View Full Version : SWAT Salmon - Late Report from Santa Cruz

07-30-2014, 09:16 PM
Sorry for the super late report but I figured better late than never.

Got to go salmon fishing on a friend's boat a couple weekends ago.

Left from Santa Cruz Harbor around 6am and ran out to Soquel Hole.

Trolled along the edge of the canyon in around 300 feet or water with the baits about 250+ feet down.

Managed 2 fish for the day, a 9 pounder and a 20 pounder.

Since none of us had much (or any) experience trolling, we spent a ton of time just dealing with tangles.

Trying to set the baits super deep on the down riggers was definitely a challenge.

The 20 pound fish managed to wrap the other 3 lines and one of the down rigger cables.

Not sure how we managed to land it; guess we were just lucky.

Anyways, here are a couple of pictures.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/q3fishboy/summer-fish/picture20_zps1ff21732.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/q3fishboy/media/summer-fish/picture20_zps1ff21732.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/q3fishboy/summer-fish/picture21_zps5cfc390f.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/q3fishboy/media/summer-fish/picture21_zps5cfc390f.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/q3fishboy/summer-fish/picture22_zps439a7e78.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/q3fishboy/media/summer-fish/picture22_zps439a7e78.jpg.html)

Which Way Out
08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
And I didn't get a piece of it...............Hey but that Peach Pie you and Hunter made was Fantastic.

Good seeing you again on our Birthday weekend.


08-02-2014, 09:30 AM
Nice fish! That's some serious deep-water trolling. I don't even think I have 300 feet of wire on my downrigger.:EyePop:

08-16-2014, 03:38 PM
Awesome catch Roy... but I want to see you pull one of those of the surf. :Razz: