Nothing beats Destin Dolphin fishing! Dolphin commonly referred to as mahi-mahi are some of the most beautiful sportfish caught off the coast of Destin. Their bright yellow bellies complimented by their green and blue fins are really spectacular. We generally find mahi of the coast of Destin to be in the 15 - 30 lb range. Destin dolphin have a unique blunt shaped head and narrowing body shape which makes them easily recognizable even for the novice fisherman. Catch a legal size mahi and there's a good chance your taking it home for dinner or lunch. The white meat of the Destin dolphin is delicious in mahi tacos.
Tips for Catching Mahi Mahi in Destin
Off the coast of Destin we typically catch mahi while trolling offshore but we can also catch them kite fishing. Some of our Destin fishing captains' favorite baits are ballyhoo. Mahi season in Destin starts around May and ends in October. Mahi tend to swim in schools so often times when one mahi is around several others will be close by. It's not uncommon for us to have 3 of 4 Destin mahi on at a time. Destin mahi commonly swim close to the weed lines or feeding on their favorite flying fish. Birds are also a good sign that dolphin are around. Once a dolphin is hooked they love to jump out of the water like acrobats.
Destin Fishing Charters In Destin
Our Destin charters typically target dolphin on 6 hour or longer trips in season. This allows us to reach the waters and troll where the mahi feed. All of our fishing captains specialize and mahi fishing and continually share their knowledge with all of the anglers aboard our Destin mahi fishing charters. Feel free to contact us about the latest dolphin fishing report in Destin.