The Mahi Mahi are here! It is that time of year again when we see greatly increased numbers of the highly prized food fish arriving. Make sure you have the Binoculars and eyeballs tuned up, to help locate the “Floaters”. Since we have no grass or kelp here in Kona, it is floating nets, ropes, wood and trash that provide sanctuary for bait and schools of Mahi as they float along in current lines offshore. Mahi like the more temperate waters found in the fall and winter here. Temperate water temperatures are a relative term, being that Kona’s water temperatures rarely go below 76 degrees. Right now, we still are seeing 81 degrees but there have been several floaters loaded with Mahi under them. When you contend with Mother Ocean, you just never know what will happen.
Check out this months issue of Coastal Angler Magazine. http://www.coastalanglermag.com/magazines/2011/hawaii/