to Manresa.

July 31
The fishing conditions can not get any better here on the Monterey Bay. The Halibut fishing was decent near Natural Bridges up to 5 Mile Beach in 50-70 feet of water. The area near Franklin Point had a odd drift making the Rock fishing a little slower. There were good scores of Rock fish caught at South Rock, Mile Buoy, and Natural Bridges. There have been a few Halibut and Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship. The Striped Bass fishing has been good early in the morning and late in the evening from New Brighton to Manresa. Come enjoy the great fishing and weather.

July 30
The water conditions remain flat calm here in Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing has been great at Franklin Point, Davenport, South Rock and the Mile Buoy. There have been some big Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz in 60-80 feet of water. The Sea Bass have been elusive but there have been a few caught. The Sea Bas anglers are catching them with live Sardines and trolling Rapalas. The Striped Bass fishing is still good from Capitola to Pajaro. There was a boat who went to look for Albacore near the Guide and outside and all around but found no tuna in 60 degree blue water.

July 29
The fishing was decent for Halibut in front of the Lighthouse and down near Capitola. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship on Rapalas and Sardines. The Rock fishing was great at South Rock and Davenport in 70-110 feet of water. The Striped Bass continue to bite wide open early in the morning and late in the evening on S.P. Minnows, Hair Razors, Fish Traps, and Kast Masters. The wind stayed down all morning and the same is expected for the weekend.

July 28
The fishing remains good for Rock fish and Lingcod. The Halibut are still being caught all day long near the MIle buoy and Capitola. There are some Sea Bass near Capitola and Pajaro. The Striped Bass continue to keep anglers entertained day and night!
July 27
The fishing for Rock fish and lingcod has been great at Franklin Point and Davenport. There are still some Halibut being caught in Capitola, Mile Buoy, and near Natural Bridges in 60-80 feet of water. The best bet has been drifting fresh dead Squid for the Halibut and Rock fish. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near the Lighthouse in 80-100 feet of water. The Striped Bas fishing has been great from New Brighton to Pajaro. The weather is perfect and there is no swell.
July 26
The weather is nice and the Halibut and Rock fish are on the bite!
July 25
The wind dropped today and the conditions are perfect to go up the coast. There were some nice Lingcod and Rock fish caught near 4 Mile and Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola.

July 24
The bite remained the same today for the Halibut near the Mile Buoy. There were some nice Halibut and Thresher Sharks caught near Capitola. There are some Sea Bass in the Squid near Manresa and Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near the Mile Buoy and near Natural Bridges. There were some nice Lingcod caught up the coast near Natural Bridges and 5 Mile. The wind was not bad today and it is expected to only get better this week. The Striped Bass are still being caught early in the morning and late in the evening near New Brighton down to Moss Landing.
July 23
The fishing for Halibut was slower today due to the south swell that hit today. The Rock fishing was decent around the Mile Buoy, Natural Bridges, and South Rock. The Vermillion and Blacks continue to keep anglers busy. The Striped Bass are being caught in the early mornings on S.P. Minnows Kastmasters, and Hair Razors. The wind is expected to slow down tomorrow. The wind did blow hard after the fog cleared this morning.

July 22
The fishing for Halibut continues to be caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola in 40-80 feet of water. There have been some Sea Bass caught near Capitola and the Cement Ship. The Rock fishing is god for big Blacks and Vermillion's. The Lingcod are still being caught on the locals reefs. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. Come early and get some Squid!
July 21
The fishing for the bait fish was harder today. We did not end up with any fresh Squid today. The Halibut fishing was decent around the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The wind stayed down until noon on the local grounds. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near Capitola and Pajaro. The weather looks good for the next few days so come fishing. We hope to get some Squid in the morning we will see it is fishing!
July 20
The inshore Halibut fishing was decent for the few anglers who put in their time early this morning. The anglers are catching the Halibut near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. There was a nice Sea Bass caught on fresh Squid near Capitola. The Sea Bass was caught on the bounce ball rig trolling fresh Squid. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 90 feet of water. The Striped Bass are being caught on S.P. Minnows late in the evening.

July 19
The bite for Halibut was a little slower near the Mile Buoy due to the south swell that came in yesterday. There were some big Halibut caught around the Mile Buoy. There was a 30 and 40 pound Halibut caught on Fresh Squid. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The wind stayed down all morning due to the high fog. Come get some Squid and try for the lunker Halibut!

July 18
The fishing remained the same with the Halibut and Rock fish. There were a few big Halibut caught on fresh dead Squid. The wind was down in the morning and the swell is not bad. Get some Fresh Squid and go fishing.
July 17
The Halibut fishing was slower today but there were some nice one caught. There were some Halibut caught at the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and Natural Bridges. The Rock fishing was good near 4 Mile and the west side of Santa Cruz in 60-100 feet of water. The wind stayed down all day long but there is a tiny swell that may have slowed the bite for Halibut. The Striped Bass are still being caught by the anglers who are putting in the time.

July 16
The fishing for inshore species continues to be the best bet here in Santa Cruz. There were some nice Rock fish caught near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. There were some better scores of Halibut near Capitola and some caught near the Mile Buoy. The anglers who fished near Franklin Point and Davenport caught some big Vermillion and Lingcod. The weather was perfect all day today. The Salmon season is closed. There are still a few Striped Bass being caught near Manresa and Pajaro but it is a little slower. The best fishing has been for the anglers casting at night on the beaches.

July 15
The fishing continues to be good for Rock Fish, Lingcod, and Halibut on the local hot spots. The Mile Buoy area and Capitola produced some nice Halibut in 60-80 feet of water. There have been a few Sea Bass caught on the bottom in the Squid balls. The Lingcod and Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and South Rock in 80-130 feet of water. The area near Ano Nuevo was slower for Lingcod but there were some nice Rock fish caught up there. The wind stayed down all morning and it did not blow hard due to the fog. The weather looks good so come fishing. The Salmon season is closed.

July 14
The fishing for Halibut continues to be good for the anglers who put in their time around the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and on the West Side of Santa Cruz in 60-80 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught on Fresh Dead Squid and Fish Traps. I fished for Halibut today and caught 4 fish from 12-20 pounds. The wind was down until noon but it was never really bad out there. The Rock fish and Lingcod was good at Natural Bridge and Davenport. The Salmon never came back the last few days.

July13
The Halibut fishing picked up today near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. There were a few nice Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz as well. There were a few nice Sea Bass caught near the Squid in 80-90 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport and Natural Bridges. The Salmon reports are still hard to come by. There was one boat who fished near the Soquel Hole and saw some bait but never hooked any Salmon. The weather was nice all morning but it did blow hard in the afternoon.

July 12
The fishing was decent at the Mile Buoy for Halibut and a few Sea Bass. The Rock fishing continues to be good near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The water was calm all morning until noon. The Salmon fishing is still slow. The weather looks good come fishing.

July 11
The inshore waters were calm in the morning but the wind did pick up early. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and the Capitola area. The Salmon are still hard to find but there are not many anglers looking for them. The Striped Bass are still being caught on the beaches with S.P. Minnows.

July 10
There are some Sea Bass being caught near the mile Buoy in 60-80 feet of water. The fishing was decent today for Halibut near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. There is a small swell brewing which did not make the bite better today. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport and Ano Nuevo today. There were some decent scores of Rock fish from South Rock and Natural Bridges. There was light winds and small swell all day until the afternoon. The Striped Bass continue to be caught from Rio del Mar down to Marina. The S.P. Minnows are still the hot ticket and we have them in stock.

July 9
The Launch Ramp is open!

The fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod up the coast before the wind blew. The Halibut fishing is still going good for the anglers who are putting in the time. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The anglers are trolling and drifting for the Halibut. The Salmon fishing is slow but the anglers are not fishing for them. The wind came up around noon but things are expected to be calmer in the morning.
July 8
The Launch Ramp is closed for the weekend. If it opens earlier we will let you know on the web site. The Halibut fishing remains decent near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola in 50-75 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good at Franklin Point and near Davenport. The wind was up near Ano Nuevo but it was fishable. The Striper fishing has been good from Moss Landing to Rio del Mar. We may get some Fresh Squid in the morning.

July 6
The Launch Ramp is Closed for a few more days we hope!
The fishing for Salmon has been slow due to lack of anglers. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges and Davenport early. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola and the Mile Buoy. The winds have been down all morning but the afternoons have had some wind. The swell is on the drop so come fishing.

July 5
The launch ramp is closed for a few days. The fishing was good up the coast for Rock fish and Lingcod. The Mile Buoy and Capitola produced a few Halibut. The wind is down but there is some south swell that is dying. We have some fresh Squid for the morning!
July 4
The fishing was good for Rock fish near Davenport and Franklin Point. There were some nice Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. I did not hear of any Salmon today. The inshore Rock fishing near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges was decent for most anglers. The wind was down locally but there was some chop and swell near Franklin Point.

July 3
The fishing was good today for the Rock fish and Lingcod up the coast from Ano Nuevo to Davenport. There were some decent reports of Rock fish near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. The Halibut are starting to show up around the Mile Buoy, Capitola, and the west side of Santa Cruz. The Halibut have been biting on Fresh Squid, Herring, Sardines, and Fish Traps. The Salmon fishing has slowed down but there are still a few being caught near Pajaro in 200 feet of water. There are more Salmon moving duo from Avila so we may see another push before it closes on July 15. The winds were down and the swell is dropping daily. The fishing is only going to get better with his new push of bait in the Bay. The Striped Bass are still cruising the beaches from Capitola to Marina.

July 2
The fishing was great today up the coast near Ano Nuevo for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were some decent scores of Rock fish near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. There were a few Halibut caught near the Lighthouse, Mile Buoy, and Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The Salmon fishing was slow but there were a few fish caught near Pajaro in 200 feet of water. The winds were calm all day and the swell is dropping. The Striped Bass were on the bite on the Capitola Wharf last night!

July 1
The Harbor is open for the next few days but it will close again to take out the old dredge. The old dredge is expected to come out and close the launch from Tuesday around 2 pm through possibly Thursday or Friday. The fishing was good for Rock fish and Lingcod on the west side of Santa Cruz. There are some Halibut being caught near the Mile Buoy and Capitola. There were a few Salmon caught at Pajaro in 200 feet of water on the bottom. The winds were down this morning and the swell is fading.

June 30
The Harbor is open to launch come fishing!

June 29
The dredge went into the water today but it is tied up at the launch ramp. It may move and open the ramp sometime Thursday or Friday. We will keep you posted! The fishing was good today for Rock fish and Lingcod up the coast near Davenport and Natural Bridges. The Halibut fishing picked up near the Mile Buoy and Capitola in 50-70 feet of water. The Salmon are still around in 220 feet of water near Pajaro and up by Natural Bridges. The wind has settled and the marine layer is staying around in the morning. The swell has dropped and the fishing is bound to improve!

June 28
The wind was up near Natural Bridges which made Salmon trolling uncomfortable. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near the Mile Buoy and the Lighthouse. The Halibut fishing should get better now that the swell has dropped. We hope to have some fresh Squid for the morning!

June 26
The Salmon bite was slower near Soldiers Club and Mulligan Hill. There were a few Salmon caught in front of Santa Cruz and Natural Bridges in 180-220 feet of water. The Rock fishing was a little better near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy on Sardines and dead Squid. The wind was down all morning but when the fog lifted it became windy.

June 25
The south swell stayed a extra day and made the inshore fishing hard again today. There were some decent scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught near the Mile Buoy and South Rock. There are a few Salmon being caught from Mulligan Hill to Soldiers Club. The Salmon are being caught near the bottom with Krippled Anchovies. The wind was not bad in Santa Cruz but it did blow around 11:00 near Marina.

June 24
The fishing has been slower due to the south swell that hit yesterday. There were some nice Rock fish and Lingcod caught near the Mile Buoy and South Rock. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The few Salmon are being caught near the Soquel Hole and near Marina. The swell is expected to slowly die through the weekend. There has been some nice Halibut caught on the beaches from Capitola to Pajaro.
June 22
There were only a few boaters out today so reports were slim. The majority of the anglers fished for inshore species from Natural Bridges to Capitola. There were some Halibut caught by the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Salmon up the coast has been slower but there were a few Salmon caught deep in the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing continues to be the most consistent thing going on here. The winds were down all morning but it did blow up the coast near Davenport early.

June 21
The fishing has been hit and miss the past few days due to the winds. There have been a few Salmon caught near 4 Mile to Davenport in 200-250 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The Halibut are still being caught near the west side and near the Mile Buoy in 40-60 feet of water. The winds are expected to be settling down for the next few days.

June 19
The fishing for Salmon was slow near Natural Bridges to 5 Mile Beach in 200-240 feet. There were a few Salmon caught on the bottom but no quick limits. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 80-100 feet of water. There were a few Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Lingcod action remains great up the coast near Davenport and 5 Mile. The winds were down all morning but there was some afternoon wind. The swell is down to 2-4 feet. There is a full moon and there has been some Squid on the beaches to the south. This is a good time to go looking for Sea Bass!
June 18
The Rock fishing was still slow today due to the south swell but there were some nice fish caught near Davenport and Natural Bridges. The Salmon fishing was slower near Natural Bridges to Davenport in 200-240 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught on Krippled Anchovies and Purple Haze Kajikis on the bottom. The surf fishing has been slower for Striped Bass due to the swell. The swell is expected to drop Sunday through the week. The wind did blow hard in the afternoon today but it is expected to be better Sunday.

June 17
The Salmon bite was good yesterday near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach in 200-240 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught on the bottom on Krippled Anchovies and Gold Spoons. The swell is still up but there were some nice Rock fish caught. I did not hear of any Halibut. The Striped Bass has been slower the last few days.

June 15
The fishing was slow for Rock fish today due to the south swell that is still lingering. The Salmon fishing was decent for the anglers who worked from Natural Bridges to 4 Mile Beach. The Salmon are still being caught on the bottom with Krippled Anchovies. There is a full moon coming up soon so the Squid should spawn and draw in some Halibut and Sea Bass. There have been a few Striped Bass caught near Rio del Mar. The wind picked up hard around 10:30. The wind is expected to start to settle during the weekend.

June 14
There were only a few boats who tried to fish today. There were not many fish caught due to the wind. The wind blew hard around 10:00.
June 13
The fishing was good for Salmon from 36'54/122'03 to 36'55/12'06. I fished and ended up with 4 fish by 9:30 trolling Chrome Krippled Anchovies on the bottom.The weather was nice all morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges. The Halibut was slower due to the new south swell.
June 12
The Salmon bite continued to be good for the anglers who worked hard and fished the bottom. The anglers did best trolling Krippled Anchovies from Natural Bridges to Wilder Beach in 170-220 feet of water. The wind was down all day and the Lingcod were biting near Natural Bridges and Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught in Capitola and near the Mile Buoy. The anglers who fished near Ano Nuevo caught some quality sized Rock fish and Lingcod. The launch will be closed Monday until possibly the 24th we will see how it goes?!

June 11

The fishing picked up today for Salmon today up the coast near Natural Bridges to 5 Mile Beach. There were some limits caught at 36'55/122'04 on the bottom. The Salmon are being caught 170-200 feet down with Krippled Anchovies and Watermelon F.B.R.'s. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The wind was up near Davenport so most anglers stayed close. There were a few boats who did make it up to Franklin Point and found some nice Lingcod. There were some big Halibut caught in front of the Harbor and on the west side of Santa Cruz.

June 10
The Salmon continue to be caught up the coast around 36'55/122'06. The Salmon are being caught on the bottom in 190-220 feet of water. The best bet is to troll Krippled Anchovies, Glow Kajikis, or Chartruse Krocodiles. The wind was decent today but it did blow hard around 11:30. The wind is expected to drop early in the morning so come fishing. The Rock fishing was better at South Rock today. There have been a few Halibut caught from Capitola to the west side of Santa Cruz. We hope to get some Fresh Squid early in the morning if not we have box Squid in stock!
June 9
The Salmon are still biting up the coast for the few boaters who are fishing for them. The Salmon are in the same area being caught near the bottom. The inshore fishing was a little better today for Rock fish near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few Halibut caught today but the main body has not shown up yet. The wind was decent in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The Striped Bass fishing was slower today.
June 8
The Salmon fishing was better today up the coast from 4 Mile to Davenport in 200-260 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught near the bottom on Purple Haze Kajikis, Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, and Chartruse Krocodiles on the bottom. The inshore fishing was slower today on the local rock piles due to the colder water. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and Natural Bridges. The wind was up in the morning up the coast then it settled down for a few hours before the wind blew hard. The swell is flat calm and the mornings are not bad so come early. The Striped Bass started to bite now that the swell is down.

June 6 & 7
There were a few Salmon caught near Natural Bridges in 220 feet of water near the bottom. The Rock fishing has been good near South Rock and 4 Mile beach. The Lingcod continue to keep anglers busy on the local rock piles. The Halibut are starting to come in near the Mile Buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The winds have been down and there is no swell.

June 5
The fishing is still going good for Lingcod and Rock fish. The Rock fish were on the bite near Natural Bridges and Davenport. There were some Salmon caught in 220 feet of water around 36'51/121'58. The Salmon are being caught on the bottom with Krippled Anchovies and Purple Haze Kajikis. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and the west side of Santa Cruz. The winds were down all morning and the swell was down. The Striped Bass are still being caught near Manresa on Pencil Poppers and Kastmasters.

June 4
The fishing for Rock fish improved today near South Rock and off Davenport. There were some decent Lingcod caught along with some big Vermillion's. The Salmon fishing was a little better near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon were caught down deep on the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The swell dropped today and there were a few Halibut caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. There is still some bait in front of the harbor. The wind is down and the swell has dropped so come fishing.

June 3
The inshore fishing was decent for the anglers who fished near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The wind stayed down all morning but the swell still lingered. The Salmon fishing was slow around the Soquel Hole but there were a few fish caught on the west side of the Hole. We hope this swell drops in the morning and the inshore fishing gets better.

June 2
There were only a few boats out today and most of the reports were slow. There were some boats who fished near Ano Nuevo and the fish were not biting. There were a few Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole at 36'51/121'59. The Salmon were caught deep near the bottom. The swell is expected to start dropping so we hope to have better reports this weekend. The winds have been down due to fog!

June 1
The winds were down all day today but there was some south swell. The Rock fishing has been good near Davenport and Natural Bridges. The Salmon fishing was slow again today but there were a few fish caught near the tip of the Soquel Hole. The swell is going to start dropping over the next few days so we hope to see the bite improve.

May 31
The water was calm today but there was a south swell that slowed the Rock fishing a little. There were still some good reports of big Vermilions caught on the Mega Bite Charter boat. The water up the coast was nice and a few anglers caught Rock fish near 4 mile and Davenport. There have been a few Halibut caught near 4 mile beach. The Salmon fishing was slow but there were not many anglers looking for them. The Stripers are still being caught near Manresa.

May 30
The Salmon were hard to find today and there were not many anglers looking for them. The inshore anglers were doing the best on Lingcod and Rock fish. There were a few Halibut caught on the westside of Santa Cruz and near 5 Mile Beach. The Halibut are being caught in 40-70 feet of water. There were some schools of bait in 40-60 feet of water in front of the Harbor and near Capitola. The wind was down all morning and into the early afternoon. The Striped Bass are still being caught in the evenings and early mornings near Manresa and Rio del Mar. The S.P. Minnows have been working best for the Striped Bass.

May 29
The majority of anglers fished for the inshore species today. There were a few Salmon caught near the Soquel Hole on the east edge. The Salmon were caught 200 feet down on Green F.B.R.'s and Watermelon Apexes. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Lingcod were on the bite at Franklin Point and Davenport. The wind was better today and it looks to be better next week. The Striped Bass have been on the bite near Manresa. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy.

May 28
The fishing for Salmon was decent around the Soquel Hole for a few anglers. There were some limits of Salmon caught near 4 Mile beach in 160-180 feet of water. The Salmon were caught with Krippled Anchovies near the bottom. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock. The Lingcod continue to bite near Natural Bridges and Davenport. There have been a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and the West side of Santa Cruz. The wind was up in the morning making it choppy but it was fishable.

May 27
The Salmon fishing was a little better today in the flats near Pajaro. There were some nice Salmon caught in 175-220 feet of water around 36'51/121'53. The Salmon were caught trolling Purple Haze Kajikis and Krippled Anchovies near the bottom. The anglers who fished near Davenport caught some big Lingcod and quality Rock fish. The Natural Bridges area produced some nice Rock fish and Lingcod in 90-120 feet of water. There were a few Halibut caught trolling near Capitola. There were some nice Thresher Sharks reported near 5 Mile Beach. The winds were down all morning but it did pick up in the afternoon. The Crab fishing is still going good in 170-220 feet of water. The Striped Bas continue to bite into the night near Manresa on S.P. Minnows and Kastmasters. There is no swell and the winds are expected to stay down in the mornings so come fishing.
May 26
The inshore fishing was the best bet today. There were some good scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Davenport. The Natural Bridges area produced some nice Rock fish in 90 feet of water. The Salmon fishing was slow again. There have been a few fish caught near Mulligan Hill but the Soquel Hole has been slow. There have been a few Salmon caught in 80-120 feet of water. The Salmon were caught on the bottom from the Harbor to Natural Bridges. The wind did come up in the afternoon. The Striped Bass continue to bite S. P. Minnows, Kastmasters, and Big Hammers from Rio del Mar to Pajaro.
May 25
The fishing for Salmon is still going slow but there were a few fish caught in 140-180 feet of water near the Lighthouse and Natural Bridges. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom. There were a few Salmon caught near Pajaro in 250-320 feet of water. The Rock fishing was decent in 90 feet of water off Natural Bridges. The Lingcod were on the bite at South Rock. The wind has been coming up early so come fishing early.
May 24
The Salmon fishing is still slow but there were a few fish caught near Natural Bridges in 180-240 feet of water. There were only a few anglers out near South Rock due to the mid morning wind. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges. The Lingcod continue to bite near South Rock and the Mile Buoy. The wind has been blowing hard around 10:30 so come fishing early. There were a few Salmon caught near South Rock in 80 feet of water.

May 23
The Salmon fishing was slow today but there were a few fish caught near 3 Trees in 180-250 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom. The Soquel Hole is still producing a few Salmon near the bottom in 290-330. The Rock fishing is still going good near Natural Bridges in 80-90 feet of water. The Lingcod are still biting Big Hammers and Assault Jigs near the Lighthouse and 4 Mile Beach. There have been a few Halibut and Sea Bass caught near Pajaro Poo Pipe. The Striped Bass fishing has been best in the evening near Manresa. The wind did blow hard in the afternoon so come fishing early.

May 22
The fishing for Salmon was slower today but there were a few fish caught. The few Salmon I heard of wee caught on the east side of the Soquel Hole in 270-300 feet of water on the bottom. There were a few fish caught up the coast near 4 Mile Beach in 180 feet of water near the bottom. The Rock fishing was decent near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Lingcod continue to keep anglers busy from Natural Bridges to Franklin Point. There were a few Halibut caught from the Mile Buoy to Natural Bridges today. There was some good bait in front of the Harbor in 60-885 feet of water. There are still some big schools of Striped Bass near Manresa. The wind was down in the morning but it did come up in the afternoon. The swell is down and the winds look light for the mornings so come fishing.

May 21
The wind settled down today and it looks like it is only going to get better. The Salmon scores were not big today but there were a few fish caught on the east and west edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers who did the best were fishing near Mulligan Hill in 260-320 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom. The Rock fishing was good up the coast from 4 Mile to Davenport. The Lingcod were on the bite near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The surf anglers are still catching some nice Striped Bass and Perch. There have been a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Sardines and Mackrel have moved into the shallow water. There are huge schools in 150 feet of water to the beach. There is a good chance of trolling up some Salmon in the shallow water where the bait is.

May 20
The wind blew hard today and no boats went out. It is expected to start to lay down Saturday and Sunday.

May 19
Computer down!
May 18
The Salmon fishing was decent for some of the anglers working up the coast near the 09 line in 140-180 feet of water. There were some scores of 2-3 fish caught in that area. There were a few other boats who fished on the east edge of the Soquel Hole near Pajaro and caught some nice Salmon near the bottom. The Salmon near Pajaro were caught in 270-320 feet of water on Krippled Anchovies and Watermelon Apexes. The wind was not bad up the coast near Davenport until late in the day. The Lingcod were on the bite near Davenport. The Rock fishing seemed to be better near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Striped Bass continue to bite from New Brighton down on Kast Masters, Big Hammers, and Spro Hair Razors. The Halibut are still trickling in to the shallows and will only get better next month.

May 17
The Salmon fishing is still hit and miss near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers are still catching a few fish near the bottom. There were a few Salmon caught in 150 feet of water up near 4 Mile Beach. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near 4 Mile Beach. The wind did blow hard in the afternoon so come fishing early.

May 16
The Salmon fishing was decent on the east and west edge of the Soquel Hole today. The anglers were fishing near the bottom in 290-340 feet of water. The wind started to blow up the coast around 10:30 so most boats stayed close to fish the inshore. There were some nice Halibut caught over the weekend near the Mile Buoy and on the west side. The Rock fishing continues to be good near Natural Bridges and South Rock.

May 15
The wind came up early today so al the boats came in before 1:00 today. The few boats who went to the edge of the Soquel Hole caught some fish on the bottom in 290-340 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near South Rock and Natural Bridges. There were a few boats who fished up the coast near 3 Trees and reported lots of bait, birds, and whales. The wind did not let the anglers work the 3 Trees area long so no fish were caught. The wind is expected to start coming down Monday. The surf anglers are still catching Stripers near Rio del Mar and Manresa. There were a few Halibut caught near New Brighton surf fishing as well.

May 14
The Salmon fishing continues to be good for the anglers who can get down to the bottom. The east side of the Soquel Hole in 270-320 feet of water has been the best area. There were some anglers who caught limits of Salmon but most had a hard time staying on the bottom. The inshore anglers are starting to find some nice Halibut in 40-60 feet of water. The Halibut are being caught in 40-70 feet of water. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges and 4 Mile Beach. The Lingcod continue to bite near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. The wind did blow hard around 12:00 so come early.

May 13
The Salmon fishing continues to be hit and miss for anglers due to the Salmon being deep. There were some limits caught in the same area around 36'47/121'55 and 36'48/121'56. The Salmon are being caught trolling Glow Krippled Anchovies, Green Krocodiles, and Red F.B.R.'s. There were a few boats who trolled near the Mile Buoy up to Natural Bridges in 70-130 feet of water and caught a few Salmon. The Salmon are being caught near the bottom in all the areas. The Rock fishing was good at Davenport and there was no wind until noon. There have been some nice Halibut caught near the west side and outside the Mile Buoy. The bait fish are moving in close to the harbor and the Halibut fishing is just going to get better. The Striped Bass continue to be caught near Manresa and south.

May 12
The weather was perfect today and the Salmon were biting on the east side of the Soquel Hole to the Slide. The anglers did well trolling near the bottom in 280-360 feet of water. I fished the Slide and ended up with 4 nice Salmon in the 8-14 pound range. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers near Natural Bridges and Davenport. There were a few Salmon caught in 150-180 feet of water in front of the harbor. The fish are all over the bay but the east side of the Soquel Hole seems to have the most at this time. The Crab fishing is still going good for the anglers that are working their gear.

May 11
The fishing for Salmon was decent for the anglers who could get down deep enough. There were some nice Salmon caught in 400 feet of water on the edge of the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 80 feet of water. There were a bunch of Salmon in 130-150 feet of water but no one has been looking around there recently. If you have a small boat you may want to troll form the Lighthouse to Natural Bridges in 130-150 feet of water. The water was flat calm all day.

May 10
There were some nice Salmon caught today and the water conditions were good. There were some Salmon caught on the east side of the Soquel Hole and on the tip. The anglers near Davenport caught some Salmon in 150-200 feet of water. There are still some Salmon being caught in front of Natural Bridges in 145 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon are being caught trolling bait near the bottom. The Rock fishing was good due to the flat conditions. The Lingcod are still being caught in 130 feet of water near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse. The Halibut are slowly coming in along with the bait fish. The Striped Bass are still being caught on the beaches below Rio Del Mar.
May 9
The Salmon fishing was decent up the coast from 4 MIle to Davenport in 160-220 feet of water. There were a few fish caught trolling near Natural Bridges and the Lighthouse in 135 feet of water. The majority of the fish are being caught near the bottom on Anchovies. The Rock fishing was good near the Lighthouse in 80-110 feet of water. The water was grumpy in the morning but it did get better in the afternoon. The Striped Bass continue to grow and be caught near Manresa State Beach. Spro Hair Razors and Kastmasters are working best.

May 8
The Salmon bite continues to be good close to Santa Cruz in 100-170 feet of water. I went out yesterday in the evening and caught two nice Salmon before the sunset. The area in front of the harbor and near Natural Bridges has been good. The Salmon are being caught near the bottom in 110-160 feet of water. There were anglers in before noon with limits of Salmon. The best bet has been trolling Glow Krippled Anchovies, U.V. R.S.K.'s, Watermelon Apexes, and white Krocodiles. The Rock fishing was good up the coast past Natural Bridges. The winds were down and the swell is small so come fishing. It is hard not to try for Salmon when they are only 2-3 miles out!

May 7
The Salmon are still being caught near the east edge of the Soquel Hole in 300 feet of water. There were some nice fish caught near the Soquel Hole on the bottom while trolling Krippled Anchovies and Purple Haze Kajikis. There is another big school of Salmon on the inside for the small boaters. The Salmon in close are off Natural Bridges in 110-140 feet of water. The anglers are catching some big Salmon only a few miles off the beach. The Rock fishing was decent near Natural Bridges and South Rock. The winds were down all day and things look good for the next few days. The Striped Bass continue to keep anglers happy near Manresa. The Hair Razors, Pencil Poppers, and Kastmasters are working well.

May 6
The fishing for Salmon was slow again today but there were few fish caught down deep. The anglers were working from 36'49/122'00 to 36'51/121'56 for the Salmon. The Salmon are being caught from 180-300 feet down. The inshore fishing was decent for Rock fish and Lingcod on the west side of Santa Cruz. There was a nice Halibut caught near Natural Bridges. The wind was down in the morning but its started to blow 8-12 knots as the small storm came in around 11:00.

May 5
The Salmon bite remained slow today. There were a few fish caught near the Soquel Hole down deep in the canyon. The inshore fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 90-130 feet of water. The swell is down but there was some afternoon wind.
May 4
The Salmon fishing was slower today possibly due to the low pressure cold front that is passing. There were a few fish caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole and by the yellow buoy by Mulligan Hill. The Salmon are still being caught 180-250 feet down. The Rock fishing improved at Natural Bridges in 130 feet of water. The swell dropped and the wind stayed down all morning. There are still a few Striped Bass being caught near Manresa early in the morning.

May 3
The Salmon fishing was slower today but there were a few anglers who did get lucky. The scores ranged from 0-3 fish that I heard of. The anglers are still working the west and east edges of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon were caught from 180-300 feet down. The Rock fishing was still slow due to the the swell that has been lingering. The winds are down on the Salmon grounds and things look good for Wednesday. There have been a few Striped Bass caught near Rio del Mar but the swell has made it slower.

May 2
The fishing was good for some of the anglers who fished near the east edge of the Soquel Hole. There were some anglers who had their limits by 8:00 am. The anglers who were able to fish 180-300 feet down did the best. The trollers are still having good luck trolling Watermelon Krippled Anchovies, Chartruse Krocodiles and red R.S.K.'s. The Rock fishing was a little slower due to the south swell that is here. The weather was nice on the Salmon grounds until 1:00.

May 1
Sorry for the delay but I had to go to Mexico for some Tuna fishing. We caught some big Yellowfin Tuna and plugged the boat in less then two days with Danny of Marlas Sport fishing. I am back to work!
The last few days there has been some wind on the water. The wind settled down today until 1:00 and anglers reported some decent Salmon fishing. There were some boats who had up to 5 fish near the Soquel Hole. The anglers are still doing best trolling 190-290 feet down. The anglers are trolling Purple Haze Kajikis, Blue Kajikis, Green Krippled Anchovies, and Water Melon Apexes. The area around 36'50/121'57 and 36'49/122'00. The Rock fishing was slower today due to the swell that has been around for a few days.

April 26
The water conditions were not as bad as predicted today but there were only a few Crab boats out. There were no reports today except some shore anglers. The shore anglers found some nice Perch and Striped Bass near Rio del Mar. I will be gone for a few days so call the shop for the latest report at 831-475-2173.

April 25
The wind stopped anglers from heading out today. We hope that the front on Wednesday stops the wind and makes the water real nice!

April 24
There were a few Salmon caught today at the Soquel Hole on the edge of the canyon. The few I heard of were caught 290 feet down in the middle of the canyon. The Rock fishing was the best bet due to the early wind that came up around 10:00. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges in 80-100 feet of water. There were some nice Lingcod caught at South Rock. The wind is expected to be up for a few days but the morning may be fishable. The worst day is Monday with small craft advisory expected all day.

April 23
The Salmon are still being caught on the east side of the Soquel Hole by a few anglers. There were only a few boats out today so reports were hard to come by. I did talk to one boat who had two Salmon. The angler was catching the fish 250 feet down in the middle of the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was decent but the swell made it slower than a few days ago. We will see how the wind and swell goes for the next few days. Wednesday things are expected to be calm.

April 22
The fishing was not happening today due to the wind and rain. There were a few commercial crab fisherman who went out and had a ruff day. We hope to have a better report this weekend. RIP BLACKY!

April 21
The Salmon fishing was slower but the weather was calmer. The front that is coming in may have put the fish down and not biting. There were a few nice Salmon caught at the Soquel Hole on the east side. The Salmon were caught 150-220 feet down on Krippled Anchovies and Blue Kajikis. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers fishing the west side in 50-100 feet of water. The wind may start to come up after the front we will keep you posted. The Stripers are still on the bite on the incoming tides from Manresa to Marina.

April 20
The weather changed today and the wind blew from the south making seas choppy in the morning. The Salmon fishing was slow and most boats ended up with 0-2 fish a boat. The Salmon were caught around the Soquel Hole on the edge of the canyon. The best areas have been around 36'49/12'00, 36'50/121'59 and 36'50/121'57. The Salmon are being caught on Krippled Anchovies and Krippled Herring about 100-250 feet down. The wind settled down in the afternoon but the morning was choppy. The Lingcod fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The small Striped Bass continue to bite near Manresa.

April 19
The weather was flat calm today on the Salmon grounds. I fished near the east edge of the Soquel Hole and caught 5 nice Salmon. We caught the Salmon 150-190 feet down around 36'49/121'58. The Salmon were biting on the Chrome Krippled Anchovies and Krill Hoochies. The fish were biting best around 8:00-11:00. The anglers average score ranged from 0-2 fish a boat. The Rock fishing was good near the Lighthouse. The Striped Bas continue to bite near Manresa down to Marina.
April 18
The Salmon continue to bite for the anglers who are fishing near the Soquel Hole. There were some boats who caught their limits by 10:00. The Salmon are being caught 150-400 feet down. The Blue Kajikis, U.V. Krippled Anchovies, and Chartruse F.B.R.'s. The Rock fishing remains good for the anglers working the westside of Santa Cruz. The winds were down all day and things look good for the next few days.
April 17
The fishing was good for Salmon today. I fished on the Miss Beth on Go Fish Charters and caught 7 Salmon and lost a few 180-260 feet down. We fished the Soquel Hole all day in flat calm water. The Salmon were biting Blue Kajikis down deep all day long. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock. Call Miss Beth Charters at (831) 234-6155 for a real nice time!

April 16
The Salmon fishing was a little better today with scores ranging from 0-6 fish a boat. The anglers who were trolling deep with Anchovies did the best. The anglers e fishing on the east edge of the Soquel Hole did the best. There were some big bait balls found and the Salmon were with them. The most consistent depths were from 150-250 feet down. The area in front of Moss Landing sounded slower than the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was slower today due to the swell that just passed through. The Striped Bass continue to keep the shore anglers busy! The wind stayed down all day until 2:00.

April 15
The wind blew hard today and there were only a few boats out fishing. There have been some nice Salmon caught around the edge of the Soquel Hole. The fish are being caught from 120 feet to the bottom. The P.F.M.C. has come up with the season for Salmon and it does not look good. The season is expected to end July 15. If you are waiting to try to catch a Salmon you better come here soon.

April 14
The fishing was not good for Salmon due to the wind that has been blowing since 10:00. The winds are expected to stay up for a day but the weekend may be ok. There is a new swell that came in today so the Rock fishing was slower. We hope to have a better report this weekend.

April 13
The weather was flat this morning but the lack of anglers on the water made reports hard to come by. There was one boat who I spoke with that had 2 nice Salmon and lost another. The Salmon have been cruising around the Soquel Hole. The Rock fishing was good today near Natural Bridges and the Mile Buoy. The Striped Bass continue to be caught on the beaches on the incoming tides.

April 12
There were some nice Salmon caught near the east end of Soquel Hole. The Salmon were caught on Glow Krippled Anchovies, Green F.B.R.'s , and Watermelon Apexes. The scores were 1-2 fish if you were lucky to find a few. The water was bumpy due to the new swell and some wind. The Crab fishing remains great in 140-230 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of the Soquel Hole. The Striped Bass continue to bite from Manresa down.

April 11
The Salmon continue to be caught near the Soquel Hole. There were some nice Salmon caught 200-230 feet down. The Rock fishing is still going good up the coast near Natural Bridges. The Striped Bass are still on the bite for beach anglers. The winds were down all morning.

April 10
The fishing was slow for Salmon around the Soquel Hole but there were some fish caught below the Soquel Hole. There was a boat trolling in 240 feet of water at 36'50/121'55 that caught 6 Salmon. The angler's were catching all their fish near the bottom. There were a few fish caught by Moss Landing at 36'48/121'56 on the bottom. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Ranch. The wind was calm all day long again!

April 9
The Salmon fishing remained the same today with some anglers catching 1-5 fish a boat. The anglers are doing the best fishing around the Soquel Hole. The best numbers were around 36'50/121'59, 36'50/121'58, and 36'49/122'00. The fish were being caught shallow in the morning and around 150-220 feet down in the mid morning. The bite has been the best early in the morning and slowing down in the afternoon. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock and near Davenport. The Striped Bass fishing has been great on the beaches from Manresa down to Marina. The wind was down all day long!

April 8
The fishing was good today for Salmon. There were some early limits reported at the Soquel Hole. The fish are being caught at 36'50/121'59 and 36'49/121'59. The Salmon were caught Glow Krippled, U.V. F. B. R. s, and Watermelon Apexes. There were anglers that came into the shop by 8:00 with limits of 12-17 pound fish. The Salmon are being caught 30-80 feet down. There was a big Halibut caught up the coast. The Lingcod fishing was better now that the swell is down. There was no wind at all today!

April 7
The wind was blowing hard this morning but it came down around 8:00 for the boats who stayed out on the Salmon grounds. There was one boat who had 3 Salmon on the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The Salmon were caught on Silver Krippled Anchovies 30-100 feet down. The east edge of the Soquel Hole produced a few scores of 1 Salmon that I heard of. The best Rock fishing has been near the Mile Buoy and South Rock. The Halibut are slowly starting to show up. The Striped Bass fishing remains great. There are Pelagic Crabs all over the bay so we are optimistic about the Blue Fin coming are way!

April 6
The Salmon fishing picked up for the anglers who fished the east edge of the Soquel Hole around 36'49/121'59. There were some scores of 2-3 fish on some boats that were trolling Anchovies 150 feet down. The Salmon were still biting for anglers in the afternoon who stayed out in the nice water conditions. I spoke to a boat who had 3 Salmon trolling near 36'49/121'57 around 3:00. The Salmon are being caught on U.V. Krippled Anchovies and Red R.S.K.'s 90-150 feet down. The Rock fishing was good at South Rock in 100 feet of water. There was another Halibut caught today near the Mile buoy. There is a bunch of bait in the shallow water and the water is warming up so the Halibut fishing is only going to get better. The Crab fishing is still going good for the anglers in 220 feet of water. The small Striped Bass are keeping the shore anglers busy. The Kast Masters, S. P. Minnows, and Big Hammers are doing the best.

April 5
There were only a few boats out looking for Salmon today in Santa Cruz. There were not any good scores of Salmon that I heard of today. There were a few fish caught near Mulligan Hill in the morning but then it slowed down. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport and South Rock. There have been some Halibut caught in Capitola and on the Capitola Wharf. The Striped Bass continue to be caught on the beaches from Manresa and below. The Striped Bass are all over and anglers are doing well with Kast Masters and Swim Baits. The majority of the Striped Bass have been small so be sure to bring something to measure them.

April 4
The Salmon bite is still the same with a few fish being caught here and there. The area near 36'44/121'56 has been decent for the Salmon. The Salmon were caught 70-150 feet down first thing in the morning then it slowed down. There were a few fish caught on the east edge of the Soquel Hole and in 250 feet of water off Natural Bridges. The Rock fishing was good outside of the Mile Buoy in 70 feet of water. The wind came up in the afternoon but the morning was nice.

April 3
The Salmon fishing was a little better today near the south side of Moss Landing. There were some scores of 4 fish for some of the boats in that area. The Salmon are being caught on Krippled Anchovies, Spoons, and Blue Kajikis 70-140 feet down. The are in front of Santa Cruz in 200 feet of water on the west side of the Soquel Hole produced a few Salmon. The Rock fishing was good for the anglers who fished near South Rock and Natural Bridges. The Crab fishing is still good in 170-220 feet of water but there are more females around. The water was flat calm today. The Striped Bas fishing has been wide open on the beaches but most of the fish are not legal size yet.

April 2
The Salmon opener started slow today but there were a few fish caught here and there. There was no hot spot that I heard of but some anglers did catch a few fish. There were some 1 and 2 fish scores but not many. There were a few fish caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole and a few fish caught near the crab pots in 180-220 feet of water. The area near Mulligan Hill had a few fish caught for some anglers in the afternoon. The Salmon were being caught 90-150 feet down for the most part. There were some anglers who caught some Salmon near the bottom as well. The Portuguese ledge near Monterey produced a few bigger fish. The Rock fishing was better then yesterday today near the local rock piles like South Rock and the Mile Buoy. The weather was nice all day and most anglers fished until noon or later. The Crab fishing is still going well but there have been some females moving in. There have been some nice Striped Bass caught near Manresa.

April 1
The safety zone at the harbor mouth has been lifted and you do not have to check in with the Harbor or the Coast Guard anymore!! The weather is nice and Rock fishing is open today and Salmon opens tomorrow!!
March 26

At the March PFMC meeting, the Council adopted three season alternatives for analysis. While the April 2 opener is set, the Council will adopt in April regulations for the balance of the season beginning May 1. In the Monterey region, Alternatives I and II are identical to the 2015 season: a significant reduction from prior years, but fishing through Labor Day, at least north of Pt. Sur.

Alternative III, however, slashes further. In "Monterey North" (Pt. Sur to Pigeon Point), two more months would be lopped off. The season would end June 30. South of Pt. Sur, the season would end May 31. Action is required to persuade the Council to reject Alternative III in the Monterey management areas.

  1. Individuals must make their feelings known to the Council. Public comment may be submitted by email to: pfmc.comments@noaa.gov. You should reference "Agenda Item E.1.f."



March 23
THE HARBOR IS OPEN COME FISHING!

March 21
The Harbor is going to reopen later today so check their web site for more information. You will have to check with the Harbor or the Coast Guard before going out on channel 9 or 16 but the Harbor is in better shape then its been all year!
March 19
The Harbor is expected to talk to the Coast Guard Monday and resolve this closure. We will keep you posted but it sounds like it may be back to normal Monday!
March 18
The Harbor has been closed by the Harbor & Coast Guard. This is from shoaling due to poor dredging and management. They are speaking with the Coast Guard and we may know something by Monday! Call the Harbor at 831-475-6161 ext. Lisa.

March 9
The Crab fishing is still going greta here in Santa Cruz when the weather permits. The Surf Perch fishing has been good near Manresa and Rio del Mar. There have been some big Perch and a few Striped Bas caught on Camo Gulp Worms. We have Live Pile Worms for sale for the tournament this Saturday.

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