Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

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Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by Seb85 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:26 pm

Quoted from fisheries:

"Well, this is unexpected! We know that Portland is a fantastic fishing destination for southern bluefin tuna, but as @reelfishingmelbourne recently discovered, you can also snag yourself a dolphin fish or Mahi Mahi if you will 😎🐟

It’s unusual for these guys to be found this far south, but it’s not unheard of. We know that with changes to water temperatures and mixing of currents, more warm-water species are starting to appear in Victorian waters.

Mahi Mahi are a highly mobile fish and appear to be hitching a ride on the Leeuwin current which flows south near the western coast of Australia.

We’re keen to continue supporting Portland as a premier saltwater fishing destination for southern bluefin tuna and many other species, with events such as our Hooked on Portland music and fishing festival every January long weekend. We believe Portland is the next game fishing capitol of Australia…prove us wrong, Bermagui!

If you’ve ever caught something as crazy as a dolphin fish in Victorian waters, we want to know about it! Send us a message through social media to report your unusual catch"


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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by Kimtown » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:54 pm

heard of recent reports of a dolphin fish caught somewhere around lakes entrance, a tiger shark and cobia off the 90 mile... climate is slowly changing and sub tropical species are heading for more temperate waters

i'm heading out this week end targeting Spanish macks at jam jerrup, just quietly.

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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by Brett » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:32 pm

Dolphin fish have been caught down here for years, nothing new.

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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by bluewater81 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:48 pm

Brett wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Dolphin fish have been caught down here for years, nothing new.
Yep exactly. They even used to install a FAD to attract them there in May until recently. Odd that fisheries are surprised....

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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by Lightningx » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:03 pm

No surprise. Heard of dolphins caught there ages ago...

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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by Brett » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:28 pm

bluewater81 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:48 pm
Brett wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Dolphin fish have been caught down here for years, nothing new.
Yep exactly. They even used to install a FAD to attract them there in May until recently. Odd that fisheries are surprised....


Yeah that struck me as strange also, about fisheries.
Back in 2017 I think it was 1 charter working in that area managed to get 3 or 4 of them in a cpl of days. I aleays hear about at least 1 at the start of the tuna season every yr.



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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by e.welch » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:23 pm

first ive heard about dolphin fish

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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by rb85 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:37 pm

#target1million

That’s why they posted it ....

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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by purple5ive » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:50 pm

rb85 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:37 pm
#target1million

That’s why they posted it ....
Yep. Spot on.
They just acting surprised to drum up some attention on social media
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Re: Mahi mahi (dolphin fish) in Portland

Post by smile0784 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:06 pm

So just pure advertising for those who are unaware



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