Sunday, December 23, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

1 Bull and 4 Queens for Fat Girl


1 Bull and 4 Queens for Fat Girl

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 21st December 2018

Fat Girl and Nawty Girl made their way out of port together for short morning trips after exiting port we parted ways. We headed out for the deep and at the 90m we had our first Dorado on board, a nice Bull. We headed out deeper and North but the water got green and so we came back on the inside and found shoals of bait fish all over and managed to get 4 nice Queen Dorado bring the tally to 5 for the day and a draw with Nawty Girl who also got 5 fishing a completely different area. The water was clean on the inside and averaging around 22.4deg.C. I have mentioned the colder water temperatures a lot in my reports of late because it is out of season for such cold water which should be averaging 24 deg.C this time of year and so very unusual.

 

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2 Bulls and 3 Queens for Nawty Girl


2 Bulls and 3 Queens for Nawty Girl

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 21st December 2018

With short morning trips Nawty Girl and Fat Girl made their way out, sending the 2nd line out Nawty Girl had her first Dorado hook up long before reaching no.1, this turned out to be a nice Bull. For the next 2 hours it was impossible to get the entire spread set as before all the lines were out there was another Dorado on and in the end there was 5 Dorado on board, 2 Bulls and 2 Queens.

 

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Backline Fun on Nawty Girl


Backline Fun on Nawty Girl

Backline Fishing Report – Durban – 19th December 2018

A fun backline trip with a good sized Rockcod. Also some Sarda Sarda a lot of Shad and a few Mackerel being caught. Most shad were above size and all undersize were put back

               
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Ice Water, Bottoms up and a Tuna


Ice Water, Bottoms up and a Tuna

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 19th December 2018

The water was ice cold between 19 deg.C and 20 deg.C and even though conditions were reasonable, the SE swell was very steep making for an awkward roll and pitch when taking them from the side. We got out to some reefs and did some bottom fishing catching a variety of bottom species including some nice size Slinger and after a few hours of this we took a slow troll back and hooked up 1 Yellowfin Tuna, dropped another one and then got 2 decent size Sarda Sarda.

               
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Grand Slam on a Fatastic Day


Grand Slam on a Fantastic Day
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 18th December 2018
Just as the warm water arrived, it vanished again and we had to head far out to find some good water. We found water so clean that we could see our Rapala’s running in the water, and the best temperature we got was 22.4 deg.C. Even though not an ideal temperature this water was holding a lot of fish but all the way there and all the way back was dead. In this water we managed to land 3 Dorado and drop 3, they were hitting so soft that in order to get a solid hook up I had to bang the throttles. We also managed to land 4 good sized Yellowfin Tuna and drop one. Along the way early morning we managed 6 Bonnies as appetisers for the day ahead. A Marlin came in and knocked our starboard inside rigger off and then it vanished as quickly as it appeared.
               
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

One Wave, then Another


One Wave, then Another.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 12th December 2018

Finally the warmer water has arrived and we found 23.5deg.C water. We launched into what the forecast said will be a 15 knot NE, but in reality it was around 30 knots and as the morning went on the sea picked up and we ended up punching wave after wave. The water was good and we found nice blue water with lots of life and plenty flying fish, turtles and we even saw Dorado swimming by.

1st up was a Dorado that hit the shot gun, which was followed by good size Bull Dorado. Then we had a Sailfish come into the spread as I was tuning the boat and the tag lines were slack as he hit our bullet and we did not get a hook up, things where quiet for a while and then we got two decent sized Yellowfin Tuna and were back at the dock before lunch. Hello Summer.

               

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Nawty Dorado Queen.


Nawty Dorado Queen.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 7th December 2018

With a short early morning trip on Nawty Girl we headed out in search of a Dorado that was requested in some difficult conditions, the sea was very unsettled and the water is still cold and green but a bit deeper out it does have a better colour but it took some time to get to this better water. Heading out to the location we were heading into a stiff NE wind which them switched to a strong SW wind which came through 4 hours earlier than expected and so the way back was again heading into the wind. The bumpy trip and getting splashed from time to time was rewarded with a really good sized Queen Dorado.

               

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Good Bottoms and hungry Dorado.


Good Bottoms and hungry Dorado.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 7th December 2018

Fat Girl headed out for a short morning of bottom fishing and I must say I am really impressed with our new Shimano spinning gear that we use for this type of fishing. Many species caught, good size Copper Bream, Englishman, Soldiers, Sarda Sarda, nice Rockcod and even some Dorado came up chasing the baits a few times but evaded getting landed and we ended up with a fair amount of fish for the morning.

               
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Monday, December 3, 2018

Little Guy gets his Dorado


Little Guy get his Dorado
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 2nd December 2018
Dad wanted his boy to get a good fish, water is still freezing cold and under 21 degC. 1st up was a nice Bonito, followed by a small Dorado which he fought hard on light tackle. Of all the things we were not expecting in that cold green water was a Marlin hook up with a Black of about 110kg but the little guy even with help could not hold it and it threw the hooks to the crews dismay.
               
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