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Nawty Dorado Queen. by Mike Laubscher (12/07/2018)
With a short early morning trip on Nawty Girl we headed out in search of a Dorado that was requested in some difficult conditions
Good Bottoms and hungry Dorado. by Mike Laubscher (12/07/2018)
Fat Girl headed out for a short morning of bottom fishing .....some Dorado came up chasing the baits a few times but evaded getting landed
Little Guy gets his Dorado by Mike Laubscher (12/03/2018)
Of all the things we were not expecting in that cold green water was a Marlin hook up
Tough Fishing in Cold Water by Mike Laubscher (11/27/2018)
We found lots of bird life and even small bait fish jumping but no fish. I was really disappointed as the water looked so good
Number 30 by Mike Laubscher (11/25/2018)
Both fish were released and less than 1 hour from launch we were back on the dock and trip completed along with a completed list of things to do.
Big Sea, Xtreme Fishing by Mike Laubscher (11/20/2018)
We had not even finished putting out our spread when the one Tyrnos with the Rapala Xtreme running went off and we got.....
Tuna on Ice by Mike Laubscher (11/19/2018)
the wind so icy that my ears get extremely sore so it is still beanies on early mornings in November, going out the port the water temperature has been 18deg.C and deeper out a maximum of 20deg.C, the water is also green
Cold Green Xtreme Dorado by Mike Laubscher (11/17/2018)
to my dismay as I left port I saw the water temperature was 18deg C and it was green, I was hoping that deeper out maybe we could find warmer blue water but this did not happen. I was not optimistic.
Family Harbour Trip by Mike Laubscher (10/28/2018)
a delighted young man who had his first ever fishing trip on a boat. During the 3hrs we managed to hook up
Tuna Grand Slam on Nawty Girl by Mike Laubscher (10/28/2018)
after a good fight what we thought was a Yellowfin Tuna turned out to be a
Big Bull Dorado to open the season. by Mike Laubscher (10/01/2018)
It was just a matter of time before we got the big one and what a fight it gave
Marlin Food is Here by Mike Laubscher (9/23/2018)
These Oceanic Bonito are Marlin food, and along with some flying fish that we saw, I am sure we will start getting Marlin early this season.
Bonito are getting bigger. by Mike Laubscher (9/22/2018)
A strong west wind blew for about an hour during our trip and made for a very choppy sea and then all calmed down and the rain set in making us soaking wet
Tuna, Tuna, Tuna, Fat Girl wins again. by Mike Laubscher (9/13/2018)
It was not long before we had our first bonnie on the line, then another and then another, the Bonnies are getting bigger now with a really nice one which was followed by a decent Yellowfin Tuna. After the excitement and 2 nice fish in the hatch and a bunch of others being caught I went to target my next spot and BINGO we all 9 lines go off at once
10 Years of Charters by Mike Laubscher (9/04/2018)
10 Years of charters. From humble beginnings on the 1st of September 2018, a small boat and 6 fishing rods we have overcome many obstacles to be here today.
Good Tuna in a big swell by Mike Laubscher (9/03/2018)
The Bonnies have been thick this year and on our trip on Saturday afternoon we had some wild and crazy Bonnie action which broke all our previous records landing 34 Bonito in 30 minutes which was awesome fun on light tackle and the chaos and mayhem of so many fish happening at once just got everyone’s adrenalin pumping
Tuna Quadruple Hook up. by Mike Laubscher (8/21/2018)
The fish were not behaving normally today and most were biting the lures very close behind the boat and not the ones further back, they were also jumping out the water at the lures making a great show and one could watch them jump and hit the surface lures and then watch the road bend and the reel zing.
Tuna for Fat Girl and Nawty Girl. by Mike Laubscher (8/19/2018)
Yesterday I don’t think there was a moment when someone was not fighting a Bonnie or all the lines out on the light tackle these are great fun
Tuna Again by Mike Laubscher (8/10/2018)
Then all the action stopped and we were being entertained by 2 Albatross trying to snatch our Shotgun lure and we were all calling to the Tuna, when all a sudden. BANG the shot gun rigger snapped and ZZZZZZZZZZ as the shot gun rod bent over properly and the reel started to sing
Tuna are starting to make an appearance. by Mike Laubscher (7/21/2018)
Yesterday I saw some showings of larger fish which I thought were Yellowfin Tuna and so today we went out rigged accordingly with a plan and within 30 minutes we had a hook up
July Holidays by Mike Laubscher (7/17/2018)
. One on long trip we went down South and found a pocket of sardines with Sharks, Sailfish and Marlin smashing them, we managed to hook up ...
Winter Fishing Durban in June by Mike Laubscher (7/07/2018)
Bottom fishing in general has been really good with some really decent size fish coming out, Shark activity has been very high and we have been taxed of a number of good fish over the month.
The last weeks Fishing by Mike Laubscher (5/31/2018)
After taking some time off it is back to fishing, the last week has seen the water temperature off Durban go cold with today being 21.6deg.C. The last few trips have seen nice days but the mornings are getting cold and chilly so one has to layer up
A Deep Sea Fishing Adventure by Joe Osborne (5/14/2018)
A great deep sea fishing trip during which time we met wonderful people from the United States of America
A tough day by Mike Laubscher (5/12/2018)
We went all the way past Umdloti and only managed 2 bonnies and then we started doing some bottom fishing up North and made our way back to Durban reef by reef. The sinkers were ice cold
Short Mini Deep Trip by Mike Laubscher (5/06/2018)
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
Short Backline Trip by Mike Laubscher (5/05/2018)
We had a short light tackle backline trip this morning but the dredger was busy in that area so I decided to go on the South side a little deeper.
Some good bottom fishing by Mike Laubscher (4/29/2018)
no game fish but did see a Sailfish jump in the same area on both days.
Last trips of 40 something by Mike Laubscher (4/25/2018)
Our last 2 trips were half-day trips starting early morning and both days had a screaming reverse current making fishing very difficult even with nice flat seas. Mornings are getting chilly now and there is dew on the cars parked outside early every morning of late and so the signs are that we are well into autumn now and that winter is coming.
Tuna on the bite today - Great fun on light tackle by Mike Laubscher (4/15/2018)
The Tuna had their own plans for us and we had non-stop Tuna action for most of the trip with 14 hook ups and landing .....
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