Any recent reports from the Santa Cruz area?

Wondering how the bite is down in the Santa Cruz area, particularly for halibut and stripers. Heard that there's been some red tide moving in and out, but was hoping for some more recent updates.

Seems like a number of forums and websites have shut down or stopped posting updates, which is a shame...

Casting a line here hoping someone can hook it up with the info!


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Fished in Aptos last Friday morning for my first outing since January. It was solid salad everywhere. Of course, I didn't bring any of my top water stuff. Sorry that I don't have anything more recent than that as, at best, we only make it over the hill every other week.


I've been following The Santa Cruz Surfcaster on YouTube. He's been posting some of his catches in the past few weeks.