Dolphin – Mahi Mahi Fishing Charter in Stuart, FL
The Dolphin, also referred to as Mahi-Mahi or Dorado, is one of the most colorful fish in the ocean, it’s also one of the fastest growing fish in the ocean. They’re eating machines migrating throughout the Gulfstream waters foraging through the weed of the ocean, called Sargasso weed or sargussum weed, eating baitfish that are feeding on tiny shrimp, seahorses and other micro-organisms that are imbedded in the weed.
Although Dolphin will be caught year-round off the coast of Stuart we catch the big ones on April, May and June. Stuart Florida is best known for great Sail-fishing but the Dolphin fishing is excellent as well.
The most common method of catchin Dolphin is trolling Ballyhoo, flying fish or artificial lures around weed and debris floating in the water. Dolphin are very aggressive and it’s nothing short of awesome when they come racing out from under cover crashing the baits. As the Dolphin nears the boat you’ll be in awe at the color of this beautiful fish and wowed by all the Dolphin surrounding the boat, they’ll be runnin, jumpin and flippin ! The Dolphin travellin in schools usually weigh between 5 and 10 pounds, when you get into a school they frenzy, it’s not unusual to have everybody on board hooked-up at the same time, it gets wild. The larger Dolphin travel in smaller groups or pairs, some of these fish will go 40 to 60 pounds. The male Dolphin has a big square head and is referred to as a Bull Dolphin, the female has a rounded head and is referred to as a Cow Dolphin.
The only thing better than catchin Dolphin is eating them, no-matter how you cook’em fresh Dolphin always taste great !