The Dolphin, Coryphaena Hippurus
A blaze of blue and yellow or deep green and yellow when within the water, and every so often suggests darkish vertical stripes as well whilst excited. Small dark spots on sides. Dorsal fin extends almost from head to tail. Head is very blunt in males (bulls); rounded in females (cows).The Pompano Dolphin, Coryphaena equisetis, is often improper as a woman or juvenile male Dolphin. it’s miles found in most of the same waters, grows to about five pounds, outstanding by using the rounded shape of the underbelly.
SIZE: education fish run in similar sizes, from round a pound to nearly 20 kilos at instances; large fish are loners, or else pairs—bull and cow. large bulls frequently reach 50 pounds in weight and might exceed 80 pounds on uncommon occasion. big cows usually top out at forty pounds or so. international record 88 pounds; Florida record seventy seven pounds, 12 ounces.
FOOD VALUE: None better.
GAME QUALITIES: Top of the heap in any weight class—speedy. Strong and acrobatic.
TACKLE AND BAITS: With the Dolphin, whatever goes. personal-boat anglers are seeking for to find a school via trolling or by jogging and looking for visual signs. as soon as a college is placed, it could commonly be saved around the boat by means of limited chumming with cut bait and/or by using keeping as a minimum one hooked fish inside the water always. A warm college will eagerly take delivery of jigs and all styles of casting baits, together with flies and popping bugs. If moves slow down, reduce bait regularly does the trick. huge or wise fish can also insist on stay baits. countless Dolphin are also caught, both with the aid of layout and incidentally, on the entire gamut of rigged trolling baits and synthetic trolling lures.
FISHING SYSTEMS: Trolling; Drifting; Casting.
OTHER NAMES: Dorado, Mahi Mahi
RANGE: All offshore waters of Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
HABITAT: Dolphin roam the open sea in a non-stop hunt for meals. Anglers are trying to find them along rafted weedlines and around any type of large floating item.The area of faculties can also be given away by way of feeding birds, in particular frigate birds.