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Old 02-13-2011, 05:46 AM
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Does anyone have any luck trolling these? I have read some threads about them but no one in Florida seems to carry them or ever heard of them. If anyone has any experience with them working as well as the guy that makes them says I would love to give them a try! Thanks..
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:57 AM
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Does anyone have any luck trolling these? I have read some threads about them but no one in Florida seems to carry them or ever heard of them. If anyone has any experience with them working as well as the guy that makes them says I would love to give them a try! Thanks..
Here you go!!! I just posted these sets in the Fishing & Miscellaneous for sale section yesterday. These are very inexpensive lures that catch a wide variety of fish on the troll without breaking your wallet. I do not make these but they are made very well and rigged with quality components. I would not carry them otherwise.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-...et-5-pack.html


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Old 02-13-2011, 08:07 AM
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Does anyone have any luck trolling these? I have read some threads about them but no one in Florida seems to carry them or ever heard of them. If anyone has any experience with them working as well as the guy that makes them says I would love to give them a try! Thanks..
It's a local NC thing ......
Yes, DW work & is not the only way to catch Dolphins.
Easy, very simple to use & they do catch fish ........

I'm not sure what Captain your referring to, but if it's the owner of Fish Finder Tackle. He's a stand up guy, willing to share his vast knowledge of fishing ...........

Thanks, Capt. Joe for sharing those Cobia, Tarpon, Sharks & Bull Reds tips on Fri.......... ICM
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:13 AM
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No Problem ICM. Thanks for the kind words as well. I enjoyed talking to you the other day after the fisheries meeting. And we make and ship the "Original Dolphin Weenies" as well as the pork rinds to use with them. Used by the NC charter fleet for years to produce without using ballyhoo. I ship to both Florida and the Bahama's with excellent results for not only dolphin but blackfin tuna as well.

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Old 02-14-2011, 01:19 PM
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I have personally seen dolphin swim by my ballyhoo to get to the DW, not sure what that says about my hoo rigging but the DW sure do work. Thanks to Capt. Joe Shute for showing me how to rig them.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:22 PM
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I have personally seen dolphin swim by my ballyhoo to get to the DW, not sure what that says about my hoo rigging but the DW sure do work. Thanks to Capt. Joe Shute for showing me how to rig them.
That happens quite a bit.. Sometimes a dolphin will be keyed in on an artificial lure and they will disregard a natural bait.. Artificials dont get as much credit as they deserve..
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Dolphin eat anything and everything. Back in the day, when the budget was tight, I used to get the large bore straws from McDonalds. I would cut the down to about 3.5" and cut strips on one end so when they get pulled through the water, the front would flair out. Then slide it over a chain of 2 or 3 snelled long shank trolling hooks, one straw section per hook. They caught fish like you would believe.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:21 PM
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Does anyone know a good place to buy small octopus skirts?
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:53 AM
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you can also do the same thing wil lil stubby bubblers and things like that from C&H. just tag a pork strip on it and you get the same effect, with a little more action. I've caught dolphin, kings, and even cobia on that rig.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:00 AM
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i've got something along the lines of the DW, but haven't had the chance to use it yet. To be honest, the one I had was made by a well known tackle store in eastern NC and fell all to pieces the first time I got it out as the skirt was merely glued to the squid....didn't exactly meet my expectations. I re-rigged it and everything is good to go now. I may give it a try in Islamorada in a few weeks
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I will be happy to try and help you with the small octopus skirts if I can Business. Cfarmd, I hate you had a problem with someones dolphin skirt. Don't know who you purchased it from but get up with me and I will work something out to get you a quality product that will be in your favor.

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Mine have caught lots of fish and this has been around for a long time
http://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-...res-added.html use for some ideas
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Originally Posted by fishfindertackle View Post
I will be happy to try and help you with the small octopus skirts if I can Business. Cfarmd, I hate you had a problem with someones dolphin skirt. Don't know who you purchased it from but get up with me and I will work something out to get you a quality product that will be in your favor.

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Old 05-07-2011, 04:34 PM
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I fished DWs for a number of years salmon trolling in Alaska. It is a major lure for all types of salmon.There were times in the season that all I trolled commercially was DWs. We called them hoochies. It is probably not a big deal with Mahi since they are not toothy, but, you might try gumpuckies. Gumpuckies are bullet shaped rubber inserts for the hoochies ( DWs). The squid body last a lot longer with the rubber insert. It also keeps the hook from tearing the head. Go on line and search gumpuckies. You will find a number of hits. They are a couple of bucks for a ten pack. Best thing for squid.
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