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Beautiful beaches and weather make Santa Cruz a popular tourist destination. Fermín de Lasuén from Spain established Mission Santa Cruz in 1791. Some time after the Conquest of California, Santa Cruz was incorporated as a city. In 1907, the city constructed the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Santa Cruz soon became recognized as a seaside resort community. Monterey Bay and the San Lorenzo River are two major bodies of water, where you can go fishing.
Popular inshore species you may catch while Santa Cruz fishing include Bluefin Tuna, Cabezon, Flounder, Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish and Sea Bass. King Salmon is a highly sought after fish that you could target nearshore. Other species that you have a good chance of catching while nearshore Santa Cruz fishing are Cabezon, Halibut, and Lingcod. Albacore Tuna and Bluefin Tuna are plentiful much of the season offshore. If you are in Santa Cruz during fall, you may want to head to the mouth of the San Lorenzo River to target Silver Salmon. In 2011, a record White Sea Bass was caught off of the Santa Cruz shore that weighed 79 pounds. It was also one of the largest Sea Bass to be caught on rod and reel.
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There is a 25.91% catch rate for Atlantic Herring, based on 50 Atlantic Herring counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ ATLANTIC HERRING COUNTS CHART
There is a 16.06% catch rate for Starry Flounder, based on 31 Starry Flounder counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ STARRY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 10.88% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 21 Lingcod counted.
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There is a 9.84% catch rate for Great White Shark, based on 19 Great White Shark counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ GREAT WHITE SHARK COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.74% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 13 Rainbow Trout counted.
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There is a 6.22% catch rate for Bocaccio, based on 12 Bocaccio counted.
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There is a 5.7% catch rate for Darkblotched Rockfish, based on 11 Darkblotched Rockfish counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ DARKBLOTCHED ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.59% catch rate for Halibut, based on 5 Halibut counted.
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There is a 1.55% catch rate for Blue Shark, based on 3 Blue Shark counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ BLUE SHARK COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.55% catch rate for Bonito, based on 3 Bonito counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ BONITO COUNTS CHART
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Santa Cruz are the following:
Soquel Hole 36.52.00 / 121.57.00
Popular King Salmon and Silver Salmon hole for trolling and drifting.
Mulligan Hill 36.44.98 / 121.52.
Soldier’s Club 36.41.14 / 121.52.28
601 South Rock
601 South Rock 36.55.00 / 122.01.00
Manresa State Beach
Park Reef Kelp
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Big water today and big fish too for grandpa Tom and eight year-old grandson Tom (aka Hook). Great time. Lots of fish for the holiday. The post November 21 appeared first on
Out to the deep for lings and things today. Got our bait then tried for lingcod but they weren’t biting. Ran up the coast for rockcod and did okay. Water was a wee bit bUmPy
Out to the deep today with high hopes of big fish. Mother nature had other plans for us. East wind made fishing difficult but we did manage to knock out limits of chili peppe
Out to the deep again for lingcod and rockcod. Water wasn’t very nice so it was a bumpy day. Got to the lingcod grounds and the mackerel have taken over the area. Mackerel we
Ran out for lingcod today and made bait but the mackerel were thick! Turns out the lings already had their meal for the day so we headed up the coast and got into the chili p
Out to the deep lingcod part of Jurassic Park today. After making bait we drop in our lines and picked away at the lings. Water and wind were ugly but we managed to get some
The bluefin are now starting to show up in consistent numbers. My buddy Josh landed three and lost one in the past 48 hours. Other boats are also getting fish. We’re ready to
Our first bluefin tuna trip of the season. Water was perfect. Quite a few boats fishing but not a lot of fish caught today. Water looked good so maybe the big tuna bite will
Out to the deep again and we got into the fish right away. Variety of rockfish and a 17 pound lingcod. The post October 13 appeared first on Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Fishi
Lingcod gear testing in the deep today. The lingcod were big too with an average of 15 pounds and the biggest went 18 pounds. The post October 12 appeared first on Monterey B
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