Recent Reviews

★★★★★
Crew worked hard to get us on as many fish as possible. Very good trip and would definitely use them again if back in the area.

Chad L. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

★★★★★
Highly recommend Blue Sky Cabo charter. Everything was explained very well by the owner in an email before the trip (where to go, what to bring) and ended up catching a trophy Mahi! Had the fish cooked fresh at Alexander’s 4 different ways at the marina afterwards. Capt. Julio and Jorge have been fishing these waters for over 20 years and are very knowledgeable. We will be booking again very soon for marlin season. Thank you again!

Austin S. with Jim K. of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur

★★★★★
Caputn Cody and his deckhand Donny were great. He was also very flexible due to weather and we were able to reschedule it for the next day. It took us a while to find a good spot, but once we did, they were both very helpful. Will recommend using him and would be using him again if able in the future

Guillermo Y. with Cody K. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
Captain Emilio and his crew know how to bring a great experience!! Very accommodating and knows where the fish are!! Highly recommend

Jesse M. with Emilio S. of South Padre Island, Texas

★★★★★
Capt Doug and Fishy were incredible. Best trip we have ever been on. Boat was great for the 8 of us and easily handled more. The boat is very well layed out plenty of room for everyone. Had some hip issues and was using a cane on the trip with no issues. Couldn't say the boat is completely handicap accessible for a wheelchair but would recommend to any one with a cane or walker. Capt and hand had no issue and even reviewed the different safeties I would need to follow in an EM. Will being booking next year's trip with Capt Doug

Paul H. with Doug P. of Orange Beach, Alabama

★★★★★
What a great day we had. Captain Mitch and Deckhand Jerry were exceptional! Well informed, knowledgeable about the fish and the tactics to catch them. They were fun, accommodating and even went out of their way to make me comfortable when I got a little sick.

George M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

★★★★★
Alex kept very busy, trying to make sure all of us were baited and trying to catch fish. Very patient and we did ok, considering no one out their today had good catches. We would recommend Alex as a great guide to everyone!

Debbie W. with Henry R. of South Padre Island, Texas

★★★★★
Another great Captain Experiences trip in the books! While the seasonal timing wasn't the best, Blue Sky Cabo was top notch as always and very up front about catch expectations. The crew worked tirelessly to put us on some fish and succeeded in getting us in some Dorado. This was a family trip aimed at exposing fishing newbies to the experience and spending time together on the water. Success all around! As the saying goes, "There is no such thing as a bad fishing day". Huge shoutout to Blue Sky Cabo and their impeccable crew, equipment, and service. This was my second trip with Blue Sky, and I will definitely be back!!!

Drew C. with Jim K. of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur

★★★★★
Excellent experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Captain Roger put us on the fish and kept us there. We caught way more fish and had to cull it down to these keepers. Boat was in great working order and clean, my wife said it was especiaIly great on the inside. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us to fish at the same time. I would highly suggest the 12 hour trip with this captain and crew. I've been on a couple of charter trips and this was the best by far. Thanks Captain Roger!!!

Jason J. with Roger S. of Port Aransas, Texas

★★★★★
Excellent experience. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Captain Roger put us on the fish and kept us there. We caught way more fish and had to cull it down to these keepers. Boat was in great working order and clean, my wife said it was especiaIly great on the inside. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us to fish at the same time. I would highly suggest the 12 hour trip with this captain and crew. I've been on a couple of charter trips and this was the best by far. Thanks Captain Roger!!!

Jason J. with Roger S. of Port Aransas, Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Mahi Mahi / Dorado Fishing

What is Mahi Mahi / Dorado?

The fish of many names. Alternatively (and confusingly) called mahi, dolphin, or dorado, this tasty fish is not at all to be confused with what many a layperson would classically consider a dolphin (which are highly intelligent aquatic mammals that breathe air and are not hunted). The dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a fast-growing fish found worldwide in temperate and tropical waters. Mahi-mahi are known for their distinct look which we’ll get into later, but suffice it to say they are one of the most recognizable saltwater species out there.

The name mahi-mahi is Hawaiian in origin and quite literally means “strong-strong” - a pound for pound heavy hitter. The name dorado is commonly used on the coast of Africa and near to Spain, while how the fish came to be associated as a dolphin is less clear.

What is clear is that these beautiful fish are prized around the world. They have extremely fast lifecycles, meaning they reach reproductive age quickly and grow quickly, and therefore are great to catch and eat relative to other species as there is little long-term impact on their populations.

Mahi are distinct in both their shape and coloring. They are truly a fish made to swim fast (up to 50 knots): sleek with compressed bodies and a single long dorsal fin extending mot of their body. You can tell females from males because cows have a low, rounded head while mature bulls have giant foreheads (look up some pictures, you’ll see what we mean). They are set apart from other fish by their iridescent coloring ranging from bright neon green and gold to all shades of blue to silver. However be warned, when fishing for mahi you need to take a picture within seconds of getting the fish out of the water, because these fish are known to fade in minutes into a muted grey color when they die. 


How big do Mahi Mahi / Dorado get?

Mahi-mahi can live for about 4-5 years, and rarely grow bigger than about 30 pounds although it can happen. Females generally max out at around 20-25 pounds and males around 30-35 and about 3-5 feet in length.

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