Top Shot Sportfishing Charters


Mahi Mahi fishing

How We Fish Mahi-Mahi:

  • Trolling weedlines searching for any floating debris as well as searching for diving birds.
  • Casting live bait under pallets and seaweed rafts
  • Offshore live and dead bait chumming

Time of the Year:

Caught year-round but Spring, Summer, and fall are the best seasons to target Mahi-Mahi.


Mahi-Mahi is one of the fastest-growing fish in the ocean, spawning frequently throughout the year. The Hawaiian name mahi-mahi means strong, they also have aliases such as dolphin and dorado. Reaching speeds of up to 60 mph they are capable of acrobatic jumps during a fishing battle. Mahi Mahi are brightly colored with neon blues, greens, and yellows.

Starting just two miles off the Fort Lauderdale coastline, our team in Fort Lauderdale sportfishing charter boat will catch them in 100 feet of water, and all the way out to 15+ miles offshore. They travel in schools anywhere from a pair to over 60+ fish. Mahi can live up to 5 years, with an average lifespan of 2 to 3 years. They are one of the most sought-after fish in Fort Lauderdale due to their strong fighting ability and excellent table fare.