Crew was just me and Cody today (forum member sscanoe). Loaded up pilchards from Dave the bait guy and headed out. Started early putting a few little gaffers in the box. We were avoiding the storms and the ocean was getting a little kicked up around the storms. Around 9am the outrigger clip pops and just screams line. No jumps or anything so I wasn't thinking dolphin. After about a 10 minute fight, see those purple stripes, and I sink the gaff into him! Pretty decent hoo I would guess 25-30 pounds. We get a little gaffer to the boat and while retying I tell cody to pitch a live bait back. After rerigging I told him to reel it back in so we could troll again. As soon as he does, I see a nice 20# bull ALL lit up right by the boat. I throw a free pilchard out to keep him interested. Cody casts out to him on the spinning rod and he crushes the bait. After a fun fight on the spinner, I gaff him, and into the cooler he goes! Set up troll again and see a big splash by the outrigger bait, I drop back to him, tighten down, and I can tell this was a good dolphin. It was ripping line off the tld. After a 20 minute tug of war in the growing seas, he finally comes up to the boat. Quick gaff shot and wow, our cooler is loaded up!
The other nice bull on live bait