Mahi Mahi Fishing: This is definitely the most beautiful and aggressive fish in the Gulf of Mexico. This fish is also known as “Dorado” or “Dolphin”.
Mahi Mahi fishing is during the warmer months of May, June, and July. There is no legal limit but we usually impose a boat limit of 15 depending on the size. They move in with the loop current from the Southern Gulf and start to move back to the Southern Gulf in early to mid-August.
Mahi-Mahi means strong fish in Hawaiian. They reach sizes up to 60 lbs. in our area, the more common size that we catch avg. about 25-40lbs. They put up an unbelievable fight, jumping and twisting, which puts a huge smile on any anglers face. They are excellent table-fare and are one of the most sought after species during the summer months. The techniques we use for Mahi Mahi are chumming, live-baiting, trolling, and casting surface lures.
Fish we also catch while fishing for Mahi Mahi are Yellow fin Tuna, Black fin tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin.