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MAHIMAHI

Scientific Name: Coryphaena hippurus
Hawaiian Name: Mahimahi
Japanese Name: Shiira

The Hawaiian name Mahimahi has become the common name for this fish in the U.S. When a mahimahi takes the hook, its colors are brilliant blue and silver dappled with yellow.

Mahimahi is thin-skinned with firm, light pink flesh. It has a delicate flavor that is almost sweet. Hawaii's Mahimahi is a highly-regarded product which is best eaten when fresh. Local Mahimahi is superior in quality to the available substitutes -- lower-priced fresh mahimahi from Latin America and imported frozen fillets from Taiwan and Latin America.

The supply of locally caught Mahimahi is limited and seasonal considering the high demand for this species. Most of the fish are between 8 and 25 pounds, but larger fish are caught by trollers. Mahimahi over 15 pounds in body weight is the preferred market size. Commercial Mahimahi landings in Hawaii are made by trollers and longliners.

No fish is better known in the up-scale restaurant market than Hawaii's fresh Mahimahi, which has become synonymous with tourism. Among visitors, is one of the State's best known fish.

FISHING METHODS

All Hawaii mahimahi are line-caught. Longline boats harvest most of the mahimahi catch in Hawaii. However, mahimahi are also caught by trollers using lures and baits.

SEASONALITY

Although available most of the year, mahimahi catches in Hawaii usually peak in March-May and September-November.

PREPARATION NOTES

Texture: Firm
Flavor: Mild & Sweet
Suggested Preparations: Grilled, Broiled, Sautéed, Tempura

Mahimahi is ideal for a variety of preparations. However, care should be taken not to overcook mahimahi. It should be cooked until it flakes and no longer.

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Hawaii Mahimahi is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium. Hawaii Mahimahi also provides about 400 mg of omega-3’s (DHA and EPA) per 4 ounce serving of fresh fish.


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MAHIMAHI

Scientific Name: Coryphaena hippurus
Hawaiian Name: Mahimahi
Japanese Name: Shiira

The Hawaiian name Mahimahi has become the common name for this fish in the U.S. When a mahimahi takes the hook, its colors are brilliant blue and silver dappled with yellow.

Mahimahi is thin-skinned with firm, light pink flesh. It has a delicate flavor that is almost sweet. Hawaii's Mahimahi is a highly-regarded product which is best eaten when fresh. Local Mahimahi is superior in quality to the available substitutes -- lower-priced fresh mahimahi from Latin America and imported frozen fillets from Taiwan and Latin America.

The supply of locally caught Mahimahi is limited and seasonal considering the high demand for this species. Most of the fish are between 8 and 25 pounds, but larger fish are caught by trollers. Mahimahi over 15 pounds in body weight is the preferred market size. Commercial Mahimahi landings in Hawaii are made by trollers and longliners.

No fish is better known in the up-scale restaurant market than Hawaii's fresh Mahimahi, which has become synonymous with tourism. Among visitors, is one of the State's best known fish.

FISHING METHODS

All Hawaii mahimahi are line-caught. Longline boats harvest most of the mahimahi catch in Hawaii. However, mahimahi are also caught by trollers using lures and baits.

SEASONALITY

Although available most of the year, mahimahi catches in Hawaii usually peak in March-May and September-November.

PREPARATION NOTES

Texture: Firm
Flavor: Mild & Sweet
Suggested Preparations: Grilled, Broiled, Sautéed, Tempura

Mahimahi is ideal for a variety of preparations. However, care should be taken not to overcook mahimahi. It should be cooked until it flakes and no longer.

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Hawaii Mahimahi is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium. Hawaii Mahimahi also provides about 400 mg of omega-3’s (DHA and EPA) per 4 ounce serving of fresh fish.


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Captain David Crawford will customize your Kona fishing trip to fit within your vacation schedule. Whether you’re interested in fishing a Billfish Tournament or just spending a few hours on the water catching some dinner for the grill, Dave will work with you to make your Kona fishing trip the best big game fishing experience possible. The Kona Blue holds up to 6 passengers.

The Kona Blue is a completely refitted 1971, 53 foot Hatteras yacht

Captain Dave (David Crawford)

With over 18 years of professional deep sea fishing experience, most of it from right in Hawaii. His passion for fishing has led him to fish 17 different Hawaiian Islands, as well as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Southern California, and Costa Rica. He was born into a charter fishing family in Hawaii and caught his first Blue Marlin at the age of 10.

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  • Honokohau Harbor - Slip # 40
  • Kailua - Kona, Hawaii
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