Mackerel fishing

Re: Mackerel fishing

Postby jpet » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:12 am

Seacat wrote:Jerome, jou boot skrik mos nie vir 'n bietjie wind nie man!! Gaan vang hulle............ :-D



I am going to make so soon :lol:
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Re: Mackerel fishing

Postby mike » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:21 pm

Lots of mackerel just outside the yachts in Simon's town. Counted 15 boats and kayaks yesterday. Commercial anchored next to me put me in the eyes as he caught a lot more than me. Wind was blowing but still sheltered and only cost me 1 L of fuel. Fish was close to surface. Caught enough to get the smoker going. Temperature was 19.5 C. Nice outing for a Sunday. Retired to Neptune's for toasted chicken mayo sandwich.
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Re: Mackerel fishing

Postby Seacat » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:11 pm

Bull nose!!.......see, I told u so...... :D
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Re: Mackerel fishing

Postby Kingfisher » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:14 pm

And I thought only Rocky Bank holds those big mackerel.
My Bad. :o :shock: :o :shock: :o :shock: :o :shock:
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Re: Mackerel fishing

Postby jpet » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:24 pm

We caught a few MACKEREL today at Simons town

At least I could share all the catch so many families could enjoy a piece of fresh MACKEREL

Not one fish left or wasted

Will be smoking a batch on Monday

We left at 18:00 and the fish was biting like there would be no tommorow

My friend on the boat was using a Toby spinner

This was great fun too

All fish was caught with bait on handlines using a 0.5 ounce ball sinker and a 3/0 hook

We fished in 15 m water

As we caught - we broke the necks and the fish went straight into an ice slurry to chill
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Re: Mackerel fishing

Postby jpet » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:49 am

I did a " SMOKE " on Wednesday

Some black peppered MACKEREL smoked with

French oak wine barrel + cherry wood
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Re: Mackerel fishing

Postby jpet » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:51 am

Hi guys
Myself and the crew ran out a bit deeper - today ( Wednesday 18th Jan)

Temp in :

buffels = 14.5
Rooikrantz = 13.5
Point = 12.5
Bellows 14.7
1st ammo dump 16
2nd ammo dump 20.5 - 21

We had a run in with some tail 4 NM behind bellows ( did not catch )

Caught nothing at ammo dumps

Our offshore fishing produced nothing today

Our fall back plan was MACKEREL

Pulled in to the MACKEREL spot at 17:30

No mackerel in site - we started chumming and whala ---> MACKEREL bitting full swing - we left 19:00

Pictures of the start of the "bite" below

We secured some huge MACKEREL in between
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Re: Mackerel fishing

Postby Bingo » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:02 am

Nice going jpet. My mond water sommer nou oor daai smoked mackerel pics. :mrgreen:
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