Fast Paced Venice, LA Charter Fishing Action for Mahi-Mahi

Rest assured, when we mention fishing for dolphin, we are not referring to bottle-nosed dolphins, but the “dolphin” fisherman know as mahi-mahi. These are among the most popular fish that we catch on our charter fishing trips off the coast of Venice, Louisiana, as they make for an exciting fishing experience that is perfect for seasoned fishermen or someone’s very first fishing trip.

A few facts about mahi-mahi:

  • They are also known as dolphin or Dorado
  • They are generally bright green with a blue accent color
  • The are generally between 10 to 20 pounds
  • They travel in schools (except for bulls which travel alone)
  • Are very strong and fast swimmers

Mahi-mahi is a Hawaiian word that means “strong-strong”. This is in reference to the fun, exciting, and powerful fight that the dolphin-fish provides anglers.

The Mahi-Mahi Louisiana Fishing Experience

Mahi are found off the coast of Venice, Louisiana in abundance, especially during the months of spring months and into May and June. Mahi-mahi breed plentifully, and therefore there is currently no need for a bag limit. This is just one of many reasons these fish are highly targeted by game fishers in the area.

Those who have done it might describe mahi-mahi fishing as a poorly planned fire drill. This is because once you hook into a school of mahi-mahi, the fishing doesn’t stop until either the bait is gone, or the deck is too covered in fish to move! Mahi-mahi tend to run in schools, and once you hit on a school you will likely catch A LOT of fish!

Our anglers also love chasing the larger bull dolphin, which tend to be solitary fish that travel alone. Bulls can get as large as 60-70 pounds off Louisiana’s coast, and taste fantastic on the grill.

Have Plenty of Fish to Take Home with You

Mahi-mahi is one of our favorite species to target, not only because they are so fun to catch, but because they make such great table fare. Your boat captain will use techniques such as trolling live baits, skirted baits, and naked ballyhoo in order to drum up plenty of activity for you.

While many sport fishermen target mahi-mahi looking for trophy sized bulls, they are an ideal objective for first time fishermen, especially for children or family fishing outings. Even when not fishing, you can enjoy watching these bright green fish jump out of the water around the boat. These active and abundant fish make for a very entertaining day out in the gulf.

To schedule your mahi-mahi charter fishing trip off the coast of Venice, Louisiana, contact us today.

Contact Information

237 Sports Marina Rd
Venice, LA 70091

Telephone:(504) 231-1842

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