The Dorado is a pelagic species that inhabit the tropical and sub-tropical waters of all oceans but prefer a water temperature above 68 degrees. The average lifespan of the Dorado is about five years although they are considered sexually mature at the age of five months. They can reach weights of thirty to forty pounds, although the average weight is around twenty pounds. Young Dorado prefer to swim in schools, however, as they age they tend to become more solitary. Their long dorsal fin extends the entire length of its body and the color pattern is quite a site to behold. The Dorado is known for its aerial displays and acrobatics, pound for pound it is certainly one of the hardest fighting fish in the ocean. The most effective fishing method is trolling natural or artificial bait and “fly line” fishing.