Tuesday, November 22, 2016

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT DURBAN 22-11-2016

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT DURBAN 22-11-2016
We got going just after 06h00, it was overcast and a moderate SW wind was blowing, the sea was better than I expected and water temps averaged 21.7deg.C, we decided to stay shallow and head up the coast. Just a short while out the harbour we had 2 lines go with some really decent fish, reels screaming rods bent, I suspect Tuna or Big Bonnies. Sadly both fish got taxed by a Shark, I think the same one, even my Williamson Speed pros got taken. Put some more on and we continued and after about an hour we had another 2 lines go and one got taxed again by a shark costing me another Speed pro and on the other line we landed a really good size Bonnie (Kawa Kawa) with my Speed Pro attached. We had 2 guys that did not feel so well and headed back to port and back on the dock before 10h00. These Williamson speed pros really troll well at high speed, will have to get me some more.
 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT DURBAN 20-11-2016

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT DURBAN 20-11-2016

After several months of bad health and then an accident busting up my leg and hand I finally got out on the water again after almost 4 months. It was great to get my veins filled with Saltwater, even though the trip was tough on me I really enjoyed it and will be getting stronger and stronger each trip and hopefully soon I will be back at the helm as my leg heals. Felt strange to have someone else skip my boat whilst I managed the deck with my crew, but I suppose there is a first time for everything in life.
Water was clean and blue as we headed out around the ships, but the water was cold averaging 21.3deg.C today with a reverse current. The sea was relatively flat today with far spaced swells, conditions were overcast and a light SW wind.
I saw a bow wave from a fish heading directly into our spread at great speed and then BANG the starboard outside rigger elastic band popped, the rigger bounced and we had a rod bend followed by the reel making that buzzing sound that's gets all fisherman's adrenalin going, as the line was running I saw a Dorado jumping, we waited for the hook to set properly and then gave the rod to the client and a good fight ensued and Fat Girl opened her Dorado account for the season with a stunning Queen on deck.
Was great to be back on the water.