Dolphin fishing has been unreliable over the last 10 days. On some days we’ve found birds, weed and debris but nothing except small throwback fish. Other days there has been no weed and very few birds to work so we’ve had to rely on getting a bite “out of the blue”. We fished a two day Dolphin tournament and inspite of looking far and wide, caught nothing of any size. The next day we caught a 35lb Bull Dolphin which would have been among the largest in the Tournament- go figure. We have also caught a couple of Billfish in the last several trips, most notably a Blue Marlin of approximately 175 pounds, that’s him in the picture below featuring the big splash. We also caught a Sailfish a day earlier to go along with schoolie Dolphin.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
The best of the Dolphin fishing has moved well offshore and is associated with where we can find mats of Sargassum weed or pieces of floating debris. On a number of days recently we have found ourselves more than 30 miles offshore. Successful Dolphin fishing from here on will require full days so we have the time to get out to the fish. For 1/2 day trips we can fish the reef for Snapper or troll inshore for Kings, Bonita, Wahoo and the occasional Sail.
The offshore fishing action remains very steady. We are putting a catch together every day. Dolphin, Wahoo and Tuna with the occasional Billfish bite comprise most of the action. Deep water wrecks are holding Amberjack and Mutton Snapper.