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Full Moon Dolphins!!! 9/30 Palm Beach

Headed out of Boynton Inlet around 6:30am to Flat calm seas with my buddy Chris , the idea was to high speed troll North hoping to pick up a Hoo and then go off shore to look for some dolphin. Trolled all the way to the breakers with no hits:huh so we decided to look for some bait around the inlet, didn't find much, was only able to get a few thorn bellies . Already 10am, I decided to head way off shore and hope the afternoon bite turns on . Headed SE to about 1,500 ft and finally start to see some decent little weed patches with bait tight to the inside, which tells me there are predators around. We set up our spread and I immediately hook up on a small dolphin while letting the first line back, we boat him, turn around and position the boat to make another pass with all lines out , when BAM:grin both out riggers pop , I boat mine, while Chris is bringing his in , when my 50W starts peeling line off it, about 200ft at least , it finally slows down where I can start gaining some line, it does a jump, its a huge Bull dolphin, after Chris boats a nice size cow, he starts clearing lines for me to fight this fish, after about 15 or 20 minutes I finally get to the shock leader to start hand lining him in, I gave Chris the line as I grabbed the gaff , as I went gaff him, he decided to dive down a little and that was it, Chris pulls the wire leader out of the water with no hooks on it:banghead we couldn't believe it, we did everything right to get this fish in the boat and the wire breaks, i have never had a wire leader do this before, I picked up two fresh already rigged ballyhoo on ice at the bait store, just so I had some ready to go and I end up loosing a 40# dolphin on it. We decided not to dwell on the loss and go back to look for those patches , we ended up finding a nice piece of wood floating in the water and it was game on again:fishing I threw my red buoy float next to the piece of wood as we passed it , just as a visible marker , as we passed by the wood both outriggers go off again and it was boating fish for the next hour. It started getting late so we took off , leaving them chewing . All fish were caught between 12:30 and 2:30pm in around 1,500 ft , the Big dolphin we lost hit a ballyhoo with Blue and white islander on a 24oz weight, the rest was caught on a mixture of ballyhoo, strips and lures.
We ended up catching 9 out of 10 , losing only the big one, but still a great day on the water.


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