Key West Fishing Report - May, 2014

The month of May has conferred an exceptional turn of events for those fishing in the Key West. The summer climate has allowed this tropical paradise to become the perfect destination for traveling fishermen. The prized Mahi-Mahi, also referred to as the Dolphin fish, is found highly desirable by Key West fishing charters for its colorful appearance and delicious flavor. The Mahi-Mahi, also referred as Dorado, are very populous in the Key West region and typically weigh in at about fifteen to thirty pounds per catch. Mahi-Mahi are quick and agile and can be observed changing colors when excited.

Because of these traits, the Mahi-Mahi is sought after by those fishing in the Key West for both sport and consumption. The typical diet of Mahi-Mahi is smaller fish, and they are often attractedto floating debris such as wood and seaweed because of the large ecosystems ofmicroscopic organisms whichattract their preferred prey. The world-record largest Mahi-Mahi ever caught was 88 pounds, and our biggest catch this month fishing in the Key West totaled a whopping 44 pounds; typically any catch over 40 pounds is considered remarkable.

Mahi-Mahi are most often caught between April and July in the Key West. Other species of fish such as Grouper, Blue Marlin, Snapper, Amberjack, and Sailfish are also populous and in season at this time of year. In the Key West, Mahi-Mahi are preferably caught in the deep sea by trolling, but live bait, fly fishing, and sight fishing methods can also be effective. Regardless of what kind of fish you end up with, fishing in the Key West is an amazing experience this time of year. If you wish to have the time of your life by catching a beautiful and delicious Mahi-Mahi, book a charter with us at our website at