The Fish Sniffer - Hit Big Sur For Lingcod Limits
Hit Big Sur For Lingcod Limits

Written By: Dan Bacher, May 28, 2014
Species: Lingcod Rockfish
Location: Monterey Bay,

Lingocd and rockfish action is excellent on the days that the weather allows the boats to get down to the scenic Big Sur Coastline.

For example, a trip aboard the Kahuna on Sunday, May 17 yielded 36 lingcod, full limits, and 126 rockfish for the 18 anglers. The anglers fished shrimp flies, bars, swimbaits and an array of lures off Point Sur.

“Salmon fishing remains slow so we are not getting out much right now,” said Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing. “It has been blowing and we keep hoping that this will change the conditions to get these salmon to move into the bay.”

 Chris Arcoleo of Chris’ Fishing Trips in Monterey confirmed the tough salmon fishing and great bottomfish action

The Caroline went out on both Saturday and Sunday for salmon, only to be skunked on both days before going bottomfishing and taking three-quarter limits of rockfish. The Star of Monterey went to the local reefs for 32 limits of rockfish and 8 lingcod. 

“The salmon bite remains slow in Santa Cruz, but there are a few being caught on a daily basis near the Soquel Hole,” according to Bayside Marine. “The halibut are still moving in with the bait, so things on the inshore are only getting better. The lingcod and rockfish action was good up the coast, but the wind did come up around 11:30.”


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