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Old 09-18-2018, 12:54 PM
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Alright guys I'm starting to get into offshore fishing a little more and would really like to give wahoo and dolphin a try. Not asking for any exact locations just trying to figure out a range to start trying and if its a tangible goal in the boat that I will be in.
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Both can be caught trolling the rip/weedlines. These rips can be as close as 15 miles or way out there. They move daily and sometimes aren't there because the water blends. Any floating object or large grass patch is also worth a try especially if you are in blue water. The dolphin get scarce in the late winter and spring but that is a great time to target wahoo on bottom structures from 150-1000 ft deep and rigs in those depths.
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Originally Posted by barthu View Post
Both can be caught trolling the rip/weedlines. These rips can be as close as 15 miles or way out there. They move daily and sometimes aren't there because the water blends. Any floating object or large grass patch is also worth a try especially if you are in blue water. The dolphin get scarce in the late winter and spring but that is a great time to target wahoo on bottom structures from 150-1000 ft deep and rigs in those depths.
Thanks man I appreciate the help. I've been doing my research on trolling and baits but I just couldn't find a range to actually start looking for fish.
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It's less often 15 miles and more often way out there.
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Originally Posted by Miss Trial View Post
It's less often 15 miles and more often way out there.
I'll be in a 28ft gravois hybrid I think if I pick and choose my days I'd be comfortable stretching it to 40-50 miles if I have to.
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Rapala X-Raps for Wahoo and Mahi will hit most all smaller feather or rubber baits that skip on top or dive just under the surface. Start fishing in 150ft should be between WD 95 and ST 130's work south from those destinations plenty of rigs and structure to spend the day pulling baits around. Wahoo hold closer to solid structure, Mahi can be found on weed lines, floating debris etc
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FWIW there was a dirty to clean green rip just inside GI41 last weekend. Had a good bit of grass on it. Saw some really nice tripletail on it, but we weren't geared to catch any. Saw a few mahi, and a really nice cobia in the little bit of time we spent around it.
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If the forecast for Sunday holds that's a big if. I may try to target wahoo for the first time would I be wasting my time trolling from ew-305 to the lump? Circling the rigs on the way.
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That's a good place to start. Also possible to hook amberjack while trolling too.
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Its showing the seas building to 3-5s after midnight so hopefully it the forecast calms down some more

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