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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 40.46% catch rate for Shortbelly Rockfish, based on 2538 Shortbelly Rockfish counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ SHORTBELLY ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 5.83% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 366 Cabezon counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ CABEZON COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.53% catch rate for Rex Sole, based on 284 Rex Sole counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ REX SOLE COUNTS CHART
There is a 4.51% catch rate for Lingcod, based on 283 Lingcod counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ LINGCOD COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.91% catch rate for Coho Salmon, based on 245 Coho Salmon counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ COHO SALMON COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.79% catch rate for Sharpchin Rockfish, based on 238 Sharpchin Rockfish counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ SHARPCHIN ROCKFISH COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.78% catch rate for Starry Flounder, based on 237 Starry Flounder counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ STARRY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.76% catch rate for Chub Mackerel, based on 236 Chub Mackerel counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ CHUB MACKEREL COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.75% catch rate for Chinook Salmon, based on 235 Chinook Salmon counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ CHINOOK SALMON COUNTS CHART
There is a 3.73% catch rate for Arrowtooth Flounder, based on 234 Arrowtooth Flounder counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ ARROWTOOTH FLOUNDER 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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Another WOW day at Jurassic Park. Incredible bite and Incredible weather. 60 chili peppers and vermillions totaling over 170 pounds. Biggest vermillion yet on our boat at ove
Beautiful weather for the rest of the week. We still have openings if you want to get out on the water and have some fun!!! The post May 31 appeared first on Monterey Bay and
Local potluck today and flat calm seas. Headed out to one of our honey holes and it was game on! Caught a lot of fish but only kep the best 60 blue rockfish (pacific snapper)
What an awesome Jurassic Park trip today. Weather held good for us and we knew we had to fish hard and fast before the winds showed up. These pictures are just some of the fi
Local potluck today and we got lucky! Caught over 100 fish but only kept the best 60 rockcod two lings that we let go to grow and a very nice 15# halibut. Weather was perfect
Our first halibut trip of the season and it was a great one! Hooked six halibut and kept three. Let the other three go back to grow. Also boated a nice lingcod. Wonderful gro
Out to the deep again with our family of first responders. Water was a bit bumpy and made fishing more challenging than usual. We caught fish on the ledge but opted to go up
Out to the deep for another Jurassic Park venture. As soon as we dropped in our lines it was game on! We picked up fish throughout the morning but not the bite we’ve seen for
What a day at Jurassic Park! Out to the deep again and put in 170+ pounds of chili peppers and reds and petrale sole. Got a nice whale and dolphin show too! Water was challen
Out to the deep again and we whacked ’em good! Filled the boat with 150 pounds of chili peppers green spots canaries and other rockfish (pacific snapper) and petrale sole. Th
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