Wednesday, April 8, 2015

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT - Durban - 8th April 2015

What a hectic day, we launched at 06h00 for an 8hr Game Fishing Charter and the conditions were great, water clean and warm but cooler than it was on my last 2 trips. I started out using 50lb tackle because I was tired of loosing my X-Raps on the 30lb tackle. In the first 5hrs things were quiet and we landed 1 Yellowfin Tuna and we lost 2 small Dorado. I then decided to change down to 30lb tackle running 4 smaller X-Raps and 3 feathers for the way home. At about the same time the wind changed. This was when things got wild and the next 3hrs was so full of action there was not a dull moment. First up we got a small Bonnie and then the action got hectic and we hooked up another 14 Yellowfin Tuna including a 4 up and a 7 up and 1 really good size Yellowfin. We also hooked up 2 Black Marlin on the little Jet Feathers and had each one on for about 30min on the 30lb tackle and it both cases the small hooks opened up. In the end we got back to the Marina 1.5hrs late with 15 Yellowfin Tuna on deck and a Bonnie. What a crazy day.

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