KELP PADDY YELLOWTAIL FOR THE MATADOR
Sept. 17, 2006, Emerald Argonza, Matador Sportfishing, Ensenada, Baja, Mexico:
For yesterday's Ensenada fishing trip aboard the boat Matador out of Coral Marina with 4 anglers and skippered by David Silva, we finished the day with 13 yellowtail, and 2 skipjacks. They fished the Ensenada 238 area and found no activity at all with a lot of cold water at 63-64 degrees and also a very rough ocean with 9 foot swells.
The Matador then moved further west to the Westgate area and got there around 10 a.m. and found a single kelp paddy untouched by any boats. They got into good fishing action for yellowtail from 15 to 20 pounds with smaller ones too in the 12 pound range.
Many fish were also lost from the chaos and the rough sea conditions but these guys still managed to land 13 good size yellowtails.
All the yellowtail were taken on live sardines under the kelp and skipjacks were also caught on the troll.
The passengers then decided to call it a day after this action and headed in due to some of them getting seasick.
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