Moorea, Oceania (POFR)
Moorea is the pride and joy of French Polynesia. Located only 10 miles west of Tahiti, Moorea is part of the Society Islands archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. Featuring a unique landscape with green high montains and crystal clear lagoons, this paradise island offers excellent surfing conditions and plenty of adventure activities including snorkeling, hiking & 4X4 safari.
Fishing in Moorea is one of the most exciting activities. Offshore fishing produces pelagic fish including wahoo, marlin, yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth tuna. Fishing the flats and reefs, fly fishing in Moorea or spinfishing may produce species like bohar snapper, bonefish, bluefin trevally or napoleon wrasse.
Moorea is a true Indo-Pacific fishing paradise. Fishing along the white sandy beaches and wading the flats anglers look for bluefin trevally, snapper and bonefish.
On the reefs napoleon wrasse, bohar snapper and coral trout can be caught bait fishing, fly fishing or jigging. Around the reefs the hard fighting dogtooth tuna, bluefin trevally, giant trevally and grouper can be hooked on jigs, poppers and natural bait.
Moorea is a great big game fishing destination. Offshore, fishing charters target blue marlin, yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth tuna, wahoo and dorado.
The best months for sport fishing in Moorea are from October to June.
Although you can hook up blue marlin all year round, summer is the peak season for marlin fishing in Moorea. Especially from December to June, when the water is the warmest.
During winter (June, July & August) the sea is colder and can get pretty rough. But still, catching a marlin in Moorea in winter isn't impossible.
Inshore fishing, flats fishing and reeffishing can be done all year round in Moorea. Here you can expect to find a variety of fish including small barracuda, lagoon bonito, trevally jacks, blue fin trevally, snappers and groupers.