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Tuna (Yellowfin)

  • Size 15 to 150lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing in Mauritius

Of all the big game fishing Mauritius has to offer, chasing after Yellowfin Tuna is some of the most exhilarating. These waters are also home to Dogtooth and Skipjack Tuna, equally hard-fighting specimens who will give even the most experienced anglers a run for their money.

When to Target Tuna

You can fish for Yellowfin Tuna in Mauritius all year, but the ultimate opportunity presents itself between March and May. During this period you will find large groups of Yellowfins moving from north to south along the coast. These Yellowfins are larger than average, weighing between 130-220 lbs (referred to by some as “Japanese Tuna”). When it comes to hard-fighting gamefish, these monster Tuna are second only to Marlin.

You can also fish for Skipjack Tuna and Dogtooth Tuna year-round in Mauritius. You are likely to find Dogtooth Tuna near reefs, ranging anywhere from 20-230 lbs. Skipjack Tuna tend to peak in March and April, and again from July to November. Though this species is smaller (5-45 lbs), it is one of the hardest fighting game fish in Mauritius!

How to Target Tuna

You can target the mighty Yellowfin Tuna by trolling with squid, small fish, strip baits, or artificial lures. In some instances, chumming with live bait is also effective. Anglers in Mauritius target the largest Yellowfin Tuna by slow trolling (around 6 knots) with big plastic squids and other lures.

You might hook into Dogtooth Tuna while deep trolling or bait fishing near a reef. Anglers often find themselves fighting with these beasts while targeting other fish in the area. On the other hand, Skipjack Tuna typically feed closer to the surface, biting small baits, strip baits, or a variety of lures. Anglers typically troll for Skipjack, but it is possible to target them by jigging, casting, or live bait fishing.
 

Tuna (Yellowfin)

  • Size 15 to 150lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Mauritius Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tuna (Yellowfin) fishing in Mauritius varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to May. Low season is August to November. There is no closed season.

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What People Are Saying About Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing in Mauritius

"3/4 day trip"

Brian Falkner fished with Maranatha Sport Fishing on July 21, 2019

Perfect wether conditions and sunny ☀️ Start with 2 skipjack tuna for bait After slow trolling and shark ? strikes but only bites half of skipjack without the hook Captain and crew (son) was perfect- they try everything and the boat is so perfect kept and so the fishing gear

"3 hr fishing trip "

Lydia Walter fished with Baracuda Fishing on May 29, 2019

Had a great experience fishing with Captain Patrice, we caught 2 yellow fin tuna and took some back to our hotel for them to cook for us for us! Highly recommend this trip.

"Half day trip with Ian"

Neil Sefton fished with Fish Whisperer Ltd - Mic Mac on January 31, 2019

Went with recommendation to go on larger boat Extrasea due to sea conditions. Well worth it, Michael and crew member made it a special trip. No Marlin this time but there is always next time. Well happy to catch a yellow fin tuna and skipjack. Thanks for the experience your skill and enthusiasm for fishing. I look forward to another trip with the fish whisperer

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