Mahi –Mahi (Dorado, Dolphin)

Description

The body of the dolphin is quite slender but fairly deep, with a noticeable tapering from head to tail. The male of the species is distinguished from the female by its high, vertical head. The anal fin has approximately 30 soft rays and stretches over half of the length of the body. The distinctive dorsal fin is long, covering almost three-fourths of the body, and has around 60 soft rays

Where Found

Dolphin are a warm-water fish usually found in deep waters, close to the surface. While sometimes found in coastal waters, they often concentrate in the open ocean around floating objects such as buoys, driftwood and seaweed clusters. They are considered to be the most surface-oriented of all big-game fish.

Feeding Habits

Dolphin are known as voracious predators. While their favorite prey is the flying fish, they also consume squid, shrimp, crustaceans and even smaller dolphin. Using a keen sense of eyesight the dolphin locates most food near clumps of floating vegetation and objects

Peak Fishing Season

While caught year round here year round, November through July are the best months to catch huge trophy Mahi-Mahi here.

 

Sporting Qualities
The Mahi-Mahi is considered one of the top offshore game fish and is highly targeted by anglers around the world. It is famous for its leaps and flips over the surface when hooked. Because of their speed and agility, dolphin provides for an exciting catch as they run long and jump often.

 

Most Effective Technique

Mahi's are usually caught here while trolling for Sailfish and Marlin with rigged ballyhoo and skirted lures with bright colors. Our average Mahi range from 25-50lbs in size. 

Food Quality

Outstanding! Light, White fillets. No fish taste. A delicacy and prized food fish. Our sponsor restaurants do a great job and cooking your Fresh Mahi fillets in a variety of different styles. 

World Record

88 lbs

Preferred Water Temps

72 to 80