Dolphin 80 hr. 10-24 report

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by fathom, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. fathom

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    conditions- 6' to 8', wind 15 to 20. water 79 deg. color ex.

    23 yft to 100 lb.+ average 50 to 60lb.
    100+ bft.
    lots of beeliner
    some red snapper

    location boomvang. slow action on drifts till about 4 am.
    one sword appeared at back of boat chasing bft.
    flyers started stacking up out of the wind and the boat was strafed several tines by large schools of 40 to 100lb. tuna.

    P.S. ALMOST FORGOT MOST UNUSUAL BAIT! Tom lost his hat in a wind gust on the topwater side and in full view of everyone it was exploded on and inhaled by a big yellowfin!
    at one point 3- 50 to 100b. tuna were one in the back corner and all were landed.

    The 400 grm. silver lumo long gig that worked so well last trip only produced bft. tried pink knife same thing only a few bft. a few people had sumo all floro diamond jigs and were hammering the bft. switched to a long slider all floro and every drop was a bft.

    switched to poppers , caught several bft. then windknotted a guide and snapped off a beautiful jap popper only to watch if get hammered next to the boat yft. a low point I won't soon forget!

    Tried live pin fish and insto bite. after a race to the bow to avoid cut off and 2 times around the boat through the other 2 yft at the back corner a nice 60lb yft took the sting out ove the popper disaster.

    The trip ended 9hrs. early when the box was filled to the top!

    FATHOM
     
  2. MrBill

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    80 hours on the Dolphin. You are the man fathom. How many people were on board? How long did it take you to get to Boomvang? Did you stay at Boomvang the whole time? Did they provide the meals for the whole trip? Any live bait on board from dock, or did you guys catch it on way out?

    Maybe we ought to start rigging up our old hats with hooks and blow off the poppers. It could start a new trend of fishing. "free line hat fishing." Sounds like it was great trip and as always, the dolphin is very slow but produces good catches consistently. I just don't know if I could spend 80 hours on it.
     
  3. Pope

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    Greeat trip. I am going to tie my hat on next time!
     

  4. Deep_Sea_Gull

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    Great report fathom. Thanks for sharing. Do ya gots any pics????
     
  5. fathom

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    Check out dolphin docks recent pics 10-27 .
    last pic is tom with his back up hat!

    Fathom
     
  6. TeamOso

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    Sounds lke a good trip. Did yall do any other fishing or just tuna? Did yall catch anything trolling? The longest Ive been on the dolphin was 40hrs, how was the dolphin for 3 DAYS:eek:

    Kevin

    Hey when is the next long range trip your plannin, I would love to see if I could go with ya, Im going on a 48hr with DSH on Dec 29. I wanted to go with DD's, but thats when they drydock their boats:confused:
    PM me if you have an idea of the next long trip with DD's will be.
     
  7. davec

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    What color was the hat? They might be cheaper than the Tuna Hunters!
     
  8. fathom

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    MrBill]80 hours on the Dolphin. You are the man fathom. How many people were on board? How long did it take you to get to Boomvang? Did you stay at Boomvang the whole time? Did they provide the meals for the whole trip? Any live bait on board from dock, or did you guys catch it on way out?

    [25 people witch is too many, it seems like a wile back they limited it to 21. First stop was a few shrimp boats but with no cull only a few bft on sardines. next stop the new floater 60 mi. off PA . slow action, so a long sleep for the ride to boomvang. A few wahoo (smallest i've seen in a wile) and mahi on the troll. Meals were mediocre at best , except for the fresh tuna dinner one night. Live pin fish was caught the night before we left by Ryan from S.A.
    Flyers were cast netted and dip netted at BV. Hit bottom spots on the way back for snapper.
    FATHOM

    Maybe we ought to start rigging up our old hats with hooks and blow off the poppers. It could start a new trend of fishing. "free line hat fishing." Sounds like it was great trip and as always, the dolphin is very slow but produces good catches consistently. I just don't know if I could spend 80 hours on it.[/QUOTE]
     
  9. SSFIREMSN

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    how long did it take to get out to the deep rig?
     
  10. shanker

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    I think its a 16 hour boat ride on the Dolphin to Boomvang...I dont have the patience to make it on that boat