First Dorado for the Durban Season

2012-11-02 07:56:55
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Saltwater Fishing Report

We got going at 05h00, and it was a very cold morning with a SW wind blowing, as we got out the harbour we were greeted by some large swells, the average today was 3 3.5m with the odd 4 4.5m rollers.

The forecast predicted light winds for today, but a strong SW started blowing making the waves steep, the swells although large were comfortable today.

We started out with Kawakawa smashing into our lures and for quite a long period were could not keep 5 lines out as there was always 1 or 2 with some Kawa action and we landed a large amount of Kawakawa today.

We managed to find water up to 23 degrees today, sadly as the day progressed this moved deeper and deeper out.

After our Kawa session I saw flying fish darting everywhere and then the left corner went tight, and we successfully landed a nice size Queen Dorado. It was funny as moments before I had thought to myself that someone would get the first Dorado off Durban this weekend, and there it was on our boat.

We also hooked into a nice Yellowfin Tuna over 10Kg, but he spat the hook right at the boat.

I am totally stoked, eventually Game fish season has begun.

Fish Species: Dorado (Mahi Mahi)
Bait Used: Lures
Tackle Used: Okuma
Method Used: Trolling
Water Depth: 90m
Water Temperature: 23 deg. C
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Speed: 15knts
Durban Dorado (Mahi-mahi)
Durban Dorado (Mahi-mahi)

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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