Dogtooth Tuna

Fishing for Dogtooth Tuna

Dogtooth, or doggies, are found around coral reefs and atolls in the Indian and Western Pacific oceans, as well as in the Red Sea. Their distribution is mostly restricted to depths of less than 100m in water temperatures between 20 and 28°C. Their name is derived from their impressive array of canine-like conical teeth. 

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Dogtooth Tuna Become a Reality. 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where you can fish for Dogtooth Tuna

The dogtooth tuna is widespread mainly in reef environments throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area, from the eastern coast of Africa to the oceanic islands of the Pacific north to Japan and south to Australia.  The dogtooth is one of the non-pelagic predators in its environment -- sharing that position with giant trevally and large groupers.  

Fishing Tackle for Dogtooth Tuna

Conventional gear is most popular, but you can land these beasts on a large fly rod 11-14 weight.

Fishing Flies for Dogtooth Tuna

Large bait fish saltwater streamers work best.   

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