You probably recognize mahi-mahi most often as a fish that makes it to your plate. This large fish is very popular for both its great taste and its large size among recreational and commercial fishers alike. Also called the dolphinfish or the dorado, this fish is easily recognizable by its extraordinary colors and its odd shape. Schedule a dorado fishing charter in Orange Beach, Alabama with The Triple-Trouble and bring in a fish with a phenomenal taste and extraordinary markings.
The mahi-mahi is most well recognized by its beautiful coloring. With mixed green and yellow hues across its back, bright blue spots, golden colors along its sides and a large, rich blue dorsal fin, the mahi-mahi is one of the most beautiful sport fish. When you bring it on the boat, you can actually see the fish change color to a more golden hue, which is also how it got the name “dorado.”
Mahi-mahi are usually found around floating debris and seaweed. The fish’s large, greenish forehead also gives is a very unique and distinctive shape. Finally, its size – with young adults averaging about 15 to 30 pounds and older adults weighing as much as 75 pounds – puts it at the top of the list as one of the most desirable sport fish.