Yellowfin news 2017

Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby Miles » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:43 am

jedlo, historically, January to March is NOT considered to be tuna season. Every so now and then we do get a bumper season, when the fish do stay around for January and February, but that has not happened this year......

Our tuna should theoretically return around end of March, early April.......

What usually happens around the end of December is that the water warms up too much and the tuna start disappearing. The boats venturing out will then encounter billfish and other warm water species. There is usually numerous young schooling yellowfins, those 10-15kg class fish. Most of the recreational boats will stop fishing and wait for the yellowfin to return in large numbers again.......
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby jedlo » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:50 pm

Thx Miles. Is ma net baie stil.
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby backline » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:30 pm

I got 4 of those small tuna about 7nm SW of the point whilst pulling Konas on Saturday. There was no bird life or Baitfish on the sounder just a VERY nice thermocline at 30 m.
Beluga had a marlin strike and another one seen a couple of miles further out. I heard of a couple of Dorado in the area too. I will be out there tomorrow .....
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby thyslouw » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:04 pm

Gansbaai great whites is weg , daar is orcas , en 1 haai doodgebyt , by Pearlybeach uitgespoel , die manne het gaan vlieg om great whites te soek toe kry hulle yellofins
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby qglass » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:09 am

Big yellowfin in the deep,friend of mine caught one yesterday,110kg.
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby SeaBass » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:35 am

qglass wrote:Big yellowfin in the deep,friend of mine caught one yesterday,110kg.


Might be the very odd big yf out there but certainly not many. Mostly those small 10 - 15kg fish. There were around 5 boats out of Hout Bay yesterday and only a handful of those small yf were caught. I think Kiora caught the most. 2 Days ago another boat got 2 decent size yf. Certainly not worth rushing out there yet but it's coming soon.
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby Miles » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:29 am

That's exactly the reports i've been getting. The odd large YF, but mostly those 10-15kg's fish......

Our season USUALLY starts at the end of March, so another 2 weeks or so and we should be having fireworks again! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby Miles » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:56 am

Couple of nice sized fish came out in the deep during the last week. No big volumes of fish, but the odd one's and two's for the lucky anglers. Have heard of 2 YF in excess of 100kg's already being landed.

Our season SHOULD start off pretty soon.......
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby Krystyna » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:22 am

By what I see on the social media f/b forums , large Yellow Fin seems to have arrived in good numbers- but just a friendly request if I may to the recreational and sport fishermen , keep the odd few fish that is really necessary, but please try to get into a habit of catch and release , to keep this fishery sustainable and thriving. Thanks , Good Luck and be safe out there
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Re: Yellowfin news 2017

Postby Miles » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:27 pm

26 to 28 March 2017

Our yellowfin have arrived!! And they did so in a spectacular fashion. MONSTER sized fish, that were very hungry and super strong.......

First little one for the season for "Dr.Fish", fell for the spreader bar.......

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So did it's slightly bigger brother!! :lol: :lol:

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After which it was pure madness with triple and quadruple hookups. INSANE fishing, with really BIG yellowfins!

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Had to take a photo of this one. This fish managed to get a peice of plastic stuck around its head. We had him swimming around in the chum for a while and i managed to hook him.....

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Crew member posing with plastic wrapped yf

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Stomach contents of a very large yf

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Some echo sounder marking yf images

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All in all a awesome start to the new season and we've already managed 2 fish over the 100kg mark!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Can't wait for the next day out.......
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