Mahi Mahi off the Dry Tortugas on the way to Key West

by Frank Calafiura
(Port Richey, Florida)


Trolling on the way to Key West we caught many Dolphin, Mahi Mahi and tuna.

Trolling off the stern of a Beneteau 45 with a stout Penn Rod and Penn reel. I was using 80 lb. test and was trolling some dolphin teasers that are great for any fish in that neck of the woods.

You need to set the drag very lightly so the fish can be landed. Much patience is required.

Here's a pic of me and my fish!

Click here to post comments

Return to Handline Fishing.


Recent Articles

  1. Used Sailboats for Sale in the Caribbean

    Jun 20, 18 02:46 PM

    Looking for used sailboats for sale that are capable of crossing an ocean? These cruising yachts are already in the Caribbean, but what are the risks and benefits of buying out there?

    Read More

  2. 'Aeolia', an Allied Yachts 32' Seawind Mk II Ketch For Sale

    Jun 20, 18 02:36 PM

    'Aeolia', an Allied Yachts 32' Seawind Mk II Ketch, hull #111, built in 1979. The 32' Seawind Ketch exhibits superb sailing qualities, ideal for costal

    Read More

  3. Hauling Out and Laying Up Ashore - Tips & Advice

    Jun 14, 18 10:11 AM

    Hauling out your boat and laying her up safely ashore at the end of the the sailing season is not something to take lightly. Here's how to do it right.

    Read More