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Dorado Fishing Holidays

Dorado for many years have been classed as one of the worlds most sought after saltwater sport fish with acrobatic displays and long runs. These fish are targeted world wide. The colour of Dorado is impressive, but they soon lose it after being out of the water. Caught normally with trolling lures, anglers have been looking towards the fly equipment to get more fun from Dorado. Being a very fast growing fish, they are constantly on the move meaning they feed hard. In places such as Mexico, they are very abundant.

Hosted Crocodile Bay Resort | Big Game Fishing

This is a very exclusive trip based on only a few anglers plus our very own host, Paul Stevens. Paul has been big game fishing all over the world from Africa to Mauritius and has a few bill fish under his belt. If you have wanted to go big game fishing but struggled to find other friends to travel with then now is the perfect time to join us... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Family Fishing, Hosted Fishing, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays
   Season: November to April
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Additional Information

Name: Dorado

Also Known As: Mahi-Mahi, Dolphinfish

Scientific Name: Coryphaena hippurus

Description: The Dorado is a fish that is unmistakable in its appearance having compressed bodies and a single long-based dorsal fin extending from the head almost to the tail. Mature males (Bulls) have prominent foreheads protruding well above the body whereas females have a more rounded head.. They are distinguished by their phenomenal colours, golden on the sides and bright blues and greens on the sides and back and the flank is broad and golden

Average Size: This species can reach sizes up to 50lb’s but the average that is normally caught is around the 20lb size.

Where to catch: Dorado are extremely widespread across the world’s oceans with populations residing in the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea. The top destinations for Dorado are Crocodile Bay Costa Rica, Palmas de Cortez Mexico and Watamu Kenya.

Fishing methods:  The Dorado is targeted by trolling lures or baits behind a moving vessel such as a boat or a kayak. These highly predatory fish will readily hit anything that resembles food as it is passed in front of their noses. These fish will hit hard smashing a rod around in the blink of an eye. Another top tip for seeking out this species is to look for debris floating on the water’s surface as these fish will hang around any items that are left drifting the oceans.

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