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 Posted: Tue May 14th, 2013 12:19 pm
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HANSIEM
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Hi guys, I keep reading these stories about all this big Tuna's caught in all the places accept my town Mosselbay........According to stories and books this was a paradice for game fish..........well I don't think anymore.

Share some technics ect..... for catching these fish (spesially Tuna), we get our seasonal bonnies, skipjack and occational chicken of the see (Dorado) but the Tuna is something I always wanted to catch and still do.

Is there someone prepared to share........I will share/swop with Cob info for this area.......lol

at what temp,depth ect do one get these fish???

thanx guys.

 

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 Posted: Wed May 15th, 2013 06:40 am
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Hi Hansiem

Check Hammer Times post at the top of the page in Off Shore. You dont get any better.

Cheers

TF

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 Posted: Thu May 16th, 2013 10:45 am
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Stapies
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Hello Hansiem,

I go tuna fishing lots and lots, some weeks twice... Mosselbay has got tuna from time to time and in Gourits Org runs a charter that does kob fishing, tuna fishing etc... He loves going for tuna and very often gets his tuna(yellowfin) about 30km out to sea.

Tuna fishing is easy if you know how and I have certainly learned a lot recently from many people including Sir Miles, water colour and water temp is important and between 17 to 19 deg works well here in cpt...

Lures also works and best lures are the Williamson pink lure(the pink pilchard with dots) and they are very cheap at only R70 per lure... We troll between 6 - 8 kts with 6-7 working well for me. Feeding tuna will take a lure at more than 9knts...

We mainly find the right colour and temp water, and chum pilchard en then use pilchard as bait without a sinker...

But remeber we go up to 80km in to the ocean after these fish which people in mbay never do...Here is a very well written guide for tuna fishing...

http://boatfishing.co.za/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5

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 Posted: Thu May 16th, 2013 11:52 am
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HANSIEM
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Thanx Stappies I appreciate the info.

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 Posted: Fri May 14th, 2021 03:08 pm
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brandonlabs
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Has anyone caught tuna in Mosselbay recently?

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 Posted: Sun May 16th, 2021 09:26 am
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Dr halibut hoffman
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Tuna move in their water and at the interface between it and the cooler water..if you can get out to it, weather and sea permitting, and its not middle middle of winter when they have gone back to east africa and indian ocean to breed, you will find them...unless they are doing seismic testing for hydrocarbons, in which case pack away your gear for a few years as studies have shown they will even change migration routes to get away from the sonic guns noise..but that off topic..I have no idea of mossel bay but north of they are catching and south of, we've been catching and the fishing up north is generally the same tactics as down south so I dont doubt you could..

We also got a little ski craft cat, and we get one or two weather gaps a year, when the wests have blown the warm water in close, to go look for tuna on our little boat, but I'm crew on bigger boats and its all the same..get to the tuna water, find a trawler or longliner, or troll to find fish and then chum chum chum drift and bait to keep the shoal around..much the same as any other fishing LOL..find the fishes water, bait them into a frenzy and chum chum chum to keep the shoal around..

Tuna being in the bay, at mossel bay I know nothing about but assume it to be rare, but will happen..Most likely out deep in the current..In the old days, 60's etc my mates grandpa in an eastern cape bay, would just troll from the river mouth in the bay, to the point with feathers and catch 60kg yellowfin plenty, but the days of that level of stock with that overflow into the bays was a long time ago..Those were the days when couta would be caught in good numbers in mossel bay in summer, and bluefin would be caught in "bluefin bay" or fish hoek in decent numbers..times have changed.

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 Posted: Tue May 18th, 2021 09:29 am
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Okay cool, that makes sense! Thanks so much for the great response :)

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 Posted: Tue May 18th, 2021 04:51 pm
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I laugh with the guy that works with me, when we are bored on weekends and have to watch the farm and go catch carp in the dam, that the "dam tuna" and sea tuna are much the same..find where they are feeding, chum chum chum with something they cant resist and chuck out your hook with other no terminal tackle covered in the same as the chum, with your bass rod...or standup gear, into the middle of the chum...and fish on!Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz LOL..landing them a bit different from a carp though! Swop the koo mielies for sardine and the tiny circle for a 10/0 one..and all you are missing is the harness! Im just a pleb though, there is much to learn, or its just a big desert out there..you could troll the ocean till you are blue in the face but the experienced skipper will know where is the area to be in and what time to be there and what to be pulling..only way to get experience is to earn/learn it yourself and or get it from someone else. Best is to look at who comes back with a boatload of tuna and offer to be their boatscrubber..

The youtube videos and online tutorials on tuna any other part of the world generally apply to here to, except way down south where the bulk of the stock are mature adults but same same..baiting for bluefin in auz, cape cod or cortez bank or or anywhere else the same as yellowfin here, trolling the same..relatively the same theories apply..also look at Miles' dummies guides on boatfishing.co.za

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