ENSENADA FISHING PRODUCES MAKO SHARK AND STRIPED MARLIN
Aug. 14, 2005, Steve Ross, Bad Dog, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico:
Bad Dog departed Marina Coral, Ensenada, at 0:400 Saturday, August 13th with Steve and Gail Ross fishing on board with their Marinero Alex "Jando" Ruiz. Arriving at the 450 spot at day break we baited a mako shark and boated a 75 pounder.
Then, after running south we got a double marlin jig strike and boated 2 striped marlin at 02:00 p.m. for anglers Gail Ross and Juan Lu Cardona-Sepulveda while Captain Steve Ross ran Bad Dog and "Jando" did the gaffing honors. This occurred at the lower 500 spot in 69 degree blue water.
Aug. 12, 2005, Steve Ross, Bad Dog, Ensenada, Mexico Fishing Report:
Two weeks ago we fished out of Ensenada, traveled 140 miles offshore and got skunked. We stopped on dozens of kelp paddies for nothing except Gail hooked a very very small dorado which I saw from the bridge. The dorado could not swallow the large sardine and she reeled up a 'dine with teeth marks all over it like a sucking halibut.
Last Saturday we were disabled due to a worn and rusted port fuel pump on a 3-year-old boat with 1,000 hours. Unfortunately, after the repair by fuel injection specialists I learned how to inspect the starboard pump. It is in the same dilapidated condition and we are hoping to make it through to December before having to jerk it out for R&R. The mechanical issues with Yanmar's diesels have been awful right from the start. My mechanical log is chuck full of repairs. Nothing like being 50 miles offshore and wondering ...what's next.
The boat ran fine IN THE SLIP all week so we are venturing out tomorrow. The fishing outlook is grim according to everyone I have talked to with reportedly seiners outside of Todos Santos Island wrapping what's left. I have brought down all of my marlin gear.