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post #2 of Old 11-02-2003
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Fishing in Caribbean

You can catch a wide viriety of fish. If you are underway trowling a lure can bring in some nice Dorados or Mahi Mahi Dolphin if you are in Florida waters all three are the same fish. NO NOT FLIPPER DOLPHIN. You will need to slow a bit to boat the fish and get a clip to put the line and a way to haul it up a back stay so when the fish hits he has a bit of slack and will not break the line. You will need a gaff pole with a long handle so you can get blood all over the cockpit properly. Fresh Dolphin is great eating and the fight is awsom. If you can find anything floating circle it and cast with spinners and led head jigs with feathers or nylon skirts the schoolie Dolphin like the shadow and will be under the log up to 100ft down so wait a few minutes to see if the come up to your bait.Even an old plastic bucket almost anything that floats can be home to them.As you get in closer to land the deep reefs can produce some nice Grouper and Snapper but they are limited by the local fisherman and how hard they fish that area. Small live bait to five inches is always good and may be caught with very small hooks buy any bouy and some time where you find the Dolphin.A couple of healthy boat rods with 20-30 pound test line will do you the best for most fish.
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