Short Mini Deep Trip

2018-05-06 14:53:52
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Saltwater Fishing Report
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Short Mini Deep Trip

Fishing Report – Durban – 06.05.2018

We had a short 4 hour trip today. Wow what stunning conditions, sunny skies, light wind and flat seas. Strange current direction again today but the water was nice and blue compared to green yesterday. It is chilly in the mornings but today warmed up quickly. Water temperature is dropping as we head into winter now. We trolled just over an hour on our way to the reef to see if we could get a nice Tuna but with no luck and with it being a short trip we got to our bottom grounds and dropped our baits using light spinning tackle. 1st drop and we had a tangle with 3 lines and one of the guys hooked up a nice Englishman and after that we got more nice bottoms with 30 fish in total that were size, all undersize fish being put back. We also had some Shark trouble and lost some fish, sinkers and traces and he made a big swirl behind the boat on the surface revealing his presence when he gobbled up an undersized Yellowbelly Rockod as we released it, whilst everyone was reeling up so we could move away from the Shark I saw some larger fish on the sounder just a few metres under the boat and as the lines came up we had a bunch of Yellowfin Tuna follow the baits right to the boat and then they were gone before we could even get time to drop a jig. Our catch for the day was Englishman, False Englishman, Soldier Bream and Slinger. After the bottom fishing we trolled some Rapalas back to port hoping for a Tuna but had no luck.

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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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