Saturday, May 1, 2010

Catch of the Day!





This 20# Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) was hooked on the north side of Anegada with a cheap little lure- bright pink in color. It took our friend a few minutes to reel him in and as he came close to the boat there was a whole school of other dorado just swimming along side, maybe his ladies? Either way, once we got the gaff in him we knew what we would eat for dinner that night... and the next three!!

As you can see from the photo stream, dorado are beautifully colored fish with bright greens, blues, and yellows in combinations you could never dream up. When they die you actually watch the color drain out of them until they are just blue and silver. You differentiate male from female dorado in the shape of the head. Males have a huge bulge in their forehead and large dorsal fin, while a female has a smoother taper to her forehead and a small dorsal fin.
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