Dorado, dorado, mahi-mahi, golden mackerel – the names of one fish, the only species of the genus Coryphenum. It is worth noting that the name “dorado”, in different regions, is called different fish that are not related to each other. Dolphins have a peculiar, memorable appearance: a sloping forehead on a rounded head, an elongated body, gradually tapering from head to caudal fin. The dorsal fin is located along the entire upper body. The mouth is medium, wide, the jaws are equipped with teeth bent inward, the tail is sickle-shaped. In addition to the unusual shape, the fish is characterized by a bright color: a greenish-blue back, sides with a metallic sheen of golden color, and a belly with a reddish tint. Lobast increases with age. The size of the fish can reach in length – more than 2 m, and in weight – 40 kg. Has no subspecies. An active predator of the surface waters of warm seas. Often they find themselves hunting in the upper layer of the water. It has long been noted that dolphins can hide under algae or other “fin” floating on the surface and even form clusters under them. The Japanese learned how to lure this fish with bamboo rafts, and then catch it with purse seines. Small dolphin hunts in packs, large fish hunt alone. Most often, it lives in large open spaces of the seas. It is rare near the coast and in shallow water.
Ways to catch dolphins
The main amateur ways of fishing for coryphins, almost everywhere, are based on the use of surface lures, most often artificial ones. Often anglers use the habit of this fish to chase boats and boats. The use of sedentary rigs, such as for drifting, is also possible, but hardly justified. The most reckless ways of catching corifen are trolling and casting. Dolphins prefer to hunt “flying fish”. A very successful way of fishing can be fishing, using these fish in the form of live bait, for example, with spinning gear.
Catching koryfeny on spinning
Fish live in large open spaces of the seas, so fishing takes place from boats of various classes. Some anglers use spinning tackle to catch corifen. For tackle, in spinning fishing for sea fish, as in the case of trolling, the main requirement is reliability. Reels should be with an impressive supply of fishing line or cord. Equally important is the use of special leashes that will protect your bait from breaking. In addition to a trouble-free braking system, the coil must be protected from salt water. Spinning fishing from a vessel may differ in the principles of bait supply. In many types of sea fishing equipment, very fast wiring is required, which means a high gear ratio of the winding mechanism. According to the principle of operation, coils can be both multiplier and inertial-free. Accordingly, the rods are selected depending on the reel system. In the case of dormice, rigs are often used to fish for “flying fish” or squid. It is worth mentioning here that when fishing on the spinning of marine fish, fishing technique is very important. To select the correct wiring, you should consult experienced local anglers or guides.
Catching dolphins on trolling
Coryphenes, because of their size and temperament, are considered a very worthy adversary. To catch them, you will need the most serious fishing tackle. The most suitable method for finding fish is trolling. Sea trolling is a method of fishing with the help of a moving motor vehicle, such as a boat or boat. For fishing in the ocean and sea open spaces, specialized vessels equipped with numerous devices are used. The main ones are rod holders, in addition, boats are equipped with chairs for playing fish, a table for making baits, powerful echo sounders and more. Rods are also used specialized, made of fiberglass and other polymers with special fittings. Coils are used multiplier, maximum capacity. The device of trolling reels is subject to the main idea of such gear – strength. A mono-line, up to 4 mm thick or more, is measured, with such fishing, in kilometers. There are quite a lot of auxiliary devices that are used depending on the fishing conditions: for deepening the equipment, for placing baits in the fishing area, for attaching bait, and so on, including numerous items of equipment. Trolling, especially when hunting for sea giants, is a group type of fishing. As a rule, several rods are used. In the case of a bite, for a successful capture, the coherence of the team is important. Before the trip, it is advisable to find out the rules of fishing in the region. In most cases, fishing is carried out by professional guides who are fully responsible for the event. It is worth noting that the search for a trophy at sea or in the ocean may be associated with many hours of waiting for a bite, sometimes unsuccessful.
As already mentioned, both artificial and natural baits are used to catch coryphin. A wide variety of species is characteristic of trolling. Various nozzles are used in different regions. All of them are united by one feature – they are designed for high-speed wiring. When using natural baits, various equipment is needed to firmly secure the live bait or dead fish. The most common are various octopuses, such as “cop”, or imitations of “flying fish”.
Places of fishing and habitat
The fish is widely distributed. It is known not only in tropical and subtropical waters of the oceans, but also in the Mediterranean Sea, and in the Far East it reaches the waters of Peter the Great Bay and Western Sakhalin. Recreational dolphin fishing is very popular in the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia. Fish spend their whole lives in the open sea, in the surface layers. Susceptible to water temperature, especially during the spawning period.
Spawning of fish can take place throughout the year, during the period of maximum warming of the water. On the northern outskirts of the habitat, it is also possible, but it is associated with the temperature regime of surface waters and is tied to the summer period. Portioned caviar, floating caviar, matures in the upper layers of water, being in suspension along with plankton.