Yellowfin news 2019

jpet
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Best catch: 91 kg Yellowfin Tuna
Location: Tokai, Cape Town

Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Post by jpet » Wed May 22, 2019 6:08 am

Outing No. 3 ( 7th May)

onboard we were 4 : - Dad ( chum master) , Gal , Cashief and myself.

We went to numbers 31/54

The weather was not good and sea was very bumpy - we were rolling around and sea was up.

Since we left Simons Town very late we arrive at location at 11:30 - at

We found a trawler at 11:45 and and as it drifted off we started our chum line. 30 mins later 12:15 we were onto our first fish.

point to note - that the fish were feeding somewhat aggressively and we managed to get a shoal under the boat. With the boat rolling i realised that it would not be easy to fight or land the fish . We had Cashief on his first tuna ever

At some stages i had to hold on to him to keep him steady as we were rolling a lot .After the first fish was landed or just befor it was landed 2nd fish was on . My observation was that a frontal system was approaching the next day . As i was stripping lines to 15m -20m fish literally pulled the line out of my hands .

It was as if the fish were on standby just waiting - everytime I stripped line , the tuna would take line whilst I was still stripping -this happend more than twice.
Dispite the bad rolling sea we had a shoal under the boat just waiting for us to put the line there .

Even i started feel a bit sea sick at 15:00 i told the crew - lets pack and head back home - as we have some nice fish onboard and lets not catch our limit but lets limit our catch ----> we can alway fish another day

As we were packing up, cleaning and securing the gear i could see loads of tuna under the boat. All we had to do was put a line out and we would be vas.

Despite having all the fish there i still made the call to stop and run home.If it was not for the choppy sea we could have easily caught 10 plus fish .
at 15:30 we pointed our bow toward cape point and commenced running in . Great crew on board and a good team effort by all on board

Note : Every yellowfin that is or has been landed was a result of a combined and strong team effort by all onboard. Credit to all my crew

our run home was 37nm to the point

5 fish in da boat
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Cashief
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Gal
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The senior chum master ( dad )
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The crew
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jpet
Posts: 1289
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:59 pm
Boat: BUTTCAT 750 XL Gamefisher walk around cabin, powered by twin 115 HP Suzuki 4 stroke motors

Boat Name - URISHA , (BUTTCAT GAMEFISHER WALK AROUND - Built by NAUTI-TECH) at FBYC
Best catch: 91 kg Yellowfin Tuna
Location: Tokai, Cape Town

Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Post by jpet » Wed May 22, 2019 9:06 am

Outing NO.4 (10th May)

Crew : Dad , Terence & myself

We headed out to the deep on our 4th outing for year . With 3 successful trips in a row and with 15 yellows to grace our tables at home ,we had a solid game place in place by now and I was feeling “fishing fit”.

We were all firing on all 12 cylinders per man when we saw what a beautiful day that was ahead and which materialised .

So with this encouragement and all cylinders firing we headed to the deep .

We knew that all we had to do was find the fish - once we found the fish ( THIS IS THE MAIN TASK - FINDING THE FISH )

The rest of our day would be a piece of cake .

Once we hit the area I search and search to no avail - we chummed for 3 hours on a spot , 3 hours on another spot and still the yellows avoided us

At 15:00 we still had no fish onboard - at 15:30 I called it in ( lines up )

Still enjoying our day to the max we return home with

Zero ( 0) fish in da boat

We blanked / MOMBAKKED IN STYLE

WE were still thankful for being able to enjoy the sea and be out there and our appreciation for the last 3 days of fishing was much more profound

We never caught a fish - however it was experience gained
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Beautiful day at sea
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Crew
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38 Nm from the point
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Tail.com
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Post by Tail.com » Sat May 25, 2019 2:21 pm

Brilliant on trip no.4, well done!

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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Post by Tail.com » Sat May 25, 2019 2:34 pm

Apologies trip.no.3!

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Skippy
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Post by Skippy » Sat May 25, 2019 9:32 pm

Thank you for the report Jpet
Gives me hope that the fish are still there

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willem wikkel spies
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Post by willem wikkel spies » Tue May 28, 2019 10:21 pm

dankie vir die verslag

dit lyk moer lekker.....

eendag wanneer ek groot is wil ek so een vang

fatcat
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Re: Yellowfin news 2019

Post by fatcat » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:02 am

Jaaaa , they were there Sunday .

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