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

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

Find a good Captain and hope for the best. A nice day on the water beats a lot of alternatives.
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Find a good Captain and hope for the best. A nice day on the water beats a lot of alternatives.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Grapevine, TX
Good fishing charters and from the marina. Lots of options for catch and eat fish. Weather is changeable but the captain will keep to up to date.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Good fishing charters and from the marina. Lots of options for catch and eat fish. Weather is changeable but the captain will keep to up to date.
Gary  P.
Gary P. Miromar Lakes, FL
Dress for the more than cool weather. Be in the company of a local fisherman who knows the the lake.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dress for the more than cool weather. Be in the company of a local fisherman who knows the the lake.
Ernie  G.
Ernie G. Overland Park, KS
Great fishing right in lake worth. Great place to fish for the variety of species.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great fishing right in lake worth. Great place to fish for the variety of species.
Harold  M.
Harold M. Dallas, TX
Forget the rough & weather sensitive ocean & go inland or inter coastal. Good fishing & no Dramamine.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Forget the rough & weather sensitive ocean & go inland or inter coastal. Good fishing & no Dramamine.
Donald  P.
Donald P. Willowbrook, IL
Really nice harbor, clean beaches and really clear water...Grew up in Texas and had nothing but dirty experiences in the Texas gulf...Quite the opposite in Destin with Far Far exceeded my expectations...
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Really nice harbor, clean beaches and really clear water...Grew up in Texas and had nothing but dirty experiences in the Texas gulf...Quite the opposite in Destin with Far Far exceeded my expectations...
CRAIG  W.
CRAIG W. Davidson, NC
Charter a fishing boat with a captain who is very knowledgeable Of the waters in the area you will have a great time
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charter a fishing boat with a captain who is very knowledgeable Of the waters in the area you will have a great time
Tommie  P.
Tommie P. Memphis, TN
It’s best if you can find a calm day, but there are usually options if you can’t.
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It’s best if you can find a calm day, but there are usually options if you can’t.
Adam  F.
Adam F. Carlisle, MN
We fished in choppy weathers due to high winds, but the shark fishing was excellent
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We fished in choppy weathers due to high winds, but the shark fishing was excellent
Luke  N.
Luke N. Benton, AR
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Kristen  H.
Kristen H. Sugar Creek, MO
Book with Captain Bryan! Dress warm in the morning and a bring a light rain jacket--you will get wet from sea spray. The waters can be choppy on the boat ride to fishing site. But it is worth it to find the fish!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with Captain Bryan! Dress warm in the morning and a bring a light rain jacket--you will get wet from sea spray. The waters can be choppy on the boat ride to fishing site. But it is worth it to find the fish!
Irene  H.
Irene H. Mahwah, NJ
Nothing fancy but was nice staff with the equipment needed. 4 hours was perfect time.
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Nothing fancy but was nice staff with the equipment needed. 4 hours was perfect time.
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Ashburn, VA
Had a great time fishing with captain Ben. Lots of knowledge of the area and how to target species.
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Had a great time fishing with captain Ben. Lots of knowledge of the area and how to target species.
Mark  M.
Mark M. San Juan
We have been n fishing trips in other areas and this trip was much better .
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We have been n fishing trips in other areas and this trip was much better .
Oneal  W.
Oneal W. Englewood, Florida
Be prepared for the weather - wind on boat is 20-30 degrees colder… nice in summer but tough when in 40’s and 50’s! And winds can make water choppy which makes for a rough ride. Use motion sickness patch even if never seasick before… better to be prepared…
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared for the weather - wind on boat is 20-30 degrees colder… nice in summer but tough when in 40’s and 50’s! And winds can make water choppy which makes for a rough ride. Use motion sickness patch even if never seasick before… better to be prepared…
Amanda  W.
Amanda W. Bealeton, VA
My husband has caught a Tarpon, nurse shark and a ton of mangrove snappers.
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My husband has caught a Tarpon, nurse shark and a ton of mangrove snappers.
Tisha  G.
Tisha G. Grain Valley, MO
Weather conditions can affect ability to go offshore fishing. Full moon can also decrease ability to catch fish.
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Weather conditions can affect ability to go offshore fishing. Full moon can also decrease ability to catch fish.
Kristy  P.
Kristy P. Williamsburg, VA
Captain definitely made the trip worth while. He made sure that we caught enough fish to satisfy our urge to reel
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Captain definitely made the trip worth while. He made sure that we caught enough fish to satisfy our urge to reel
Douglas  H.
Douglas H. Alachua, FL
Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Some got very sea sick so consider sea sickness medicine! But the trip was great.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Centerton, AR
It was our first time and the water was calm, a little cool in the morning, but it warmed up nicely so dress in layers. No long boat ride to get on fish which was really nice.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was our first time and the water was calm, a little cool in the morning, but it warmed up nicely so dress in layers. No long boat ride to get on fish which was really nice.
Mark  N.
Mark N. Westfield, IN