Often referred to as mahi-mahi, dolphins are easily one of the most beautiful sports fish caught off the coast of Islamorada. These stunning fish will leap and jump high out of the water in an effort to break free from your line and they swim in schools – which mean that our Islamorada fishing charters often have three or four of them on our lines at one time. This makes chasing mahi-mahi an extremely exhilarating activity that is hard to improve on.
Dolphins are easily recognized by Islamorada anglers. Bright yellow bellies are well complimented by blue and green fins, and their unique blunt-shaped heads taper elegantly into their tails. These fish are truly spectacular and our Islamorada fishing charters generally catch them weighing between 15lbs and 30lbs. We target dolphin on our six hour trips or longer. This allows us to reach the weed lines and troll where we find them feeding on their favorite flying fish. Our Islamorada fishing charters use ballyhoo to bait them with and we also have phenomenal success catching them while kite fishing.
In Islamorada, May starts the dolphin season which only ends in October. You are welcome to contact us anytime for the latest Islamorada dolphin fishing report. All our fishing captains specialize in mahi-mahi fishing and they will continually share their knowledge and expertise with everyone onboard. For example, they know that birds are a good sign that there are several mahi-mahis around and they will keep a sharp eye out for them. You will be sure of a great advantage when dolphin fishing with us in Islamorada.
Dolphins are absolutely delicious. Their white meat is particularly divine in tacos. There is a good chance that you will catch a legal size dolphin that you can take home for dinner. Several seafood restaurants in Islamorada will be delighted to prepare your catch for you (in the tastiest way) – at prices far cheaper than dishes offered on their menus.
Call us now to book your Islamorada Dolphin Fishing Charter and delight in these spectacular fish.