Mahi Mahi Fishing

Mahi Mahi Fishing at the FADS.

When the Lewin current runs, the warmer northern waters push down the WA coast bring some amazing sportfishing action. the Mahi Mahi are an amazing light tackle experience.
numbers are limited to 12 anglers for the day giving you the most action posiible on the current lines.

Mahi Mahi, or Dorado, are some of the most exciting game fish you will ever catch in the open ocean. This beautifully colored fish can be found in all tropical and temperate seas of the world. When hooked they put up a terrific fight with almost neon colors while putting up an exciting, high jumping, tail walking display.

Mahi Mahi Fishing is one of the most sustainable types of fishing with the average Mahi living 4 to 5 years, a very fast growing species. Catches average 4 to 13 kilograms.


Mahi Mahi fishing tackle guide

10 to 15 kilo tackle is more than adequate for fishing for mahi-mahi. Mahi mahi can be caught using a variety of techniques including trolling, spinning, live baiting, dead baiting and float lining. They respond well to small-medium skirt lures in a variety of colours towed at 6-8 knots and are often taken as a by catch while trolling for Tuna or marlin.

Mahi mahi also enjoy a live bait like yellowtail and slimy mackerel during the months of December, January and February. Live baits need to be set at various depths below balloons preferabaly fished in a burley trail along a current line.

If you cant get live bait floating unweighted pilchards down a burley trail can also be highly effective. Dolphin fish respond well to burley and will often swim right to the back of the boat in massive schools, when this occurs you can simply flick baits or spinners straight to them.

About the Mahi Mahi Species

Mahi-Mahi are among the quickest growing fish in the sea. They spawn in warm ocean currents throughout much of the year, Mahi-Mahi are carnivorous, feeding on a wide variety of smaller fish species including slimy mackerel, yellowtail scad, pilchards and flying fish.

Mahi-Mahi have streamlined bodies and dorsal fins that extend nearly the entire length of their bodies. They are distinguished by their blunt head shape and amazing colors: golden on the sides, and bright blues and greens on the sides and back. Mature males have prominent foreheads protruding well above the body. Females have a rounded head. Females are also usually smaller than males.

Eating Mahi Mahi

Mahi-mahi are one of the most delicious fishes in the ocean to eat. They grow rapidly, are a sustainable species, and their numbers replenish rapidly despite the commercial fishery which exists for them. Either on the grill, blackened, or deep-fried, Mahi-mahi provides some of the best table fare available for sportfishermen