We had a great meet up this past Monday. Trolling was the hot topic and Dolphin and Tuna seemed to be mentioned quite often.
Featured Speaker - Joe Bielowski
Our featured speaker was Joe Bielowski and you could tell he was very passionate about trolling. He covered many tips and techniques including the minute details that help make the difference.
Some things I found interesting where how he used his teasers and where he placed them in the trolling spread. You can find many of these tips and more in his book Trolling Tips The Pros Don't Want You to Know.
In our member spotlight Scott Van De Houten talked about how he trolls for Dolphin this time of year. He really likes using teasers to draw the fish in but the thing I found most interesting is that he always trolls naked ballyhoo on a light drag around the teasers. This is so if a sailfish grabs it, the light drag will allow the fish to eat the bait before you tighten it and set the hook. On the baits on the outriggers and shotgun he usually adds a skirt and has a tight drag to set the hook immediately.
Don't miss out on the next member spotlight, these talks are great!
May Central Florida Fishing Report
The fishing reports were mostly covering the hot dolphin bite outside of port canaveral with some large fish being caught. We had some of our members take some adventures down south and added blackfin tuna from Marathon and Ft. Lauderdale. Add Wahoo, yellowtail, and amberjack to that keys report as well. These reports are another benefit of coming out to the meetings. Learn whats biting so you can capitalize on your next trip.
The Raffle included some great trolling plugs, skirts and freestyle jigs along with a Redfish Extreme rod and reel combo donated from Bass Pro Shops Orlando. These raffles happen every social and are always a lot of fun!
See you at the next Social!