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Monterey-Santa Cruz-San Mateo County Piers—
Posted by Ken Jones (Skipper - Posts: 11990)
on May-31-08 12:52pm
(In reply to: Last Pier Fishing Report (#125) for this board— posted by Ken Jones on May-31-08 12:47pm)
Monterey-Santa Cruz-San Mateo County Piers
Monterey Wharf #2 — No report this month. How To Get There: From Highway 1 take the central Monterey exit and follow Del Monte Avenue to Figueroa Street, turn left and follow to the wharf.
Seacliff State Beach Pier — Ed, at the Capitola Bait Shop, on the wharf, says anglers are getting a few halibut at Seacliff while the shark fishing has been unusually good. Recent catches have included soupfins, threshers and even 7-gills from the shallow water pier. How To Get There: How To Get There: From Highway 1 take the State Park Drive exit; follow the road west to the park entrance.
Capitola Wharf — Ed, at the Capitola Bait Shop, on the wharf, says some nice fish continue to be taken including an 18-pound striper taken by an angler (Mike) who fly-lined a live anchovy behind the bait shop. The same angler lost a large bat ray (estimated at 50 pounds) later in the day. Two legal halibut were taken from the pier last week (live and frozen anchovies) while the surfperch have slowed. However, the usual denizens—kingfish and small perch—are available around the pier. The bait shop also now has a fishing report on the tackle shop’s web site for those who want up to the minute information (http://capitolaboatandbait.com/fishing-report). How To Get There: From Highway 1 take the Bay Avenue exit west until it hits Capitola Avenue where you turn right; stay on this to Cliff Drive, turn right and park wherever you can find a spot.
Santa Cruz Wharf — Christina, at Andy’s Bait and Tackle, at the end of the wharf, says things have been really slow although there have been some reports of good jacksmelt action. How to Get There: There are many ways to get to the wharf, the way I usually go is to take Ocean Street south from Highway 1; when you get to Laurel Street turn right and follow it to Pacific Street, turn left and follow Pacific to the wharf.
Piller Point Pier — Apparently the crabs are still around but fishing is slow. How To Get There: From Highway 1 simply take the Pillar Point Harbor turnoff and follow the road down to the main parking lot. This pier is to the far right of the parking lot
Pacifica Pier – Joe, at the Rusty Hook, says action is pretty dead. The perch have slowed while a few stripers are being taken inshore, but not too many. He says local anglers are concentrating on the beaches and the beaches are producing quite a few stripers and some nice sized stripers. He says there just isn’t any bait at the pier, not even bullheads. How To Get There: Take Highway 1 to Pacifica, take the Paloma Avenue-Francisco Boulevard exit, take Paloma west to Beach Road, turn left and follow the road to the pier
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