Friday, February 24, 2012

Dolphins and Wahoos are Hitting Hard!

Last week we had some incredible fishing over here at the Hillsboro Inlet. The Dolphin and Wahoo are both plentiful as you can see from our recent charters! You ready for some intense Sport Fishing? Come on down!

Couple more wahoos for the New Yorkers, ay oh forgetabadit

Good eat'in tonight

Here is an excerpt from Fish4Fun that highlights some Dolphin fishing basics:

Trolling is one of the most productive and my favorite method of catching dolphin.
My tackle choice is a 20# - 30# lever drag reel, a matched 5-1/2’ – 6’ stand-up rod and 20# – 30# mono line.
I like to troll natural baits such as ballyhoo rigged on #7 or #8 coffee colored stainless steel wire. One end of the wire will have a haywire twist to attach to the fishing line via snap swivel and the other end will have 7/0 or 8/0 hook attached using a haywire twist and pin rig. The ballyhoo may be trolled naked or with a skirt or skirted lure over its head. Trolling speed is a matter of how the baits look in the water. I have found that trolling 6 to 8 knots is best. In heavier seas travel down seas so the baits stay in the water better.
They can also be readily caught on artificial lures, feathers, spoons, etc.
Once a school dolphin is hooked and brought to the boat, leave it in the water. The rest of the school will usually follow and stay nearby. Chum with cut bait or glass minnows will bring them in close and put them in a frenzy, For a wild and exciting experience start casting your spinning rods/fly rods with yellow or white bucktail jigs/flys . Usually they will hit so fast you just have time to set the hook as it hits the water. Wow!!

Read more from Fish4Fun here...

Check back with us next week as we post some of our favorite Mahi Mahi and Wahoo recipes!