Fishing for llampuga, the perfect sport fish
The llampuga ( Coryphaena hippurus , Dolphinfish, Mahi mahi) is for the fisherman of the Mediterranean a fish always looked for and that gives many gratifications. Perhaps due to the fact of remembering tropical scenarios and quite distant goals with its multicolored pigmentation that stands out on the monotony of blue but, above all, for being a sports fish par excellence. In fact the llampuga , embodies many of the virtues that should have the perfect sport fishing . The fishing of the llampuga although it is found in a large part of our waters and practically all over the world, is seasonal. The llampuga attacks lures of any type, whether natural or artificial, and for that reason it lends itself to be captured with many techniques, from fly fishing through fishing to spinning or trolling. But apart from this, the llampuga is a brave fighter either as a young man or when he has reached maturity; uniting to the dowries and power of a pelagic the acrobatics of mako sharks, in an almost perfect synthesis.
Scientific name : Coryphaena hippurus
Family : Gadidae, gádidos
Order : Gadiformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Max weight: 40 Kg.
Max. Length : 200 cm
In addition, as we have indicated before, the fishing of the llampuga is spectacular, with those jumps so impressive for our eyes, with their intense colors, yellow gold with green dotted with cobalt blue, young with stretch marks that become more evident when the fish It is hunting, a joy.
Fishing of a llampuga, fish of 1000 colors
How to fish llampugasThe llampuga is a voracious predator, with an elongated body and compressed laterally, it has a singular and wide dorsal spine, which extends to the tail, it also shows in its adult stage a marked sexual dimorphism in particular in males, where the head shows a obvious convexity, giving the animal a very particular profile. The llampuga is characterized by a frenetic life, in which in the juvenile stage it has a decidedly gregarious attitude, while in the adult stage it is more solitary; can reach remarkable dimensions, exceeding two meters in length and a weight between fifteen and forty kilos. In the Mediterranean Sea It has a particular seasonal wandering, in which breeding adults begin to circulate in our waters like other pelagic species such as the palometón, in the spring period, where from the Atlantic they reproduce and release a notable amount of eggs from which they are born the small larvae, which have a really remarkable rate of growth.
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How to fish mahi mahi Only after three to four months, in August or September, the young of llampugas have already reached the kilo of weight, and they keep predating near the coast until December, reaching three or four kilos of weight. It will be these individuals, in the fall, who will become the main prey of spinning fishing ... you can take a look at how to catch light spinning , captures and guaranteed fun. The adult llampugas are less frequent in the Mediterranean Sea although always possible to find them, on the contrary in the warm and warm waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic it is feasible to fish spinning llampugas, also called the "grandes bull" for the Anglo-Saxons.
Whether the fishing of the llampuga in adult state or not, it will always be a truly spectacular fishing and the true fans will flip with a day of struggle without equal with this great fish .... the llampuga!