Kinda out of the blue I got called to fill in for Captain David today. As you can see we found gaffer dolphin.
A few as a matter of fact. Not a single dolphin strike trolling. We found a school of heavy lifters/light gaffers and had a few live Ballyhoo in the well to get the bigger fish turned on. So I think it might be worth while to spend a half hour or so getting sexy baits in the live well before heading out, at least until the full moon is a bit more behind us.
Since the crew was from out of town and flying, we released a number of the smaller fish and just kept about 10 fish. That was about 25 to 30 pounds of fillets worth, and took them back to the reef for a dip before heading to the barn.
Not a bad day, but considering we found a pallet and lots on huge weed patches with other floaters but no fish, it isn't a sure thing out there by any means. Probably worth the effort though if you want some pretty fish and lots of fillets. We found the fish in about 725 foot of water which is about 18 nautical miles off the beach.
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