Dolphin fishing, also known as Mahi Mahi & Dorado are one of the great light tackle Deep Sea Game fish that we commonly find while Swordfish fishing, Sailfish fishing, Kite Fishing, Trolling the Gulf Stream edge and the edge of the deep reef. Dolphin can be caught with live bait, dead bait, cut bait, lures & Jigs. They are great on light tackle, the run fast, jump high in the air & dive deep. One of the most colorful and acrobatic of the Off Shore game fish.
Trolling, live bait fishing & kite fishing is a great way to target and catch Dolphin. Rigged ballyhoo and small trolling feathers work best. In the kite a live herring or pilchard works well. A live Blue Runner or Goggle Eye will get larger fish to strike. Dolphin are hard striking. Fast swimming game fish. Dolphin are willing strikers and acrobatic fighters. The smaller fish can be in large schools, small packs or alone. The larger fish are in male & female pairs or small groups.
The mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in all off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropicalwaters worldwide. Also known widely as dorado or Mahi Mahi, it is one of only two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. Being referred to as a “dolphin” causes it to be confused with the more widely known marine mammals called dolphins.The name mahi-mahi means very strong in Hawaiian. In other languages the fish is known as lampuka, lampuki, rakingo, calitos, or maverikos.Purely coincidentally, but confusingly strange, the word mahi means fish in Persian.