Yellowfin news 2018

Yellowfin news 2018

Postby landshark » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:30 am

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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby FishExcutnr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:13 am

shark explorers had 4 yellowfin in the chum sunday, small fish got one on bait.


soooo maybe

there are still fish in cape town? :lol: :lol:
only weigh it when it does not fit in the box
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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby FishExcutnr » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:14 am

landshark wrote:
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is that miles gaffing a yellowin? where did u find such a picture in a museum ? been so long :lol: :lol:
only weigh it when it does not fit in the box
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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby landshark » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:27 am

FishExcutnr wrote:
landshark wrote:
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is that miles gaffing a yellowin? where did u find such a picture in a museum ? been so long :lol: :lol:


Ja, for sure there are a lot of guys that have developed short-arm-syndrome that are in desperate need of a good stretching.

Heard there were some nice YFT Struis / Arniston side a week or so ago, hopefully they stick around...
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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby backline » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:01 pm

Thats Miles doing a great job with T & R :D :D
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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby Miles » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:35 am

The charter guys have been getting the odd couple of fish over the last week. Yesterday a hout bay charter boat had a 60kg YF and a couple of smaller shoal class YF.

Our season should start off in the next 3-4 weeks!!!
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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby tkei » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:44 pm

Do you have a boat to chase them yet Miles?
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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby jpet » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:56 am

Hi All

So with not being able to track down any yellowtail and with 5 successive BLANK outings in a row on tail fishing I decided maybe I should have a shot at the Yellowfin tuna.

Since I had not had any fresh news I decided to go get some fresh up to date news for myself.(If i don't have news - maybe there is a remote possibility of making my own news ....maybe there is a slight chance ) Anyway down to the fishing report.


Trip report Thursday 5th April


We left SMT at 06:30 and ran to the point area . The temperature was 13.6 deg and the water a dirty brown colour. We were four onboard and were armed to the 9s with gear, bait and all the required gear.

Most importantly we were arm with expectation and we were all happy just to get out there and get some fresh air .

Fishing is our drug of choice , it helps to de-stress - If we catch its a bonus - Anyway -we were on our way .So initially my game plan was I will run out to the west 25/00 and then work towards 30/00 and then maybe further south towards the Canyon.I decided to run straight to 30/00 and work from there.The water temp from the point all the way was really cold holding 13.6- 14 degrees .At about 15 NM from the point the temp slowly came up.
The water was clear inky blue and upon arrival at 30/00 we were looking at 19 deg water.
I found a trawler and approach it pulling backlines and checking for marks.
We saw nothing on the sounder. One boat came past us and went vas .I made a few adjustments and check again . Looking at my echo I realized I was on full auto range for depth .I adjusted my range to 50 meters and on my 2nd pass picked up some yellowfin tuna marks

they were unmistakeable tuna marks but I was too slow to bait up and get out of the blocks with the baiting rods.
After getting sorted - we chummed and chummed whilst putting out our bait lines .My bait was still a bit frozen and this gave us some hassle . Birds were just eating our bait and we were not getting anyway near hooking a tuna.

there was lots of bird activity and we also saw some tuna breaking surface here and there but for a short period only.This gave us some hope and we pushed on.We engaged in idle chatter and trolled and chatted away and finally we became silent.We just sat and waited for a strike - hoping soon

We proceeding the troll and work the area behind a liner but very far behind . the silence was deafening.We were all consumed with our own thoughts and each one in a world of their own - Yet we were on the boat - on the ocean trying to catch a tuna ,when all of a sudden the sweet sound of a Tiagra reel screaming off broke the silence !!!!

Tiagra 1 screaming , Tiagra 2 screaming , Tiagra 3 screaming ----> TRIPLE HOOK UP - VAS VAS VAS !!!!!

Now we all had to jump into gear - "fish mode"

I immediately upon seeing a triple hook up slowed down and had the boat on auto pilot , we each (3 of us grabbed a rod each with fish on) and the fourth man cleared the other lines. The reels were singing and everything happened fast but we quickly maintained composure and the crew did exactly what needed to be done .

Previously I discussed with my crew exactly what we will do , how we will do it ,when we will do it and who does what. This is just so we are all on same page and work together as a team.This was and is very import - the pre-team talk / game plan /strategy in various situations
We slowed our yellows down and got the first one in the boat ,then got a 2nd fish into the boat .We unfortunately lost the 3rd fish (of the triple hook up) due to some reason or other ( I still need to investigate - as there will be lessons learnt upon what we can do better next time .thats fishing

So we were up in spirits as 2 out of the TRIPLE hook up was boated and safely in the hatch. HIGH FIVES were automatically and the order at that moment , but priority was to get back into FISH Mode and lines into the water again.

After some more working the backlines and searching we found some area of activity .I looked at my echo and saw some good marks .Almost immediately the heart warming beautiful sound of the Tiagra screaming again broke the silence -VAS VAS VAS !!!!!- fish on

This was our 4th hook up and our crewman quickly go the fish along side ready to gaff - then the trouble started.........the fish on the daisy chain tangled with STBD prop /motor . Damn we were all jumping into gear of getting the fish untangle , hoping that the daisy chain line would hold. Fortunately i had switch off the motors and we all we trying our utmost to untangle the daisy chain line but without any success.we all knew that at any time we could loose this fish if the line gets a nick .We all kept our cool and both the angler and the crew stayed focused on holding on and attending to the task at hand.
After a few tense moments - our crew member EXPERTLY manage to put a gaff into the fish .I managed to secure a 2nd gaff and a third gaff.Once the fish was secured we managed to unwrap or untangle . We promptly got the fish on board.

We now had 3 fish onboard and continued to work our backlines .

At 14:30 we upped lines and concluded the days fishing.

co ordinates where we got fish - 29/58 and 30/00

Thanks to the efforts of a great crew we boated 3 Yellowfin Tuna and had an awesome day on the water.

Now totally relaxed and de-stressed with a free exercise thrown into the equation - I have totally forgotten about my last 5 successive blank yellowtail outings ( LOL) :D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby jpet » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:21 am

A few pics
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Re: Yellowfin news 2018

Postby jpet » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:26 am

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