To see more information on a particular species of fish, just click onto the name of the fish below:

 

Black Marlin
(Makaira Indika)
125-300 lbs Avg.

Blue Marlin
(Makaira)
125-300 lbs Avg.

Striped Marlin
(Tetrapturus Audax)
125-250 lbs Avg.

Swordfish
(Xiphias Gladius)
200-500 lbs Avg.

Sailfish
(Istiophorus Platypterus)
60-80 lbs Avg.

Dolphin/Dorado
Mahi Mahi

(Coryphaena Hippurus)
10-30 lbs Avg.
May reach 80 lbs.

Yellowfin Tuna
(Thunnus Albacares)
20-40 lbs Avg.
Up to 388 lbs.

Wahoo
(Acanthocybium Solanderi)
30-60 lbs Avg.
Up to 150 lbs.

Skipjack
(Katsuwonus Pelamis)
5-10 lbs Avg.
Up to 50 lbs.

Bonito
(Sarda Chiliensis)

dorado in mazatlan

 

DORADO
Coryphaena hippurus

The Dorado (mahi mahi / dolphin fish) are considered to be one of the most beautifull game fish caught in the world. Their upper body may be green or electric blue with their sides will appear to be gold with flashes of green.

The male or otherwise called "bull" dorado has a destinct upright head while the female dorado's head is rounded. Their dorsal fin will run almost the entire length of the body. The "bull" or male dorado will be the largest and heaviest. The world record is 88 lbs. off Exuma, Bahamas

Dorado can be caught here in Mazatlan Mexico year round, but the bite and location of the dorado will depend on the water temperature. They prefer warm water from 70 to 82 degrees fahrenheit which is from 21 to 28 degrees celisius.

Dorado are an open ocean fish which can be found around logs, flotsam, weed lines or just about any kind of floating debree or trash which is in warm current.

The fishing method for Dorado here is trolling dead Mullet, Mackerel or Squid as well with the use of plastic squid and trolling konaheads.

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