Jigging in Mauritius, we now know all the best secret spots!

JIGGING is a new type of Fishing which is really effective in Tropical waters.

It has been introduced in the island in early 2005 by a group of Japanese anglers. It is now becoming one of the most popular types of fishing on the island as the locals also got hooked by this type of fishing.

 

Since then our fishing boats are now equipped with high precision fish finders to help us find that fish you’re after.

 

Vertical jigging is an intensive sport that consists of dropping a 200 to 300 grams spoon down to a certain depth, near a wreck, drop off or peak. You then reel the spoon up with a jerking motion on the rod that produces a rise in the lure followed by a slow flutter.

 

We practice two types of jigging:

- Jigging for bottom fish in about 150 feet to 600 feet of water and target fish like dog tooth tuna, sacre chien blanc, sacre chien rouge, flounder, snapper and grouper.

- Offshore Jigging is best suited for yellow fin tuna, big eye tuna, skipjack tuna, amberjack, mackerel, wahoo and many others.

A good combination to the jigging is the drop shot, when the sun goes up, so does thr temperature, it is therefore very difficult to keep on jigging, you will then enjoy changing equipment to the light sensitive drop shot gear. If you are deep jigging in about 600 feet of water you will then need to get closer to the reef from 10 to 100 feet or if you are on the fades you will not need to move, just change equipment and bait.

Tuna being reeled up

Jigging equipment:

Better get good equipment here, since the fish work straight under the boat at depth of 100 feet or more. We use seven seas rods mounted with daiwa saltiga 6000 or we also have daiwa saltiga rods  mounted with daiwa Seagate 6000 filled with 80 or 55 pounds braided line and two hundred pounds mono leader.

With this equipment we target fish from 15 to 200 pounds.  Reaching up to 30 pounds brake on the reel, standing up without harness... this is a real sport!