Game fishing season in full swing.

2019-02-03 01:33:48
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Saltwater Fishing Report

Game fishing season in full swing.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban 01-02-2019

Sunrise is getting a little later each morning and most days are hot and humid which is typical for February. We have had rainfall most nights and the result of this can be seen by the dirty water flowing out the port creating a strong colour line. Inshore waters have had cold green water and one need’s to get out to the deeper water to find warm clean water and so some travelling is required to get some fish leaving one with a shorter time to produce. On a short morning trip as we got to the clean water we had a Dorado (Mahi) hit a Rapala Xtreme and after a jump the fish came off. We then landed a decent size Yellowfin Tuna, had an on/off with a Wahoo and then landed a smaller Dorado which gave a fight of a fish twice its size. I think we will start seeing Wahoo catches reported soon and usually when the Wahoo are around we find good numbers of Black Marlin too. Time to stretch those muscles, and prepare for a Marlin fight.

Fish Species: Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna
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Mike Laubscher

About The Author: Mike Laubscher

Company: Blue Water Charters - Durban

Area Reporting: Durban. KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Bio: I have been fishing since I was 5 years old in Durban and have fished many places around the world and in South Africa, but Durban is my home waters. I fished competitive for many years and I have been running my own charters since 2008 with 2 companies and 2 boats, fish a variety of styles and target a variety of fish species in both Salt and Fresh water, have many published articles in several magazines on fishing. Love nature and outdoors, Am very conservation minded and have a passion for birds. I am crazy about big Tuna, Marlin Fishing and Game Fishing, and also love light tackle spinning, am a total lure junkie. Represented my province in fly fishing for many years and am also pro staff for Rapala/Shimano. I want to write a book on fishing one day. 3 items left on my fishing bucket list, guess then a new bucket list will be in order. As a writer I have my own quote: \"I love taking people fishing because it releases their inner child, and in doing so keeps my inner child alive.\"

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