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

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.
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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.
Wesley  M.
Wesley M. Mitchell, IN
Great fishing experience for our family and very knowledgeable of the area and fishing spots. We had a awesome time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great fishing experience for our family and very knowledgeable of the area and fishing spots. We had a awesome time.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Sugar Hill, GA
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
Charles  N.
Charles N. Groveland, FL
Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
5.0 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.
Lori  S.
Lori S. St. Cloud, MN
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
5.0 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
Randy  J.
Randy J. Lake Park, GA
Contact Fish Hunter Tours and Captain Bryan Frechette for a great fishing trip
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Contact Fish Hunter Tours and Captain Bryan Frechette for a great fishing trip
John  D.
John D. Ocala, FL
Use Captain A j for sure. Wonderful fishing trip. The best fishing experience we have ever had. Beyond exceptions and wil return again for sure.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Use Captain A j for sure. Wonderful fishing trip. The best fishing experience we have ever had. Beyond exceptions and wil return again for sure.
James  W.
James W. Palmetto, FL
Go early and listen to your Captain, they know the lake and the fish. The shiners are worth the $.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go early and listen to your Captain, they know the lake and the fish. The shiners are worth the $.
Steve  J.
Steve J. WSHNGTN CT HS, OH
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was a bit cold so we didn't have luck in a few of the places. The wind on the river was really cold but once the sun came out it was much better.
Jordan  M.
Jordan M. Jacksonville, FL
Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
Brandon  S.
Brandon S. Britton, MI
I would fish under the causeway at the peer. Great people nice peer with restrooms and lighted fishing peer.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would fish under the causeway at the peer. Great people nice peer with restrooms and lighted fishing peer.
Jo  B.  L.
Jo B. L. PT ORANGE, FL
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Mick  K.
Mick K. Clifton Heights, PA
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.
Ezra  G.  I.
Ezra G. I. Brimley, MI
Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. Chelsea, ME
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely book with captain Guy. He did a fabulous job we were thrilled with the experience and with all the fish caught. We will definitely be booking with him again.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Griffin, GA
We were novices, but the fish were biting all day. We didn't catch anything big, but we caught a huge variety of fish, which made it a fun day.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We were novices, but the fish were biting all day. We didn't catch anything big, but we caught a huge variety of fish, which made it a fun day.
Jake  B.
Jake B. Lee's Summit, Missouri
Been coming down from TN to Destin for over 12 yrs good and friendly southern hospitality with clean Beaches white sand crystal clear water great food all around 5 star place
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Been coming down from TN to Destin for over 12 yrs good and friendly southern hospitality with clean Beaches white sand crystal clear water great food all around 5 star place
Chase  M.
Chase M. CUMBERLND CTY, TN
If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If going out deep sea fishing for the 1st time take motion sickness the day before and the day of.
Ginger  H.
Ginger H. League City, TX
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!
Sarina  B.
Sarina B. Milton, FL
Fishing any day is a good day, but Lake Toho was a great time with plenty of action.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing any day is a good day, but Lake Toho was a great time with plenty of action.
Davidson  N.
Davidson N. North Bergen, NJ