December 20, 2014

Mahi Mahi

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.