The mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. Also widely called dorado and dolphin depending on where you come from, it is one of two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. Mahi means very strong in Hawaiian.

These usually appear with the marlin and are a welcome addition to the days fishing. Generally not specifically targeted, but we always carry prepared spinning rods in case a pack of these hungry acrobats is encountered.