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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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12/31/2012 1:02:37 AM -
Soquel Hole 36.52.00 / 121.57.00
Popular King Salmon and Silver Salmon hole for trolling and drifting.
12/31/2012 12:40:32 AM - Mulligan Hill 36.44.98 / 121.52.
12/31/2012 1:01:17 AM - Soldier’s Club 36.41.14 / 121.52.28
601 South Rock
12/31/2012 12:19:04 AM - 601 South Rock 36.55.00 / 122.01.00
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Manresa State Beach
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Park Reef Kelp
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There is a 43.42% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 33 Common Carp counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ COMMON CARP COUNTS CHART
There is a 21.05% catch rate for Cabezon, based on 16 Cabezon counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ CABEZON COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.58% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 5 Largemouth Bass counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ LARGEMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 6.58% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 5 Rainbow Trout counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ RAINBOW TROUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.63% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 2 Bluegill counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ BLUEGILL COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.63% catch rate for Halibut, based on 2 Halibut counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ HALIBUT COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.63% catch rate for Starry Flounder, based on 2 Starry Flounder counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ STARRY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART
There is a 2.63% catch rate for Striped Bass, based on 2 Striped Bass counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ STRIPED BASS COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.32% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1 Black Crappie counted.
ENLARGE SANTA CRUZ BLACK CRAPPIE COUNTS CHART
There is a 1.32% catch rate for Bonito, based on 1 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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12/28/2022 11:27:48 AM - Our fishing season will open up again April 1st for salmon then on May 1st for all other fish types. We are especially excited that this coming season we will be able to fish
10/6/2022 7:27:51 PM - Still getting our lingcod at Jurassic Park. The post October 6 appeared first on Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Fishing Charters.
10/5/2022 9:56:42 PM - Tuna update – The bluefin have moved offshore again meaning they are too far out for any local boats to fish. Hopefully in a week or two the Bluefin will wander closer to San
10/4/2022 2:07:22 PM - Another great day at Jurassic Park. The post October 3 appeared first on Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Fishing Charters.
10/2/2022 7:56:47 PM - Jurassic trip today and it was a good one! The post October 2 appeared first on Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Fishing Charters.
10/1/2022 5:26:44 PM - Local potluck today and the fishing was slow. Probably our slowest day this year! A low system is in the area so the fish tend to slow down when there’s a low atmospheric sys
9/27/2022 10:56:56 AM - Fishing report update for tuna – Bluefin have been around for a few days now with fish in the 100 pound class. Fish are as close as 10 miles to Santa Cruz! Looks like they’ll
9/18/2022 11:15:12 AM - Ran up the coast for our Jurassic Park trip (deep reef not fishable with the high winds) and found some nice fish. Ended up with three nice lingcod and a lot of olive canary
September 16 – Afternoon trip
9/18/2022 11:13:56 AM - Another fun local potluck trip. Wind came up pretty strong and the water was a wee bit bumpy but the fish didn’t mind. We nailed the big canary blue black brown olive and red
September 16 – Morning trip
9/18/2022 11:12:38 AM - Nice weather for our local “lingcod only” trip. Was able to boat a big lingcod and some rockcod. Not stellar but lots of fun. The post September 16 – Morning trip appeared fi
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