dolphinfish
(Coryphaena hippurus)


Linnaeus, 1758; CORYPHAENIDAE FAMILY; also called dolphin, mahi mahi, dorado, goldmakrele, shiira. Found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas, the dolphinfish is pelagic, schooling, and migratory. Though occasionally caught from an ocean pier, it is basically a deep-water species, inhabiting the surface of the open ocean. The dolphinfish is a distinctive fish, both for its shape and its colors. Though it is among the most colorful fish in the sea, the colors are quite variable and defy an accurate, simple description. Generally, when the fish is alive in the water, the dolphin is...Read More

All-Tackle World Records

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle39.46 kg (87 lb 0 oz)Papagayo Gulf, Costa Rica25-Sep-1976Manuel SalazarRecord DetailsHistory Details

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-01 kg (2 lb)26.39 kg (58 lb 3 oz)Piñas Bay, Panama04-Jan-2007Gary A. CarterRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-02 kg (4 lb)24 kg (52 lb 14 oz)Cabo San Lucas, Mexico11-Sep-1989George Hogan, Jr.Record DetailsHistory Details
M-03 kg (6 lb)26.3 kg (58 lb 0 oz)Mona Passage, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico26-May-1984Luis BattistiniRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-04 kg (8 lb)24.04 kg (53 lb 0 oz)Tropic Star Lodge, Piñas Bay, Panama26-Dec-1995Raleigh WerkingRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-06 kg (12 lb)34.98 kg (77 lb 2 oz)Islamorada, Florida, USA02-Jan-1982Monte GreenRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-08 kg (16 lb)29.25 kg (64 lb 7 oz)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil20-Dec-2003Fernando Gomes PedrosaRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-10 kg (20 lb)34.7 kg (76 lb 8 oz)Lake Worth Inlet, Florida, USA23-May-1993Rene ViauRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-15 kg (30 lb)36 kg (79 lb 5 oz)Saly, Senegal01-Aug-1996Francois CollombRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-24 kg (50 lb)39.46 kg (87 lb 0 oz)Papagayo Gulf, Costa Rica25-Sep-1976Manuel SalazarRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-37 kg (80 lb)38.55 kg (85 lb 0 oz)Cabo San Lucas, Mexico31-Jul-2001James Dillon, IIIRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-01 kg (2 lb)20.35 kg (44 lb 14 oz)Pinas Bay, Panama25-Aug-2012Sherrell CarterRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-02 kg (4 lb)21.21 kg (46 lb 12 oz)Piñas Bay, Panama17-Sep-2009Sherrell CarterRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-03 kg (6 lb)24.72 kg (54 lb 8 oz)Tropic Star Lodge, Piñas Bay, Panama28-Dec-1997Ms. Trish WerkingRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-04 kg (8 lb)29.25 kg (64 lb 8 oz)Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA19-Dec-1990Mrs. Stephen HutchinsRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-06 kg (12 lb)25 kg (55 lb 2 oz)Mazatlan, Mexico18-Oct-1964Marguerite BarryRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-08 kg (16 lb)25.74 kg (56 lb 12 oz)Key West, Florida, USA05-Jun-1984Rita L. PierceRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-10 kg (20 lb)37.81 kg (83 lb 6 oz)Mazatlan, Mexico24-Apr-1972Mrs. Eugene WootenRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-15 kg (30 lb)33.42 kg (73 lb 11 oz)Cabo San Lucas, Mexico12-Jul-1962Ms. Barbara JayneRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-24 kg (50 lb)34.01 kg (75 lb 0 oz)Cabo San Lucas, Mexico30-Nov-1997Ms. Betty MehlRecord DetailsHistory Details
W-37 kg (80 lb)37.25 kg (82 lb 2 oz)Cabo San Lucas, Mexico16-Aug-1993Ms. Tera AllegriRecord DetailsHistory Details

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)8.05 kg (17 lb 12 oz)Petite Coupe, Mauritius29-Nov-1990Richard FlaschRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)14.71 kg (32 lb 7 oz)Andros, Bahamas18-Jun-2009Rick GunionRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)Piñas Bay, Panama23-Dec-1980Tred BartaRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)21.77 kg (48 lb 0 oz)Piñas Bay, Panama22-Jan-2002Greg KellyRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)26.3 kg (58 lb 0 oz)Piñas Bay, Panama06-Dec-1964Stu ApteRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)24.26 kg (53 lb 8 oz)Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico29-Apr-1990Rufus Wakeman, IIRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)26.08 kg (57 lb 8 oz)Loreto, Mexico23-Jul-1997Donald Childress, DDSRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz)Islamorada, Florida, USA09-Jun-2001Ms. Courtney ScottRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)14.74 kg (32 lb 8 oz)Cherokee Sound, Abacos, Bahamas02-Apr-2006Jodie L. JohnsonRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)15.87 kg (35 lb 0 oz)Cherokee Sound, Abacos, Bahamas02-Apr-2006Jodie L. JohnsonRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)18.14 kg (32 lb 0 oz), Abacos, Bahamas08-Jun-2007Jodie L. JohnsonRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)16.32 kg (36 lb 0 oz)Abacos, Bahamas31-Mar-2006Jodie L. JohnsonRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)19.41 kg (42 lb 12 oz)Piñas Bay, Panama16-Dec-2004Ariel KaneRecord DetailsHistory Details
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)19.36 kg (42 lb 11 oz)Piñas Bay, Panama14-Dec-2003Ariel KaneRecord DetailsHistory Details

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line ClassMin. Req'd WeightWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
F-Junior 24.76 kg (54 lb 9 oz)Piñas Bay, Panama26-Dec-2003Anne SalowRecord DetailsHistory Details
F-Smallfry 20.41 kg (45 lb 0 oz)South Padre Island, Texas, USA10-Jun-2006Estee CombsRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-Junior 27.89 kg (61 lb 8 oz)Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, USA23-May-1999John HendersonRecord DetailsHistory Details
M-Smallfry 24.94 kg (55 lb 0 oz)Salinas, Ecuador25-Feb-2001Thomas A. HollihanRecord DetailsHistory Details

* Indicates world records that were granted before the IGFA established minimum ratio requirements.