The Dogtooth Tuna, also known as the White Tuna, is a species of pelagic marine fish. It’s widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area and oceanic islands of the Pacific Ocean. Traditionally found in and around reef environments, they haunt deep reef drop-offs, seamounts and steep underwater walls. They’re most comfortable in depths of between 10m and 200m and swim in small schools or solitary.
They’re aggressive, opportunistic predators, feeding on small baitfish and squid. However, with a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth, they can take a range of prey items, including species much more significant than themselves. The Dogtooth Tuna is one of the apex non-pelagic predators, sharing this crown with species like Groupers, Napoleon wrasse and Giant Trevally. They can grow to enormous sizes, over two metres in length and weights of over 200lb. The IGFA record is a monster of over 236lb.
A little unknown fact is they are not technically a “true” Tuna but instead, they are the largest of the Bonitos. However, like Tuna, the Dogtooth is beautifully marked with blue-green and silver colourations. They’re also super streamlined and built for speed, possessing fantastic fighting qualities, making them a tremendous hard-fighting sport fish. They can be caught on all manner of different methods; however, poppers, lures and vertical jigs fished fast are some of the most exciting and explosive ways of catching them.
Below are the top destinations in the world for Dogtooth Tuna Fishing.
This exciting new hosted popper and jig fishing trip is hosted by our guide Ross Johnson and will give you the opportunity to fish the rich waters off the coastline of Madagascar and Nosy Be, for a vast array of blue water species including Giant Trevally, huge Dogtooth Tuna, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Black Marlin, and Sailfish, to mention just a few.
This fishing adventure is like no others out there! Rodrigues Island in Mauritius offers anglers a unique opportunity to fish for some of the worlds most incredible species. The fishing style used is completely down to you and we can tailor the itinerary to suit how you wish to fish and the species you wish to target.
Due to the amazing fishing at Rodrigues Island, Sportquest Holidays decided to put on their very own hosted Jig fishing trip to the fish packed waters that surround Rodrigues Island in Mauritius. This trip is for the anglers out there who seek adventure and excitement with some pretty extreme fishing for fish that absolutely pull your arms off.
Astove Atoll gives six lucky anglers each week the exclusivity of one of the wildest, most rugged atolls on the globe for a wide range of saltwater flats species. This is a wild, secluded and remarkably remote small-scale destination for anglers seeking adventure and a unique fishing experience not to be missed.
Alphonse Island needs to be experienced to be believed. It's famed for its world-class saltwater fly fishing for numerous flats species, quiet picnics on secluded beaches, sunset cruises with loved ones, mesmerising encounters with marine life and blissful pampering treatments all set within some of the most picture-perfect surroundings on earth.
Looking for your next extreme fishing adventure? Well, we are extremely pleased to be able to offer the very best popper and jig fishing Madagascar has to offer. Utilising our live aboard Catamaran and top of the range sport boats, you will be fishing a huge diverse range of unspoilt and un-fished areas.
Andaman Island fishing offers a huge variety of species and all are only a short boat ride from the mainland. Exclusive to Sportquest Holidays we have put together this remarkable fully guided fishing adventure. This exciting destination is located in the Bay of Bengal on some of the most stunning tropical islands the world has to offer.
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 92%
"Gts, Dogtooths, snappers, sharks and even hooked a Marlin. We all needed another holiday once we got back home. This is an extreme trip due to casting heavy poppers around and the jigging was arm aching stuff. The pre trip tackle list could do with updating as pink lures were working the best. Thank you and speak to later about getting some more dates"
"Rodrigues Island is a true bucket-list destination! It might take three days to travel there, but it was worth every minute of travelling time as the fishing was simply out of this world. The Hawkins bank must be one of the most productive fishing spots found anywhere in the world, it was truly sensational."
"This is a once in a lifetime trip that you need to do more than once! It was a true adventure and surely one of the best fishing experiences on the planet. When you lower your baits, lures or jigs down to the bottom you generally have no idea what you'll catch next. All you know is whatever takes your bait, will be BIG!"