Pictured above is Matt and Cody with a beautiful cow dolphin caught while swordfishing last week. Several boats were able to catch some nice mahi while sitting waiting for a swordfish bite. These fish simply swim up behind the boat to investigate as they are curious creatures. Anything floating attracts mahi. We usually keep one or two spinning rods out of the back of the boat with ballyhoo or a live bait such as a pilchard. March is also the time where we see the most blue marlin here off our coast. We always get a push of mahi which bring blue marlin through our area. If your dream is to catch a blue marlin now would be by far the best month to do so. The best depth for both the Blue Marlin an Dolphin will be anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 feet of water.
The day we caught the mahi we also released a swordfish. Our customers were from out of town and we’re not interested in harvesting the fish. It is wonderful to be able to let these beautiful fish go and more people than you think practice tag and release even on swordfish. Several other boats in the area also hooked up to swords and a few big ones were landed. Over the next few days you are going to have relatively rough sea conditions so you need to look at the marine forecast and or call us at the shop for an up-to-date weather report and see conditions.
Stay safe and get tight!
-RJ Boyle, rjboylestudio.com