First Dorado for the Durban Season

2010-10-30 02:49:14
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Saltwater Fishing Report
Deep
Mike Laubscher

The sea was gorgeous and flat, the water was blue and crystal clear, so clear that we could see our lures running 30m back and 3m down, the water temperature was 23.8 deg. C, there was a light SW wind which later changed to a light NE. Perfect conditions for a comfortable day out at sea.

We headed out to the deep and at 150m depth started fishing on some of my older marks that I have not used for some time and this is where everything went mad and reels were screaming, rods bending sometimes multiple hook ups and it just did not stop, every few minutes another reel was screaming and we had a fish on.

The first Dorado (Mahi Mahi) for the Durban season was on deck, and we had another, both were nice sized Bulls, and we lost another one, the Yellowfin Tuna were going berserk and would not leave us alone and we even managed some Kawakawa and a bunch of Tropical Yellow Tails.

We only fished for around 4 hrs and with travel time were out at sea for 5.5hrs but our fish catch for the day was something else with 4 species on deck and a total of 37 fish.

- 2 Dorado (Mahi Mahi)

- 24 Yellowfin Tuna

- 4 Kawakawa

- 7 Tropical Yellow Tails

What a day, the one we dream about, I am also extremely pleased to have got the 1st Dorado.

Fish Species: Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna
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Water Depth: 150m
Water Temperature: 23.8 deg.C
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Speed: Light
Bull Dorado (Mahi Mahi)
Bull Dorado (Mahi Mahi)

Lady with a Bull by the tail
Lady with a Bull by the tail

Mike Laubscher

About The Author: Mike Laubscher

Company: Blue Water Charters - Durban

Area Reporting: Durban. KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Bio: Have been fishing since the age of 7 with more than 30 years experience. Fish in both Saltwater & Freshwater Disciplines. Fly Fishing Specialist, Artificial Lure Specialist, Light Tackle Specialist. Love Fishing, completely addicted to fishing.

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