Skip to main content
Home South General Fishing & The Outdoors

1st Place Dolphin Tournament

Got to the boat at 6am and had line so in at 630am-645am. We trolled the drop off and right of the bat hooked up to two dolphin. One came unglued :banghead but the other hit the ice. While fighting those two we threw a livey out hoping for the school to come with them and we hooked up to a 7lb black fin. He hit the ice too. We thought this was going to be a great day considering the way we started. Trolled a little longer with no bits. We picked up and headed southeast. Ran for about and hour with nothing in sight. Found some good scattered weed at about 800. Trolled for an hour with nothing. Picked up again and headed east-northeast. Found some scattered weed at around 2300. Droped the lines and started trolling again. It was 11am and we were feeling hopeless at the time when all of the sudden we get a good bite. I looked back and the fin took flight and I knew it was a big fish :crossed. Fought the cow for about 20 minutes and she got the gaff and when it hit the deck we went crazy :grin. We knew we had a good chance of winning the tournament with this 28lb cow and we did ended up bringing home the money and the trophy. Beat the second place dolphin by 10lbs. Never thought this would ever happen to us but it did. This is something none of us will ever forget that's for sure.


Sign In or Register to comment.
Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

Preview This Month's Issue

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Florida Sportsman App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get the top Florida Sportsman stories delivered right to your inbox.


Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Florida Sportsman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now