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Old 07-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Looking for wahoo and or dolphin....

I have fished a ton with in 10-12 miles for bottom stuff and kings....want to target wahoo and some dolphin...even some chickens. So the big question is wher do I go? I think I have fished enough to have the right bait, chum stuff and tolling stuff.
Going to find a break in the weather and give it a shot. Anyone have any info...secrets or general directions...?

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How far do you want to go out or are capable of? Wahoo and dolphin are capable of being caught within 10-12 miles but there isn't an extremely high probability. Weedlines are always a good place to start or anything else floating that you may come across.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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They are typically "blue water" fish. They can be found in green water but blue water and weeds is more common
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Weather permitting, and an understanding the things change quick on the water, I have no issues 15 plus or so. If the weather is good farther, I have all the safety gear (famous last words!). I am not locking to put myself or crew in danger, but do want to catch a few fish.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #5
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I would say the edge would be your best bet of u dont wantvto go to far or if u want to run farther go to nipple or elbow
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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Right now, the place to catch them starts 65 nm south of Pensacola or orange beach.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #7
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I screwed up on the post next one down.

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Old 07-02-2013, 11:16 PM   #8
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To the East you can troll Ozark to the Squiggles or to the West you can troll the ledge to the Nipple, South to 131 Hole and south to the Elbow. The triangle formed going North from the 131 Hole until the Nipple is due East then East to Nipple then South West to 131 Hole has always produced Wahoo when I fished that pattern. Run your legs at least 500 feet apart from the previous ones and sometimes a lazy "S" pattern on the legs helps. Sometimes you aren't the only one looking for the Wahoo. I'm pretty sure a big Mako chopped this one off in one bite. The short Wahoo pictured hit an Illander Cruiser, black and purple mylar, rigged with a horse Ballyhoo.

Almost forgot, when the other guys mentioned objects floating, small doesn't matter sometimes a small floating object will hold some nice fish under it. Obviously the bigger the better when it comes to floating objects, trees out there are a bonanza. Scattered weed lines will give you lots of practice reeling in lures and clearing weeds. Weed patches 100 - 200 sq feet is where you usually find peanut and schoolie Mahi Mahi. Solid weed lines are what everyone dreams about because the potential for fish is greater. Don't forget to look for tide lines also called a rip. It will have clear water on one side of the line and the other will be "dirty", troll in the clear water close to the dirty edge.

The floating objects out there is the one reason I won't run WOT offshore at night unless it is an absolute emergency, you don't see them usually until just after you hit them.

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Old 07-02-2013, 11:27 PM   #9
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Damn, Kim, all he left you was the cheeks and the throat!

Good info btw. That's what I like to see on this board.
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Damn, Kim, all he left you was the cheeks and the throat!

Good info btw. That's what I like to see on this board.
I had a huge wahoo do the same thing to a 20lb. red snapper one time.
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