Got a call Tuesday to go chase the Port Canaveral dolphin on Wednesday. Got the schedule cleared and good to go. We were the second boat at the lock and waited a few minutes until 6:00 when the lock opened. It was bumpy ride out averaging 22 knots and we passed some fishy areas to stick with the plan to hit 150′ then start looking for a fishy area. We ran a few small weed lines on the way East, then found “the one”
As we trolled up to it we knew we found the spot. We went back and forth on the same line for most of the day, adding a dolphin to the box here, another there, then two, then three. I think we only lost two, but had a few short strikes too. We also ran into a toothy critter that cut the mono leader we were using. On the way home we stopped and chunked around a large weed patch in ~240′ and saw a school of 20 or more peanuts that had lockjaw, and Bill hooked up with a submarine or moby dick because there was no stopping it. We saw some birds on the way in and picked up another peanut and a football BFT in 160′. Could have loaded up on BFT but it was already 4:30 and we were beat.
Total for the day was 6 dolphin to 18 pounds and the BFT. Most were caught on naked ballyhoo, but we caught them on artificials as well. Water temp was around 84F.
It was a beautiful day, seas laid down nicely once we got out and stayed that way.