Keep in mind that Reef Fish are more susceptible to overfishing than other species. For this reason, some of them will have restrictions in size and quantity in order to comply with responsible fishing practices.
There are many grouper species in Tobago, mainly Black, Yellowmouth and Yellowfin.The giant grouper or jewfish is often seen, but we do not encourage its hunt, since it’s a threatened species according to the IUCN red list iucnredlist.org
You can find almost any species: Cubera, Mutton, Dog, Schoolmaster, Mangrove, among others. They are abundant specially in rainy season (from May to October).
We have big kingfish and other mackerel species in abundance. Bigger ones tend to stay in deeper water being more challenging to shoot. Strong fighters and excellent eating.
The Horseye Jack is the most common species around, is everywhere and is excellent eating and a strong fighter. Crevalle, Yellow, Almaco and Blackjack, are also species to be found all year round.
We can drop you in the middle of huge schools of barracuda! Despite what a lot of people think, these fish are excellent eating and there has never been a ciguatera report in the country caused by this fish.
and more: You’ll find many other good eating species along the coast of Tobago (Cobia, Permit, Lobsters, etc), we know where they are and we can take you there.
Important Note: In order to preserve our marine environment and maintain a respectable relationship with dive operators and the general local community, we stay away from dive sites and marine protected areas.