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Halibut And Starry Flounder Reward Anglers

Written By: Dan Bacher, August 15, 2014
Species: Rockfish Lingcod Halibut
Location: Monterey Bay,

(Moss Landing) The Kahuna is booking both rockfish and lingcod adventures to Big Sur and halibut drifting trips inside Monterey Bay – and finding excellent success on both.

The 11 anglers landed 8 starry flounder, 50 sanddabs and 15 California halibut during a trip aboard the Kahuna on August 1. The 10 anglers on the next flatfish adventure on August 3 bagged 11 starry flounder and 3 halibut. Then on August 10, the 13 anglers bagged 2 halibut, 5 starry flounder and 100 sanddabs aboard the Kahuna.

Bottomfish action is also going strong. A trip to Point Sur on August 2 yielded 50 lingcod and 250 rockfish for 25 anglers, while a trip on August 9 produced 210 rockfish for 21 passengers, reported Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing. The anglers were fishing an array of shrimp flies, jigs, bars and baits for the rockfish and lings. 

Chris Arcoleo of Chris’ Fishing Trips in Monterey reported superb rockfish and lingcod action on Sunday, August 10. The Caroline and Check Mate returned with a combined 41 limits of both rockfish and lingcod while fishing the local reefs.” The Caroline was even inside of the bay,” Arcoleo noted.

“Rockcod fishing has been excellent on both the half and full day trips out of Santa Cruz,” said Ken Stagnaro of Stagnaro’s Fishing Trips. “On Monday, the Velocity had 15 lingcod and limits of great quality rockfish for 15 guys up at Davenport.”

“Over the weekend of August 9-10, the anglers on the half day trips caught easy limits of yellow, brown and blue rockfish with 3 to 5 lings per trip. The six pack boat has been getting limits and about 4 lings per trip for 6 anglers,” Stagnaro explained. 

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