Ocean City mahi-mahi charters
Mahi-Mahi, from the Hawaiian meaning “very strong”, is also known by many other names, including dolphinfish and dorado. No matter the name by which they are called, they are the ‘darling’ and most favored target of Sportfishing charters around the world, especially around the Atlantic. Mahi-Mahi are particularly prolific in warm water, with a relatively short lifespan of up to 5 years.
The males (bulls) of the Mahi-Mahi species typically exceed the females in size, sometimes growing over 40 pounds. Larger Mahi-Mahi usually travel in pairs, while the smaller of the species are often found in schools around algae and other floating objects.
While targeting Mahi-Mahi, our anglers are often thrilled to find that many other fish are attracted to this type of targeted fishing set-up. With a light, fresh, less fishy flavor, meaty steaks, and high catch limit of ten per angler, Mahi-Mahi is a favorite of sportfishermen and coastal culinary experts around the world. You will not be disappointed on an Ocean City mahi-mahi charter.
Mahi-mahi are highly sought for sport fishing
Sport fishermen seek them due to their beauty, size, food quality, and healthy population. Mahi-mahi can be found in the Caribbean Sea, on the west coast of North and South America, the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic coast of Florida and West Africa, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, South China Sea and Southeast Asia, Hawaii, Tahiti, and many other places worldwide.
Fishing charters most often look for floating debris and frigatebirds near the edge of the reef in about 120 feet (37 m) of water. Mahi-mahi (and many other fish) often swim near debris such as floating wood, five-gallon bucket lids, palm trees and fronds, or sargasso weed lines and around fish buoys. Frigatebirds search for food accompanying the debris or sargasso. Experienced fishing guides can tell what species are likely around the debris by the birds’ behavior.
30-to-50-pound (14 to 23 kg) gear is more than adequate when trolling for mahi-mahi. Fly-casters may especially seek frigatebirds to find big mahi-mahis, and then use a bait-and-switch technique. Ballyhoo or a net full of live sardines tossed into the water can excite the mahi-mahis into a feeding frenzy. Hookless teaser lures can have the same effect. After tossing the teasers or live chum, fishermen throw the fly to the feeding mahi-mahi. Once on a line, mahi-mahi are fast, flashy, and acrobatic, with beautiful blue, yellow, green, and even red dots of color.
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