A good day Lure fishing in Durban Harbour

2010-09-22 17:28:31
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Saltwater Fishing Report
Durban Harbour

We got going at around 14h00 for a 3hr session targeting Game Fish in Durban Harbour, there was a stiff NE wind blowing, which eventually died away completely by the end of our session leaving the bay looking like a sheet of glass. At Centre Bank the water surface temperature was 22.5 deg. C, and in the Silt Canal it was 24 deg. C

We went to one of my most productive spots in the bay looking for some King Fish, but we found nothing there and so I decided to go to another place as our time was very limited and this proved to be a good choice.

At the second spot it was not very long before we landed a lovely Green Spot King Fish on a Z-Man Paddle Tail Lure who gave us a good fight.

Shortly after that we hooked up and after a hard fight landed a nice size Sea Pike (Pick Handle Barracuda) on the Topwater Z-Claw which has now been fitted with stronger hooks (3X) after we lost a good Springer the other day due to opening hooks.

By now the wind had died completely and we hooked a nice little Yellow Tail King Fish on a Z-Man Paddle Tail, we hooked up one more decent size Yellow Tail King Fish after this but lost him at the boat. I also hooked a Cormorant which took the Z-Claw.

After the session was over I left my guests at the mooring and went back out into the bay as there was a total absence of Springer and I wanted to search around for them, unfortunately I did not find any signs of Springer but did find a some Walla-Walla (Ribbon Fish) and caught a whole bunch on the Z-Claw to take home to use as bait for targeting Game Fish off-shore.

Fish Species: King Fish, Sea Pike
Bait Used: Z-Man and Z-Claw Lures
Tackle Used: Penn 12lb Spinning
Method Used: Lure Casting
Water Depth: 0.5-6m
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Speed: Moderate
Green Spot King Fish (Jack) on Z-Man Paddle Tail
Green Spot King Fish (Jack) on Z-Man Paddle Tail

Sea Pike (Pick Handle Barracuda) on Z-Claw Stick Bait
Sea Pike (Pick Handle Barracuda) on Z-Claw Stick Bait

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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