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Spearos like bragging about depth and dive times, right? There are certain fish that require none of those qualities though. Meet Mahi Mahi, a pelagic, surface-dwelling predator, who can put on a fight and tastes great. Alchemy spearo Robert John, aka Bad Boy, harvested one recently in Guam, and naturally, he had the Go Pro running.

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Wait A Minute! What Is A Mahi Mahi?

The Mahi Mahi can be found inhabiting the tropical and subtropical areas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. They are highly migratory, surface dwelling fish that like to hang out in the open ocean, near floating objects, like the brown algae sargassum as their prey also seek shelter near these floating objects. These fish are fast growing voracious predators that inhabit depths down to 280 ft. They are opportunistic feeders that eat a variety of small fish, crustaceans and squid.

They primarily hunt during the day, using their keen eyesight and are estimated to be able to reach swimming speeds of over 50 mph. Mahi Mahi only live up to five years, but they can grow over 7 ft long with their average size being 3 ft long while also males are usually larger than females. Older males can be identified by the bony crest on their head and they can become reproductively mature in only four to five months.

Mahi Mahi are highly prized as gamefish. They are targeted all around the world by commercial and recreational fishermen. Their fast growth and high reproductive rates make them resistant to overfishin but they are commonly preyed on by larger fish like tuna and marlin.

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