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 Posted: Mon Jan 29th, 2018 08:49 pm
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Cpt. Hook

Joined: Mon Feb 9th, 2009
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 3360
About the Turtle and the Yellowfin

Fishing Report – Durban – 29.01.2018

This weekend was very frustrating with the weather reports getting it totally wrong, On Saturday light NE winds were forecast and we launched early for a 5 hour trip, as we started heading out the wind picked up and by the time we got out to the 100m we had almost 20 knots of wind from the NE. The water was green and cold and completely different to what we had the day before where we hooked up some really nice fish and we were not able to find any game fish and ended up doing some bottoms which was also difficult in the cold water with ice cold sinkers.

The forecast showed 30 knot SW winds for Sunday and so we cancelled the trip for another day, and then the day turned out to be stunning with no 30 knot winds and very fishable.

Today we had a short 4hr inshore trip and the conditions were really stunning with smooth flat seas and even though the North was still green and cold we found some nice clear warm water down South shortly after we crossed a current line and saw a stunning and very large turtle who gave us a boost as moments after we saw him we hooked up our first Yellowfin and ended up with 4 for the day. They were not large with the smallest measuring 60cm but on light tackle gave us some good sport.

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