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DOLPHIN FISH (MAHI MAHI)

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Dolphin fish (mahi mahi)

Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing


People that have read the salt water fishing tales and have heard the lore of many boisterous anglers back to port know that you don't have to get too fancy to have a memorable, grueling adventure out to sea.

Mahi Mahi, also known as the dolphin fish or Dorado (depending on where and who you are fishing with) has always been a classic saltwater gamefish; and always will be.

Known as a highly delicious dinner by the mass population, it stirs the nerves of anyone that has had a chance to catch such a beast. Dolphin fish illuminate as they fight, increasing intensity with every jump, their spectacular blue and yellow body standing out against the colors of the vast ocean and its' horizon.

Dolphin fish like warm, tropical waters and are diverse in where to find them in the water column. Some can be found in 90 meters of water, others as deep as 400 where heavy rigging is rightfully necessary. Dorado can also be found on the fly, saltwater spinning and baitcasting rod of medium toughness- proper tackle to truly fight a dolphin fish is much lighter than heavy trolling rigs.

A mythical fish to land far out to sea well worth seeing in person!

Basic Info


Scientific name: Coryphaena hippurus

Size: 86 - 140 cm

Weight: 7 - 13 kg

Speed: 92.6 km/h

Lifespan: 7 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Temperate, Tropical and Subtropical waters worldwide