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Spearfishing For Mahi Mahi: Tips From A Professional Freediver

As a professional freediver and spearo, I have spent countless hours exploring the waters of North Florida in search of Mahi Mahi. These elusive fish can be found in a variety of locations, but with the right techniques and gear, anyone can have a successful hunt.

Locating Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi are known for their striking colors and can often be found near floating debris such as seaweed, logs, or other structures. These structures can provide shelter for smaller fish, which in turn attracts Mahi Mahi who feed on them. It’s important to keep a close eye on these structures and look for any signs of movement or feeding activity.

Another way to locate Mahi Mahi is to look for birds diving into the water. Birds are often attracted to schools of fish, which can lead you to Mahi Mahi. Keep an eye out for any diving birds and move towards them slowly to avoid spooking the fish.

Spearfishing Tips for Hunting Mahi

Once you have located a school of Mahi Mahi, it’s important to approach them carefully and slowly. These fish can be skittish, and any sudden movements can cause them to scatter.

When spearfishing for Mahi Mahi, it’s important to use a reliable speargun with a mono or spectra shooting line and a flopper or slip-tip shaft. A good technique is to wait until the Mahi Mahi are close to the surface and then take aim. Be sure to aim for the head or spine to ensure a clean kill.

It’s also important to have a good breath-hold and great duck-dive (water entry) when spearfishing for Mahi Mahi. These fish are known for their speed and agility, so it’s important not to displace any water spooking them.

Recommended Gear

When hunting Mahi Mahi in North Florida, it’s important to have the right gear. Here are some recommended items:

Speargun – A reliable Bluewater Speargun is essential for hunting Mahi Mahi, Koah’s are great!

Wetsuit – A good Waihana wetsuit will help keep you warm and protect you from the sun.

Flashers – A set of flashers will bring the fish in close enough for you to take your shot!

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