Fort Lauderdale Fishing Reports

Dolphin Fishing Florida Mola (sunfish)

March 12, 2016 by Terry Harber

Trip Info

The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jon M and son Joe from Atlanta their first hook-up was a nice blackfin tuna, trolling a mix spread off the reef.  Our next encounter was with a nice Bull and Cow dolphin, bull jumped off after an awesome aerial show “that’s just part of fishing”. We ended up with a nice cow and Spanish mackerel along the reef and our first sighting of a Mola “sunfish” this year. Father and son did a great job and were a pleasure to fish with.

Mola (Sunfish)

The mola are the heaviest of all the bony fish, with large specimens reaching 14 feet (4.2 meters) vertically and 10 feet (3.1 meters) horizontally and weighing nearly 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms). Sharks and rays can be heavier, but they’re cartilaginous fish. Mola are found in temperate and tropical oceans around the world. They are frequently seen basking in the sun near the surface and are often mistaken for sharks.

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