Monday, May 2, 2016

Migratory Dolphin return off S.C. Coast

Good Times on May 2, 2016 thanks to Capt. Ben Polk
An early spring is giving way to an early dolphin bite off the S.C. coast with vast schools of small to medium-sized dolphinfish in the offshore waters. The bite really turned on in late April, and has continued with a string of good fishing weather days too, excluding Sunday May 1 when the ocean kicked up 6-foot seas, keeping the fleet in port.

Lady Angler Sherry Watford shows off her May 2 mahi
Peach and Alex discuss Offshore Tactics
The last day of April saw three offshore tournaments send legions of saltwater anglers into the deep blue sea looking for some green dolphinfish. The Marina at Edisto Beach hosted the 3rd annual Dolphin Slam, while Bohicket Marina held a mahi tourney and Georgetown held a meatfish event. All three tourneys saw record numbers of boats participating and they all enjoyed good fishing because the migratory dolphin are thick right now! Of course where there are mahi, the chance of encountering a blue marlin in May goes up.

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