One of the most sought after game fish during late spring and throughout summer is the Dolphin. Also known as Mahi Mahi or Dorado. Dolphin can range in size from 3 to 60 lbs. You can find them throughout the Florida Keys. They are fast, flashy with beautiful dots of blue, yellow, green and even red color.
Dolphins roam offshore near the edge of tropical reefs. Fisherman prefer to fish for them in waters that are 300 to 500 feet deep, and even up to 1,00 feet. A key to Dolphin fishing is to look for floating debris. Debris may be floating boards, palm trees and fronds, pallets that may have fallen off of freighters, or Sargasso weed lines. These are stereotypical dolphin magnets that the fish love to hang under.
Also, when searching for Dolphin, look for frigate birds. Frigate birds dive for food near debris or weed lines. Other feeding offshore birds, such as petrels, show the way to success with dolphin fishing. Our experienced captains and veteran anglers determine what species likely lies beneath them by the birds’ behavior.
Relax and enjoy yourself aboard the Sea-Clusion and see why fishing for Dolphin in Key West Florida is one of the most enjoyable and affordable charters available in the Florida Keys.