Went out yesterday on a solo mission. Had a dozen hoo and live pilchard. Started at 8 miles , 8-11 miles held the best weeds, but no signs of life. Got to 12, saw a weed on outrigger, pulled it- weed came off then bam! Thought I was imagining things. 12lb cow. Ventured into the gulf stream. About a mile away I see 4 birds diving , I think it's all over. No one around me. Finally after 10 minutes I get there, birds are taking turns diving. Then I see the giant 6 inches to the fork dolphin go for the flat "you gotta be kidding me" caught and released. Began trolling south at 6.2 mph, but gps says 0.6-0.9 the current was ripping. 20 minutes goes by... Zzzzzz . Another ok cow. 20 minutes later another tiny dolphin. 20 minutes later see a big floating bag- like a bushel bag, had triple tail - dropped lives -nothing. Trolled more another baby. Saw a board , smaller size, nothing . At 10:00 zzzzxz a baby and a schoolie. 10:45 nice mat 11 miles out, saw three schoolie swim to spread no takes , but hits , and believe me I'm a loose drag person. Went in, was at color change , Live baiting, got wrecked for 5 seconds and it got off, never got to set hook.
Soo there's a few out there, they are far, birds are eating the small dolphin lol (sometimes). Wonder if there's anything over 20 out there anymore.