Ralph Duey Dolphin Tournament; Sportfishing offshore has been great in Fort Lauderdale!Posted on: June 18, 2009
Sportfishing offshore has been great in Fort Lauderdale. Not only has the fishing been red hot, the weather has been exceptional. I love fishing the summer months, especially June; there is so much life on the reefs and action on the wrecks. Baitfish are everywhere and anywhere. When there’s baitfish, there’s big fish. The Kingfish follow the baitfish and pile through the schools, stuffing themselves. Big Blackfin Tuna, Bonito and Mahi – Mahi have been showing up on the reef in good numbers. We’ve caught some very large dolphin offshore, anywhere from 20 lb’ers to beefy 55 lb’ers. On Saturday, the Ralph Duey Dolphin Tournament took place and had a great turn out. There were some nice 30 lb Bull Dolphin caught and brought back to the dock for proof.
In the mist of all the Dolphin action, one boat got a show from the other kind of Dolphin, Flipper. “There were Dolphin everywhere, at least 500 jumping off the bow of the boat and another 500 jumping in the wake. I wish there was a helicopter taking pictures because it was the most exciting thing to watch. I’ve never seen that many porpoises in my whole life, not even in Mazatlan.”
Sea ya on the water…
Captain David Ide