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Old 05-15-2019, 07:54 AM
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Thanks for the report, looks like it has been a slow start. Please everyone, let's keep the reports coming.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by mgd View Post
From my post on FS forum Saturday.

Figured I'd rig some big bally to run w my big moldcraft blue and pink Chugger looking for some big fins. Get to the 52 and put em out and run the chugger on the shotgun. See some birds working and try to catch up to them...most disappear but one so I keep chasing him. 10 min and it goes off...I grab the rod from the T Top and it's slack...so I drop it back and he slams it. Come tight and....snap...30# line breaks about 3/4 way to the fish. In the distance jumps this big bull fin...a good 30 I'd estimate, tailing my moldcraft behind him. He made it a point to do this 3 times and each time he was broadside and lit up and giving us the finger.
Fished that area for a while hoping for some others but nada...in fact only had one more hit in about 500 much later...small skippy. Was all the way to the 48 line at one point. Almost no weeds past 700
Gotta chase down the tag end & hand line him in....
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:18 AM
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Quality dolphin caught yesterday. 25+ lbs on a blind troll
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:19 AM
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Not me...
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:31 AM
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What depth or line were those dolphins please?
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Copout@castaways View Post
Gotta chase down the tag end & hand line him in....
Man...I was so crushed I didn't even think of that....
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:29 PM
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Anyone been out? Haven’t heard much of anything lately offshore.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:04 PM
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Got a few dolphin on Sunday in 700 ft around weedlines near lighthouse point. Not the biggest but didnt have to measure
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:50 AM
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Heading out of Port Everglades this weekend. New to the area. Any intel on good spots to catch live bait? Looking to fly the kite and drop some down low.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:08 AM
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Lots of ballyhoo on the reef balls south of the inlet.
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:45 AM
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My friend got two mahi yesterday, about 800'. One was 25lbs, the other 24".
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:21 AM
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We got a couple 10 lb mahi north near hillsboro in 700 to 800 and a cuda on bug weed patches but fishing was slow.
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:01 PM
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Trolling was pointless today. Didn’t get anything so went in and vertical jigged on the reefs/wrecks. Caught so many bonito i lost track. And a yellow jack, blackfin tuna, and a big eye jack.

Was more for fun. Hopefully mahi will be here soon.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:03 AM
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Trolled Saturday morning and picked up 2 bailer mahi pretty quickly. In the 400-600ft range while heading out to a decent weedline in 800. No action out at 800 but heard on the radio that some were catching. Moved in and worked the outer reef but fishing was slow, still learning the area. Did see that blackfin were being caught up in Pompano.
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Heading out of PE tomorrow morning 6/12...... Any recent reports ? Could use some Mahi for the freezer !!!

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
Heading out of PE tomorrow morning 6/12...... Any recent reports ? Could use some Mahi for the freezer !!!

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Went out Saturday and found some schoolies in around 900 to 950' on some larger weed patches. They were pretty finicky on eating and the jacks were ferocious. We were able to put 7 in the box after picking through some undersized ones. Weeds still seem pretty scattered, but occasionally, you find some bigger patches that are holding bait and dolphin.

Had a buddy find them as well on Saturday, but he had live pilchards and was able to get them to eat a little easier.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by kbhoffmann View Post
Went out Saturday and found some schoolies in around 900 to 950' on some larger weed patches. They were pretty finicky on eating and the jacks were ferocious. We were able to put 7 in the box after picking through some undersized ones. Weeds still seem pretty scattered, but occasionally, you find some bigger patches that are holding bait and dolphin.

Had a buddy find them as well on Saturday, but he had live pilchards and was able to get them to eat a little easier.
Let's see how this goes.
Apparently asking about YFT fishing on the Channel YFT Thread is a NO NO.
So, concerning the jacks, they are wide and far and also eat the live bait, what is the best way to deal with them.
I have also been out a bunch and the dolphin have been scarce for me.

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I can fix botes and engines, I do not know how to fish.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Parker Yacht View Post
Let's see how this goes.
Apparently asking about YFT fishing on the Channel YFT Thread is a NO NO.
So, concerning the jacks, they are wide and far and also eat the live bait, what is the best way to deal with them.
I have also been out a bunch and the dolphin have been scarce for me.

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Parker, we generally don't live bait fish for dolphin, so not sure how I can help you there. We usually use bucktail jigs, other artificials and/or tip them with squid or bonita strips. Obviously, this is after we have found them under patches running and gunning. We generally cast a line out with dead bait and just let it sit, hope it gets hit before the jacks munch it to pieces. We also cast out and rip the line in fast. This sometimes creates that reactionary bite and the jacks most of the time can't keep up. Vertical jigging, even though you are in super deep water seems to work as well from a reactionary bite. Just letting the line down 100 to 150' or so then speed jigging in.

The other option is to troll ballyhoo or artificials near the patches until you find them.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:27 AM
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2 nice gaffers for my customers Saturday. One in 850 the other while setting up for swords in 1700'. Both on Pilchards, both alone. Saw the bull boil 10 yards from me while I was running, made a quick u-turn, pitched the bait & he was on. Point is to always keep your eyes peeled while running.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Parker Yacht View Post
Let's see how this goes.
Apparently asking about YFT fishing on the Channel YFT Thread is a NO NO.
So, concerning the jacks, they are wide and far and also eat the live bait, what is the best way to deal with them.
I have also been out a bunch and the dolphin have been scarce for me.

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I can fix botes and engines, I do not know how to fish.
We generally live bait for dolphin and when the jacks are really active we only put gogs/runners in the water. They generally won't mess with those. Otherwise you can troll the area with ballyhoo and/or lure combos. Putting out pilchards when the jacks are aggressive is pretty much a good way to donate pilchards back to the ocean.

Or, you can match the hatch and sabiki up some jacks and freeline those around the patches.
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