Category Archives: Trevally (Talakitok)

Navotas Mamale Fishing

A popular place to fish near Manila which I have not yet had the privilege of trying is Navotas.  It located north of Manila on Manila Bay and it is a popular destination for anglers search for such species as Threadfin Salmon (mamale), Trevally or Jacks (talakitok), Oxeye Tarpon ( ), Ladyfish (bid bid), and many other species.   Below are some of the fish caught by Myke during a recent trip there:

Navotas Fishing

Myke’s Navotas Haul

For anglers interested in fishing Navotas check out the link here to the Navotas Anglers Facebook page.  You can see recent pictures of fish caught, connect with other anglers that fish Navotas and even plan a trip.  Look for “Syark” in the group as he organizes the Navotas boatmen.

From what I hear angler who frequent these waters have good luck with skip bunnies/hairclips, spoons, poppers, and other lures.  Please feel free to email me to add info if you know more about Navotas fishing.  I have not yet done it as we have transferred back to Cebu now, so any additional info I can put up here is appreciated.

Bluefin Trevally ( Caranx melampygus )


Caranx melampygus philippines

Common Name:   Crevalle, Trevally, Jack,

Local Name:  Talakitok (Tagalog);  Inggatan, Mamsa, Trakito  (Cebuano)

Max Size:  117 cm (43.5kgs)

Biodiversity: Marine, Brackish, Reef-Associated

Depth:  0 – 190 m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  10 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Shrimp, small fish and crustaceans, lures

IUCN Red List Status:  Not Evaluated (NE)

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