Mike Laubscher

Super Grand Slam for Fat Girl.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban 22-02-2019

So in 2 days for fishing it was like fishing 2 completely different oceans, Thursday saw a stiff SW wind and although the sea was not so bad the current was screaming S-N making all kinds of fishing really difficult we managed 1 x Yellowfin Tuna. The Friday came with a light SW wind and the current had slowed down, warm blue water had also come in and there was a very distinct colour line. The first line went early and resulted in a Wahoo bite off before we got it to the boat, this was just the beginning and we had a lot of activity and even with some fish not committing and coming off we ended up with a really fun day and 4 species of Game fish making it a Super Grand Slam. The final account was 1 x Dorado, 3 x Yellowfin Tuna, 2 x Oceanic Bonito and a good size Rainbow Runner. I was a bit frustrated at the Wahoo bite off as this has happened a few times now, but good to see them around. Getting that Rainbow Runner was awesome as it is not a common catch off Durban.

Fish Species: Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Oceanic Bonito, Rainbow Runner
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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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