Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Charters

Top Florida Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing Destinations

Best 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.
Florida
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing in Florida

I would recommend bringing good company and just being willing to be flexible and do what the fish are doing the most.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend bringing good company and just being willing to be flexible and do what the fish are doing the most.
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Capt. DL Spragg Charters
Go during the spring or during scallop season for sure otherwise the water gets hot fast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go during the spring or during scallop season for sure otherwise the water gets hot fast
Bounty Bay PSJ Charters
Bounty Bay PSJ Charters
HOT. Bring lots of water. The bite was definitely good especially when it was a little windy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
HOT. Bring lots of water. The bite was definitely good especially when it was a little windy.
Playin' Hookey Fishing Charters
Playin' Hookey Fishing Charters
The big charter boats are ok if you must have AC, but if you want to spend more time fishing… charter with Maximus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The big charter boats are ok if you must have AC, but if you want to spend more time fishing… charter with Maximus.
MAXIMUS
MAXIMUS
Sun screen, cold drinks, hats and long sleeve fishing shirt. Expect to be hot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sun screen, cold drinks, hats and long sleeve fishing shirt. Expect to be hot.
Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters
Reel Sanibel Fishing Charters
It was hot as hell! But 5 stars because of a successful and safe trip with a good captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was hot as hell! But 5 stars because of a successful and safe trip with a good captain
Bout Time Charters
Bout Time Charters
Come earlier for a better bite. Season had been in for a little while already.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come earlier for a better bite. Season had been in for a little while already.
Southbound Charters
Southbound Charters
Always awesome but weather plays a part. Be ready to change it up and go after different species. Can’t be butthurt if you don’t catch exactly what you’re thinking you want to catch. Just have fun and remember it’s fishing not catching…if these guys jobs were easy we would do it ourselves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always awesome but weather plays a part. Be ready to change it up and go after different species. Can’t be butthurt if you don’t catch exactly what you’re thinking you want to catch. Just have fun and remember it’s fishing not catching…if these guys jobs were easy we would do it ourselves.
Dauntless Fishing Charters
Dauntless Fishing Charters
Some things out of season that you are catching and it is stupid hot, but 2Shea is the way to go, especially if you have kids.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some things out of season that you are catching and it is stupid hot, but 2Shea is the way to go, especially if you have kids.
2 Shea Charters
2 Shea Charters
Yes! I highly recommend it with the right captain, and Captain Charles is an expert at making it the best fishing adventure!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! I highly recommend it with the right captain, and Captain Charles is an expert at making it the best fishing adventure!
Kokomo Charters PSJ
Kokomo Charters PSJ
Really good deep sea fishing experience. Undercurrent and dolphins had an effect on our bite but still managed to land ton of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Really good deep sea fishing experience. Undercurrent and dolphins had an effect on our bite but still managed to land ton of fish!
New Beginning
New Beginning
Wear sunscreen even if you think you don’t need it! Wear a hat, sunglasses, a long sleeve fishing shirt, and appropriate shoes (not flipflops). Be patient and enjoy the view. Engage with your captain, and have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen even if you think you don’t need it! Wear a hat, sunglasses, a long sleeve fishing shirt, and appropriate shoes (not flipflops). Be patient and enjoy the view. Engage with your captain, and have fun!
Jersey Key Charters
Jersey Key Charters
It’s hot so be prepared for that! No shade on the water. Bring lots of drinking water and sunscreen and protective clothing. It helps if you know how to bait your own hook and cast your own fishing rod/reel. Know how to fish the fish in the area or get a guide to take you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s hot so be prepared for that! No shade on the water. Bring lots of drinking water and sunscreen and protective clothing. It helps if you know how to bait your own hook and cast your own fishing rod/reel. Know how to fish the fish in the area or get a guide to take you.
Finders Keepers Charters
Finders Keepers Charters
If it’s your first trip. Definitely choose Captain Dave. SoFlo his team is amazing! Explaining everything and get you hooked up!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it’s your first trip. Definitely choose Captain Dave. SoFlo his team is amazing! Explaining everything and get you hooked up!
South Florida Sportfishing
South Florida Sportfishing
Bring plenty of water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a fan, and paper towels for sweating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of water, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a fan, and paper towels for sweating.
Nothin' Matters
Nothin' Matters
This was our first time deep sea fishing and Taylor Savage made it a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time deep sea fishing and Taylor Savage made it a great experience.
Wicked Cuda Sport Fishing
Wicked Cuda Sport Fishing
Morning trip it was hot morning was the best I can’t imagine being out in the heat of the day!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning trip it was hot morning was the best I can’t imagine being out in the heat of the day!!!
Deep Color Fishing
Deep Color Fishing
Some days the fish are biting like crazy and some days they are not, but it's always a great time trying!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some days the fish are biting like crazy and some days they are not, but it's always a great time trying!
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Capt Tim did everything he could control. The water was 89 degrees in the bay and the weather prevented us from going further out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Tim did everything he could control. The water was 89 degrees in the bay and the weather prevented us from going further out.
T-man's Charters
T-man's Charters
A good captain can find fish any time of the year, but Summers are hot. I recommend morning trips in the Summer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A good captain can find fish any time of the year, but Summers are hot. I recommend morning trips in the Summer
One More Charters
One More Charters