Black Marlin are caught by trolling big Pulsator Marlin lures and Billfish teasers. They are usually found around the tankers where the bait fish are hiding including Mackerel, Bonito, Tuna and Rainbow Runners and we have also encountered marlin up to 35 nautical miles offshore. We also use live bait for the Marlin rigging a Tuna or Bonito on a bridle and slow troll this at the chosen area. We have found that the warmer summer months produce more action than the cooler winter months.
Stripeys are the most beautiful of all the billfish species. They don’t grow as big as Black and Blue Marlin but they still give a very good acrobatic fight for the angler lucky enough to hook one. Our Striped Marlin off Fujairah have all been caught while trolling Pulsator Lures such as the Marlin Magnet and the smaller Mono Exciters rigged with strip baits or Ballyhoo.
Long Tail Tuna
We catch this hard fighting and excellent eating Tuna all year round but the smaller fish are more prolific during the warm summer months when we find them on the surface smashing balls of baitfish. Casting small metallic spoons and trolling small squids are effective methods to catch this Tuna. We catch the bigger fish during the cooler winter months and they are mainly found on or near the bottom in depths of 100 meters and more.
The Dorado or Mahi Mahi is found all year round and are caught at the tankers on either live baits, small trolled lures or feathers, deep jigging, popping and casting. The Dorado or Mahi Mahi is the most common and prolific species that we catch off Fujairah and is found all your round. Many smaller fish up to 12 pounds in the summer months and less but larger fish up to 30 pounds during the cooler winter months. They are caught around the many tankers, channel markers or floating debris on either live baits.