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Fishing Report

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Dec. 1
There was one blue fin caught that I heard of today. The blue fin was caught at 36'38/122'20 and weighed around 150 pounds. There were anglers looking in other areas around Davenport but I did not get any reports of fish caught there. The rock fishing is still good up the coast. The crab fishing is decent for the anglers who let their hoops soak for at least a hour near the Soquel Hole. There were a few steelhead caught on the San Lorenzo. The perch fishing is still good near Rio del Mar. There are still some sea bas being caught near Capitola in the mackrel schools. The wind was calm and the swells are small.
Nov. 30
The sea bass are still being caught in 90 feet of water near Pleasure Point for the anglers putting in the time. The rock fishing was good near Davenport. I did not hear of any blue fin today despite the 5-10 knot day. The lingcod are on the bite near Franklin Point.
Nov. 29
There were a few boats out near Monterey that hooked up to some blue fin. The anglers were fishing near 36'36/122'08. I spoke to one angler who fished this weekend 6 miles above the last Davenport Finger and saw blue fin all day but could not get a bite. There are some sea bass being caught near the mackrel in 90 feet of Pleasure Point. The crab fishing was good straight out in 180 feet of water. The rock fishing has been good near Franklin Point. There are still some nice halibut and lingcod being caught near Wilder Beach and Davenport. The wind was calm in the morning and there was no swell.
Nov. 28
There are anglers finding some blue fin jumpers out near Davenport and Monterey. There was one confirmed catch of a 80 lb. blue fin around the 36'38/122'08 area. The rock fishing was good near Davenport. There are still a few sea bass being caught near Pleasure Point in 90 feet of water. The crab fishing is good near the Soquel Hole in 180-200 feet of water. The weather was calm with a small swell.
Nov. 27
There were two possible blue fin hooked and lost today. On angler was at 36'45/122'24 and the other was at 36'38/122'08. The anglers had the fish get into the down rigger and the other had it chew him off. That was all I heard on the blue fin grounds. The water has moved out of the Davenport Fingers to the 25 line and beyond. There is warm water near Monterey off shore near the dog bone. The wind came up in the afternoon so most anglers did not go far below Monterey. The rock fishing is still good near Davenport. The halibut are still being caught here and there up the coast by Wilder Beach. The hoop anglers are doing good on crab in 180 feet of water near the Soquel Hole. The perch were on the bite at Rio del Mar.
Nov. 26
There was one blue fin that I heard of near Monterey at 36'38/122'07. I am not sure if the anglers found them at Davenport we will see tomorrow. The rock fishing is still going good near Davenport. There are a few halibut being caught from Wilder Beach to Davenport. The anglers are still catching a few sea bass mid depth on mackrel and squid. The crab fishing is still hoops and loops until they meet December 15. The anglers who are working the hoops are catching limits of crab.
Nov. 25
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Nov. 24
There were not many boats out today despite the nice conditions. There were a few sea bas caught in Capitola. The rock fishing was still good near Davenport. I did not hear of anyone looking for blue fin.
Nov. 23
The rock fishing has been best near Davenport. There are a few halibut being caught near Wilder Beach. There are some big sea bass being caught in Capitola near the mackrel in 70-110 feet of water. I did not get many tuna reports today except jumpers at 36'52/122'19. There was some wind in the afternoon today.
Nov. 22
The fishing is still going the same here in Santa Cruz. There are blue fin being caught in the canyons where the warmer water is. There are some sea bass being caught in Capitola. Rock fishing is great near Davenport. There are some bonita being caught in the canyons before the fingers near Davenport. The halibut are being caught from Wilder Beach to Davenport in 50-80 feet of water. The water conditions were nice today. The crab season is still snares and hoops until the next assessment around December 15.
Nov. 21
The report remains the same here in Santa Cruz. The big blue fin are still being caught at the Davenport Fingers. I had a friend go down towards the dog bone but did not see any life despite catching blue fin there last week. The majority of the blue fin seem to be staying at the Davenport Fingers. The rock fishing was good near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. The halibut and lingcod are still biting from Wilder beach to Davenport. The weather was calm all day long.
Nov. 20
The blue fin are still being caught near the Davenport Fingers. The rock fish are on the bite near Ano Nuevo. There are some sea bass in the mackrel balls near Capitola. The halibut are still being caught from Wilder to Davenport in 60-80 feet of water. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
Nov. 19
The season is not ending hear in Santa Cruz. There were some nice halibut caught near Wilder Beach today. There have been some sea bass in the 50 pound range caught in the bait balls by Capitola. There are 80-200 pound blue fin being caught 15-20 miles out near the Davenport Fingers. The rock fishing is great near Davenport. The perch are on the bite near Rio Del Mar. The crab are slowly being caught with hoops and snares in 100-200 feet of water straight out of Santa Cruz. The weather has been great!
Nov. 18
The weather was flat today and anglers fished near the Davenport Fingers for some nice blue fin. There were fish caught near Big Sur as well. The anglers caught the blue fin from the surface to 110 feet down.
Nov. 17
The weather was nice and anglers took advantage of it. The anglers fishing the Davenport Fingers found some nice blue fin in the 80-130 pound range. The anglers caught the fish from 40-110 feet down but there have been some caught on the surface. The rock fish were biting near Davenport. There are still a few sea bass being caught in Capitola on Mega Baits.
Nov. 16
The weather was breezy today and there were not many anglers looking for the blue fin. The majority of anglers fished local rock fish and halibut. The wind is expected to drop tomorrow.
Nov. 15
The anglers are still seeing and catching bluefin in the same area. There have been a few sea bass caught on Lazer Minnows near Capitola in 70-80 feet of water. The rock fishing is still going great near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. There are still a few halibut being caught near the mile buoy and Wilder Beach. The wind and swells were calm today.
Nov. 14
The calm weather is still here and the anglers are catching some bluefin in the 75-150 pound range. There have been a good amount of 190-250 pound bluefin caught and lost so be ready. The anglers caught fish from 36'53/122'14 to 36'50/122'20 the last few days. The bluefin were caught on the surface to 100 feet down today. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. There are still a few Halibut being caught near Wilder Beach. The perch fishing was good near Rio del Mar. There have been a few Striped Bass caught near Manresa.
Nov. 13
The weather was nice today and some anglers were lucky to catch bluefin. The bluefin are still being caught in the same area I posted below. There were some anglers who went out as far as 36'50/122'30 and hooked some bluefin. There have been a few reports of some fish being caught near Big Sur. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile Buoy and Wilder Beach. There have been a few striped bass caught near Manresa.
Nov. 12
There were a good amount of bluefin hooked and lost today and some caught. The majority of what I heard on the radio were losses of fish in the 130-200 pound range. Once again make sure you bring the right rod, reel, leader, and hooks for these tuna. The anglers hooked fish from 36'52/122'13 to 36'51/122'19. The fish are still being caught near the surface and 50-150 feet down. The halibut fishing was good for a few anglers near Wilder Beach. The Capitola area was slower with sharks and mackrel reported. The wind and swells were down.
Nov. 11
The anglers are still catching bluefin near the fingers of Davenport. The Rock fish were on the bite near Davenport. The Crab are being caught with hoops and snares. The wind was not bad and the swell has dropped.
Nov. 10
The bluefin are still in the same area and some anglers caught and some did not. The anglers did catch some bluefin on the down rigger and on the surface. There have been a few Halibut caught near 4 Mile Beach. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. The wind was not bad until the afternoon.
Nov. 9
Rain and wind!
Nov. 8
The bluefin anglers did get lucky today while slow trolling Mackrel near the Davenport Fingers. There were some fish caught on the surface and down 110 feet. There were a few Halibut caught near 4 Mile. The weather was lumpy in the morning but it began to settle as the rain storm moved in.
Nov. 7
There were only a few boats out looking for bluefin today. The weather was windy on the tuna grounds so the anglers were not fishing that long. I did not hear of any fish caught today but there were some caught yesterday. The weather looks good for Monday. The anglers are finding a few crab in 140 feet of water with snares and hoops. The Rock fishing was decent near Wilder Beach. The surf perch were biting near Manresa and Rio del Mar.
Nov. 6
The bluefin are still being caught in the same area but it has been hit and miss for a few days. The anglers are still catching the majority of the fish 40-150 feet down on Mackrel. Some anglers are hooking up with Rapalas, Nomads, and Cedar Plugs while traveling between the fingers looking for fish. The Rock fishing was decent near Wilder Beach. I did hear a few Crab caught using snares with Squid. There were some Sea Bass spotted near the Mackrel in Capitola. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow around noon on the tuna grounds.
Nov. 5
There were a few boats who went looking for the bluefin and got lucky. The majority of the anglers are still finding fish around 36'52/122'16 to 36'51/122'24. The anglers are still finding the fish below the surface to 150 feet down. The weather was not bad but there was some well and wind in the afternoon. The Crab opens tomorrow so we will see how that goes with hoops and snares.
Nov. 4
The bluefin continue to bite near the Davenport fingers. There were a few boats who went out despite the weather reports only to find calm seas. There were some nice bluefin caught slow trolling Mackrel.
Nov. 3
The bluefin continue to bite near the numbers I posted yesterday. There were some fish over 200 pound caught today. Get your big gear out because before you know it a 300 pound fish will be caught. The weather was flat and foggy.
Nov. 2
It was another day of big bluefin being caught and lost near the Davenport Fingers. Once again don't go with light gear there are 200 pound fish here. The anglers saw jumpers from 36'50/122'13 to 36'53/122'24. The majority of the anglers are having good luck trolling 60-150 feet down but I have heard of some fish being caught 250 feet down. The fish were being caught all through out the day but it seems to be best early. The Rock fishing was decent near Ano Nuevo. There have been a few Halibut caught near 5 Mile and Davenport.The weather was calm all day.
Nov. 1
There were a few boats who made it out to 36'52/122'12 but said it was windy. The majority of the anglers were heading home by noon. We will see how tomorrow goes.
Oct. 31
Today was another great weather window to go for the bluefin. There were some scores ranging from 0-4 fish caught today. There were a good amount of fish lost due to faulty gear. The fish are ranging from 70-200 pounds so do not go under gunned. There was one angler who caught a 80 lb. Opah. As I write this at 3:00 there are boats who are still hooking fish near Davenport. The anglers are finding the fish from 36'50/122'13 to 36'52/122'24. The anglers are catching the fish on Nomads, Cedar Plugs, and Mackrel. The majority of the fish are being caught 80-130 feet down. The Rock fishing was decent near Davenport.
Oct. 30
The bluefin are still on the bite in Santa Cruz. There were several fished hooked up today from the same numbers I posted below. The Blue fin were caught from the surface to 150 feet down. There were quite a few fish lost this morning. I cant stress enough to use the right equipment and fluorocarbon leader line. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport.
Oct. 29
More big bluefin were being caught in the same areas today. There was some wind on the water but the Blue fin did not mind. The Rock fishing was decent near Davenport. The Halibut anglers are catching Sharks. Go for the Blue fin in the 40-200 pound range!
Oct. 28
There were some more 100 pound bluefin caught again today. They have been in the edges of the warm water from 36'50/122'12 to 36'54/122'23. The winds were calm and the swell dropped.
Oct. 27
The storm has settled and there were a few boats who went out to look for bluefin. There was one angler who came in with a 100 pound fish about 12-15 miles out. The angler said he caught the bluefin 100 feet down on a Mackrel. THere were only a fe other anglers out and I did not hear anything else. The wind was calm but there was some swell.
Oct. 24 & 25
The storm made fishing on a boat impossible the last two days. Things are looking good for lighter winds on Tuesday. We will let you know if anyone goes out. Before the storm there were Bonita and a few bluefin caught near 36'52/122'22. Good luck if you go and the majority of the Blue fin were caught 100 feet down.
Oct. 23
The wind was down all morning today but it slowly picked up through the day. There was one boat near the Davenport Fingers early and scored a nice bluefin. There were a few others out looking but I did not hear back from them. The Rock fishing was decent on the west side of Santa Cruz.
Oct. 22
Stormy Seas no report! Looks like the wind will be down Saturday.
Oct. 21
There were a few Blue fin caught near the Davenport Fingers today. There were only a few boats fishing but the fish are still here. The wind was not bad and the swell was not that big.
Oct. 20
The storm is passing we hope to see some Blue fin reports tomorrow.
Oct. 19
The boats who went out looking for the Blue fin did find a few fish. There were some Blue fin caught off the Davenport Fingers slow trolling Mackrel and Nomads. The anglers also did hook some fish on the down rigger about 60-100 feet down. The Blue fin are still in the 70-150 pound range so don't use old line or cheap hooks! The deep water Rock fishing was wide open. There were a few Halibut caught near 4 Mile Beach. The wind was up in the morning but it did settle down in the afternoon.
Oct. 18
There were only a few boats out looking for Blue fin but I did not hear any reports. There were a few Blue fin caught yesterday 8 miles from the harbor. The wind was blowing hard around 2:00 today. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport today.
Oct. 17
There were a few Blue fin caught again in the same area around 36'54/122'24 and 36'52/122'31. The Blue fin were caught 100 feet down slow trolling Mackrel. The Blue fin were plugged full of Anchovies. It is possible that the Blue fin are feeding all night on the full moon and then staying deep to digest. There was one boat who hooked up near Carmel today and was fighting the fish for hours. Once again I cant stress the importance of proper rods, reels, and tackle for this grade of tuna. The Rock fishing was slower near Davenport. The best area was in the shallow water for Rock fish near Franklin Point. There have been some Sea Bass caught on the Squid near Capitola. The winds were calm all day.
Oct. 16
There were a few Blue fin caught today near the Davenport Fingers. The area around 36'53/122'31 and 36'54/121'25 has been producing some Blue fin in the 60-120 pound range. The Blue fin are still being caught from the surface to 150 feet down. The anglers are slow trolling Mackrel or trolling Rapalas and Cedar Plugs. The anglers who stuck it out did end up hooking some fish in the afternoon. As I write this there is a boat hooked up at 36'33/122'11. There are schools of Bonita on the inside of the Davenport Fingers. The Rock fishing was good at Ano Nuevo. There have been a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The wind was calm all day.
Oct. 15
There were a few Blue fin caught today near the Davenport Fingers in 4,000 feet of water. The anglers who fished in the cold water on the inside did not find too many. The warm water is a little further out so go looking. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught near Capitola. The wind was calm today.
Oct. 14
The Blue fin are still being caught in Santa Cruz 12-23 miles out. There were fish seen near 36'50/122'11 and there were some caught near the Davenport Fingers. The anglers were trolling Rapalas and Nomads to find the active fish and they did. There was a 117 pound fish caught near Davenport. The wind was not bad until noon. The Rock fishing is still good. There are some Halibut being caught in Capitola. The weather looks good for the weekend.
Oct. 13
There were a few anglers who caught some Blue fin at the Fingers today. The grade was in the 40-70 pound range. The majority of fish were caught on Mackrel and Nomads. The wind was not bad in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon.
Oct. 12
More wind and no boats out. We will see if people try in tomorrow morning.
Oct. 11
Nothing to report due to wind! We hope to see some boats out Wednesday.
Oct. 10
There were only a few boats out looking for Blue fin today due to the increasing winds. There were some spotted near the Fingers of Davenport. I only heard of a few fish hooked today. There were some Bonita caught on the inside edge of the Fingers. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Davenport. The wind picked up around 2:00.
Oct. 9
There were more Blue fin caught today near the Davenport fingers. There have already been two 70 pound Blue fin weighed in here today and another 75 inch one on the way. There are some fish in the 200 pound class out here so be ready. There are guys who are hooked up for 2 hours as I write this. The Halibut and Sea Bass are being caught in Capitola. The Rock fishing is good near Davenport. The weather is nice with a small swell and not much wind.
Oct. 8
The anglers are still hooking Blue fin in the wind as I type this at 2:40. The anglers are getting some Blue fin in the 60-150 pound range. The wind is blowing but the fish seem to be biting. The Rock fishing was good in the morning before the wind blew.
Oct. 7
The few that went for Blue fin caught some fish in the morning near Davenport. The wind did come up in the afternoon and it was bumpy most of the day. The Rock fishing was good early on the west side of Santa Cruz.
Oct. 6
The Blue fin were on the bite first thing in the morning today. There were some fish caught around 36'54/122'17 on Mackrel, DTX Minnows, and Cedar Plugs. There were some Halibut caught near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing was good on the west side. The wind was up on the tuna grounds but it was not bad.
Oct 5
There were Blue fin caught from 36/53/122'18 to 36'55/122'25. They were caught on Mackrel, Rapalas, and Cedar Plugs. The winds were down.
Oct. 4
Today was a repeat of yesterday with some good scores of Blue fin near Davenport and Big Sur. Of course not all of the anglers had good luck due to small fishing tackle. The anglers were finding the Blue fin on the surface and down 50-100 feet. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. The Halibut are still biting near Davenport and 5 Mile. There are a few Sea Bass in Capitola. The wind was down all morning but there was some fog so be careful.
Oct. 3
The Blue fin are still biting near Davenport Fingers and Big Sur today. There have been numerous fish caught and lost. There was even a 145 pound Opah caught on a Mackrel near Davenport. This is all time fishing here in Santa Cruz. The anglers are using 60-80 pound Seaguar and live bait hooks on the Mackrel. There have been some fish caught trolling Rapalas, Nomads, and Cedar Plugs as well. The inshore Rock fishing is still going good for the anglers near Davenport. The Sea Bass are being caught in Capitola in the Mackrel bait balls. The wind was not bad until 1:00 on the tuna grounds.
Oct. 2
The Blue fin fishing was good this morning with a bunch of hook up near the Davenport Fingers and down near Big Sur. The anglers were using all types of methods and they were working. I heard of anglers trolling Cedar Plugs, Rapalas, DTX, Mega Baits, and trolling Mackrel. There were some fish caught in the green 57 degree water. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport today. The Halibut fishing was not bad near Capitola and there are some Sea Bass down that way. The weather was a little bumpy with fog, swell, and wind chop.
Oct. 1
There were some Blue fin caught today at the Davenport Fingers and down near Big Sur. The reports have been the same make some live bait or go troll Cedar Plugs, Rapalas, and Nomads. The fish are here and they are in the 70-180 pound class. The key is to find the water temperature break and look for the Blue fin. The wind was not bad in the morning but it did blow 15 in the afternoon. The Halibut are still being caught up the coast. The Rock fishing is still going good near Davenport. There was another Sea Bass caught on a Mega Bait in Capitola.
Sept. 30
The Blue fin anglers were able to catch a few fish today. There was one caught out of Santa Cruz about 10 miles. There was one caught near Big Sur as well. That was all I heard of but most anglers did see Blue fin. The Rock fishing was good up the coast in 90-120 feet of water. There were some Halibut caught near 4 Mile and Davenport. The anglers near Capitola are catching a few Sea Bass and Halibut. There was a consistent 10 knot breeze all day.
Sept. 29
There were a few boats out catching some Halibut and Rock fish up the coast. The majority of anglers were jigging Mackrel for tomorrow.
Sept. 28
There is not much to report except big swells and wind. Thursday things should calm down.
Sept. 27
There were only a few boats out looking for Blue fin near Santa Cruz because of the wind. The weather ended up nice until 3:00 near Davenport. There were 2 big Blue fin caught near Davenport at 36'48/122'08 and 36'50/122'10. The Blue fin were caught on Nomad DTX and live Mackrel fished far back from the boat. There were some Bonita caught on Rapalas, Mega Baits, and Feathers near the Blue fin. The Halibut fishing continues to be good near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz.
Sept. 26
The Blue fin are still biting well in the Monterey Bay. The areas near the Canyon edges where the temperature breaks are holding the big Blue fin. There have been fish caught near Davenport and below Monterey today. One of my friends has 4 fish and is hooked up as I write this. The Halibut and Rock fish are still biting up the coast. The Capitola area has been producing some nice Halibut and Sea Bass. There were Bonita caught in front of Santa Cruz about 6 miles out. The wind was down all morning.
Sept. 25
The Blue fin continue to be caught by the anglers who are putting in the time. There were multiple fish caught in front of Santa Cruz up to the Davenport Fingers. There is another school of Blue fin being caught near Point Pinos and the Sur Canyon. The Bonita were biting good about 4-6 miles straight out of Santa Cruz. There were some nice Halibut caught in Capitola. There was another big Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship. Rock fishing was great in the deep water near Davenport. The winds were calm and the swells were small.
Sept. 24
There was one Blue fin caught near Sur Canyon yesterday that I know of. The area near the Davenport fingers was loaded with Bonita and Blue fin yesterday. There were a few Blue fin hooked but not many landed off Davenport. We will see what today brings. Well there were fish caught in both directions. I heard of a few fish caught at the Davenport Fingers and some down below. There were a few fish caught at the temperature break near Carmel and some caught near Big Sur. They are still hooking doubles as I write this at 4:00pm. There are Bonita 6 miles straight out of Santa Cruz.
Sept. 23
The weather was good today so a few boats ran down to Point Sur for the Blue fin. The anglers were still out looking so it is hard to say if they found them. The Halibut and Rock fish are still on the bite up the coast. The Lingcod fishing has been good near Ano Nuevo. I will report more on the Blue fin if I get some more reports.
Sept. 22
The Blue fin went on the bite today at the Sur Canyon. There were several fish caught on Cedar Plugs and Nomad DTX Minnows. The anglers who did the best were slow trolling Mackrel on the surface and 50-100 feet down. There are boats hooked up as I write this at 5:15 pm. The anglers caught and spotted fish as close to 36'28/122'02 and as far as 36'16/122'09. The body of fish is connected to the Blue fin that are being caught near Morro Bay. The area near Davenport Fingers still has some Blue fin being seen. I did not hear of any hook ups near Davenport today. The Blue fin are in the 30-150 pound class. There were some Bonita caught near the middle of the canyon by the Soquel Hole. The Halibut fishing was good near 5 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing was good near Franklin Point. The wind was calm and the swell was small.
Sept. 21
The same action on Halibut and Rock fish up the coast in calm conditions. The one boat looking for Blue fin spotted some off Davenport but they were on the move and did not get them to bite. We will see what tomorrow brings because more boats should be out looking.
Sept. 20
There were only a few boats out looking for tuna today near Davenport and outside of the Soquel Hole today. I did not hear of any tuna caught but the windy conditions did not help. The anglers who fished Halibut caught some nice fish between 4 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach. The wind was not bad close to shore but there was a little swell.
Sept. 19
There were some Blue fin caught near the Sur Canyon and off the Davenport fingers. The Bonito were being caught straight out of Santa Cruz about 9 mile from the harbor. The Halibut are still on the bite up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Capitola area seemed a little slower today. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport but there was some wind in the morning.
Sept. 18
There are some big Blue fin in the bay right now. I just weighed in a 135 pound Blue fin caught trolling a Rapala. I would say it is a good time to go looking on the canyon edges. The inshore fishing was good for Rock fish up the coast near Franklin Point. The Halibut are still on the bite near 4 Mile and Davenport. There have been some Halibut and Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship.
Sept. 17
The inshore fishing is still going good for the anglers working up the coast. The area near Davenport has been great for Rock fish and Lingcod. The Halibut have been biting near 4 Mile and 5 Mile. The area near Capitola and Pajaro has been producing some Halibut and a few Sea Bass. There have been rumors of Blue fin near Davenport at the fingers. The winds were down all morning.
Sept. 16
The Rock fishing and Lingcod were on the bite up the coast near Ano Nuevo. The Halibut fishing picked up near 4 Mile and Davenport in 70-90 feet of water. The wind was not bad all day. The swell did begin to drop today.
Sept. 15
The Halibut fishing is still going well for the anglers fishing from 4 Mile to Davenport. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship. The Rock fishing is still decent near Ano Nuevo despite the swell. There were a few Salmon caught in 300 feet of water on the bottom. I heard of some Blue Fin spotted near Davenport by a shore based person??
Sept. 14
The fishing was slower today do to the big south swell. There were a few Halibut and Rock fish caught up the coast. There were a few Halibut caught in Capitola. There were a few boats who went to look for Blue fin near Monterey and Carmel but did not see much. There was one Bonito caught near Carmel. The wind was from the south so Blue fin fishing was hard.
Sept. 13
The fishing was decent for the anglers who fished in Capitola to avoid the swell. There were a few Halibut and Lingcod caught near the Mile reef in Capitola. There was a big Sea Bass caught in Capitola yesterday. The areas up the coast were slower for Halibut due to the swell. No news on Salmon or Blue fin.
Sept. 12
The few boats who fished for Salmon near Soldiers Club did not do much today. There were some nice Lingcod caught near Natural Bridges. The area from 4 Mile to Davenport is still going good for Halibut. The anglers near Franklin Point did great o Rock fish. The Capitola area is producing Halibut and a few Sea Bass. There was talk on the radio of a Blue fin being caught near Carmel. The weather was not bad all morning.
Sept. 11
There were a few Salmon caught at Soldiers Club in 200 feet of water. The few boats who went looking for Blue fin did not see anything in the morning and then the wind blew them off the water. The Halibut fishing was good near 4 Mile and Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught near the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good on the west side and near Davenport. The swell was small but the wind did blow in the afternoon.
Sept. 10
The Halibut are still being caught up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport in 60-90 feet of water. The area near Manresa has been producing some nice Halibut in 60-80 feet of water. There were a few Salmon caught trolling near Soldiers Club in 200 feet of water. The Rock fishing is still going good up the coast near Wilder Beach and Davenport. The Blue fin have been spotted and caught below Big Sur. The wind was not bad in the morning but it did pick up in the afternoon.
Sept. 9
The Halibut are still on the bite up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Rock fishing is going great up near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. There ares still a few Blue fin being reported below Monterey. There was a boat who went out near the Davenport fingers but only found blue water. There are still a few Salmon being caught near Soldiers Club in 200 feet of water. The wind was not bad in the morning.
Sept. 8
The Halibut fishing was decent in front of the harbor and near Capitola. The anglers did find some nice Halibut near 5 Mile in 90 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder and Davenport. I did not hear of anyone looking for Salmon or Tuna today. The wind was up in the mid morning but then it dropped later in the day.
Sept. 7
The fishing for Halibut was good near Capitola and the Mile Buoy. The anglers did catch some Salmon near Soldiers Club in 200 feet of water. The Salmon are being caught on the bottom. I did not hear of any Blue fin yet but there were a few caught yesterday near Monterey. The weather was nice with a small swell.
Sept. 6
The anglers who went looking for Blue fin near the Davenport Fingers and near Carmel did not see much today. There was one lost near Monterey and a few jumpers seen. The area had a good amount of traffic so maybe they stayed down. There was a good Salmon bite at Soldiers Club today. I spoke to a friend who caught 2 limits in 200 feet of water on the bottom. The Halibut continue to bite up the coast near 4 Mile and Davenport. The wind was not bad until the afternoon.
Sept. 5
As I type this there are anglers catching 80 pound Blue fin near Monterey. The anglers are catching them with Cedar Plugs, Rapalas, Nomads, and live Mackrel. The fish are close to shore near the Point of Monterey. The Blue fin are in the 60-100 pound range. The Halibut and Rock fish are biting up the coast as well.
Sept. 4
The fishing was good for Halibut and Rock fish from 4 Mile to Davenport today in 60-90 feet of water. The deep water Rock fishing was good of Wilder Beach. The Blue fin have shown up in the same area near Monterey and Carmel Bay. The Blue fin are in the 100 pound class and chasing bait on the edges of the canyon. There was one landed yesterday and a few schools seen today. The wind was not bad all morning and there is no swell.
Sept. 3
Sorry I missed a day and went fishing yesterday. I ended up with 3 Halibut up the coast near 4 Mile Beach. There were anglers fishing the same area today and catching Halibut drifting Squid. The anglers fishing near Manresa are also catching Halibut in 60-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing has been great up the coast near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. The anglers in Morro Bay are still catching a few Salmon so I would not doubt there are some around here. I did hear a boat near the Dog Bone looking for Tuna but he did not see anything.
Sept. 1
The Halibut continue to bite near Seascape in 60-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. The wind was calm all morning.
Aug. 31
The Halibut fishing was good down below Capitola again today. The anglers who fished near Davenport found steady action on Rock fish and Lingcod. There have been some big Lingcod caught in 90 feet of water near Ano Nuevo. The wind was not bad and there is no swell.
Aug. 30
The Halibut fishing is still going good from Capitola to Pajaro in 60-80 feet of water. The Lingcod fishing was great at Ano Nuevo. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. There was a boat who went looking for tuna below Monterey and out about 50 miles but did not see anything. There was 63 degree water but the color was green. The wind was not bad until the afternoon today.
Aug. 29
The Halibut fishing has been hot from Capitola to Pajaro in 60-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. There have been a few small Salmon caught in 160 feet of water near Mulligan Hill. The wind was calm until 1:00.
Aug. 28
The Halibut continue to bite between Capitola and Pajaro in 60-80 feet of water. The anglers near Franklin Point caught some big Vermillion's and Lingcod. Davenport and 4 Mile have been producing some nice Halibut and Rock fish. The wind was not bad all morning.
Aug. 27
The Halibut were on the bite from Capitola to Pajaro today. There were some good scores in 60-80 feet of water. The Rock fish and Lingcod fishing has been great up near Ano Nuevo and Franklin Point. The west side of Santa Cruz is producing some quality Rock fish and Halibut. The wind was down all morning. There is a big plume of warm water below Point Sur that could be holding tuna. We will keep you posted if anyone goes looking.
Aug. 26
The inshore fishing was good for Rock fish near Davenport and Ano Nuevo today. The Halibut are being caught up the coast near 3 Mile and Davenport. There were some nice Halibut caught near Capitola and Pajaro. The wind was down all day.
Aug. 25
The Halibut fishing is still going well on the west side of Santa Cruz in 50-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing has been great at Franklin Point and Ano Nuevo. Anglers are finding limits of smaller Rock fish near the Lighthouse. The winds have been down and the swell is gone.
Aug. 24
The inshore fishing was the best bet today. There were some nice Halibut and Rock fish caught up the coast. The Franklin Point area was good for Rock fishing. The Halibut have been biting near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Capitola area is still producing some nice Halibut. The wind and swell was down.
Aug. 23
The were no Salmon reports today that I heard of. The Halibut fishing is still going well for the anglers fishing near Capitola and Pajaro. There have been some Sea Bass caught near Pajaro and Moss Landing. The Rock fishing was great up near Franklin Point. The wind and swell have settled down.
Aug. 22
The Salmon fishing was slower today near Mulligan Hill but there were a few caught near Pajaro in 260 feet of water. The Halibut fishing is a little slower due to the south swell. The Rock fishing has been great near Franklin Point. The wind was down all day.
Aug. 21
The Salmon are still biting in 180-220 feet of water near Mulligan Hill. There were some reports of 1-4 fish caught trolling Krippled Anchovies near the bottom. The Halibut fishing was not bad up the coast near 4 Mile and Natural Bridges. The Halibut are also being caught from Capitola to Pajaro. There have been some Sea Bass caught near Monterey. The Rock fishing was good near Franklin Point and Davenport. The wind was down all morning and the swell is slowly dropping.
Aug. 20
The Salmon are still biting near Mulligan Hill in 180-240 feet of water. The anglers are catching the Salmon trolling Krippled Anchovies near the bottom. The Rock fishing was decent near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. There were some Halibut caught near Capitola and Pajaro in 60-80 feet of water. The wind was down and the swell is dropping.
Aug. 19
The fishing was not bad for Halibut near the Cement Ship and Pajaro. The anglers found some Halibut in 60-80 feet of water drifting and trolling Squid. There were a few Salmon caught trolling near Mulligan Hill in 190-240 feet of water. The Rock fishing was decent up the coast near 5 Mile. The wind stayed down almost all day.
Aug. 18
There were not many boats out today due to the south swell. There were some Halibut caught below Capitola. The Rock fishing was decent on the west side of Santa Cruz. There were a few Salmon caught today near Mulligan Hill. The problem is the Jellyfish are thick so make sure you keep cleaning your rigs or you will get skunked. The wind stayed down all day today.
Aug. 17
The fishing remains decent for the anglers working through the Jelly fish near Mulligan Hill. The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom in 150-220 feet of water on Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola and Pajaro. There have been a few Sea Bass caught in that area. The Rock fishing is still going great up the coast. The swell was small but the wind did blow by noon.
Aug. 16
The Salmon fishing was good near Mulligan Hill for Salmon in 140-200 feet of water. The anglers caught limits trolling Krippled Anchovies and Glow Kajikis on the bottom. The Halibut fishing was good near Pajaro in 60-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing continues to be god up the coast near Davenport and Franklin Point. There have been good scores of smaller Rock fish near the Lighthouse and Mitchell's Cove. The wind was calm all morning.
Aug. 15
There ares some Salmon to be caught here in the Monterey Bay. The anglers caught some limits on the west side of the Soquel Hole in 300 feet of water. The anglers in 200-230 feet of water near Soldiers Club caught some nice Salmon. The Mulligan Hill area produced some limits in 140-200 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon were caught near the bottom. The Halibut fishing was a little slow due to some south swell. The Rock fishing has been great near Ano Nuevo. The wind was not bad all morning.
Aug. 14
The Salmon are still being caught on the bottom near Mulligan Hill in 240-260 feet of water. The Halibut fishing was a little slower up the coast due to the south swell. The Rock fishing is still going good near Ano Nuevo and Franklin Point. The Capitola area to Pajaro is producing some nice Halibut in 60-80 feet of water. The weather was perfect to run all the way up to Franklin Point today.
Aug. 13
The Halibut bite continues to be good for the anglers fishing near Capitola and Pajaro. The anglers fishing up the coast are catching some nice Halibut, Lingcod, and Rock fish near 4 Mile and Davenport. The Franklin Point has been great for Rock fish and Lingcod. There were a few Salmon limits caught in front of Mulligan's and Soldiers Club. I did not hear of any Tuna. The wind was calm and there is a small south swell.
Aug. 12
The fishing is still going well on the inshore. The Halibut are still on the bite near Capitola and Pajaro. There have been some Sea Bas caught in the same area. The Rock fishing was great near Ano Nuevo and there were some Halibut caught near there as well. There have been a few boats looking for tuna but I have not heard of any hook ups. The conditions are great so come fishing.
Aug. 11
The Halibut fishing has been good near Rio del Mar and Pajaro in 60-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport and Franklin Point. The wind was down all morning and the swell is small. We keep hearing about Blue fin below Monterey but have yet to see one.
Aug. 10
The inshore fishing was the best bet again today. The anglers caught big Halibut near Capitola and Pajaro. The Rock fishing was great up near Davenport and Franklin Point. There was no wind in the morning and the swell was small.
Aug. 9
There were a few Salmon caught on the west side of Santa Cruz in 240 feet of water. The Salmon were caught on the bottom trolling Anchovies and glow white hoochies. The Halibut are still on the bite near Pajaro and Capitola. The Rock fishing was great up the coast near Franklin Point. I spoke to one angler who went towards Big Sur yesterday looking for Blue fin. The anglers encounter southerly winds and poor viability. They did not see anything but perfect temperature breaks and blue water. The wind was down and there is no swell.
Aug. 8
The fishing remained the same today with great action on Lingcod and Rock fish up the coast. The Halibut fishing is still going good for the anglers near Capitola. There have been a few Salmon caught in 100-150 feet of water from the Lighthouse to Natural Bridges. The wind was calm all day long.
Aug. 7
The weather was nice today and the anglers had good luck on Rock fish near Davenport and Franklin Point. The anglers who found the cleaner water found some nice Halibut in 40-60 feet of water up the coast. The Capitola area to Pajaro is still producing some nice Halibut and a few Sea Bass. I did not hear of any Salmon today. The rumors of Blue fin near Big Sur are getting confirmed and there should be some calm weather to go looking soon.
Aug. 6
The inshore fishing was good today up the coast for Rock fish and Lingcod near Davenport. The Halibut fishing has been good in the clean water from Santa Cruz to Pajaro. The wind and swells are down but there was some chop up the coast due to wind up near S. F. I did not hear of any Salmon. There have been some big Blue fin spotted near the Big Sur coast.
Aug. 5
The fishing remains the same here in Santa Cruz. There have been some nice Halibut and Rock fish caught up the coast. The anglers from Capitola to Pajaro are finding nice Halibut. There have been some keeper Sea Bass caught near Pleasure Point on Big Hammers. The swell was small but the wind did come up.
Aug. 4
There was a email report that someone sent me stating there were 4 Salmon caught trolling the bottom near Mulligan Hill. The Halibut fishing is still going good for the anglers fishing from Capitola to Pajaro. The Rock fishing was wide open at Franklin Point. The winds were calm today. There have been reports of Blue fin around the Pioneer and possibly Big Sur. There are confirmed catches in Avila so they should be on their way.
Aug. 3
The Halibut are still being caught from Capitola to Pajaro despite the red tide. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught up the coast as well. I did not hear of any Salmon. There were Blue fin spotted near the Pioneer Sea Mount but the anglers did not hook any. It sounds like the Blue fin are starting to push up from the waters down below.
Aug. 2
The fishing was the same today with good scores of Halibut and Rock fish coming in. The Franklin Point area has been great for Rock fishing. The Halibut continue to bite neat Pajaro and Capitola. The wind was down until noon. I did not hear of any Salmon.
Aug. 1
The Halibut fishing was good near Pajaro today in 60-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing continues to be great up the coast near Franklin Point. The Salmon fishing was slow near Monterey and up the coast. The wind and swells were calm.
July 31
The Rock fishing was great today at Franklin Point. The anglers near Davenport caught a few nice Rock fish and Lingcod. The Halibut fishing is still going good from Capitola to Pajaro in 60-80 feet of water. There have been a few Sea Bass caught on Big Hammers near the kelp at Pleasure Point. The wind and swells are down. I did not hear of any Salmon today. One angler went looking for Tuna but came back empty. The angler looked around the Weather Buoy and down towards Point Sur. The water was mixed in color with off temperature ranging from 56-59 degrees.
July 29-30
The Halibut fishing continues to be good in Santa Cruz. I fished yesterday for Halibut in the afternoon and caught 6 fish drifting Squid. The anglers are doing well near Capitola and Pajaro in 50-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing was great up the coast near Davenport. The wind and swells have been calm.
July 28
The Halibut and Rock fish kept anglers busy today. There were great scores of Rock fish and Lingcod caught near Davenport. The anglers near Capitola had good luck on the Halibut near the Cement Ship. I only spoke to one boat who went looking for Salmon near Pigeon Point and he caught one. There were a few boats who caught 1-3 Salmon trolling near the Sand Plant in 250 feet of water. The majority of the Salmon bites are coming from the bottom. The wind was not bad until 1:00.
July 27
There were a few Salmon caught near Monterey and a few in 150 feet of water in front of Santa Cruz. The Halibut fishing was good in Capitola in 50-80 feet of water. The area near Pajaro has been good for Halibut as well. The Rock fishing was great near Table Rock and Davenport. The wind was down and the swell is small.
July 26
The Salmon fishing was slow near the Sand Plant but a few anglers caught one near the bottom in 220 feet of water. The Halibut fishing continues to be good near Capitola and Pajaro. The anglers up the coast found some nice Rock fish and Lingcod. The water was flat calm!
July 25
There are still a few Salmon being caught straight out of Santa Cruz in 150 feet of water. The Halibut fishing has been good near Capitola and Pajaro in 50-80 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good in the deep water near Davenport. The shore anglers are starting to see more keeper Halibut near New Brighten. The wind and swells remain calm.
July 24
The Salmon bite was slow but I did hear of a few fish caught near Mulligan Hill and the Sand Plant in 200-250 feet of water. The anglers caught a few big Salmon on the bottom. The Halibut fishing was good near Capitola and Pajaro in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing is still going god for anglers fishing near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. The wind and swell are down. There have been a few Striped Bass and Halibut caught by the beach anglers.
July 23
The majority of action that I heard of today was Halibut and Rock fish. The anglers found nice Rock fish and Lingcod drifting near Wilder Beach and Davenport. There were a few Halibut caught near the Cement Ship and the Mile Buoy. There are schools of Thresher Sharks cruising around in 40-60 feet of water near the wharfs due to the bait fish. There were some nice Salmon caught near Sand Plant in 220 feet of water on the bottom. The wind was not bad in the morning and there is no swell.
July 22
The Salmon fishing has been hit and miss near the Soquel Hole and down near Soldiers Club. There were a few fish caught down deep in both areas. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers who trolled near Capitola. The Rock fishing was great near Natural Bridges and Wilder Beach. The swell was down but the wind did blow around noon.
July 21
The Salmon reports were nil today with lack of anglers trying. The majority of the action was Rock fish and Halibut. The areas up the coast are producing some quality Rock fish and Lingcod. The inshore areas near Natural Bridges and Wilder have been producing some nice Halibut. The anglers in Capitola are catching some nice Halibut and Dog Sharks near the Cement Ship. The wind and swells remain down.
July 20
The Salmon bite has been slower but there are still a few being caught near the bottom all over the place. The Halibut fishing has been good for the anglers in Capitola and up the coast. The Rock fishing was wide open near Davenport. The wind and swells are down.
July 19
I just got a late report of Salmon being caught in 190 feet of water near Wilder Beach down deep. The Salmon that I did hear of were caught in the shallow water near Capitola in 100-120 feet of water. There were a few fish caught trolling near the bottom in 190 -250 feet of water near the Soquel Hole. The anglers fishing near Mulligan Hill and Soldiers Club caught a few Salmon down deep. The Halibut are still being caught near the harbor and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport and Wilder beach. The wind was not bad until noon.
July 18
The Salmon fishing was a little slower today near the Soquel Hole but there were a few anglers who hooked 1-4 fish. The Soldiers Club produced a few decent scores first thing in the morning but then it slowed down. The Halibut and Lingcod were on the bite on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Capitola area was good for the anglers trolling for Halibut in 50-60 feet of water. The shore anglers are catching some Halibut near New Brighten on white Zoom Flukes, Channel Island Chovie Big Hammers, and Kastmasters.
July 17
The fishing for Salmon was the same today with some anglers doing decent around the Soquel Hole and Mulligan Hill. The anglers found some action in the morning in 170-200 feet of water near the tip of the Soquel Hole. The Mulligan Hill area to Soldiers Club was a little better for some anglers in 220-275 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught on the bottom. The Halibut fishing is still going well for the anglers fishing on the west side of Santa Cruz and near Capitola. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport. The wind was down all morning.
July 16
The Salmon fishing is still going good for the anglers fishing near Mulligan Hill and Soldiers Club. There were some limits caught on the bottom in 220-275 feet of water. The inside edge of the Soquel Hole in 200 feet of water was good for some limits as well. It seems like if you find some bait in 180-280 feet of water you will find some big King Salmon! The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers who fished the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport. The shore anglers are starting to catch more Halibut near New Brighton.
July 15
The fishing for Salmon is still going well near the Soquel Hole and the Sand Plant. The anglers who fished near the Soquel Hole caught 1-4 fish down near the bottom in 190-275 feet of water. The same depth was working near the Sand Plant and some anglers caught limits. The Halibut are still on the bite near Capitola and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was great up the coast near Davenport. The swell was down and the wind was not bad until 11:30.
July 14
The anglers who searched for the Salmon in front of Santa Cruz were rewarded. There were some 25 pound Salmon caught trolling and drifting near the Lighthouse and off Capitola in 120-170 feet of water. The tip of the Soquel Hole did produce a few fish down deep in 270 feet of water. The anglers who fished near the Sand plant and Soldiers found some solid action on big King Salmon. The anglers were trolling in 150-250 feet of water near the bottom. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola. The Rock fishing was wide open near Davenport and Wilder Beach. The wind was down all morning.
July 13
The fishing is still going good for the anglers trolling near the Sand Plant on the bottom. The anglers are finding some big Salmon in 140-200 feet of water. I would not doubt there are Salmon in front of Santa Cruz in 120 feet of water as well. The Capitola rental boats are catching a few big Salmon a mile out of Capitola. There are still some nice Halibut being caught on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was wide open near Davenport.
July 12
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who fished near the Sand plant and Soldiers Club. The anglers caught 1-8 Salmon trolling near the bottom in 140-220 feet of water. I did hear a few fish caught trolling near Pajaro. The Halibut fishing has been decent in front of the harbor and on the west side of Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was good at Natural Bridges. The wind was not bad until 11:00.
July 11
The Salmon are still being caught near the bottom in 120-220 feet of water near the Soquel Hole, Pajaro, and Mulligan Hill. The anglers had 1-2 fish in the Soquel Hole and Pajaro areas. There seemed to be more limits reported near the Sand Plant and Mulligan Hill. The Halibut are still being caught near the Mile buoy and Capitola. The Rock fishing has been great near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The wind was not bad until 11:30.
July 10
The bite continues to be good for the anglers who are trolling the bottom near Pajaro and Mulligan's. The anglers are catching the Salmon on Krippled Anchovies in 150-220 feet of water. The Halibut are still being caught near the harbor and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The anglers trying to get to Davenport in smaller boats had a hard time due to wind chop. The wind came up earlier today and the swell is still lingering. There have been a few Sea Bass caught near the Cement Ship.
July 9
The Salmon fishing was good this morning with some 4 and 6 fish limits being reported in two different areas. The anglers found the Salmon at Mulligan Hill and Pajaro in 180-230 feet of water. The Salmon are still being caught on the bottom on Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing was good in front of the harbor and in Capitola. The Lingcod and Rock fish are on the bite near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The wind was down but there is still a little south swell.
July 8
The Salmon are still being caught near Pajaro in 140-220 feet of water. The anglers caught a nice grade of King and Coho Salmon. The action is coming from the bottom trolling Krippled Anchovies, Green Krocodiles, and Purple Haze Kajikis. There were some anglers catching Salmon limits! The Halibut are still being caught near the harbor and near Capitola. Rock fishing was great at Natural Bridges. The wind was down but the south swell picked up.
July 7
The Salmon are still being caught by the anglers who are willing to put in the time and troll the bottom. There were some decent scores of 2-5 fish caught from Pajaro to Moss Landing in 120-200 feet of water. The Halibut are being caught by trolling and drifting in 40-60 feet of water. The anglers are finding Halibut from Natural Bridges to Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The wind was not bad until 11:00 and there is a small swell.
July 6
The Salmon fishing was the same today with a few fish caught near the Soquel Hole and Mulligan Hill on the bottom. The fish are being caught trolling near the bottom in 120-240 feet of water. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers who trolled near the Mile Buoy and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was great up the coast. The wind was not bad until noon.
July 5
The Salmon was slower today but there were a few fish caught at the Soquel Hole and near Mulligan Hill. The majority of the action was in 140-220 feet of water on the bottom. There were some Rock fish anglers reporting jumping Whales near Davenport which maybe a sign of Salmon. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers who fished near the Cement Ship and Capitola. The Rock fishing is still going good up the coast in 80 feet of water. There was no wind and a small south swell.
July 4
The Salmon are still being caught near the Soquel Hole on the bottom in 200-240 feet of water. The bite was not hot but there were some fish caught. The area near the Sand Plant and Mulligan's was good in 140-180 feet of water. The fish were caught near the bottom with Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing was decent near the harbor and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was great near Davenport and Ano Nuevo. There were lots of Whales and bait near Davenport in 260 feet of water. The weather was calm but there was some south swell.
July 3
The Salmon fishing was decent around the Soquel Hole for a few anglers. There were some nice fish caught on the west side of the Soquel Hole in 240 feet of water. The best area was around Mulligan Hill in 120-200 feet of water. There were some limits reported from anglers trolling Krippled Anchovies on the bottom. The Halibut fishing was not bad near Capitola and the harbor. The main problem is that there are a bunch of Kingfish and Dog Sharks in the area. The Rock fishing was good on the west side of Santa Cruz in 80-120 feet of water. The wind was calm and the swell is still small.
July 2
The Salmon fishing was decent for anglers fishing around the inside edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers caught Salmon in 200 feet of water on the bottom. There is another school of Salmon at Mulligan Hill that just showed up. The anglers caught limits of Salmon from 140-200 feet of water. The Salmon were all caught on the bottom trolling Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing is still going well for anglers near the harbor and Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach in 80-120 feet of water. The wind was calm on the Salmon grounds all day but there was some wind near the beach.
June 30 & July 1
Sorry took my birthday off!
June 29
The Salmon continue to bite near the bottom from 36'51/121'56 to 36'51/121'59. The Salmon are being caught in 200-270 feet of water on the bottom. The anglers are having the best luck trolling the Pro Troll lighted flasher with a Watermelon Krome Krippled Anchovies. There were limits of 4-6 fish reported by 9:00 am. The Halibut are still being caught in 40-60 feet of water near Santa Cruz and Capitola. The Rock fishing was good in 80 feet of water near Davenport and Wilder Beach. The wind was down in the morning but it did blow in the afternoon. The wind is expected to settle down this week.
June 28
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers who could stay near the bottom in 220-270 feet of water. There were some scores of 1-4 fish caught near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The fish are all in the 14-20 pound range! The Halibut fishing is still going well for the anglers who put in the time near Capitola and the Mile Buoy. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges. The wind did come up by 11:00 today and looks the same for tomorrow.
June 27
The Salmon fishing remained the same near the edge of the Soquel Hole. The anglers who trolled the bottom in 200-280 feet of water had the best luck today. The scores ranged from 1-5 fish a boat trolling Anchovies near the bottom. The Halibut are still being caught near Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing has been great near Davenport. The wind stayed down until noon.
June 26
The Salmon fishing was good today for the anglers who could stay on the bottom near the Soquel Hole. There were limits reported from 36'51/121'56 to 36'51/121'59. The anglers caught the Salmon trolling Anchovies on the bottom in 220-270 feet of water. The Salmon were in the 12-20 pound range. The Halibut fishing was good for the anglers trolling Squid near the Cement Ship in 50-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was wide open near Davenport. The wind was down all morning due to the fog.
June 25
The Salmon bite picked up today for the anglers who fished the tip of the Soquel Hole and down near Soldiers Club. The Soquel Hole was decent but the Soldiers Club seemed to be producing a few more fish. The Halibut are still being caught in front of Santa Cruz and down in Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. There have been some small Sea Bass caught on the edges of the kelp near Pleasure Point. The Rock fishing is going great near Davenport. The wind was down and the swell is dropping.
June 24
The weather was nice today on the Salmon grounds but there were not many caught. There were a few fish caught near Pajaro in 300 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good up the coast near Davenport. There are still some Halibut being caught near the harbor and in Capitola.
June 23
The Salmon fishing was slow but there were a few fish caught in 300 feet of water near Pajaro. The Halibut bite slowed down due to the lack of Squid and the south swell. The Rock fishing was good near Natural Bridges and Wilder Beach in 50-80 feet of water. The water was calm but there is some south swell.
June 22
The inshore fishing was still good for Rock fish and Halibut despite the south swell. There were great scores of Rock fish in the shallow water near Davenport and Wilder Beach. The Halibut fishing was good near Capitola. The wind was calm all day. There were just a few Salmon caught at the tip of the Soquel Hole.
June 21
The Salmon fishing was slow today with just a few fish reported out near the Soquel Hole. The Halibut fishing is still going good in Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing is still going well up the coast near Wilder Beach. There was some south swell but not much wind.
June 20
The Salmon are still being caught around the Soquel Hole at 36'50/121'57. The Salmon are in the 20 pound range and feeding 50-100 feet down. There were a few fish caught near Mulligan Hill in the morning. The Halibut fishing has been great with anglers catching great scores daily. The Rock fishing was wide open near Natural Bridges and Davenport. The wind was calm all day. The shore anglers are starting to catch Halibut from the jetty's and beaches.
June 19
The Salmon fishing was decent at the Soquel Hole with anglers 1-2 fish at 36'50/121'58. The anglers in 200 feet of water near Mulligan Hill caught 1-3 Salmon trolling 70-110 feet down. The Halibut bite is still going good in Capitola. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach. The wind was not bad until noon on the Salmon grounds. The Halibut and Rock fishing areas were nice all day.
June 18
The Salmon fishing was the same today with a few fish caught near the Soquel Hole and a few near Moss Landing. The Halibut are still on the bite near the harbor and in Capitola. The Rock fishing was great up the coast. The wind was not bad in the morning.
June 17
The Salmon anglers caught a few fish near the edge of the Soquel Hole and down near Moss Landing. The majority of anglers had 1-3 Salmon trolling 70-150 feet down. There was one angler who called me to report the tuna he saw. He said he was at 36'50/121'57 in the mid morning when all the sudden there were Blue fin jumping. He said that a 70-100 pound fish jumped near his boat and confirmed it was a Blue fin. The inshore anglers did well on the Halibut near the harbor and in Capitola in 40-60 feet of water. The wind was up at the Soquel Hole around 11:00.
June 16
The Salmon fishing was hit and miss for most anglers today. The anglers caught some fish early at the tip of the Soquel Hole and some near Pajaro. The best areas were around 36'51/121'59 and 36'49/121'53. The Halibut are still on the bite near Capitola. The Rock fishing has been great near Wilder in the deeper water. The wind was down until non on the Salmon grounds.
June 15
The Salmon fishing was good for the anglers working the east edge of the Soquel Hole around 36'51/121'59 to 36'50/121'57. The anglers caught 1-4 fish a boat trolling 80-150 feet down. The Halibut fishing was good near the harbor and down in Capitola. The Rock fishing was decent around Natural Bridges. The Salmon are getting big so make sure to upgrade your leaders and hooks. The wind came up early on the Salmon grounds but the Halibut grounds were calm.
June 14
The Salmon fishing was good for some of the anglers who fished near the east edge of the Soquel Hole at 36'51/121'57. The anglers on the west edge caught 1-2 Salmon. The anglers near Mulligan's to Soldiers did find some nice Salmon. The majority of the fish were caught around 80-160 feet. The Halibut fishing was good near Mile Buoy and Capitola. The Rock fishing was great in the deep water near Wilder Beach. The wind was not bad all morning due to the fog.
June 13
The Salmon fishing was good for some of the anglers who worked the Soquel Hole. There was one boat who caught 6 Salmon trolling the bottom in 250 feet of water. The other anglers caught 1-3 fish around the west edge of the Soquel Hole. The majority of the action was deep but there were some fish caught 90-150 feet down. The Halibut fishing is still going good near Capitola and Santa Cruz. The Rock fishing was great near Wilder Beach in the deep water. There were a few Salmon caught near Scotts Creek. The one angler I heard that went to Davenport fingers to look for Blue fin did not see much. The wind was not bad until 11:30.
June 12
The Salmon fishing was decent first thing in the morning near the Soquel Hole and Mulligan Hill. The anglers on the west edge of the Soquel Hole had some action until 8:00. The scores ranged from 1-4 fish a boat. The area at 36'44/121'52 was about the same with some anglers with 1-4 fish. The majority of the action came from 70-150 feet down on Krippled Anchovies. The Halibut fishing was decent around Capitola in 50-60 feet of water. The Rock fishing was good near Davenport. The wind stayed down until noon.
June 11
The Salmon were on the bite today in the Monterey Bay. There were some limits caught at the Soquel Hole in 300 feet of water. The anglers reported steady action at 36'51/121'59. The anglers near Mulligan Hill had some quick limits working towards Soldiers Club. The majority of the Salmon action is from 90-180 feet down. The Halibut fishing has been great from Capitola to Pajaro. The Rock fishing was good near Wilder Beach in the deep water. The wind was down all morning. The shore anglers are starting to see more Striped Bass and Halibut.
June 10
The Salmon are still being caught around the Soquel Hole and Mulligan's. The anglers averaged 1-4 fish trolling near the bottom. There was a school of Silvers near the surface. The Halibut is still going good near Capitola and Pajaro. There have ben some reports of Blue fin in the bait balls near Pajaro. The wind was calm all morning.
June 9
The Salmon fishing was slow around the Soquel Hole this morning but there was one boat who caught some fish on the east side of the Hole. The area around 36'51/121'55 produced some Salmon early in the morning. The Check Mate found some Salmon for his clients in front of the Sand Plant. The anglers were able to mooch up 14 nice King Salmon. The Halibut fishing is still going good near Capitola and Pajaro. The wind came up around 11:30.


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



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