Mike Laubscher

Good Tuna and Dorado on a short afternoon trip

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 08 March 2019

We got going at 13h00 this afternoon for a short 4 hour trip, SW wind was blowing at around 20 knots, deeper out the swells were large water blue and warm but it was not comfortable so we moved in shallow and fished the basin area, inshore was a bit colder and green and so some old tactics not used in a long time were employed and some old spots were visited. Early in the trip we hooked up a really nice Yellowfin Tuna which gave a good fight and a little bit later we got a nice little Dorado on the deck. I was quite pleased that some old tricks and spots helped us out on a difficult day with very little time to produce.

Fish Species: Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado
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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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