Offshore Fishing

Don’t overlook anything when targeting dolphin

Dolphin are found in temperate waters throughout the world. They first show up along the edge of the Gulf Stream off the Carolinas in the late spring. By May, many of them are bigger fish called gaffers — large enough to have to use a gaff — and during June, the numbers usually increase, but there are more smaller fish in the catch. Regardless of size, dolphin are attracted to edges and floating objects.

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Day of the dolphin

The dolphin bite is great off the coast of the Carolinas in June. Finding temperature breaks and having plenty of baits pre-rigged are keys to catching them this time of year. […]

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Virginia man decks dolphin on North Carolina pier

When he headed to the end of Avon Fishing Pier on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Tuesday, J.R. Clate of Scottsdale, Va., wasn’t expecting to see a dolphin, but he was glad that he wound up landing a colorful, 33-inch fish, only the second caught from the pier and one of less than a dozen on record from all North Carolina piers.

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