Best Dorado Lures 2019

Dorado (which is also known as dolphin fish or mahi-mahi) is very popular both with professional fishermen and also with seasonal fishermen that enjoy catching this amazing fish.

Catching this type of fish usually requires a boat, however in some instances and (usually some weeks into their season) one will also be able to catch these fish from shore (however if you are interested in shore fishing maybe squid fishing is more appropriate).

The question asked the most regarding catching dorado would definitely be, what kind of lures gives the best results? First of all you might want to consider some variables; amount of light, time of the year, weather conditions, sea conditions and also size of the dorado.

Here’s the top lures for Dorado in 2019:

Brand Jig Colour
Yo-Zuri R1157-CDR Bonita - Editor's Choice Various Colours Available
Williamson Dorado Catcher Lure Various Colours Available
Fly Deceiver Dorado Lures Various Colours Available

1. Yo-Zuri R1157-CDR Bonita Trolling Sinking Lure

Yo-Zuri’s new Bonita uses colour change technology on the top of the bait and a smooth scale pattern on the sides. Featuring the patented Power Body, flat forged stainless steel hooks and stainless steel ball bearing swivels; this is most durable trolling lure on the market.

Yo-Zuri R1157-CDR for Dorado fishing

2. Williamson Dorado Catcher Lure, 4-Inch, Bonito by Williamson

This flat-faced pusher style features a large cavity in the rear of the head specially designed to take a Ballyhoo rigging spring. This allows you to get the bait in close to the head and skirt of the lure giving the bait better protection at desired higher trolling speeds. A really light lure for the lower tackle classes.

Williamson Dorado Catcher Lure, 4-Inch, Bonito by Williamson

3. Fly Deceiver Dorado Lures

These lures are very effective throughout the whole season. Dorado is a known fish to ‘bite anything that makes it curious’. These fly like lures will definitely raise some curiosity in dorados.

dorado fly deceiver lures

Live bait for Dorado

Last but not least, be sure to take with you some fresh squid. Dorado love fresh squid and if the artificial bait fails to raise your adrenaline, you might get lucky with the squid. Remember that when using squid, the fresher the better!

fresh squid as bait

So which Dorado lures should you buy in 2019?

To conclude, make sure you have variety of lures as sometimes you will catch no fish on your favourite lure and catch fish as soon as you change it. This, as we already discussed, could be because of different light conditions, time of the day etc. If you are interested in buying in bulk, have a look at the below lure pack which can also be used for Tuna –

Santos Tournament Grade Tackle Tuna/Dorado Offshore Big Game Trolling Lure Pack

Dorado Offshore Big Game Trolling Lure Pack