Deep Sea Fishing In Kenya - You Don't Want To Miss It!

Deep sea fishing in Kenya

If you have ever been deep sea fishing in other places, you've still missed the best! The Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya yields more species of game fish than most places have even heard of.

The list is positively staggering, for you may find one of these fish at the other end of your line:

  • Barracuda
  • Wahoo
  • Dorado
  • Kingfish
  • Giant Trevally
  • Mako Shark
  • Tiger Shark
  • Tuna
  • Shortbill Spearfish
  • Sailfish
  • Broadbill
  • Blue Marlin
  • Black Marlin
  • Striped Marlin
  • and Billfish!

Deep sea fishing - Marlins

Imagine a strike from one of the huge Marlins that live in this sea? These fish are exceedingly powerful aggressive fighters. Their fins are slanted so that they can clear the surface of the water time and time again. They have the strength and energy to run deep at times and then they surprise you with incredible leaps out of the water.

Blue Marlin, for example, can grow up to 600 pounds in the Indian Ocean, and truthfully, they are not uncommon in this area.

On the other hand, perhaps you'll be tempted to come fishing here if I tell you that a commercial fisherman once caught a 2,000 lb. Black Marlin here!

Striped Marlin will be easier to catch, as there are so many of them between one of the favored fishing spots found between the mainland and Pemba Island. Of course, the striped Marlin brings forth amazing acrobatic displays when caught.

In fact, they often expend more energy jumping high into the air than diving deeply. Its leaps are phenomenal and they can tail walk and even "greyhound" on the water! They are incredibly beautiful as they light up with amazing iridescent blue lines along their body when striking or fighting.

Deep Sea fishing - Broadbill Swordfish And Wahoo

Deep sea fishing in Kenya - fishing boat The "Gladiator of the Sea", as the Broadbill Swordfish is known here will be an ultimate challenge to any deep-sea fisherman. When they are hooked, they take extremely deep and very rapid dives.

One of the reasons they are so difficult to land is that often they cut the line with their slashing sword besides having a soft flesh around their mouth.

A fisherman who catches one of these will have warranted boasting rights for the rest of his life!

Perhaps you would prefer a Wahoo. They have incredibly sharp teeth and are difficult to catch due to being one of the very fastest fish in the Kenyan Sea. When they first strike, hundreds of yards of your line may peel off in a matter of seconds.

Bottom And Reef Fishing

Not exactly considered deep-sea fishing, bottom fishing as well as reef fishing will bring forth an abundance of Shark, Grouper, and Red Snapper.

However, if you are a light tackle enthusiast, you will find that the vast profusion of Sailfish will provide you with excellent fishing opportunities.

Night Fishing

In addition, you will often find night fishing trips that take you to the North Kenya banks. These areas are full of Broadbill, Marlin, and Tuna at night.

The location is approximately 50 miles north east of Watamu. It's well worth organizing a fishing party for them.

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