The drift fishing boats this this week, out of Ft. Lauderdale, are catching lots of dolphin. We’ve been doing our normal reef fishing trips, just heading out about a mile offshore of Ft. Lauderdale and putting out our dead ballyhoo and sardines. We’ve been getting good kingfish action, catching some 5-10 poundrs here and there. On every trip these past few days, we’ve had a school of some dolphins swim up on us and attack our baits. Usually about 10 or 12 dolphins are in the school, and we usually hook up to most or all of them.
During the fights though, we usually loose a couple of them when they jump out of the water and shake the hooks. Ballyhoo and sardines have been the best baits for catching them, although if someone has a squid ready to throw at them, they will definetly bite that too. Most of the dolphins have been about 5-10 pounders and some bigger ones mixed in. It’s a pretty good sign that every day trip this week we’ve caught dolphin on, so they must be here in Ft. Lauderdale.