2008-10-03 - Lots of Dolphin on NJ day trip
Left the dock in Avalon, NJ at 5 a.m. heading towards the Elephants Trunk. Seas were two feet or less as I approached the 30 fathom line. Signs were not good, marking no bait up or down....it just looked lifeless. We decided to continue off shore to the Baltimore Canyon. Started fishing inside the tip, four lines on the riggers, short & long with ballyhoo & seawitches. Two flatlines rigged with wire for wahoo. On the bidge was a squid spreader bar down the middle. We had a mystery bite as we crossed over the 100 fathom line. I believe it was a white marlin but we did not get a second chance. We proceeded down the west wall hitting pot balls on the way. We managed to land seven gaffer dolphin ranging from 10 to 25 lbs. The seas were building 3 to 6 ft. with a few 7 footers mixed in. I decided to nose in along the 50 fathom line looking for marlin. Fished to 35 fathoms and then called it a day. The charter had a great time & hope to do it again soon.

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Capt. Neil

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