|September, dolphin fish month|
|Written by Massimiliano Pau|
I did not absolutely expect to find “the Brazilian” so soon but the rumours of sightings of late August, pulled up my morale sky high. The sunrises were not lacking with many hours of lost sleep, but it was worth it.
Captures have been many and almost of all the fish was released although with some difficulty.
Dozens of spectacular attacks on miniketc and ketc that can even be used only to excite the fish and in general they are the top water baits that give you more satisfaction as wtd and small poppers: pro-Q first of all. Pure fun.
Minnow and jigs in general are also valid, but less exciting, the best colours are always silver-blue and silver-black.
The presence of forage fish, abundant in these autumn months, together with the water high temperature are the two key elements that will lead us to continuous catches.
Dolphin fish are easy at start, so to avoid bloodshed, we try not to pull them up too fast because they would get destroyed by the rocks.
It’s better to make them a little more tired leaving them in the water even though the presence of the herd underneath can lead us to unhook at once to keep casting.
I prefer to loose the herd enjoying one catch and release it after been oxygenate enough to let it go.
I noticed that when dolphin fish feel the lure and begin to jump out of the water to the bait direction, the strike comes 99% of the times.
Instead when they don’t jump the attacks decrease significantly with the increasing of lazy chases.