Yellowfin news 2019

Yellowfin news 2019

Postby Skippy » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:37 pm

Here's to kicking off a fresh topic for the new year
I am an optimist for good news and tight lines for 2019.
So please report both good and poor fishing news.
Hope to be back on the water one of these days before time runs out
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby Irie Ivan » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:40 pm

Have the tuna reports now become classified information?
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby trier » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:20 am

Saw some tuna being offloaded at Gordonsbay on Saturday.
Thats officially my first Yellowfin post :D
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby jpet » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:46 pm

I think once someone starts going out and actually catches some tuna , then the reports will come for sure

I have not caught a tuna this year yet . Hopefully if weather and fish co operate then some tuna can be caught and someone can post some news
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby tkei » Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:00 pm

Saturday was Mombak day.
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby FishExcutnr » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 pm

jpet wrote:I think once someone starts going out and actually catches some tuna , then the reports will come for sure

I have not caught a tuna this year yet . Hopefully if weather and fish co operate then some tuna can be caught and someone can post some news



Fish have been good and one one for last week.

at least 6 boats out there today recreational

few fish close to 100 have come out

last week a couple boats had 8-12 yellows 50-70kg.

I think like all modern fishing, sharing of info has gone back to contacts only im afraid. open forums less and less. :roll:
only weigh it when it does not fit in the box
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby mtbaines » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:51 pm

Was out last Sat and our boat landed 1 x 81kg and 1x 85kg. No fire works but they out there, big strong fish.Yesterday we were one of the only recreactional boats out again and were very happy with another 85kg beaut. Crazy thing about this fish is that my mate and I hooked the same fish. The fish took both our baits and game on, it didnt take long to realise we both fighting the same fish. There after with sychronized retrieval the fish was at the boat in 20mins as it now had 20kgs of drag on it. These fish are long and skinny but man, they can fight!
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby backline » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:40 pm

Huge full moon at the moment which normally affects tuna catches dramatically. Hopefully tuna fishing will pick up nicely by mid next week.
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby jpet » Wed May 22, 2019 4:15 am

Hi All ,

its my first post of fish for this year ,

Due to work i have not had the chance to fish ,however on my last leave break home of 5 weeks i decided to take full advantage of the time . I was home for 5 weeks and all i needed was the weather .

We had only 4 outings in my 5 weeks of leave at home

Outing number 1 - ( 25th April 2019)

3 crew onboard - my dad ( the senior pro chum master ) , Pieter ( aka Vinkie on boatfishing) & myself .We ran out to the numbers of 30/00 and looked for a trawler.Upon finding the trawler we started chumming and soon had fish in the chumline .Once they were feeding and soon we had a fish on .Pieter was the first man up and made short work of the tuna and soon we had him in da boat . Our mombak was off - that was the main objective.Soon another tiagra screamed and this time my dad had his turn to put another tuna on deck .With the 3rd reel going off my turn soon came and i had a good opportunity to also contribute to another fish on deck.

Note this was my first outing to fish only 3 persons on board for tuna - We had a game plan which was - we bait with 3 rod and if 2 rods go vas - we will have 2 guys on fish and we will remove the 3rd rod.This will leave 1 guy free to assist and help with gaffing etc.
This plan worked and all went smooth

we ended this day with 3 yellows in da boat onboard URISHA
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Postby jpet » Wed May 22, 2019 5:11 am

Urisha's next outing

outing number 2 (1 May 2019)

I headed out on with 4 guys onboard . Marcel ,Gal , Aiden and myself.
we header out toward 30/00 area and looked out for bird activity - the fish was slow in that area and i moved further west about 7 miles away and 5nm further south and we soon managed to get a hook up on the troll behind a trawler . We managed to land the fish and then continued baiting / chumming - we struggled to get fish up to our chum line but kept chumming soon i saw fish starting to mark .The trawler had steaming off and we were about 3 miles away doing a drift.
I decided to lines up and follow the trawler as she still had to pick up her net.One of my friend who i worked with call me to say the trawler was about to pull her net.We then ran up to the trawler and she had already pulled her net and started moving , I decided to make a drift on that spot as judging by the bird activity the must have been lots of fish / bait that was floating around.

Well 20 minutes later into our drift and chumming we had our 2nd fish on . We continued chumming all the time and spent the rest of the day just on that one drift.We managed to secure 7 fish by 15:30

I hooked up on fish number 8 for the day and thought ill practice a little more aggressive style of pumping the fish really hard . I gave the fish no go and at every opportunity I gave maximum pulling with the harness and really never gave that fish an inche of line so to speak. Within 20 minutes I had the yellow 10m away and told the crew to get ready to standby with the gaff.All the time I helded presssure on the fish . Towards the last 3 meters of the fight just before the gaffs were about to go in - the hook pulled out and i watched a beautiful yellow swim off into the abyss - gone into the depths of the inky blue 18.9 degree water. I could kick myself for pulling so hard , however - we cant win all fights. Let the fish live to swim another day

and at 16:00 I told the crew we should uplines and head back home. The fish were still marking well and we could have filled up more however we have enough fish onboard and we all pulled enough fish too.

at the end of the day we ended with 7 fish in da boat
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