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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.

Ikari House | Hosted Saltwater Fly Fishing Adventures | Christmas Island

Our famous hosted trips to Christmas island have become legendary, they offer you the best saltwater fly fishing along with world class popper, jig fishing. Combine this with light offshore trolling provides one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. A fishing adventure that should not be missed at any cost... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing, Hosted Fishing, Popper & Jig Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Hosted Guided Fly Fishing Trips, Hosted Hosted Popper, Jig & Big Game Fishing Holidays, Hosted Saltwater Fly Fishing
   Season: September to October
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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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