July 5, 2006
Sorry for the delay in reports, but I have been fishing very hard and the fish have been cooperating. I have mainly been concentrating on fishing offshore the last couple of weeks and the fishing has been fantastic, with the last few days being especially good.
I had Steve C. from Connecticut join me for an offshore trip on Wednesday. The bite started out a little slow, but around noon, we hit the fish and had non-stop action till around 3:00 when we had to pack it in and head for shore.
The fish are biting really well in the thirty mile range around live bottom and ledges. Trolling ballyhoo is working really well, but natural squid pulled behind daisy chains and spreader bars are too much for the Dolphin to resist.
Steve had a great day and landed 7 Dolphin and 3 King Mackerel and a false Albacore by days end. Several fish were missed due to short strikes and a few threw the hook before we could get them in the boat.
It was a great day on the water and Steve, it was a pleasure to have you aboard. I look forward to fishing with you again.
Saturday, July 1, I fished with Rob, John and Kirk for an offshore trip targeting Dolphin. It was a great trip with good friends and we brought home a fish box full.
Once again, the fish seemed to holding in the 28-35 mile range. This is where the water clarity has been best and seem to be holding the most fish.
On this trip, I can't remember when I have seen so many King Mackerel sky on baits, but we were pulling a small spreader bar and a daisy chain with a natural squid in the spread, and they couldn't leave it alone. We must have had a least a half dozen Kings come out of the water after this bait. When the Kings weren't chomping, the Dolphin were hitting it just as well.
We ended up the day with 5 Dolphin, 4 Kings and a False Albacore or two.
The fishing is great, get out and catch a few fish!!!