Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful fish in the sea, the high season for fishing these delicious gems on the Grand Strand is from May to August.
- Also known as common dolphinfish, dolphin, green dolphin and dorado.
- Mature males have prominent foreheads protruding well above the upper body, while females have a rounded head.
- A vibrantly colored fish with golden on the sides and bright blues and greens on the sides and back.
- Out of the water, the fish often change colors, going through several hues before finally fading to a muted yellow-gray upon death.
- Their bodies are slightly slender and long, making them fast swimmers (up to almost 60 miles per hour).
- Since the name dolphin can be misleading (they aren’t related to the mammal at all), the Hawaiian language name mahi mahi is often used. It means “very strong.”