Mike Laubscher

Dorado on Spinning Tackle for Nawty Girl.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 05 March 2019

To miss the strong winds this morning and harness the rest of the day with a great forecast we only launched after 08h00 for a short trip, this proved to be a wise choice as the sea was flat and conditions stunning. Water has got cold with some readings as low as 19 deg.C and other places 24 deg.C. No blue water was found and the day was left hunting for fish in green water. Trolling out to the reefs for some bottom fishing was very quiet and as we started bring in the lines there was some action by a Dorado that would not commit to the lure and so a bottom trace on a spinning rod ready with squid was thrown into the spread without a sinker, this yielded us 1 nice Dorado for the day and the first Dorado we have seen in over a week as they have been absent, shortly after this whilst still clearing lines the same thing happened but this Dorado managed to get himself loose. The rest of the day was spent bottom fishing with a wide variety of bottom fish being caught.

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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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