Ensenada, Mexico



June 26, 2006, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico:

The Matador was launched back into the water at Ensenada on June 21st from our yearly maintenance schedule just in time for a tuna trip on June 22nd for C.G. Miller and his tournament team which was last year's winner for the Ensenada Tails and Toads.

The Matador was skippered by Capt. David Silva and was able to put the group into some sportfishing action after a long boat ride to the Ensenada 238 spot which had a lot of jumpers but only produced 1 albacore to 30 pounds and 15 bonitos which were really thick and hard to get though.

The albacore was caught on the troll using black and purple feathers. Capt. David then decided to head back into Ensenada's Isla Todos Santos after an unproductive troll around the 238 spot area and was able to boat 8 more yellowtail up to 28 pounds and one bull calico bass about 5 pounds. All yellowtails hit blue and white Tadys and flylined sardines.

The water temperature off Ensenada was 65-66 degrees and calm seas.

On Thursday, June 27th, the Matador was skippered by Capt. David Silva with a family of five from Santa Fe springs and fished the 238 spot and found good fishing action on bluefin tuna and yellowtail.

The bluefin hit the red and orange feather, black and purple, and also flylined sardine. Yellowtail were all caught using live bait and were on the kelp but were averaging 28-30 pounds. All bluefin tuna were in the 30 to 35 pound range. Although quite a few were lost, the family was still able to land 3 yellowtail, 3 bluefin tuna, and 5 bonita, considering they were as young as 8 years old. This family rocks!

Ensenada fishing area water temperature was 65-68 degrees at the area and it did get a little rough on the way back but with a very happy family on board and I would like to congratulate them for a job well done.

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