View Full Version : Capitola Skiff Fishing

07-31-2005, 11:30 PM
Holly and I went out of Capitola recently on one of the skiff rentals. With 2 boxes of squid, a small amount of rockfish gear and no knowledge we set out. It wasn't a killing by any means; but we did catch a variety of rockfish, a flounder, mackarel and a bunch of what I think were kingfish. All told, it was a fun day and after we joked that we've done far worse trying things for the first time before.

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08-01-2005, 07:40 AM
nice going.what day did you 2 go.those little boats are very stable to fish in.

08-01-2005, 07:06 PM
sounds like a productive fishing trip, I was wondering what kind of rigs you used, I fished on a Capitola skiff on sunday and came back with four descent sized rockcods. Thank you for sharing with us your fishing adventure at Capitola.

08-01-2005, 07:56 PM
You guys are going to have a hard time getting back to trout after you've tasted saltwater. ;D

08-01-2005, 08:03 PM
Great to see you two out in a boat again....

Doc's right, once you get a little salt under your collar you'll never get rid of it...LOL

It looks like it's already too late for them ;D ;D

08-02-2005, 05:31 AM
Rusty and Doc, Holly looks unfavorably on trout fishing allready, let alone from the bank and god forbid powerbait ;D ;D

Adam, We were using diamond bars tipped with squid and shrimp flys

08-02-2005, 08:05 AM
It' too late...she's gone.....

But she'll be back ;) ;D

Salty Holly..... 8)

08-02-2005, 08:20 AM
It's the not knowing what is going to hit your bait part that sucks most people into saltwater fishing. That and the fact that most of the fish you catch in the ocean are tastier than freshwater fish.

On the other hand, it's the weather, the wacko regulations, and the extra boat maintenance that keeps people away from saltwater fishing.

08-02-2005, 02:30 PM
Extra boat maintenance, let me first get past the cost of an ocean worthy boat.

08-02-2005, 04:59 PM
I like it, I love it...I want some more of it. I thought freshwater is a blast! I am always coming up with another way that I can get back again, and again :)

08-02-2005, 10:35 PM
I read that...... and get this image of Holly kicking up her heels in the skiff while allfish is trying to steady the boat..... ;D ;D

08-03-2005, 12:29 PM
Actually, the boats are very steady. The problem was, Holly would say I want to go out/over there and then when I gave it full throttle she'd get wet but if I didn't go full wood we'd never get there with the 8HP motor.

I just got off the phone with her and asked if she wanted to go this Sat and she said no. ??? :o ??? I got a $20 sayin she changes her mind by Friday 5PM ;) :D

08-03-2005, 01:14 PM
Good trip!

That is a VERY NICE flounder in that picture.

08-03-2005, 01:36 PM
It didn't taste bad in tacos either. :)

08-04-2005, 07:43 AM
Halibut tacos...now there's a twist.....

Cook lightly till you flake the fish and assemble??

Avocados?.....maybe a strip of papaya??

08-04-2005, 11:08 PM
I just had pepper jack cheese, lettuce and hot sauce. But an avocado sauce would be good or maybe chipotle something.

08-26-2005, 11:11 PM
pretty darn good for winging it. i've never seen a flattie with that zebra tone dorsals. wonder what it is. we don't have them up north of the gg. i wish my lady would say yes to fishing tomorrrow. :-/

08-27-2005, 07:38 AM
Those are Starry Flounder, there are a lot of them in SF Bay but they are much smaller then those around SC. I saw a 14 pounder caught off Capitola once, the guy didnít realize at the time he had a state record and cleaned it.