Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus)

Linnaeus, 1758; CORYPHAENIDAE FAMILY; also called dolphin, mahi mahi, dorado, goldmakrele, shiira.
Found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas, the dolphinfish is pelagic, schooling, and migratory. Though occasionally caught from an ocean pier, it is basically a deep-water species, inhabiting the surface of the open ocean. The dolphinfish is a distinctive fish, both for its shape and its colors. Though it is among the most colorful fish in the sea, the colors are quite variable and defy an accurate, simple description. Generally, when the fish is alive in the water, the dolphin is r... Read More

 
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-02 kg (4 lb)
24.00 kg (52 lb 14 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
11-Sep-1989
M-37 kg (80 lb)
38.55 kg (85 lb 0 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
31-Jul-2001
W-06 kg (12 lb)
25.00 kg (55 lb 2 oz)
Mazatlan, Mexico
18-Oct-1964
W-10 kg (20 lb)
37.81 kg (83 lb 6 oz)
Mazatlan, Mexico
24-Apr-1972
W-15 kg (30 lb)
33.42 kg (73 lb 11 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
12-Jul-1962
W-24 kg (50 lb)
34.01 kg (75 lb 0 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
30-Nov-1997
W-37 kg (80 lb)
37.25 kg (82 lb 2 oz)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
16-Aug-1993
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
24.26 kg (53 lb 8 oz)
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico
29-Apr-1990
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
26.08 kg (57 lb 8 oz)

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