Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

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Best Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters in Florida

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing in Florida

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Size 15 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Offshore

(Coryphaena hippurus)

Dolphin fishing in Florida is something anglers of all ages and experience levels can enjoy. The southeastern part of the state offers swift access to the Gulf Stream, which is a mahi migration highway. They start moving southwards in November, passing Stuart and St Lucie's Inlet and can be found quite close to shore here until July. The big ones show up around April and they slowly start moving northwards in June, but stick around the south part of Florida, especially the Keys, until September.

The average catch size will be 10-20lbs, the bigger ones are 20-30lbs and bulls up in the 50-60lbs range are not unheard of.

Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing in Florida varies moderately throughout the year. High season is April to August. Low season is October. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing in Florida

Half Day Trip with Captain Mike and Captain Melody
Wesley M. fished with Maritime Charters South Fort Myers on November 26, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I'm sure there are more plentiful seasons, but it has been a great experience for us 2 years in a row. We are out for the fun and memories, and if we get a mess of fish for the table even better- we've accomplished that 2 years in a row.
Awesome Crew and Memorable Fishing Experience for our family and friends.
Scott L. fished with Time Off Fishing Charter on November 22, 2021
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Great fishing experience for our family and very knowledgeable of the area and fishing spots. We had a awesome time.
Reeling them in with Captain Steve
Charles N. fished with Lake Toho Guides – Pontoon on November 19, 2021
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Crappie were not hitting yet but the LM Bass are plentiful. Don’t be surprised if you reel in a few catfish or gar too.
Great half day with Capt Bobby
Larry D. fished with Gulfcoast-Fishing Charters on November 19, 2021
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Seek out local Captain with good reviews.
Half day trip success!
Lori S. fished with Canaveral Charter Adventures on November 16, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
3/4 day trip
David S. fished with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters on November 15, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just ask your captain to put you on fish. Every fish is fun to catch.
Fishing with Alex
Randy J. fished with Intentional Fishing on November 13, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
For your fishing FUN It is the best charter around Intentional fishing is where to go to get the fishing experience of your life Thank you Captain Alex of INTENTIONAL FISHING CHARTER BEST IN GULF WE SAY AN TRIED AN TRUE Thank you
Fantastic trip
Shannon F. fished with Westbound Sportfishing on November 13, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
November is chilly. Layer your clothing.