Saturday May 26, 2018
Dolphin, Mahi Mahi, Dorado
Mahi-mahi are one of the best tasting and most sought after gamefish in the world. When hooked they "light up" with bright blue green and yellow colors that are the envy of any other species.
Lagooner Charter Fishing Captains and Guides have developed time tested methods of trolling, sightfishing and live-baiting tactics to target these fast and agressive fish species. We generally target these fish in the months of May - June and then again in November and December. Remember that the fall is a tough month for recreational offshore fishing because of the winds and rough water, but the rewards for catching dolphin are tremdous for those fortunate enough to get a good day for offshore fishing for dorado off the coast of Central Florida.
OFFSHORE in warm waters in or near the gulf stream. Dolphin are migratory peligic fish that are found in every ocean in the world. They like to hang around floatsome and debre and are often found cruising large weedlines of sargasso seaweed or rip currents.
Months to pursue Dolphin
April - Big Fish Month
May - Loads of Mahi-Mahi
June - Smaller School Dolphin
November - Southward Migration
One of the fastest-growing fish, thought to live no more than five years. A dorado is capable of a swimming speed of over 50 miles an hour. Dolphin spawn in warm ocean currents throughout much of the year where their young are found in sargassum weed and they feed on flying fish and squid.
Trolling is the most traditional way of catching dolphin, but we've found that sight fishing has been producing very well the last few years and gives anglers something to do rather than sit and wait for the bite.
20" minimum to fork of tail, 10 fish per angler and not to exceed 60 per vessel possession limit.
77 lbs, 12 ozs.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides© on 2015-10-07 11:08:48
More Mahi Mahi Information
"I'm often asked; What type of fish is the prettiest gamefish in the saltwater by my customers?" Eplains Captain Richard, and the answer is always the same. "The colorful dolphin fish or mahi-mahi displays the prettiest colors in the ocean and when they are on the end of a rod and reel they light up and change colors as they struggle against their will toward the boat.:" Dolphin are called dorado in spanish and are by far the most sought out commercial fish on the high seas because of their abilities to grow quickly and abundantly. If you've been to a seafood restaurant, it's more than likely that you've seen dorado or mahi mahi as it's hawaiian name is called.