We are experiencing some very good fishing for a variety of species here in Ensenada. Yellowtail are biting all around the island and are hitting the yo-yo iron, lingcod and rockfish are biting on bait, barracuda and bonito are biting on the troll and casting lures and we caught a 35+ lb. bluefin tuna on a green and white Tady lure. And there was also another bluefin caught that same day as well.
Here is the report on what we did on 1-16-15:
Started the day fishing the southwest end of Todos Santos Island for no love. Great meter marks but nada to show for it. Very slow fishing for all boats today until around 2pm when we hooked and lost a yellowtail while fishing in 120-140 feet about a mile and half inside the islands isthmus. 20 minutes later Walt Topping hooks up and we are thinking he's on a nice yellow. He sees deep color and I go for the gaff and look down and see nothing but silver flashes. Too big to be a bonito, which are pretty abundant throughout the bay right now, and as it gets closer to the boat I see the spots on the lower side and yell tuna! After about what seemed like an eternity Walt slides the fish up to the boat and in goes the gaff. The fish was hooked on a green and white Tady A4 and struck mid depth. Headed back to the SW end of Todos and those meter marks turned into 6 for 9 on firecracker yellows just before sundown. All the yellows were caught on blue and white and all white irons. Great day on the water. Also in case some think this was an escapee from the tuna pens water temps were 62 degrees, and another BFT was caught by another boat as well.
And the 1-19-15 report:
Yellowtail fishing is still going strong here in Ensenada. Our charter for Monday had 3 anglers catch 20 yellowtail from 10 to 18 lbs., 6 barracuda 3-6 lbs., 10 bonito from 2-6 lbs, and an assortment of rockfish. Most fish were hooked on irons with the blue and white and all white 6x jr size working best. Most of the bonito were caught trolling a daisy chain with a bird attached to the front. We couldn't go 2 minutes without a hookup with this setup. 17 of our yellows were caught after 2:30pm on the back SW side of Todos Santos Island in depths ranging from 120 to 160 feet. Some bigger fish have been caught off the north end of the island in 250 feet of water.