Thursday, December 18, 2014

FISHING REPORT - Durban - 18/12/2014

FISHING REPORT - Durban - 18/12/2014
We launched at around 03h45 this morning, the weather forecast again deceived us and the East wind was a lot stronger than it should have been, conditions were reasonably nice with a little chop and a small swell. Early this morning the current was S-N and later on it became a strong N-S and I actually watched all the ships swinging around as it changed on our way back from the deep. Inshore the water is green and cold sitting on around 21 deg. C, a little deeper the water cleared up quite nicely but was only around 22deg. C. We went out to the 450m and found nice blue water of 23.5deg.C. look like this warm water may come in shore soon, anyways I hope so. We saw a whale early this morning which is rather unusual for this time of year, but then again so is the cold water. Deeper out we saw a fair amount of birds and even some flying fish which is always a good sign. First up this morning was 5 reels going and we ended up landing only 2 of these Oceanic Bonito's, a little later we hooked up a little Queen Dorado, and about an hour later we hooked up a nice Bull Dorado. Inshore was dead, and on our back at around the 40m depth we had the reel screaming with a good fish and then suddenly it was off, I think it was a decent Yellowfin Tuna as we hooked up right on the colour line. getting these Oceanic Bonito's is a good sign as they are a favourite food of many of the larger Game fish and also Bill Fish. Well done Ben on your 2 great Dorado.
 

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