July 15, 2015 at 12:43pm
This was one trip that started off knowing we had to hit the weed line to produce fish. We fished the past few weeks before hitting the Rip 30 – 50 miles out, automatically smoking the dolphin. This particular weekend was our vacation so I had friends that never seen blue water and it would be tough to land the finicky mangroves. Friday morning we loaded up and I was unsure of the RIP location, hit the throttles and did not touch them for 3 ½ hours, finally blue water! It was spectacular to see 5 different rips before hitting the blue water, had a North south brown on brown, brown on green, green on green, green on blue and finally found fish on blue on blue 3 miles from medusa. The bait of choice was cigar minnows with fluorocarbon, no weight tied to a Bimini knot to 80lb power pro. We also discovered anything floating this far out also produces bigger fish, one piece of trash cardboard gave up 4 dolphins and two triple tails. The crew ended with a box full of large dolphin and nonstop action. The next trip should happen in two weeks as we continue to smoke the fish on beautiful formed RIPS.