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Best Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Charters in Mauritius

Tuna (Yellowfin)

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)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

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

Mauritius Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Seasons

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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.

Top Tuna (Yellowfin) Fishing Charters in Mauritius

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

"Full day Trip"

Ryan Thompson fished with No Limit – Big Game Fishing Charter on February 22, 2020

We went out for Marlin and that’s what we got. 1 x Blue Marlin (141lbs) and Yellow Fin Tuna (176lbs). Crew were very good, boat is excellent and the tackle is top quality Shimano. No Limit will be our boat of choice for our annual fishing trip in Mauritius.

"Full day trip "

Tomas Luksas fished with Club 1034 – Lady Diana on January 17, 2020

We had a great day's fishing. The boat was well equipped, the captain did everything to ensure we followed the fish and got a great catch.. Unfortunately we didnt see any Marlin but we did catch a couple of decent sized Bonita, and 11 Yellowfin Tuna one of which weighed in at 43kg was amazing to land. The trip was easy to organise and we would 100% recommend it for a great days fishing.

"12 Hours Full day"

John Ridgway fished with Coeur De Lion on January 7, 2020

Had a great days fishing with Keven and crew .My 2nd time fishing with Keven and he did not disappoint .We went 27 nm to Tommy bank and it was alive with fish .Caught some big yellowfin Tuna , Dorado and Wahoo. Great experiance and would highly recommend it to any angler.Thx Keven and crew.

"April Full Day Trip ( Privat Charter )"

Niko Papathanassiou fished with Club 1034 – Lady Diana on April 15, 2018

It was a successful day. We catch 3 Fish 2 Tuna (Yellowfin) and 1 one Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) We lost a Wahoo in combat. Would book the boat again anytime great crew awesome Equipment. Thumps Up We'll meet again when I'm in Mauritius

"Great day with Franky"

Thad Maloney fished with Sea Discovery on November 26, 2017

Had a great day with captain Franky chasing Bonito, Tuna and Mahi Mahi. Even managed to land a few. Boat is a bit small for Marlin, but it perfect fot these "smLlsr" fish. Great to follow the bird flocs around quickly as the zip across the open sea. Franky and his first mate are real pros. You wont be disappointed!

"Fishing with Henri"

Wayne Radley fished with LE TRIO Ile Maurice Albion on November 26, 2017

This was the best fishing day I have ever had. The crew were fantastic and worked hard to find the fish and for us to catch them. Very friendly and would recommmend this boat charter, "Le Trio, to everyone. The Pictures really don't do the trip justice so I will just have to go back and do it again, Soon. You should have seen the Tuna and Marlin that got away.

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