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    First Dorado for 2018 by Mike Laubscher (1/03/2018)
    [Durban] With a stiff SW wind and unsettled seas from the SW Buster the day before we made our way out for a short morning trip, we eventually found some nice clean warm water
    Best of the West by Mike Laubscher (12/28/2017)
    [Durban] we made our way out deep and headed south, we found warm, clear purple water just under 26deg.C. Birds diving and hovering, flying fish, bait schools and lots of small tuna jumping everywhere; we were excited and were expecting something big
    Lonely Dorado - Fishing Report – Durban – 26-12-2017 by Mike Laubscher (12/26/2017)
    [Durban] After yesterdays wind the water was all green again but it was warm with temperatures from 24.3deg.C to 24.8deg.C.
    Early Morning Tuna Bite by Mike Laubscher (12/24/2017)
    [Durban] Today was one of those great mornings, flat seas and warm water at almost 25deg.C and very clean with a slight current. We had a 5 hour Mini Deep Sea so it was not a trip out to the deep
    Little Guy Loves Fishing by Mike Laubscher (12/18/2017)
    [Durban] he had so much fun on Nawty Girl and caught a.......
    Tuna off the bottom - Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 17-12-2017 by Mike Laubscher (12/17/2017)
    [Durban] Sea conditions were ideal for bottom fishing today with a 1-2knot S-N current and a very light SE wind, so light that one could hear a ship’s engines from 2 miles away.
    Miles of ocean and one Hot Spot by Mike Laubscher (12/12/2017)
    [Durban] Inshore the water was cold and well under 23deg.C and so we headed out to deeper waters and eventually on the 200m Ballito side we found a warm patch of clear water with 24.5deg.C which was about 5km long in a sort of oval shape about 3km wide. So a rather strange patch of water that had a lot of activity and we got fish, at 08h00 we started up with a triple up .....
    A Stormy Dorado into the backing by Mike Laubscher (12/11/2017)
    [Durban] The water was not that clean and but over a wreck in about 80m of water I saw some good fish showing on the sounder, but they were not coming up even after several passes, so we moved away, I saw no evidence of game fish anywhere else so decided to persist on the 80m wreck and after the 2nd pass the reel started screaming and line was peeling off.
    Got the Hammer by the Tail by Mike Laubscher (11/26/2017)
    [Durban] . It was not long after we set our lines at about 06h00 when one of the reels started screaming with a serious bend in the rod and a big fight followed, I thought it was a large Yellowfin Tuna by the way the line went deep and about 1 hour later we found that we had tail hooked.......
    A good tuna in bad water by Mike Laubscher (11/21/2017)
    [Durban] On the way out the port right at the South Pier we spotted a large GT of about 30Kg dashing through the swells breaking over the sand bank.
    Offshore Fishing Report Nawty Girl Maiden Charter Durban 05-11-2017 by Mike Laubscher (11/05/2017)
    [Durban] Today Nawty Girl did her first charter and it ended with pleasant results.
    Offshore Fishing Report Durban 02-09-2017 by Mike Laubscher (9/04/2017)
    [Durban] Looks like we may get an early start to our game fish season this year and if conditions continue like this we may even see a Dorado being caught on some boat during September and I anticipate some nice Yellowfin Tuna very soon. Marlin love these Skipjack so if the food is already here.......We wait and hope
    Offshore Fishing Report Durban 4 June 2017 by Mike Laubscher (6/04/2017)
    [Durban] I was expecting it to be cooler and am also anticipating seeing the first Whales arriving at anytime
    Offshore Fishing Report Durban 27 May 2017 by Mike Laubscher (5/29/2017)
    [Durban] There was loads of Skipjack Tuna (Oceanic Bonito) around and they provided some great lighter tackle fishing fun for everyone on board
    Offshore Fishing Report Durban 19/20 May 2017 by Mike Laubscher (5/21/2017)
    [Durban] bottom fishing got some nice results with some interesting species