Mike Laubscher

Tuna in tough conditions.

Offshore Fishing Report – 15 November 2019

With all this bad weather we managed to get out and do some fishing, we encountered rain and some uncomfortable seas but managed Yellowfin Tuna each day. We got taxed on a monster size Bonnie when a rather large Zambezi (Bull) Shark took it by the boat before we could gaff it. We found some areas with blue water over 24.5 deg.C, came across a school of over 100 Dorado but all where the size of my hand, was amazing to see them jumping and perfectly formed in every way even though so small, Dorado grow so fast soon the will be decent sizes. Lots of Greater Hammerhead sharks about and we saw some giant Manta Rays jumping in various different areas, a lot of schools of bait fish out in the deep. Fishing was tough but the signs are all positive.

Fish Species: Yellowfin Tuna
Bait Used:
Tackle Used:
Method Used:
Water Depth:
Water Temperature:
Wind Direction:
Wind Speed:

Do you want to leave a comment? Login or register now to leave a comment.

No comments so far

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.\"

Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Fishing Guide Mike Laubscher