View Full Version : skiff fishing from santa cruz

08-27-2005, 08:47 PM
is it possible to go skiff fishing and get to new years island to go fishing? and if it is, is there maybe a map that will show where and stuff? thanx

08-27-2005, 09:50 PM
If you are asking whether or not you can rent a skiff at the Santa Cruz pier and go up to New Years Island, you aren't supposed to go that far with one of thier skiffs.

If you launch your own boat, yes you can go, but its a long ride in a small boat. Others hopefully chime in, but I think its between 10 and 15 miles.

Be careful out there and the best navigation tool is a map and GPS. If you don't have a GPS, make sure you at least have a compass. I've been out there in the fog and run into guys asking where shore is...now thats scary and very, very stupid.

08-28-2005, 09:12 AM
Ano Nuevo is 25 miles from Santa Cruz. It should not be attempted on anyones skiff in my opinion. rule number one in my book if and when we are at ano nuevo is not to reach over the side of your boat and wash your hands. Great Whitey make his rounds at ano for the sealions. GPS is a must with the fog, radar is even better!

Good luck!

08-28-2005, 11:07 AM
rule number one in my book if and when we are at ano nuevo is not to reach over the side of your boat and wash your hands. Great Whitey make his rounds at ano for the sealions.

Makes me wanna go!

08-28-2005, 10:09 PM
for skiff fisherman advanced......
go to piegon pt and take you 12/14' with a friend and
unload it and walk down to the beach and launch in the
cove there... you can just fish piegon pt. which is hot
or go south only a mile to ano...and your there..
I use to do it in my 14' befor I got a bigger boat..
it is untouched that area is full of lings/capezone
in the 40/60' range....another beach is the one to
the north side of piegon pt which when the surf is
small like now you can drag your boat across the sand
and launch there too. it like 50yds to the water..

heres the cove at piegon pt
park on that road and its like an 80yd walk
down to the cove and not bad...
its also a great fishing hole for shorebased anglers too.

http://www.californiacoastline.org/cgi-bin/image.cgi?image=200401018&mode=sequential&flags=0& year=current

skip north 5frames and you will see the sandy beach
that i'm talking about...

08-29-2005, 03:01 AM
Is this the one Blue Crush?
http://www.californiacoastline.org/cgi-bin/image.cgi?image=200401006&mode=sequential&flags=0& year=current

08-29-2005, 07:33 AM
for blue crush,
i have like a 12 foot portabote that folds up and stuff but is that really safe to use in pigeon point? those rocks and waves look pretty creepy

08-29-2005, 11:37 PM
all fish thats the beach..... ;D
you park on that road and walk the boat to the
left side and launch there....theres a slight surge
wear shorts and its easy......

porta boat is not recomended....sorry :-/
a 12' alu can do the trick... ;)
I've seen the porta boat its kinda scetchy....
or you could get a kayak and do it..
that would be great up there...
I might have to try that one, just got a 13'
used kayak for the kids at the lakes and that just
might be a alot of fun....
the cove at the lighthouse is the easiest to get in
though the walk is longer...
that whole area is a hot bed for fish...

08-30-2005, 07:34 PM
i'v been fishing there one time a long time ago with big 10 foot surf rods. we caught a lot of rockfish and some perch. also caught an undersized lingcod

08-30-2005, 07:49 PM
that spot is can be really hot....
it is alot of fun to fish....
also the big rock in the bay there, on low tide
there is HUGE mussels on the rocks there...
I boil them up and put them in spagehtti, mmmmmm good *;D
white or red sauce.

08-31-2005, 07:52 PM
When I lived in Palo Alto..some time ago...

that was my favorite spot

To the left of the long beach just north of the lighthouse there are long slots in the rocks that used to be great for abs...and when the tide came in the perch did too!!

I've taken more perch out of that section than I could count and the holes there are great for lings like BC says...

Easy access....lots of fish...beautiful scenery...choice

They had a hostel there for a few years...anybody know if they still run it?

This is a certified HONEY HOLE

09-01-2005, 08:44 AM
Hostel is still operating. You can also park an RV overnight along the frontage road. The tidepool area has stayed picked pretty clean of ab's and mussels though. Still a lot of fish out there! ;)

09-01-2005, 09:25 AM
Thanks for that Ken....

Sounds like I may have to take a short trip ;D ::)

Trial run for some new equipment...and...uh..try out the old camper....and see if it still...uh...works 8) ::)

OMG....a road trip ;) ;D ;D

09-01-2005, 05:44 PM
with the small surf this weekend and foggy mornings
this would be a great place to hang out...
as for the hostile heres the site...


09-02-2005, 09:38 AM
The Tides are really good for a whole mornings fishing, too!

09-02-2005, 10:45 AM
Yep, tide coming in from about 5:00 AM to about 11:30 AM. Perfect!

09-02-2005, 07:57 PM
u think i can get there on a rental skiff if theres good weather? or am i not spose to go that far also.