Considered one of the world’s most famous gamefish, Dorado is also known as Mahi-Mahi. So what exactly is a Mahi-Mahi/Dorado? Well these are hard fighting, brightly colored fish, which tend to be acrobatic when hooked. The Dorado is a favorite big gamefish for many who love to fish. That said, they are found in large numbers in Tropical areas. The Dorado is known to attain 90lbs as its maximum weight and is generally fast growing and lives a very short life. To be specific, the Dorado usually dies when it reach the age of 5-6.
Another aspect of this gamefish that makes it stand out is its ability to change its color intensity, something that is evident when they are caught. A bull is a term which is used to refer to male Dorado and female Dorado are referred to as cows.
The best time to fish for the Dorado is around mid July. During this period, Mahi-Mahi are known to move into warm waters, meaning that Dorado’s can be found in plenty at the waters off Southern California.
When it comes to catching Dorado’s medium weight conventional set up should work pretty fine. With that out of the way, let’s focus on the techniques that you ought to have. Dorado, in general, are species which prefer open water. That said they tend to float on water like dry logs. To determine whether or not a log is indeed a log or Dorado, you need to arm yourself with something to chum it with.
Trolling lures such as rubber skirts are known to be very effective when t comes to capturing Dorado.
Traditional bait fish is what Dorado tends to eat. Sardines as well as Mackerel will work perfectly well.