Well here we are in the heat of the summer, the bay is boiling hot, bait is everywhere, and the Bass are strapping on the feed bags on a nightly basis in anticipation of making the run south. With the waters in the backcountry a steady 78 degrees in the shallows, my attention for a few weeks has switched to running the 32′ SeaCraft east to head offshore for all the Pelagics you could want. We kicked off my offshore season this weekend with an open minded approach but as always Dolphin and Tuna are on the top of the list. We had a great ocean over the past couple of days and it looks like the week ahead offers much of the same. Our run offered up some very fun action with all the Skip Jack Tuna you could want along with some very good sizable Bull Dolphin action.
As it always does it takes some time to run and locate the action but once we find it, it is fast and furious, especially when it comes to Mahi (my specialty). I believe that this season will be the season of Dolphin and will constantly be an easy target for those willing to target them both on light tackle and on the fly. This weekend’s Dolphin bite was very selective, turning off baits on rotation after a few hook ups, on the fly for a few, then metal, then bucktails, with another eventually wanting only live bait and that’s when you know the end is near. Fall will be here before you know it so now is the time to setting your sights on booking for the fall Bass run. For a list of my open dates you can reach me @ 609.432.6618 or shoot me an email. That’s it for now until next time daily reports can be found on my website www.IowaFortune.com