Tonga Fishing Report - August 31st, 2021

Tonga Fishing Report - August 31st, 2021

10 September 2021

They are out there

Weather has not the best with rough seas and windy conditions, with just a few boats out in-between the calmer patches where they have been mainly reef and FAD fishing, producing good catches of mahimahi and small yellowfin.

There was one report of some blue marlin action with a 200kg plus fish caught right by the southern FAD. Skipjack schools have been in the 500 -750m Hunga drop-off area with yellowfin busting the schools. Sailfish have been sighted in the Hunga shallows feeding on kawakawa amongst big flocks of black and brown terns, boobies, and frigates.

The reef fishing has been productive, with some respectable dogtooth in the 20kg-35kg range. Lots of bust-offs on bigger doggies estimated in the 50kg range, fish big enough to test even the best anglers and their gear.

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