Dolphin (Mahi-mahi)

Coryphaena hippurus


Dolphin (Coryphaena hippurus), or Mahi-Mahi as they are sometimes called, are one of the great gamefish of the oceans. They are found throughout the tropic regions of the world. They are one of the most colorful, hard fighting, cooperative and sought after species throughout the Keys. Dolphin normally begin showing around Key West during the month of March and the numbers continue to increase as the warmer months progress. The larger fish are more common in the earlier months of the season where they may be targeted by a technique called “Run and Gun”.

Small birds, diving and traveling to the east usually indicate smaller fish, referred to as “schoolies”. The larger fish, sometimes up to 60 or more pounds, are ofter found under “Man-­O-­War” birds, traveling to the west. Working a single bird and then jumping up and running to find another bird is where the term, Run and Gun, comes from. These gamesters may be taken on most any type of tackle that the sportsman desires.

Dolphin are fine table-fare and may be prepared many different ways. Recipes for cooking Dolphin as well as other types of fish can be found on our Weekly Recipes page.


Mahi-mahi Photo Gallery

Mahi-mahi Fishing Locations

[cjtoolbox name=’Fishing Locations Panels’]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *