Mike Laubscher

Good Tuna for Fat Girl.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 02 March 2019

Flat seas, light winds, overcast skies. Inshore fishing was dead and the water was not looking a good colour and the temperature was 23.5deg.C. So we decided to head out to the deep where the SST charts showed warmer water and from 400m depth we found beautiful clear purple water at 26.3deg.C and we fished this area right up to the 500m depth. Loads of life all around in the area; a wide variety or birds were seen, big schools of dolphins, massive manta rays, turtles and we saw some very big sharks. Oceanic Bonito were around in abundance and we hooked up and lost many of them when all the lines went screaming but we also managed to land a bunch. We also got 4 Yellowfin Tuna with 2 really nice sized ones that really sealed the trip as a good one giving the anglers a good rev and arm stretch.

Fish Species: Yellowfin Tuna, Oceanic Bonito
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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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