MEXICAN LIMITS OF BIG BARRACUDA CAUGHT BY BOAT BAD DOG AT ENSENADA
July 3, 2005, Steve Ross, Bad Dog, Marina Coral, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico:
Departing Marina Coral at 05:00 Steve and Gail Ross with Marinero Alex "Jando" Ruiz began their last ditch effort to catch a white seabass prior to the beginning their offshore fishing season.
Bad Dog spent the entire morning and early afternoon fishing in Todos Santos Bay slow trolling live baits. Ensenada water temperatures ranged from 62 degrees up to 67.9 degrees. All long the southern beaches the water was a very thick dark red and warmer. There were few birds working anywhere. No Ensenada fishing boats reported any yellowtail in the bay; the nighttime seiners took care of that.
At 10:00 a.m. the boat "Lucky" earned it's name and hooked 3 White seabass and landed one inside the Punta Banda rocks.
At 11:00 a.m. the barracuda disappeared and anglers Steve, Gail and Alex had boated their Mexican limits of 15. Many logs weighed up to 7.1 pounds.
Barracuda when properly iced make excellent ceviche. With word of working birds at Bajo San Miguel, Bad Dog ran over there and found lots of birds but no gamefish. They changed gears to land some nice-sized lingcods and rockfish in 130 feet of 63 degree green water.