TUNA FISHING TRIP SWITCHES TO THE BOTTOM FOR LIMITS AT SAN JOSE
Aug. 4, 2005, Emerald Argonza, Matador Sportfishing, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico:
I skippered the Matador out of Ensenada on Aug. 2, with 5 anglers fishing, originally for a tuna trip, but we ended going to the San Jose area for bottom fishing and finished the day with limits of rockcod, johnny bass, lingcod, whitefish, and red snapper.
Tuna fishing off Ensenada was still very slow due to cold waters at 58 degrees and still dirty from the red tide.
While fishing at San Jose, we were using squid and 5 inch plastic with clear and green stripes dipped in salt water sauce and 3/4 ounce leadhead.
There was no live bait available at all this day at Ensenada.
There was a fishing report today of yellowfin tuna being caught about 45 miles north of Coral Marina at a 250 heading. This might be the news that we are all waiting for. I will be skippering the Matador again this Sunday for a tuna trip and will report back, and I have another tuna trip lined up for Tuesday the 9th. Hopefully I will have some good news to break out for everybody then.