Mahi Fishing in Costa Rica

Mahi Fishing in Costa Rica

Fishing in Costa Rica for Mahi mahi or Dorado as they call locally is among the best in the world. They are plentiful and large in size. During rainy season which runs from June to October you can fish the weed lines for schoolies and under 20 pounders. During the rest of the year you can catch larger bulls and Mahi up to about 50 pounds in the deeper waters offshore. Fishing in Costa Rica for Dorado up to 70 pounds is a realistic goal and we see that size pulled in frequently, especially during the dry season or winter. Would sure make for a nice change from that snow up north huh?

Mahi mahi or Dorado provide an excellent fight and the meat is high quality. They usually have a lifespan of about 4-7 years and grow at a fast rate, making them a great recreational fish to pursue.

 

Tackle used for Mahi Fishing in Costa Rica

We normally fish with lures while trolling or with ballyhoo. Light tackle near the floating trash and logs or weed lines is also common. We have found that fishing in Costa Rica with fly and live bait also work for Mahi. On a good day we have pulled 20-40 Dorado onto the boat.

 

Originally posted 2015-11-22 20:30:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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