Tahiti, Oceania (POFR)
Just the word Tahiti conjures up powerful exotic images of green high montains towering over the ocean, crystal clear waters, surfing, overwater bungalows and Polynesian spas.
Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Tahiti the biggest and the most populous island of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. Other known paradise islands from the Society Islands archipelago are Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea and Maupiti for example.
Tahiti boasts some amazing blue-water fishing. Its tropic waters are home to wahoo, billfish, as well as sizable numbers of tuna, including yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth tuna. Fishing the flats and reefs fly fishing or spinfishing may produce exotic species including bohar snapper, bonefish, bluefin trevally or napoleon wrasse.
Tahiti is a true Indo-Pacific fishing paradise. Fishing along the white sandy beaches and wading the flats anglers look for bonefish and bluefin trevally.
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, bigeye trevally, giant trevally and grouper can be hooked on jigs, poppers and natural bait.
Beautiful scenery has made Tahiti and French Polynesia a popular vacation spot and a great big game fishing destination. Offshore, fishing remote Tahitian waters, anglers can pick a fight with blue marlin, tuna - including yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth -, wahoo and dorado.
The best months for sport fishing in Tahiti are from October to June.
Although you can hook up blue marlin all year round, summer is the peak season for billfish in Tahiti and French Polynesia. 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.
Inshore fishing, flats fishing and reeffishing can be done all year round. Here you can expect to find a variety of fish including small barracuda, lagoon bonito, trevally jacks, blue fin trevally, snappers and groupers.