Happy New Year, everybody.
Recently, I’ve been reviewing my fishing for 2022. I was a little surprised when I realized much of my mahi mahi fishing resulted in catching only one mahi at a time. The only problem with this is, I really enjoy bringing a hooked mahi close to the boat and leaving it in the water to attract more mahis that may have been traveling in the same school. Along with keeping the fish I call the sleeper in the water, I throw chunks of cut bait behind the boat. Almost anything will work; squid, ballyhoo or bonita, cut into bite-size pieces usually stirs up a feeding frenzy of ravenous mahi. Then I look for the largest fish and cast to it with the same size pieces of bait on a spinning rod. I usually wind up catching a number of mahi, and often reach my personal limit before the school moves on.