Yellowtail Near marina Coral

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Yellowtail Near marina Coral

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Next Wed. I will be trailering my Waverunner down to Ensenada and will fish the following day. I will launch at the Marina Coral and hope to target yellowtail. I have fished that area quite a bit on a kayak, but this will be my first time there on a PWC. I have heard Bajo San Miguel can be a pretty good spot for yellowtail. Any other areas I should check out that are within range of a PWC launched at the Marina Coral?

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Honestly the break wall going into Ensenada can be absolutely epic. I lived there for about 6 months and fished it almost every day in a skiff. Fishing plastics I caught big halibut, yellowtail, white sea bass, calicos, sand bass and spotties all in the same day at different depths. I would zig zag drift the break wall from the beginning right up to the beach. Starting about 50-75 yards away until I was super close to the rocks. If you have a rod holder, I’d dead stick a big lead head and fish a piece of metal or rapala etc sub surface.
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Are you referring to the breakwater at Punta Ensenada?

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Not sure the name but it’s the break water jetty, super long one that’s protecting the shipping port where they offload all the containers- First jetty as you drive into Ensenada.
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I’ve also had some good yellow sessions off Estero beach. Actually catching them from shore on the iron, but the seiners came in when it was that hot and wiped it out. I’d imagine running out to the Islands on a pwc wouldn’t be that bad if you want the guarantee.
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So I launched yesterday morning at the Marina Coral. The ramp there is pretty steep, but it flattens out near the bottom. The tide was pretty low, so I had to wait a while for it to rise before I could launch.

The inshore water around Ensenada is currently very off color. I worked a bird school about 3.5 miles NW of the marina for about and hour for one large sand bass. I then cruised out to Bajo San Miguel, but that area looked pretty dead. I headed back to the marina and caught a sand bass near the jetty.

Things I learned:

Check the tides if you are planning on launching at the Marina Coral. on very low tides you might consider launching the night before and keeping your vessel overnight in a slip.

The ramp is quite steep and slippery. As you face the water, there is a significant pothole near the base of the ramp on the right hand side. Stay on the left side of the ramp.

Security is very tight at the Hôtel and Marina Coral. Talk to marina security the night before, if possible. I was charged $15 dollars to launch. If you want to launch early, check in at the Marina office the day before to pay your fee and alert security of your plans.

I still have not caught a yellowtail on my PWC. Hope springs eternal.

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Dang, still an experience. There’s always La Jolla kelp. Besides the recent stuff on the news, I’ve been getting some local intel on crime down there and it’s no bueno. You’re brave! If you’re still that brave, you should look into Eréndira. They have a ramp at the fish camp and the yellow and sea bass fishing can be epic near the beach.
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