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SLI 1/29/17

Went out today with my buddy and his coworkers out of the SLI. After debating early in the morning of heading out or not, we all decided to put on the layers/windbreaker and off we went exiting the inlet around 7:30am. To say the least, it was a non-stop drizzle, cold, and a 2-4ft NW swell with a 5ish mixed in at times and close period. Started trolling in 75ft a mix pf ballyhoos, chains, a #2 planer with wire/purple&black islander/horse bally combo. It was a pain with a lot of scattered grass getting on the planer and other baits. Finally at 140ft, the starboard rigger pops but came unglued. Reeled that in to inspect and it got bit but barely touched it. Reset and not long after the same rigger pops and fish on…some welcoming news, it was a dolphin! (Haven’t seen one of those since July!) Not the biggest but we’ll take it. Cool bite as she grabbed the hoo, spit it, grabbed it again, spit it, and then one more time for the kill. Circled back to the same area and got bit on the starboard side again...bigger fish but hook didn’t find its place. By now it’s been about 3-4 hours of being beat and miserable with the conditions so we headed back in. All in all it was fishy, bunch of baby fliers, scattered grass, and 140ft seemed to be depth. Pink/White and green got the action today. Good luck out there!


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