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Old 04-21-2016, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default How to deal with Gangsta Dolphins

It cracks me up how most people are like... "oh look, Dolphins!" And I'm over here like... "great gotta reel and kill the baits again..."

So I know they are an issue at some of the piers. Last year I saw some fat gangster dolphins working the okaloosa pier like they owned it; passing through every 5 minutes or so pluck bait off of everyone's hook... all... day... long. I know they're bad at okaloosa being close proximity to the pass (where all the fat dolphins hang out).

So any tips to avoid getting robbed by D-Bo the Dolphin all day? Any bait they won't eat?

I found myself going to an artificial with bait in the bucket and a bait rod close just to save it for the right moment.
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Old 04-21-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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They wont touch a LY
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Old 04-21-2016, 06:18 PM   #3
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They know what they are doing.
I've had Dolphins catch a ride with me leaving the pass and stay with me the entire day out to 20-30 miles off shore. And they ride with us all the way back to the pass 12 hours later.
It's hard to out run them if they are up for the haul.
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Had a big dolphin with tons of cobia jigs treble hooks and gotchas stuck in its mouth steal a nice Spanish came from under the pier and almost spoolled me

They won't go near ly
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It's bad and illegal but you can always have a small rod ready to throw an egg weight.....
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Had a big dolphin with tons of cobia jigs treble hooks and gotchas stuck in its mouth steal a nice Spanish came from under the pier and almost spoolled me

They won't go near ly
Hmm. I always thought they were pretty good at avoiding hooks.
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Hmm. I always thought they were pretty good at avoiding hooks.
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We call them Democrat Dolphins. Always looking for a hand out.
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