Ensenada, Mexico



July 30, 2006, Joe Cameron, Good fishing run from Ensenada to the Coronado Islands:

We had good fishing and excellent conditions in Ensenada on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We left Ensenada at 4 a.m. Wednesday and spotted a kelp paddy at gray light. We were just eight miles south of South Coronado Island. The paddy was loaded with both dorado and yellowtail. We could see a school of twenty-five or thirty dorado swimming around the boat. We caught 4 dorado and 5 yellowtail before running down to Marina Coral in Ensenada.

Fishing on Thursday, we headed south to the 238 spot where we found warm, clean water but very few fish. We found two paddies with dorado that didn't want to bite. We managed to get one on bait before we decided to leave the area and drive north to the Banda Bank. The water at the Banda Bank was dirty green so we ran north to a spot about ten miles due west from Todos Santos Island. The water there was clean and the second paddy we found held good numbers of yellowtail from six to nearly twenty pounds.

On Friday we pointed the boat west from Todos Santos. We found a dry paddy about 15 miles out and decided to head north. One paddy was holding but the fish really didn't want to bite, but the next one was loaded with biting dorado and yellowtail. We got our Mexican limits of dorado to 20 pounds and some yellowtail to 15 pounds. The biggest dorado came on fifteen pound line and a Yozuri popper. We were done and headed home by 9 a.m.

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