SPORTFISHING BOATS AZTECA AND WAHOO FISH
IN RED TIDE CONDITIONS OFF ENSENADA
July 31, 2005, Emerald Argonza, Matador Sportfishing, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico:
The Azteca went out with 4 anglers for bottom fishing July 29th and boated an average of 7 fish per person and a mixture of lingcod, rockcod, salmon grouper and whitefish. They fished the north side of Todos Santos Island using squid and live bait combo on a 4 hook leader. The Azteca was skippered by Capt. Alex Pilas.
The Wahoo also went fishing out of Ensenada with 3 anglers on the 29th and fished the same area, using squid and live bait combo, and finished the day with a little less than limits of rockcod, lingcod, salmon grouper, and red snapper.
The Ensenada fishing water temperature was 67-68 degrees, but the water was dirty from the red tide, which could be the reason for the slow bite on this day. The Wahoo was skippered by Capt. Jorge Villanueva.
The Wahoo again went fishing with 4 anglers yesterday for tuna, but ended up fishing Soledad reef for bottom fish and finished the day with limits of lingcod, rockcod, salmon grouper, and whitefish, using live bait and squid combo. The water temperature was 68 degrees, but a lot cleaner than the previous day.
The tuna count seemed steady-slow all week long with Ensenada fishing boats coming back with empty sacks.
Three Ensenada sportfishing boats went out today for tuna and hopefully will score big on albies and yellowfin, due to reports of schools of tuna spotted about a hundred miles south of Ensenada and moving north at a slow pace. These next few days of fishing will be a lot better than the previous week I'm sure because this is the season.