Santa Cruz, CA fish report E-mail
Written by Allen Sansano   
Friday, 31 May 2013 18:22

There looked to be a short weather window this morning so I loaded up my kayak and hit it. Destination, Santa Cruz. Target, California Halibut.

Dawn Patrol!  I was met by a gorgeous sunrise, a mixed swell, but no wind yet.

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Got to the ground and proceeded to hook up on a procession of small schoolie rockfish. This one is a Black Rockfish. 

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 And here's a Copper Rockfish.

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 And a Vermillion Rockfish.

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 An Olive Rockfish.

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 A Brown Rockfish.

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 A Lingcod.

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 Another Black Rockfish.

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 Another Brown Rockfish.

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 The fish were coughing up small 3" squid. Match the hatch?

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 Another Vermillion Rockfish.

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 And another Vermillion Rockfish.

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I managed to make one piece of bait, and sent that down for a California Halibut. This bait is too big for the rockfish to play with so my procession of rockfish stopped. And no Halibut love either. But hey, it was a short action packed morning. The wind started to come up around 9 and by 10 I was on my way in.

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