Northern Baja Pacific side fishing

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would like to try out fishing in the northern Baja area pacific side , around Ensenada , looking for expectantions , good private charter , type of fishing ?
Ultimately would like to get to to the yellow tail .
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated
 
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smokinwater

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Your in the right column to start your Search in. Ensenada, about an hour south of the border, has decent YT, but sporadically until it lights up steadily about July or August. Read up on San Quintin here. Lot of guys drive the extra 4-5 hours (never been YET) with very good reports. In ENS, pangas can run maybe $250+. Private charters $350+. Prices are based largely on the current bite. Party boat is about $70, which would include you MEX fishing license. You provide your own water, sodas, beer, food. Almost all boats will provide the rods/reels and tackle, and all fish cleaning is included. Its considered appropriate to tip well based on your service received. Boats depart at 0700hrs each morning. Reservations are welcomed, however open party bookings can be made morning of (groups of 3 or more should call in advance just to give a better head count for size of boat needed for everybody wanting to go out that day). Boats return back to docks about 2:30-3p.m. Seeing that you show Campo as your hometown, a word of insight: you might want to consider plans that you get in town the evening before heading out, and staying the night after fishing. The drive will tire you out before 10a.m. and thinking you could just cross back north easily the same day just doesn't happen without feeling like you're falling asleep at the wheel, even with SENTRI. Motels can be found for about $30/single. Hotels run maybe twice or 3X as much. Parking for the fleet is fairly safe, costs about $10 for the day. A little hard to describe where its located (really very close to the docks), but parking for party boats (Sergio's Sportfishing) can be found right at his doorstep ($Free). Hope this gets you started.
 
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michael e. bingham

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A hour and a half below Ensenda is a great little fishing town Eriendira , The port is PUERTO SAN ISIDRO call Ramon Avila at 011 521 646 117 7798 he has the nicest boats and cabins fully furnished, he's 250 a day and right now white seabass are starting to show and the yellowtail fishing is good , take some surface irons for white seabass and a slow retrive I use tady 45s mint and candy bars white theres little stores in town for ice and beer a couple of great restaurants one is glorias , Ramon speaks great English and his cabins and boats are super clean I've had a house down there for 40 years now and I grew up with him tell him mike Bingham referred you you won't be disappointed good luck the town is small and Baja Vibe
 
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Vonny's out on Punta Banda, you can look up his facebook page. Beach launched pangas for bottom fish, halibut, bass and yellowtail. Skippers speak English, his brother runs a nice campground at the spot the pangas are launched in the morning making it easier.....just hop in when they arrive in the morning.
 
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Captain Juan SQ

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Shannon i'll be fishing san quintin august and sept,yellowtail,tuna,dorado,reds and lings,halibut all possible that time of the season.
 
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Shannon i'll be fishing san quintin august and sept,yellowtail,tuna,dorado,reds and lings,halibut all possible that time of the season.
I’m trying to clear my schedule to hit up BOLA for at least 1 day hopefully 2 or more the first week of July , unfortunately my schedule is pretty full, I would head down to Gonzaga or BOLA.. where ever you were if I had time , but I have to be back in town for football meetings on Sunday and have to work until Friday .

I really want to get fishing you again Juan I enjoyed my time with you and your knowledge
 
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What I really want to try and do this weekend is get on a bigger boat , it’s my 27th wedding anniversary and my sons 14th birthday, he wants to take a couple friends , my wife decided she likes fishing after going to Gonzaga a couple times.. I was always a low tide point Fisher In the south Campos of SF , obviously she wants to be in a boat.. lol
 
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What I really want to try and do this weekend is get on a bigger boat , (Private) it’s my 27th wedding anniversary and my sons 14th birthday, he wants to take a couple friends , my wife decided she likes fishing after going to Gonzaga a couple times.. I was always a low tide point Fisher In the south Campos of SF , obviously she wants to be in a boat.. lol
 
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Captain Juan SQ

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Shannon you may want to go fishing out of san diego,they have been doing well on the bluefin tuna,try fisremans landing,h&m or point loma sportfishing,very nice big boats,good luck and good fishing.
 
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I seriously thought about that , but it’s 1700-2000 for a private trip , I really don’t mind spending money to go fishing, I just don’t want to spend that kind of money
 
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sixty

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    Try Gamefisher here in Ensenada. He does open parties for inshore at less than $100 pp on his offshore 48'. Very roomy walk around and if there is room you can sleep on the boat the night before. Great guy and knows how to fish and regular limits.

    Best way to get ahold of him is thru Facebook. I fish with him regularly when he will have me
     
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    Captain Juan SQ

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    You know anyone good that holds 2 adults and 3 teenagers around San Quintin
    Shannon look up K&M sportfishing,kelly and his sons are very good fisherman,fishing on parker boats.
     
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    SaltH20Angler

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    I know a couple guys...
    A hour and a half below Ensenda is a great little fishing town Eriendira , The port is PUERTO SAN ISIDRO call Ramon Avila at 011 521 646 117 7798 he has the nicest boats and cabins fully furnished, he's 250 a day and right now white seabass are starting to show and the yellowtail fishing is good , take some surface irons for white seabass and a slow retrive I use tady 45s mint and candy bars white theres little stores in town for ice and beer a couple of great restaurants one is glorias , Ramon speaks great English and his cabins and boats are super clean I've had a house down there for 40 years now and I grew up with him tell him mike Bingham referred you you won't be disappointed good luck the town is small and Baja Vibe

    Me, a buddy, and his little bro went down several week's ago and had a great time getting quality rockfish. Everything was great except the wind, Skipper was the man tho', we caught a lot of fish, filled the freezer.

    Special credit to the skipper for setting the drift perfect to bump it in reverse to keep us straight up and down over the stones in good wind. Caught more rocks in 5 or 6 hours than I ever have total. We were optimistically hoping for YT, but happy for rockfish of that quality. Thankful for the 2 speed for sure.

    On the ride in, I saw a bird-nado about 3/4 miles away. The skipper got us a shot with jigstick irons, but the birds disbersed and whatever it was sunk out when he had our shot. I'd like to think it was YT.

    We had such a great time, that we are going with a couple of buddies in a few weeks. We are gonna stay in the cabins this time too, before fishing, then after. Do you have to bring a sleeping bag?

    Do you think the YT or WSB will be goin', or is it too early in your opinion?

    Is there any advice you can give us to better our odds at YT or WSB? We are bringing frozen squid, and lots if ice. Bringing heavy yo-yo jigs, sakikis, and chum for makin maks.

    Appreciate any advice you have for us, Mike.

    Thanks!
     
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    fishkilr

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    Used to go just below Ensenada to santo Tomas all the time with the shogun crew...
    Commercial guys there would take us out ... Full speed calicos lots of cruising seabass and often yellows on the outer high spots in the bull kelp...
    Had one near disaster t- "bone incident in the fog there once but otherwise always had incredible times...
    Would bring American beer and porno mags for those guys and they would load us up with bugs for nighttime feasts...
    Heard it is a meth den now and not fit for humans anymore.... if true very sad..?
    Anyone see it recently?
     
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    michael e. bingham

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    Me, a buddy, and his little bro went down several week's ago and had a great time getting quality rockfish. Everything was great except the wind, Skipper was the man tho', we caught a lot of fish, filled the freezer.

    Special credit to the skipper for setting the drift perfect to bump it in reverse to keep us straight up and down over the stones in good wind. Caught more rocks in 5 or 6 hours than I ever have total. We were optimistically hoping for YT, but happy for rockfish of that quality. Thankful for the 2 speed for sure.

    On the ride in, I saw a bird-nado about 3/4 miles away. The skipper got us a shot with jigstick irons, but the birds disbersed and whatever it was sunk out when he had our shot. I'd like to think it was YT.

    We had such a great time, that we are going with a couple of buddies in a few weeks. We are gonna stay in the cabins this time too, before fishing, then after. Do you have to bring a sleeping bag?

    Do you think the YT or WSB will be goin', or is it too early in your opinion?

    Is there any advice you can give us to better our odds at YT or WSB? We are bringing frozen squid, and lots if ice. Bringing heavy yo-yo jigs, sakikis, and chum for makin maks.

    Appreciate any advice you have for us, Mike.

    Thanks!
    Seabass have started to show at san Antonio it's about one hour south of the boat ramp on the beach , yellows have showed up as well , try rapalas or slowed troll mackeral, tell your captain you want to make some bait , this time of year things really start to get good , try surface irons for white seabass ad well , slow crank , that's great you guys did good on the rockcod , there's some unreal calico bass fishing as well good luck , one of these days I'll see you down there it'll be a few weeks before i can make it
     
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