DORADO SEEN BUT NOT BITING AT THE ENSENADA 295 FISHING SPOT
Aug. 12, 2005, Emerald Argonza, Matador Sportfishing, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico:
On a Sunday the Aug. 7th tuna trip, I went fishing out of Ensenada with 6 anglers for tuna and found a school of dorado on the 295 area. Dorados were jumping out of water but would not bite on live bait, plastic, or feathers. But we managed to hook up 3 blue shark and release them. They were only about 20-35 lbs. each.
We then decided to make a run to Soledad reef and boated 1 cow cod about 10 lbs, a few salmon grouper, rockcod, red snapper, and whitefish. The day fishing was almost an unproductive day until the customers decided to go for bottom fishing to bring home some meat at least.
It was a very nice day with good water temperature but we did not get any cooperation from top water species at all.
The Wahoo went out yesterday the 11th. and was skippered by Jorge Villanueva with 4 anglers and fished the inside Ensenada bay about 3 miles east of Punta Banda and hooked up 2 white seabass, limits of sandbass up to 8 lbs. each, calicos, and barracuda in the mix with the bait ball. They were using scampis and slow trolling. Live bait was good with the sandbass and cuda. The seabass hit the scampi.
The fishing water inside Ensenada bay was 71.8 degrees and a little cleaner.
The Azteca went out on the 10th skippered by Alex Pilas with 5 anglers and managed to land one 40-pound Dorado, 3 Yellowtail up to 35 lbs. They fished 10 miles below the low 500 area. The fish were caught on the troll using small black and purple feathers with spinning heads, and Mexican flag. The fish were not taking live bait, jigs, or plastics.
The fishing situation at Ensenada is starting to get a little better I think and soon we will be back into some good salt water action here.