Ensenada Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Ensenada Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Ensenada

Deep Sea Fishing in Ensenada

Northern Baja is well-known for its amazing offshore fishing opportunities, and Ensenada is at the center of it all. In fact, this is the region’s main sportfishing hub.

Anyone that has gone deep sea fishing in Ensenada will tell you there’s nothing quite like it.
Waves crashing on all sides, the sound of the drag screaming, and the excitement that kicks in after the initial strike – pure adrenaline!

Top Target Species

Whether you’re looking to troll for Marlin, deep drop for Tuna, or handline a Sailfish, this is the place to do it. With over dozens of species that you can target year-round, it’s no wonder this place has become one of the top go-to spots on many anglers’ bucket lists.

Billfish

Billfishing in Ensenada is as good as it gets. Sailfish and Striped Marlin are the most common catches because they typically show up closer to shore, but Blue and Black Marlin aren’t too far off. You can target Marlin, Sailfish, and Swordfish year-round, but the best time to do so is in the summer and fall when the water temperature is between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

The biggest Billfish found off the coast are Blue Marlin. These fish can reach up to 400 pounds, but some have even been recorded at up to 1,000 pounds! Striped Marlin is the smaller cousin of Blue Marlin – but don’t let him fool you. Weighing in around 50–130 pounds of pure muscle, these slim fish put up quite the fight!

Tuna

Big game Tuna species can be caught off of Ensenada’s coast from early summer to late fall. The peak season for Tuna fishing is August and this is when you’ll find the biggest of the bunch. The most sought-after and prestigious ones are Yellowfin and Bluefin, but other frequent encounters include Albacore and Skipjack. Sizes will vary depending on the species, but the biggest and baddest of them all is the Bluefin, averaging anywhere between 200 and 600 pounds.

Yellowtail

Since the 1950s, Ensenada has been referred to as the “Yellowtail Capital of the World.” These fish are the most common catch out of any big game species in the area. Amberjack fishing is solid throughout the entire year but its peak seasons are spring and fall, specifically March and November.

Mature Yellowtail typically weigh anywhere between 15–35 pounds. Yellowtail are a top target species because of their great game qualities and versatility. You can target Yellowtail by bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, jigging, popping, and spearfishing.

Need to Know

If you’re fishing from a boat, you’ll need to obtain a valid fishing license. Most captains will provide them for you but keep in mind, not all of them do. The best practice is to always check with your guide before heading out. You can purchase them at most hotels or any local tourism office.

If you plan to fish from land, you don’t need a fishing license. Just be sure to pack sun protection, snacks and drinks, and swimming gear if you plan on taking a dip.

If you’re looking for an all-out adventure, then Ensenada should be your next stop. Check out some of the local charters, choose your captain, and get ready for the journey of a lifetime!

Ensenada
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Ensenada

Come ready with food and water also watch videos so you can have an idea how it works. Captain didnt explain to the group that much
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come ready with food and water also watch videos so you can have an idea how it works. Captain didnt explain to the group that much
Fresh One Sport Fishing
Fresh One Sport Fishing
Dress Warm! It was chilly in the morning and with wind it’s colder. Dress appropriately!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress Warm! It was chilly in the morning and with wind it’s colder. Dress appropriately!
Lucky Sportfishing Baja
Lucky Sportfishing Baja
We weren’t out to get the big guys and where happy just to catch a bunch, this definitely isn’t the season for the bigger better fish but still caught a ton!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We weren’t out to get the big guys and where happy just to catch a bunch, this definitely isn’t the season for the bigger better fish but still caught a ton!
Ensenada Sportfishing Works
Ensenada Sportfishing Works
I know how the weather is, it's cold, You need a hoodie, a basebal cap, socks and snacks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I know how the weather is, it's cold, You need a hoodie, a basebal cap, socks and snacks
Lucky Sportfishing Baja
Lucky Sportfishing Baja
Be prepared for ugly weather. Drinks lots of water and cover yourself from the sun. Take dramamine for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for ugly weather. Drinks lots of water and cover yourself from the sun. Take dramamine for sure.
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja Riverside, California
Relax, let them handle everything. Tell them in advance what you want and need.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax, let them handle everything. Tell them in advance what you want and need.
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja San Diego, CA
Have FUN, Low expectations, make it 8 hours, and bring more DRINKS .. (Drinks WATER NOT provided..get your own water,soda,beer, ect.) Pack your lunch and snacks for 8 hours..
Very good
4.0 / 5
Have FUN, Low expectations, make it 8 hours, and bring more DRINKS .. (Drinks WATER NOT provided..get your own water,soda,beer, ect.) Pack your lunch and snacks for 8 hours..
Lucky Sportfishing Baja
Lucky Sportfishing Baja United States
Watch the weather and water temperature if your target species is sensitive to either or both. The ambient air on the water is perfect. We wore shorts and 50 spf fishing shirts. Very comfortable.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Watch the weather and water temperature if your target species is sensitive to either or both. The ambient air on the water is perfect. We wore shorts and 50 spf fishing shirts. Very comfortable.
Ensenada Sportfishing Works
Ensenada Sportfishing Works Mount Vernon, WA
You may not get the species you are targeting, depending on water temperatures. The pelagic species move to warmer water if a cold current comes in.
Very good
4.0 / 5
You may not get the species you are targeting, depending on water temperatures. The pelagic species move to warmer water if a cold current comes in.
Ensenada Sportfishing Works
Ensenada Sportfishing Works
Get out there early and dress appropriately. Sunscreen, hats, and pants, we also took something just in case seasickness might set in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out there early and dress appropriately. Sunscreen, hats, and pants, we also took something just in case seasickness might set in.
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja San Gabriel, CA
Parking and finding the boat was a little tricky, but they called us and gave us assistance. Caught lots of bonitos, nothing else, maybe just due to time of year. We also went in the afternoon, so not the best time. Fishing Captain was a little slow to respond to emails, but eventually was able to communicate with him and make the changes we needed. They had water and chips for snacks, so remember to bring your own cooler and beer :)
Very good
4.0 / 5
Parking and finding the boat was a little tricky, but they called us and gave us assistance. Caught lots of bonitos, nothing else, maybe just due to time of year. We also went in the afternoon, so not the best time. Fishing Captain was a little slow to respond to emails, but eventually was able to communicate with him and make the changes we needed. They had water and chips for snacks, so remember to bring your own cooler and beer :)
Todos Santos Adventures
Todos Santos Adventures San Diego, California

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Ensenada