Yesterday (Monday) it was blowing around 30 to 35 knots of westerly according to the seaway tower and Tuesday morning looked good according to the weather man so Neil and I decided we would head out Tuesday morning to the NE 36 fathom line and see if we could find some of these Dolphin fish people are talking about.
Early Morning Start.
We left Loders creek boat ramp at 6:15 am and cruised out to the NE 36 fathom line at 20 knots, we could not believe how calm it was. Onced we stopped at the 36s we noticed how dirty and cold the water was
and did not have high hopes for finding a fish today.
Time To Put The Lures In.
We decided to put out a pattern of Skirts and see if we could find a small Black Marlin in the green water as we started trolling towards the NE 50 fathom line we saw a Marlin in the spread and he had a swipe at the pink skirt on the short rigger and missed, then disserpeared. Around 45 minutes later I noticed the water had changed into a nice blue colour just inside the 50 fathom line and then the long corner started screaming and Neil was onto a nice sized Dolphin fish after a short fight Neil had himself his biggest Dolphin fish at around 10 kg, we once again set out a pattern and started trolling south along the 50 fathom line and around an hour later the short rigger went off and this was my fish and once again it was a nice dolly around the 10 kg mark.
Great Morning, Time To Head Home.
With two nice fish on board and the new lures working very well we decided to head home and were back at the ramp by 11:30 am.
That was a fun quick successful fishing trip. Thanks Neil.