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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Reviews of Fishing in Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Fishing in Florida

Slow day at fishing...but
Bruce O. fished with All Good Charters on January 19, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
This was our first trip so my only suggestion is to keep an open mind as to what you will be happy bringing home. There are many Excellent to Very Good species of fish to catch. Even if you don't catch exactly what you go out for it is likely you are going to catch some really good eating fish!
Great fishing trip!
Michael H. fished with Fair N' Square Charters on January 17, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great location. Only 40 minutes from Orlando and free parking. Very easy to find.
6 Hr. trip with Captain Armandeo
GARY W. fished with A-Squared Charters on January 9, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready to have a good time with this very knowledgeable fisherman!
4 hour fishing trip with Captain Michael
Penny S. fished with Daytona Beach Charters on January 7, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We went for fun not to keep any of the fish but it was well worth the trip.
Great Time!!
Michael H. fished with AJ’s Bass Guides on January 7, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Perfect time of year, cool weather but fish biting all morning.
Awesome experience
Zarmina R. fished with Hot Shot Charters on January 6, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was our first experience. Deep sea fishing has such different techniques. Great experience.
3/4 day with Captain Mark
John S. fished with Dauntless Fishing Charters on January 6, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Love fishing in south Florida in the winter.
Half Day Inshore Trip with Capt Jeff Jenkins
Eric Van De Bovenkamp fished with Hook'd Up Charters on January 5, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Vero offers great variety for inshore fishing and has quick access to the Ft Pierce inlet for those who want to go offshore.