Blue Dorado

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  1. Fincutter

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    I always thought the lighter shades we saw on Dodo's were fish that got to the boat hot, either because of heavier gear or they swam at the boat. Cool stuff!
     
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  3. One_Leg

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    Zebra pattern would be nice.

    Thanks for the post/pic.
    Interesting how the shirt, boat and fish colors interact.
     
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  6. ZZZZZ

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    No 2 dorado have the same color pattern as we all know. Really cool looking fish. Colors can be all mixed up keeping it entertaining. Great tourist fish btw. Colorful, jump, fight, easy to hook, plentiful, and tasty. Close to the beach

    Blue and silver is not a uncommon color imo. I would say if a good kelp paddy yielded 50 dorado. At least 5 of those dorado would be blue and silver. With some green and yellow spots maybe.

    Tropical tropical water year round probably has a higher percentage of blue and silver dorado then out of california. Seems dorado get bigger from the cabo san lucas region south. More blues and silver colors
     
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    They were once these...
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    We lived in Panama for 6 years and I caught a lot of Dorado but I never saw a Blue one like the one in the first photo.
     
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  9. ZZZZZ

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    Probably natural.

    But that bull is very blue. Maybe having a extra hard time courting a hen.

    Or when the colors were spazzing the silver turned all blue

    Yah the blue and silver units are normally much more silver on the stomach. The first pic is a nice specimen. Seen them but the colors change fast

    Blue and silver bombs. Recognized as the baby dorado that stands out. Is one of that colors features imo
     
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    Here’s the only blue one I’ve caught. Greenish tail. Caught off Kauai. 74C85D0D-E62F-4E6E-B025-DF285931F158.jpeg
     
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    That first bright blue dodo was just trying to match the shirt of the angler!
     
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    Ditto that for St Thomas, lived there 11 years and probably saw 1000+ dolfin, don't recall ever seeing a blue one. Didn't even know they came that way until I moved here. Last season I caught three as "by-catch" on tuna trips, all 3 were blue females ~12-14 lbs. Three different trips.
     
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    Hardest fish to gaff.
     
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    They don't call them ball slappers for no reason. Gaff while planeing them in seems to be easiest. Useing thier big head against them. Hard to gaff

    Maybe they need to be dorado or mahi to be blue and not a dolphin fish :D

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    Do the florida boyz get blue dorado?
     
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    When they are all lit up and chasing bait the will be blue, get a really dark blue stripe on their head, sometimes they will be all blue with yellow pectoral fins. Really cool watching a bunch of peanuts all lit up greyhounding out of the water towards your spread. They seem to turn green when they get tired or just hanging out. Might be a camouflage thing... green when hanging out under seaweed, blue when cruising. They will change almost instantly in the water at times. These are my Florida experiences before moving west.
     
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    Yes good call, They light up silver and electric blue, pectorals purpleish blue. Kinda how a striped marlin light up when feeding on a bait ball.

    I should had been more clear. As the fish I posted was still lit up and not straight blue but shows how magnificent the blue color is. Silver and blue is when the dorado is fired up. Straight blue is not very commom that I have seen on the west side. Allot of silver mixed in normally. I'm sure compleltly different regions have different dominant colors. Or I'm totally wrong about being sure



    Surprised no one found my dorado blue balls comment funny
     
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    I was under the impression that all dorado can get that color
    It mainly depends on their mood

    The only time I have seen blue dorado was at night on a 2 1/2
    it was quite the sight
     
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    Any individual dorado is capable of all of the color phases/patterns that we see. Probably has to do with mood and depth (yes, they occesionally go well below the surface). Several of you have provided insight as to when they might be blue (as in "lighting up" like a billfish). Out of all the dorado I've caught out here on the West Coast, I've only caught one blue one (close to 20lbs), and it simply came out of nowhere on the Ridge during a yellowtail bite.
     
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