Destination Spain, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Wake up to the soothing picturesque landscapes of Mount Teide National Park in the north and the beautiful sandy beaches in the south. Enjoy a day with your loved one out in the ocean under the sun, fishing for some of the most exquisite fish found in the Mediterranean waters.
The beautiful sun kissed island of Tenerife, is the largest of all the seven islands of the Canary archipelago. People from all walks of life from around the world fly down to this arcadia to enjoy its beautiful weather and gorgeous beaches. Do not mistake the island to be just a fishing enthusiast’s paradise, Tenerife has something for everyone. If you are someone who likes shopping from designer shops you can find them here. Long stretches of volcanic lava laden roads for those of you like to stroll across the countryside. Wonderful entrées from traditional Canarian cuisine for the foodies, beautiful resorts to relax and indulge in.
Tenerife is definitely a place to be if you are a fishing fanatic. The North Atlantic waters that surround the island of Tenerife is a great fishing ground with fish species like Blue Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, White Marlin, Dorado, Wahoo and many more spotted here in during different seasons.
Top 4 fish
Marlin fishing is considered to be one of the biggest feats in sportfishing. The Blue Marlins are the largest of all the Marlins and landing a Blue Marlin is considered to be the highest achievement of a big game fishing angler. Anglers from all around the world go looking for these magnificent creatures so that they can add the most precious feather on their cap.The Blue Marlin is a billfish and is distinguished by other billfish by their cobalt blue hued backs and silvery white bellies.The Blue Marlin is strong, overpowering and an adamant fighter. Once hooked to a Blue Marlin the time will seem to come to a stand still. As you engage in a tug of water with this huge fish that can reach speeds of over 90 kph you will not have a sense of the time that has lapsed reeling in the fish. The Marlins have a tendency to leap out of the water, the sight of these magnificent creatures leaping and plummeting is something worth a watch.
Where to find Blue Marlin in Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
The appropriate weather conditions in Tenerife makes Marlin fishing possible in the island all year through. But the abundance and the chances of landing a Blue Marlin increases during the months March to November with the best fishing season of these water giants spanning from April to September.
How to fish for Blue Marlin in Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
Since the Marlin is a fast moving fish, the best way to lure one in is using trolling with specified Marlin lures. Live baiting is also employed in Marlin fishing. Depending on the Captain of the charter boat the fishing techniques can change.
The name Tuna is derived from a greek word that means “to rush” which is very indicative of the Tuna’s characteristic of moving fast under water. Of all the Tunas, the Bluefin is the largest that are said to reach lengths of 3 m.The Bluefin Tuna is among the most sought after fish in the world as they are powerhouses of strength and stamina and because they are daunting fighters that do not give up. These are some of the characteristics that has led sportfishing anglers to call the Bluefin the raging bulls of the ocean. Fighting a Bluefin Tuna on the line is as exciting and engaging as bull riding.These fish are known to exceed weights of 450 kg and can swim at speeds beyond 60 kph.
Where to find Bluefin Tuna in Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
If luck is one your side, you will be able to reel in a Bluefin from the waters off Tenerife any time of the year. The official fishing season for the Bluefins though begins during the month of September and lasts till May, during this span the best month of all is considered to be the month of November. Make sure to confirm this with your fishing charter captain before you set out on your fishing trip.
How to fish for Bluefin Tuna in Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
Trolling with live or dead baits is the most common methods used to land a Bluefin Tuna. Some anglers also advocate still fishing with live baits.
Big eye tuna
The Bigeye Tuna stands next to the Bluefin tuna in terms of size and consequently power. These fish are also a favourite among sportfishermen owing to their huge sizes and tablefare. They have well built streamlined bodies that allow them to move swiftly through water.The Bigeye tuna has a larger head and a larger set of eyes when compared to the other Tuna species. These are the two most prominent distinguishing physical features of the Bigeye Tuna from the others. The largest Bigeye ever recorded weighed over 197 kg, it was caught off Cabo Blanco, Peru.
Where to find Big eye tuna in Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
The Bigeye can also be all through the year like the Bluefins, but the most productive months of Bigeye Tuna fishing ranges from June to December.
How to fish for Big eye tuna in Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
Trolling is the best method that is usually adopted to reel in a Bigeye Tuna. Live and artificial baits both are used in Bigeye Tuna fishing. These fish prefer deeper waters than the other tunas and hence you might want to confirm the fishing technique and style by your charter captain.
The Yellowfin is perhaps the most popular of the Tuna species. They are swift, strong and great fun to reel in. Like all the Tuna species, these Yellowfins are also great fighters. Their most distinguishing feature is their long second dorsal and anal fin can grow longer than that of other Tuna species and that these fins will brightly yellow colored.These strong fighters seldom give up and fight with all might till the end. When fishing for the Yellowfin or for that matter any Tuna species, you should be prepared for a battle that will last long and that which can result in sore muscles and an aching back. The Yellowfin can grow to about 2.5 m and can weigh close to 200 kg.
Where to find Yellowfin in Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
The best time to go Yellowfin Tuna fishing off the Tenerife coast is during the months of June to November. There is a better possibility of hooking up a Yellowfin during this time when compared to the rest of the year.
How to fish for Yellowfin in Santa Cruz de Tenerife?
Trolling and chumming are the two most common methods used by big game fishing anglers to land a Yellowfin Tuna. Artificial lures and live baits like squid, mackerel, mullets etc are used to lure in a Yellowfin.
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