Destin Dolphin / Mahi Mahi / Dorado

How To Catch Destin Florida Dolphin in Florida

Mahi mahi

Mahi mahi

Often referred to as “mahi mahi”, this large sportfish is frequently fished for during the summer months. Destin dolphin are a beautiful sight to behold. They’ve got blue and green fins and a yellow belly, but their exotic coloring quickly dissipates upon death. Dolphin have a life span of about 5 years and average at about 30 pounds. Because of their short lifespan, they mature quickly. They also proliferate at a rapid speed. Small females can produce up to 240,000 eggs and large females can produce millions of eggs.

Destin Dolphin prefer to swim in warmer waters — so being able to capture them is contingent on this fact.

Schools of destin dolphin can be recognized by flocks of sea birds that are swooping in and out of the water. Sea gulls and frigate birds most commonly hunt dolphin. The frigate birds particularly aim for the largest dolphin; so keep an eye out for them. They can also be spotted near flying fish and floating brown algae.

Both live and artificial bait can be used to catch destin dolphin. Ballyhoo, a type of baitfish, is one of the popular choices.

Call to action: Learn how to catch Destin Dolphin aboard the Charter Boat Pescador III. Call Captain Mike Whitley NOW… 850-826-0869