The mahi mahi, also known as dorado or dolphin, is another one of the most popular species we target. These beautiful creatures are usually caught by trolling along the Rip, a Sargasso weed line that forms a well-defined line. The loop currents of the Gulf push patches of these light-brown weeds together, forming refuge for smaller fish to find cover from predators. The weeds are teeming with life – microorganisms, zooplankton, and juvenile finfish and crustaceans. And huge schools of mahi mahi dart in and out of the weeds, ambushing any forage they can find.
These fish are a lot of fun to catch, and watch, as they make acrobatic leaps from the water.