Dolphin spearfishing adventure- Jupiter November 23

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    Dolphin spearfishing adventure- Jupiter November 23

    Attachment 0A little late with this post but it is another blown out weekend so I thought I would post it anyway. I took Zack and two friends out last Wednesday for a spearfishing day. We checked numerous spots from the Loran Tower all the way down to Lago Mar. Nice flat ocean with the SW wind but the water clarity was poor especially to the north and in some areas there was loads of moon jellyfish as well. Around 1:00 PM we decided to head off and look for dolphin. We trolled up a couple of skipjacks in 400 ft south of the Breakers and saw a couple of areas of fairly heavy grass but nothing real promising. We ran about 15 miles off and found a trap float and line with a large branch tangled in it. . We put a feather out as we approached instantly the dolphin appeared. I tied off to the float and put out a chum bag and the kids went in the water. I caught a few dolphin from the boat but the spearfishing was cramping my style from the boat. We caught 11 dolphin and a large rainbow runner (11 lbs). There were bunches of wahoo and wehoos hanging around but they would not eat a bait or speed jig. Zack hit two with the gun but they pulled off much to his great displeasure. Burned a lot of gas but it was one of those priceless days on the ocean it glassed of for awhile while the kids were in the water. I thought I was going to have to gaff my son to get him out of the water in time to run in before it got dark.







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    love it. great report. i gotta do that sometime.

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    Fireman Bill,

    Great report!

    It was a beautiful day on the 23rd.. we were out as well.

    Take care buddy.

    Cheers

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    Excellent report! Hard work pays off :-)

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    Good job dad! Those kids look happy!



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    i maybe wrong it almost looks like a wahoo swimming away in one of the pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by holymackerel View Post
    i maybe wrong it almost looks like a wahoo swimming away in one of the pics
    Now.. I was thinking it looked like a Humpback Whale.

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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!


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    My son estimated that there were 30 to 50 wahoo around the float and our boat the entire time we were there. That is a wahoo in the photo. Not the best photo but how many opportunities do we get locally for underwater wahoo photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman Bill View Post
    My son estimated that there were 30 to 50 wahoo around the float and our boat the entire time we were there. That is a wahoo in the photo. Not the best photo but how many opportunities do we get locally for underwater wahoo photos?
    Now I'm bummed finding out it wasn't a Humpback Whale.

    Seriously though.. that had to be a heck of a sight to see all those hoo's around him!

    It is a GREAT photo knowing how fast they swim.

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