EASY ENSENADA BOTTOM FISH LIMITS ON GULP BAITS
Jan. 22, 2006, Steve Ross, Bad Dog, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico:
Strong winds and predicted large swells in the Ensenada fishing area caused us to scrub out a planned nighttime swordfish trip on Friday afternoon.
Marinero Jando and I departed Marina Coral on Bad Dog at 0600 Saturday, January 21, to fish for rockcod north of Marina Coral.
While fishing in 100 foot, 200 foot and 300 foot zones outside of Bajamar and Salsipuedes we found rocks loaded with red and starry rockfish. We used the new Berkley Grub "Gulps" on 6/0 J hooks and the chemical scent provided Bad Dog with easy limits plus one sheephead.
The advantage of the new "Gulps" is not only the scientifically developed scent, but their hardiness to last all day, strike after strike, staying on the hook, and the fish swallow the whole bait for a good hook set.
The water temperature at Ensenada was 53-54 degrees and green.
We found a panga with 3 commercial gill net fisherman helplessly adrift and waving their arms in desperation. Their outboard engine would not start or run. They were drifting rapidly in a strong current and wind. We saved them and towed them back to their home at La Salina. There were no other boats in sight. I can't imagine what would have happened to them if we wouldn't have spotted them.