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Old 05-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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This is going to be an odd question but I have been offshore fishing quite a few places. I have had flipper pull fish off my hook from Maryland to Matzalan. Never brought one to the boat though. Has anyone ever hooked a porpoise and got it to the surface? & better question is how would you unhook a po'ed flipper.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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I have hooked one accidently when he took a snapper off of my line. There was no shot of getting that thing even remotely close to the boat. Amberjack do not have shit on a dolphin hooked up. Unless you are fishing with some serious gear I don't see how it would be possible to get it close. Just cut the line and let the hook rust out.
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Thats what I am saying. People catch 800 bluefins and never hrard a porpoise have to be unhooked. I mean we never target them. They target us
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I have hooked one accidently when he took a snapper off of my line. There was no shot of getting that thing even remotely close to the boat. Amberjack do not have shit on a dolphin hooked up. Unless you are fishing with some serious gear I don't see how it would be possible to get it close. Just cut the line and let the hook rust out.
x2 Cut the line quick as you can or your gonna get spooled... I guess you might be able to reign one in on something like a 80w or 130w
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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I hooked up with one that ate my red snapper and we cut the line asap...it was wild how much line he took in such a short time...

I think if you attempt to reel in the dolphin (mammal) that they would likely consider it harrasment and you could face a fine up to 20,000 dollars and one year in prison. Check out the Marine Mammal Protection Act linked below.... cut the line

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/dolphins...ent_entang.pdf
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I trolled cigars and stretch thru porpoises, not on purpose... they smart to know the diff, ha. I thought sure enough they'll hit/bite
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Once again as in many posts, I cannot control fish, pelican, otter, dolphin or otherwise from striking my bait. I am just shocked how strong they are. I have never once targeted a porpoise for obvious reasons but have hooked quite a few. Came up with Mingo lips from them pulling my fish off too. I wouldnt call it harassment taking a hook out of something.

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those dang porpoises get under your skin at times, sometimes you wish the guys from japan will come over here to hunt them down besides the whales. There not gonna fall into the endangered species list anytime soon thats for sure.
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They eat them in Japan?
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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Never had one bite anything with a line attached to it. Got worried one time when some dolphins were messing with a red ruby on my balloon rig behind the boat but they left it alone after they realized they could have a free meal of snapper if they got closer to the boat. Lol
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