Fish Sniffer On Demand Digital Edition 3816 Jul 19- Aug 2 2019 - Page 27

July 19 - Aug 2, 2019 VOL.38 • ISS. 14 25 MONTEREY BAY cont. “The salmon fishing is still going good here in Santa Cruz and the commercial salmon guys are off for a few more days,” reported Todd Fraser of Bayside Marine on July 6. “The east side of the Soquel Hole in 145-200 feet of water is still producing some quality salmon. The fish are still being caught near the bottom, but there have been a few fish caught up high.” “The rockfish action has been good near Natural Bridges and Davenport,” noted Fraser. “The South Rock area is loaded with big Blues. The halibut fishing is starting to get better with the swell dropping. The wind was down all morning!” - Dan Bacher Bait Rigging Made Easy For Salmon Anglers With Luhr Jensen Cut Bait Heads! T he Luhr Jensen® Cut Bait Head gives you an easy, extremely effective way to present a herring strip or artificial cut bait to the salmon you’re targeting. Pre-rigged and ready to use, the Cut Bait Head is built on a 48”L, 40-lb. test Sufix® fluorocarbon leader that runs through a detailed teaser head with a fish-at- tracting built-in rolling action and large 3D BAJA holographic eyes, trailing a Weather Variable In Cabo, But Marlin pair of snelled Still Bite! 4/0 VMC® CABO SAN LUCAS- Changing weather, again this Techset hooks. Simply rig with your bait of choice; you can let the head slide down to the hook, or peg it at any distance above the lead hook (peg included). For more information go to www.rapala.com week, made for some challenging fishing as water temperatures varied and fish didn’t stay long in the same areas. We had two days of strange thick fog that rolled deep into town and a bit of wind on some days. This would happen and then the next day, turn up the heat, then back up to fog and cooler water… Still though, we had good marlin numbers, 85 released total for 40 boats. Dorado and Tuna were scarce, only a couple caught, but the inshore fishing held up. BIG rooster fish again this week, and lots of them, plus some yellowtail, sierra, bonita, snapper and some triggerfish. To close out the week, a surprising catch this Saturday, with Pisces 31’ La Brisa hitting the docks with a swordfish, found on the surface close to shore and caught on 40 lbs test. Pisces 31’ La Brisa had already released a striped marlin yesterday, close to Punta Ballena area and the anglers, Adam Strout, David French, Jacob Morris and Pat French from Maryland were having a good day. But it got better. The crew spotted something on the surface - swordfish. Swimming Dave Gault caught this incredible bluefin tuna while fishing Mexican waters during a late June long range trip. Photo courtesy of FISHSNIFFER.COM. Big halibut have been a common sight aboard the Goldeneye 2000. These husky fish were landed on July 2. Photo courtesy of GOLDENEYE 2000 SPORTFISHING, Berkeley. 2912 SALMON • - ROCKFISH ROCKFISH • - ALBACORE ALBACORE SALMON 831-633-2564 831-633-2564 Get to the fishing grounds Get fast on to our charter grounds boat in Moss fast Landing-Monterey the 50’ fishing on our 50’ Bay charter boat in Moss Landing - Monterey Bay WWW.KAHUNASPORTFISHING.COM www.kahunasportfishing.com 4.23.10 only about a mile offshore the crew threw some live caballito bait and got it to bite. It was going to be tough fight as they cast the bait on a Shimano 20 with 40-pound test line, 100 lbs leader. Angler Adam Stroud fought the swordfish for two and a half hours before getting it to the boat. A day to remember for the angler and the crew aboard; Captain at helm this day was Fernando Noyola. Pisces 35’ Bill Collector 2 had another stand- out week with good marlin catches. They released 4 Striped marlin of about 100 - 120 lbs each out at Destiladers on ballyhoo and dead caballito bait. Anglers were the Vitols family from This happy angler was doing some East Cape style inshore fishing out of the Hotel Palmas De Cortez on AZ. The next day they headed to Destiladeras June 28 when this incredible roosterfish went on the again this time releasing 3 striped marlin, using chomp. the same tactics. Their most fruitful day came at Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Mexico. the beginning of the week when they released 2 Striped marlin, which took ballyhoo and live caballito and also kept an amberjack which hit on the yoyo. Plus, one bonita and 6 red snapper using dead bait, all at Destiladeras once again. Pisces 31’ Ruthless also had a good week, with 3 Striped marlin released on ballyhoo and caballito bait and a nice 35 lbs roosterfish released of about 35 lbs which took live bait outside of San Jose for anglers Abraham Franco and Scott Halpern from CA. Our Bertram Moppie, Pisces 30’ Karina has quickly become an angler favorite, with consistent fishing since its debut. this week was no different on one of their best days they released 3 striped marlin with anglers from South Carolina aboard. Again, fish hit on live and dead caballito out of Destiladeras. Pisces 31’ Tiburon did equally well with 3 striped marlin released at Destiladeras and one shark released for Gena and Michael Phelps and Josh Pennucci. This impressive East Cape swordfish was landed aboard the Don Antonio by the Van Wormer Team on June 30. Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Mexico. 3807