Dolphin respond well to jigs, cut ballyhoo or squid. However, the jigs’ skirt fibers often don’t hold up after a few runs. So it’s time to use a more-durable option, like hard lures.
A hard bait combined with extra-strong single hooks work well, especially in Florida, on both schoolies and large dolphin, and it will last awhile. Salt Water Sportsman’s George Poveromo said he often relies on Rapala’s new Coastal X-Rap Twitchin’ Mullet, a bite-size morsel that mimics baitfish. What’s more, the strong single hooks prevent the fish from tearing it up.