Most tropical gamefish species are caught here year round however some have peak seasons when they are caught far more frequently.
Anglers wishing to target GTs with poppers & stickbaits or Dogtooth Tuna on jigs should visit during the calmer summer months (January to April) when the conditions are more likely to be suitable.
The Black Marlin season runs from August to October and to a lesser extent, February – March. Adult Striped marlin show in August / September when the water temp is at its lowest however we do see some baby striped marlin around March / April. Blue marlin can be caught all year round with the largest fish usually found during the summer yellowfin tuna run (February to April).
Sailfish are caught all year round however the best fishing is June to September.
Wahoo are best from June to September when large packs gather along the barrier reef.
Yellow fin Tuna show in large numbers from February to April and June to September but some remain close to the reef throughout the year.
Barracuda and Spanish mackerel (Walu) are present in large numbers from October through March but can be caught all year round.
Fishing outside the barrier reef is subject to reasonable weather conditions but fishing inside the reef is almost always available.
Species Season Best Months
Blue Marlin All Year Round February / March / April
Black Marlin July – Oct August / September
Striped Marlin July – Oct August / September
Short Billed Spearfish May – October July / August
Pacific Sailfish May – Oct June / July / August
Wahoo May – Oct June / July / August
Yellowfin Tuna Feb & Aug March and August
Mahi Mahi All Year Round March
Mackerel All Year Round August and November
Giant Trevally (GT) All Year Round January to April
Bluefin Trevally All Year Round January to April
Dogtooth Tuna All Year Round January to April
Barracuda All Year Round December – March