How to Make a Dolphin Weenie

Dolphin Weenie Trolling Lures

Mahi Mahi Fishing Lures Made Easy

Learn how to make a dolphin weenie with this quick vid. A “Dolphin Weenie” is one of the classic Mahi Mahi lures on the East Coast. These are easy to use, easy to make, and very effective. When targeting smaller size school Mahi in the summertime, a more compact bait is usually the best option. These saltwater fishing lures are small enough for school fish, but with a little flash and a strip bait, even big fish will go for them.

When it comes to strip baits, many anglers like to use Fat Cow Jig Strips. However, some folks also like to use belly strips. You can make belly strips from Bonita, Albacore, even Mahi. It’s easy to learn how make belly strips and you can save a little money in the process.

If you don’t feel like making your own lure, check out our hopped-up version of the dolphin weenie.

What You’ll Need To Make Your Dolphin Weenie

This fishing lure is pretty easy to make, which is one of the reasons it is amongst the best mahi lures on the East Coast. Some of the items you’ll need include:

  • A 100 pound mono; about 12 feet should work
  • Two 1.0 sleeves
  • Egg weight
  • Blue Water Candy Squid skirt