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Trolling for Dolphin near Orlando Florida
It's Almost A Sure Thing For Mahi Mahi Or Dorado Fishing During Early Spring In Orlando Florida If The Ocean Cooperates
Tuesday October 17, 2017
Words cannot describe the colors and beauty of a fired up mahi mahi chasing the teasers and bait spread in the cobalt blue waters off Port Canaveral, Florida just east of Orlando. Almost immediately upon boating the dorado loses it's fantastic colors and changes too a paler version of it's spectacular rainbow colors as it's thrown to the cooler headed for the dinner table as one of the world's most renowned fish species and it's flavory flesh.
Orlando Florida has great dolphin fishing in the spring time, specifically in April and May and becomes much less consistant during the rest of the year until November when a smaller run follows the fall and ends the warmer weather fishing and calmer water of the summer. Canaveral's dolphin run usually marks the end of the annual run of cobia but there is always a few stragglers around to keep you busy when your pursuing king mackerel or other offshore species.
The dolphin fish (not to be confused with the mammal) has several names that have developed over the years into a more commonly used names for ease on unknowledgeable anglers. The Hawaiian name Mahi Mahi is the most dependable name in restaurants and in other parts of the country the spanish name for the dolphin fish is dorado. A dolphin by any other name is still a dolphin to the old timers in Florida and often gets a few eyebrows raised as the unknowing are caught by surprised when an anglers declares they've caught and killed a dolphin for the dinner table.
Enough about the names of dolphin already! Just east of Orlando a few minutes is some of the best dolphin fishing in the USA when the run is on during April and May. These fish are hard fighting, high jumping and great tasting fare for the table and for those willing to take a chance and head out to the deep blue sea in pursue of the ocean's bounty off Port Canaveral during the spring, you'll have a blast bringing in some of these brutes for a day of fishing fun.
To fisnd out more about dorado fishing in the Orlando, Florida area and it's inshore and offshore angling opportunities in Central Florida? Call (321) 868-4953 and Ask for Captain Gina. They'll be more than glad to talk to you in length about setting up a mahi mahi trip trolling for dolphin while you're visiting the Orlando area.
Orlando's Best Bet for Dorado and Trolling Offshore
Dolphin fishing off Port Canaveral is "as good as it gets" in April and early May east of Orlando in the Atlantic Ocean. "We grow em big during the month of April off Port Canaveral" explains Port Canaveral's longtime charter fishing Captain Brent Hancock. And big they are... during one afternoon one of our charter captain friends boated two over 60 pounds and we managed to land a few in the thirty pound range.
I'm no longer taking large parties offshore fishing, but manage to take one to three anglers out a few times each spring for mahi-mahi fishing off Port Canaveral. When the seas are larger than 2-3 feet, and the weather still permits we'll set you up with larger boat and an experienced charter captain for a smoother ride and a little more cost, but if it's dolphin you're looking to catch... you'll often need a bigger boat as the gulf stream off Orlando is often 30 miles offshore.
For the anglers wanting a smaller more intimate trip, I have a 24 foot boat equipped with everything needed for a successful day of fishing in the deepest blue seas off Florida's east coast if the ocean is calm.
When visiting Orlando next time... Look us up for an offshore fishing trip trolling for dolphin and I'll promise you a great time in the Florida sunshine (if it's not too cloudy ;-). We provide the best professional Orlando fishing guide service for you and or your family while visiting Orlando and trolling and sight fishing for dorado.
Captain Richard Bradley
Fall can be a productive time for fishing off Orlando Florida's east coast, but it can also bring some of the most volitile weather too. Look to November for the fall's peak Mahi Mahi month or wait until the spring around April or May for great dolphin action. During the fall we typically fish for other species like cobia, tarpon or king mackerel and on rougher days we seek shelter in the sprawling saltwater lagoons where anglers will catch redfish and sea trout. Sebastian Inlet can be very productive for snook at night during the months of October and November too. Target November as your best bet this fall for dorado and be on the alert for weather windows that will keep you off the water when Noreasterners blow in.
Troll Fishing for Mahi Mahi
Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley on Last modified: December 02 2016 20:22:24.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
October - 2017 Fishing Report
The summer is over and the autumn winds are starting to prevail as we head toward the holidays and winter. With water temperatures on the fall and water levels above average you can find good numbers of fish very close to the shoreline and against the mangroves. Mullet are in their peak run and will start to subside as we enter November, but bait, comfort and the end of the redfish spawn should keep anglers busy during the month of October. Lie mullet will trump any given bait during the fall on most days and if you're lucky enough to run into a school of big breeding redfish, it typically doesn't matter what you throw at them, just be ready for these fish that often exceed forty pounds.
Wrapping up the October report, we have been catching snook along the deeper shorelines with the seasonally high water, breeding redfish are coming to an end, but you have a chance to catch them and the fall mullet fun will keep the gamefish interesting into November.
October - 2017 Fishing Forecast
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