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Subject: What Are The Sporting Qualities Of A Mahi-Mahi In Los Suenos?
(Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 07:33AM by Lee Byard)

mahi mahi fishing los suenos costa ricaThe Mahi-Mahi (known also as the Dorado or the Dolphin) is an unmistakable breed. Its tapered tail, square head and uncommonly dense body makes it instantly recognizable. The ability to catch and keep this fish, however, makes it instantly coveted.

The Mahi-Mahi is not protected by sustainability laws, branding it perfect for edible or trophy fishing tours. Its sporting quality profile also proves that it’s an exciting breed to chase.


The Mahi-Mahi is a compact fish, weighing up to 80 pounds. It's not noted for its strength and medium-grade tackle will suffice.


The Mahi-Mahi can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and can maintain these rates for extended periods.


The Mahi-Mahi utilizes many underwater tricks to escape capture. It’s known for extreme flips and below-surface leaping. Anticipate tangled lines and lost lures.

The Mahi-Mahi’s speed and agility makes it a challenge to catch. Use live bait to lure it to the surface and be patient. This is a naturally skittish breed that will often flee at the first sign of danger. 

Contact Costa Rica Fishing Adventures to learn more about the Mahi-Mahi. Ask us also about our charter tours and accommodations.
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