Miami Dolphin fishing is probably the most common type of fishing in Miami. Don’t confuse Dolphin fishing in Miami with trying to catch flipper. The dolphin fish (known by most as Mahi Mahi or also called Dorado) is one of the most beautiful and aggressive fish that you can catch while in Miami.
Mahi Mahi have compressed bodies and long dorsal fins that are adorned with brilliant shades of blue, yellow, green and silver. Miami Mahi Mahi are a fast growing fish and most weigh between 15 and 30 pounds. They are also delicious to eat and have a clean mild taste. Because of the speed at which they grow and reproduce, many environmental organization and fisheries give a thumbs up to Dolphin fishing in Miami since the population has no trouble sustaining itself, so come catch a few!
WHEN TO CATCH MAHI MAHI IN MIAMI
Usually caught heavily between the months of April through August off of Miami Beach, Mahi (Dolphin) are caught year round and reach large and impressive sizes during the winter months. Always good eating as we mentioned above, Mahi will always remain a favorite catch and food!
HOW TO CATCH MAHI MAHI IN MIAMI FLORIDA
Our Miami Beach fishing Captain favor kite fishing and trolling for catching Mahi. Live pilchards, dead squid, ballyhoo and chunked bonito all work well, and lures or skirts yield decent results as well. Live ballyhoo is the best bait when fishing for Mahi near Miami. When fishing for dolphin in Miami Beach, it’s best to head out at least to the drop off or farther out into the gulf stream. Dolphin can generally be found swimming close to the surface and favor areas shaded by floating seaweed or other flotsam.
Dolphin move quick, so when trolling for Mahi Mahi off Miami Beach it’s best to keep your boat moving at a good speed – six knots at the low end, eight knots at the high end.
MIAMI DOLPHIN FISHING CHARTER
The captain on our Miami dolphin fishing charters are experts in all aspects of dolphin fishing from where to fish, when to fish, what equipment to use, and what techniques to employ. We can arrange a half day, 3/4 day, or full day Miami dolphin fishing charter.