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Title: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 25, 2012, 08:31:27 PM
TUNA!! TUNA!! TUNA!!!!

(http://www.twooceanssportfishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/the_catch1.jpg)

 :yft:
Today several boat got out of Cape point to the canyon, this is a report from a mate of mine (alan Du Plessis - a tuna legend from Gordons bay and owner of Hayward Suzuki), another mate(Brendon) got a YFT of 92,7kg 15 miles from the point.... wow am I getting excited!!!!
 :yft:
Hi everyone
It would seem the good news is here!
I decided to take my boat out of the water today so that I could do
the annual anti-foul and facelift. Those in the know all went to sea
because by taking my boat out of the water, I was tempting the
yellowfin to come out of hiding. I am sure you have all heard of the
old "Murphy's Law" thing. Well, good old Murphy did not let me down.

The Yellowfin did indeed come out of hiding and today showed the first
really good fish of the season. i had to console myself by watching
fish get offloaded. Some really big ones too. The smallest I saw was
60kg and i heard reports of fish of over 90kg. Tallies of up to 6 or 7
fish per boat too.

This is a very similar start to what we had last season. First the
really big fish in smaller numbers and then the numbers of fish in the
40 to 50kg class. Lets hope it augers well for the coming season.
Things are looking a damn side better than April/May.

Fish were mostly caught behind longliners in the usual area just west
of the canyon.

Dust off the boats and reels (this should have been done already) and
get out there. Some strong SE coming, but after that it should be
"game on". These big fish can be very sly, go as light as you dare on
the tackle, make sure your fluoro-carbon is good and try to use
whatever bait the fish are feeding on. Eg Behind a longliner, use hake
that has fallen off the longlines. try a heart too...........
 
 :yft: :yft: :yft: :yft: :yft: :yft:
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: tmilner13 on October 25, 2012, 09:15:05 PM
 :yipee: I have to agree with this post after a crap April/may with the biggest fish coming out 20kg longfins and so on, the last two weekends the guys have hooked up on no less than FOUR tuna in the 90kg class.




The Atlantic Boat Club tuna derby is from the 5th-9th on Nov and im going! :D stoked!


I pray for the weather to behave itself and for the big boys to stay around! :yft: :yft: :yft:


Is anyone else fishing the derby next month?


See the catch report from two oceans sport fishing!! [size=78%]http://www.twooceanssportfishing.com/catch-report[/size]


Picture below from the two oceans charter!


(http://www.twooceanssportfishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/the_catch1.jpg)


EAT YOU HEARTS OUT BOYS  :cry:

Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: REEFMAN on October 25, 2012, 09:15:59 PM
This is awesome news 7/10! good to hear some news coming out the Cape for a change! Hoping you can keep us up todate through the season.? That would be Stella!
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: travelmember on October 25, 2012, 09:55:31 PM
Yep, we got 3 donkeys today - all over 80.
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: tmilner13 on October 25, 2012, 09:58:29 PM
Wow awesome stuff trevelmember! Do you have some pics?


Where are the YFT right now past the canyon ? are they surfacing or hanging around the trawler/longliners?


This is soooooo exciting after the slow end to the season in May!
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: travelmember on October 26, 2012, 07:55:06 AM
Don't do the pic thing unless it is a new PB or record. My next yft pic will be of a fish over 100kgs - may take some time though!
Fish were 39/06 and quite spread. I know of 4 x 90kg plus yesterday including a 92.5 on 15kg equalling All Africa - took 4 hours. Another bigger one on the same boat got dropped also after 4 hours - right at the boat, also on 15kg. Most fish on bait, generally quite far back from the liners or even in apparently empty water in some cases. Both sards and hake worked.
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: Seventenths on October 26, 2012, 07:58:42 AM
Wow awesome stuff trevelmember! Do you have some pics?


Where are the YFT right now past the canyon ? are they surfacing or hanging around the trawler/longliners?


This is soooooo exciting after the slow end to the season in May!

I dont know... the guys did not say... I see from Alan's report that there are long liners out there, that is where I would start.... I would wait for one to start lifting his line... that is the biggest chum line/fad you can get.... if you waiting for them to pull up, then trawl around the area and start chumming like mad if you get a hit, the fish usually follow a caught fish in... You can start a blind chum line in an area the fish were last reported.....you might be lucky! I have often been lucky in the 42 and the strait (00), but often dont get that far as see action before I get there...

7/10
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: Seventenths on October 26, 2012, 08:01:46 AM
there is your answer... that where I would start then and work out from there....

thanks Travelmember....
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: tkei on October 26, 2012, 08:02:21 AM
I believe Ryan's  (hammertime) son Matt got a 97kg yesterday. He was on a commercial boat(not sure if it was Miles and they got 12 yft.
i want i want.
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: SAfish on October 26, 2012, 08:10:16 AM
 (clap) Wow, this is exiting news and a 97kg fish by Matt must have had the young man super stoked! This is one fish that I still dream of catching, no matter the size.
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: Seventenths on October 26, 2012, 08:13:33 AM
 :envy - 97kg.... nice fish!!!!
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: REEFMAN on October 26, 2012, 08:25:59 AM
Any chance one of you Capies can start up a "Cape Offshore - Whatsup" thread like the KZN one, and maybe keep it going? Would be awesome to keep up to date with the Cape offshore happenings...  :1t:
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: Seventenths on October 26, 2012, 08:36:41 AM
more news.....

Miles (Ishmail), Tommy Botha and I assume Ryan all on same boat got 12 fish as SAfish said but also established the water was green and cold off the point at 20 miles was 17 deg at 38 an 06! Some big eye of around 80Kg were apparently also had! some spearos also dropped some big fish (big eye) .... I will try get more info.

7/10
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: tkei on October 26, 2012, 09:31:07 AM
Ryans son would have been with miles then as they got 12. Miles is the champ as usual.
 
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: Seventenths on October 26, 2012, 09:36:52 AM
more news... Mac Diver 44' boat from Simonstown got 3 yellow on the sticks and half a dozen longies... A spearo(Gary Shunking) on board lost a masive big eye that was just too strong for them depite a solid second shot they could not get him up! ....they reported the water green and cool (17-18 deg)... 42 - 02 and there abouts....

They caught one big eye about 80kg...

7/10
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: Lenny on October 26, 2012, 09:48:28 AM
SUPER stoked for a couple of reasons .
1. I might  get in on the action later the season .
2.lekker informative report .
3.and after all Cape town is alive on here with some solid report , its been a a while .  w;k w;k


 :+ cred: :+ cred:
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: Lenny on October 26, 2012, 09:51:12 AM
Any chance one of you Capies can start up a "Cape Offshore - Whatsup" thread like the KZN one, and maybe keep it going? Would be awesome to keep up to date with the Cape offshore happenings...  :1t:





fully , sure as things get cooking down here , 7/10 will keep us in the loop i know I will with my limited info .
We can also start a 2 ocean MArlin Thread , thats in Feb in Struis ....Last year it was a massive success .
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: tmilner13 on October 26, 2012, 09:54:18 AM
 :yft: :yft: :yft:


Fookin ell this is exciting i wish the derby was next week!


I will make some reports fomr the derby over 5th -9th nov! lets just hope the wind behaves itself!!


THANKS 7/10 and travel member for the info to date  :+ cred:


Is anyone else fishing the derby? i will make a seperate thread for that.


Cheers
Title: Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
Post by: REEFMAN on October 26, 2012, 10:02:25 AM
oK if nobody minds, I'm going to change the Title of this thread...
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 26, 2012, 10:10:58 AM
Thanks RM,

Looks like fresh SE - E and SSE for the next week, so expect it to be quite for a few days......

7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: shagnrelease on October 26, 2012, 10:51:09 AM
Well done boys!! Glad to hear some news from the cape offshore boys!!  :yft: :yft: :yft: :yft:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on October 26, 2012, 12:20:58 PM
Man this exciting stuff with some proper fish coming out. Got a mate fishing the provincials fishing the 10kg class, they have only had 1 day on the water which was yesterday, they had 11 runs on 10kg line only got one fish of 56kg onto the boat. Today thety were just past the point when they were callec back in!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: tmilner13 on October 26, 2012, 01:02:19 PM
thanks for the info Prego  (clap)  like 7/10 said the weather is looking sketchy for the next week especially this weekend.


It give the tuna time to eat more sards :D and get fatter!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Homie on October 26, 2012, 06:09:12 PM
WOW !!!!

Some awesome catches there !
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 27, 2012, 03:48:15 PM
No Change... wind wind wind (SE) all week...SST shows warmer water in the SE of Agulhas which can only bode well for the tuna when the gap in the weather comes, the SE should push it in closer (We hope!!)
7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on October 27, 2012, 04:41:56 PM
It looks like there is a patch of warmer water trapped in the Mosselbaai area. I wonder when the Bonnies are going to arrive.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 30, 2012, 12:24:54 PM
Just to keep your lips wet!!

Date : 25.10.2012
Time : Unknown
Area : Canyon/ off Cape point 42/00
Fish : Yellow Fin
Weight : 88kg
Rig : Shimano 50lbs with stand up on Sardine chunks on circle hook
Fight time : 2h30min
Angler : Christopher Hau
Boat : Mac Diver out of Simons Town

SST for 28.10.2012 ..... now we need a gap in the weather for the guys to get out! maybe Sun or Mon...

7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Reel Magic Charters on October 30, 2012, 01:00:15 PM
Nice fish but its a Yellowfin!! (clap)
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 30, 2012, 01:03:38 PM
 :blush: fixed!!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on October 30, 2012, 01:44:48 PM
7/10 Thanks for the interesting water temperature charts. What water temp do the Yellowfin hold in?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Bushbuck2 on October 30, 2012, 03:57:35 PM
offshore league this weekend, should be interesting, sunday looks good. E/SE has been pumping. be interesting to see the temp charts now.
 
Anyone going out this weekend
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: The Herbmeister on October 30, 2012, 03:59:49 PM
Yowzer! Would love to hook a YFT. Missed them in Mwangasa. They hooked a couple the weekend before we arrived. Keen to hammer one on a top water bait though. Must be super siza that one  :win:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on October 30, 2012, 05:14:57 PM
offshore league this weekend, should be interesting, sunday looks good. E/SE has been pumping. be interesting to see the temp charts now.
 
Anyone going out this weekend


I bet you , Monday the condisions are perfect , and the fish biting. With the howling wind that temp should have move in a bit already .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Capt. Hook on October 30, 2012, 09:07:00 PM
Nice thread....
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 30, 2012, 09:36:07 PM
7/10 Thanks for the interesting water temperature charts. What water temp do the Yellowfin hold in?

I have had them down to 14 deg but that unusual, usually they like 18 up... longies dont seem to mind down to 16, I will post temp chart again on thurs so we can see prospects for the weekend... we should hopefully see the result of the SE but the ESE.....beast from the east!!!! is NOT a good wind. SE is better.
 
7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: tmilner13 on October 31, 2012, 07:27:01 AM
7/10 The temperature chart is very interesting, i would be interested to know the temps starting next week monday!


The closer the 18C comes in the better the chances of a bus! :D


Are you guys heading out this weekend? we are prepping for the derby and will only get out tuesday next week :S hope the conditions are peachy :fshn:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on October 31, 2012, 07:33:03 AM
will be out Sun and Mon. Last weeks temp was 17-18. Saw the deck boats offload the other day - some big fish. Saw 5 over 100.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on October 31, 2012, 08:07:42 AM
Thanks 7/10. It would be interesting to see how the strong wind effects the water temperature.  :fshn: :yft:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on October 31, 2012, 09:06:14 AM
will be out Sun and Mon. Last weeks temp was 17-18. Saw the deck boats offload the other day - some big fish. Saw 5 over 100.

 :shk now thats would be a dream come true
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 31, 2012, 01:25:00 PM
This is starting to look very promising..... bit more SE and all fixed up for you guys on sun/mon... good luck Travelmember!

7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 02, 2012, 07:17:36 AM
mmmmm.... more SE needed! Monday and Tuesday looking good for compi!
Monday 11/5
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.6 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: WNW  3 to 4 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.5 meters at 11 seconds
Winds: WSW  11 to 15 knots       
   
Tuesday 11/6
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light winds with a slight chop. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.3 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: WNW  8 to 10 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.2 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: WSW  13 to 18 knots       
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: PH on November 02, 2012, 07:28:16 AM
Hi 7/10,
I like the description of the weather predictions in your posting. Mind telling which weather site you get the info from?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 02, 2012, 07:37:27 AM
Hi PH.... Buoyweather, it a pay site but worth the spend, I find windfinder (free) is also very accurate for our area.

7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: PH on November 02, 2012, 07:38:52 AM
Hi PH.... Buoyweather, it a pay site but worth the spend, I find windfinder (free) is also very accurate for our area.

7/10
:tkx:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Bushbuck2 on November 02, 2012, 07:47:41 AM
here is one thats free, not as detailed but gives u an idea. just compared them and they very similar
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Bushbuck2 on November 02, 2012, 07:47:58 AM
sorry
 
http://www.fishtrack.com/fishing-charts/south-africa_58689 (http://www.fishtrack.com/fishing-charts/south-africa_58689)
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: PH on November 02, 2012, 07:52:03 AM
here is one thats free, not as detailed but gives u an idea. just compared them and they very similar
Great thanks!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: tmilner13 on November 02, 2012, 07:57:14 AM
 :yipee:  awesome stuff this coming week bodes well! thanks for the updates 7/10


Goodluck to the guys going out sun/mon!
 :sreel: :yft:

Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 03, 2012, 03:27:21 PM
What am I doing in the congo!!! should be fueling up......................... :nuts:
 
Sunday 11/4
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)   
 
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small short period wind   waves.
Seas: ESE 1.8 meters at 9 sec.
Winds: S 1 to 2   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
 
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
Seas:   SW 1.7 meters at 14 seconds
Winds: S 4 to 6 knots   
   
Monday 11/5
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)   
 
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
Seas:   SW 1.4 meters at 12 seconds
Winds: ENE 3 to 4   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Small long period swell.
Seas: SW 1.3   meters at 12 sec.
Winds: SW 8 to 11 knots
 
Tuesday 11/6
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)   
 
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
Seas:   SW 1.1 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: W 3 to 5 knots
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Small long period swell.
Seas: WSW 1.2   meters at 11 sec.
Winds: SSW 7 to 10   knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 03, 2012, 03:31:20 PM
SST......
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Bushbuck2 on November 03, 2012, 06:35:40 PM
boats do well today. guys got the odd fish. saw one big one being offloaded, and hear another got 45mile off the point. we cancelled for tomorrow
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on November 04, 2012, 10:21:40 AM
Fish quite far to the south. Saturday was not a good day. Plenty of blanks. Top boat had 5, next had 2. Very good weights though - smallest I heard of was 82. Unpleasant conditions as well. There are tail at Rocky Bank though and the snoek are back in force.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on November 04, 2012, 11:40:01 AM
Some Late boats never made it past the Point ... duh
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Bushbuck2 on November 05, 2012, 09:55:39 AM
Ya we were out yesterday again, but for tail. cancelled on the deep. Fish were very far out but again very few. heard of a few longfin, and one or two YF.
 
We made the right decision because there was a great days fishing for tail at rocky bank. the fish came up after 2pm and it was mayhem. bit 8kg class fish boiling on the surface. often we were 4up all on spinning gear. was reefed a couple of fimes by some busses.
 
Its a real pity that some pple mess it up for all by rushing onto the fish and getting the shoals to sound. happened time and time again
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: GT Mayhem on November 05, 2012, 03:16:19 PM
Was invited to come down to cape town to fish on Dr Fish.
Weather was supposed to be great but looks like the weatherman had got it all wrong!
Nevertheless, Dr Fish always gets the fish and this time was no exception!
5 YFT for the daygiving an average of 90.6kg! :rck"
Thats not alot of fish but good quality stuff!
I managed 2 out of the 5, 96kg and 93kg. im completely stoked, was an awesome experience for me!


Thanx to Miles and crew!!!


oh yeah, picked up 20 or so Yellowtail on the way back on bungees, good fun.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Happy Dog on November 05, 2012, 03:41:53 PM
great fish well done
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 05, 2012, 03:43:10 PM
 (clap) Good catches!  :envy
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: isivuba on November 05, 2012, 03:52:49 PM
now I really need to get to the sea......... some fantastic fish guys. December can not come fast enogh need some :fshn: :fshn: :fshn: :fshn:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on November 05, 2012, 03:54:34 PM
Great stuff GT M, a dream come true!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Fritz on November 05, 2012, 04:07:42 PM
Some awsome fish you guys got their. Wonder how two of those will fit on the jetski?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Corks on November 05, 2012, 05:42:51 PM
Great fish there, well done. Going to be fishing off Cape point on the 24th so here hoping the weather is good, can't wait for it. First time and hoping for a fish of a lifetime :yft: :yft: :yft:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 06, 2012, 05:17:59 PM
latest SST... looks good..!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on November 06, 2012, 05:22:40 PM
Some awsome fish you guys got their. Wonder how two of those will fit on the jetski?


I can Imagine a Shortstokkie , and a Tiagra bolted to your  Jetski .  :fshn: :fshn: :fshn: :hehe: :hehe:


Great updates !
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on November 06, 2012, 08:35:56 PM
Got good fish today 42/11. One well over 90 plus a 75 ish and a big longie. On sards and hake - strong fish! Big one took an experienced angler 2h10. Smooth seas, 17.1 degrees, blue colour.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on November 07, 2012, 11:09:17 AM
Apparently one boat got a 110 yesterday. Our fished were weighed this AM, bled out  - 101 and 85.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 07, 2012, 11:33:56 AM
drool..... :craz: !!!!!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on November 07, 2012, 12:23:49 PM
Apparently one boat got a 110 yesterday. Our fished were weighed this AM, bled out  - 101 and 85.

 :cgrts: you finally got the one over 100kg you said you were looking for
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 07, 2012, 12:47:25 PM
 (clap) The commercial guys must be smiling all the way to the bank. The other day I saw fresh tuna for sale at our local fish monger for R185/kg!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 08, 2012, 10:22:24 PM
mmmmmmm................. 
Friday 11/9
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period   swell.
Seas: WSW 1.7 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: SSE 12 to 17   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small short period   wind waves.
Seas: WSW 1.7 meters at 10 seconds
Winds: SSE 13 to 17 knots   
   
Saturday 11/10
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period   swell.
Seas: WSW 1.6 meters at 14 seconds
Winds: ESE 12 to 16   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 2.2 meters at 17 sec.
Winds: SSE 13 to 18 knots   
 
Sunday 11/11
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)   
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: WSW 2.4   meters at 14 sec.
Winds: SSW 8 to 11 knots
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: WSW 2.2   meters at 13 sec.
Winds: WSW 10 to 13   knots
SST...........
 
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 14, 2012, 07:09:18 AM
SST for for Western Cape......12 Nov..... followed by the weather for Cape Point.....
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 14, 2012, 07:14:28 AM
Wednesday 11/14
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.2 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: ESE  13 to 17 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2.5 meters at 13 seconds
Winds: SSE  14 to 19 knots       
   
Thursday 11/15
     
     
Morning
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Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.8 meters at 16 seconds
Winds: SSE  9 to 12 knots
     
         
Afternoon
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Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.8 meters at 16 sec.
Winds: SW  9 to 13 knots       
 
   
Friday 11/16
     
     
Morning
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Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.7 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: WNW  4 to 6 knots
     
         
Afternoon
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.7 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: W  12 to 16 knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on November 14, 2012, 07:17:29 AM
Going to run again on Friday. At least the withdrawal symptoms have gone now :yipee:
4 trips, 8 fish, smallest of 75kg, largest 101. Average size of 90kgs. Amazing fishery, we truly are blessed to have this on our doorstep.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Capt. Hook on November 14, 2012, 07:28:20 AM
Going to run again on Friday. At least the withdrawal symptoms have gone now :yipee:
4 trips, 8 fish, smallest of 75kg, largest 101. Average size of 90kgs. Amazing fishery, we truly are blessed to have this on our doorstep.

Thats awesome.  :envy
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Fritz on November 14, 2012, 07:56:39 AM
 :envy 
You guys don't feel like sending some of those fish in our direction?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 14, 2012, 08:23:54 AM
Met Eish! with some nice tuna shot on or about 24th Oct..... just to get us excited.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: CLS on November 14, 2012, 08:36:08 AM
Nice fish, let some come past to KZN  :hehe:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on November 14, 2012, 08:37:22 AM
Met Eish! with some nice tuna shot on or about 24th Oct..... just to get us excited.


Think those are the fish from the 2 ocean Tunny comp ?  Because you pic looks like CBSC parking lot ?


There was some longies landed I know of 18 to 22 kg class fish .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on November 14, 2012, 08:41:06 AM
and By the looks of the Weather today , I reckon theres alot of guys out .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on November 14, 2012, 08:42:23 AM
That's simply insane fishing, guys in the cape are really spoilt with a great fishery when its on!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 14, 2012, 08:48:20 AM
Those are good fish.  (clap) :win:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 14, 2012, 08:54:27 AM
Miller's point CSBC.. Yes but they were speared not caught.

7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on November 14, 2012, 09:35:37 AM
Miller's point CSBC.. Yes but they were speared not caught.

7/10




Yeah it was that Comp , they had a spearing Side to it too . These Spearos always, have amazed me , must be one hell of a rush , to pull that trigger .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on November 16, 2012, 08:16:01 AM
Seems like the smaller fish have arrived as the water has warmed up. Lots of smaller fish 40-70kg, and longfin yesterday.
Got snoek and tail in good numbers at Rocky Bank. Then got the first bugs of the season at Pringle.
Had the first seasonal Cape seafood braai last night snoek, tail, yft sashimi and crays - awesome start to summer.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 16, 2012, 08:18:47 AM
This is Agulhas NOT cape point.....
Wind & Wave Forecast     
Friday 11/16
   
   
Morning
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.6 meters at 14 sec.
Winds: WNW  11 to 15 knots
     
   
Afternoon
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Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.9 meters at 13 seconds
Winds: W  18 to 25 knots       
   
Saturday 11/17
     
     
Morning
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Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2.7 meters at 12 seconds
Winds: SW  10 to 13 knots
     
         
Afternoon
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Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.6 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: SSE  8 to 11 knots       
 
   
Sunday 11/18
     
     
Morning
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.5 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: ENE  13 to 17 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2.4 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: ESE  10 to 13 knots
       
           
Monday 11/19
   
   
Morning
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Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  1.7 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: NNW  1 to 1 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light winds with a slight chop. Small long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  1.5 meters at 11 seconds
Winds: SSW  9 to 12 knots       
   
Tuesday 11/20
     
     
Morning
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  1.6 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: W  12 to 16 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2.2 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: WSW  20 to 27 knots       
 
   
Wednesday 11/21
     
     
Morning
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Large long period swell.
  Seas: SW  3.2 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: SW  13 to 18 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Large long period swell.
  Seas: SW  3.4 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: SSE  10 to 14 knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 16, 2012, 08:24:17 AM
Everything that floats will be on the water on Monday.  :fshn:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 19, 2012, 02:33:08 PM
Reports were thin last week... here forecast for week 46 (AGULHAS)......
Tuesday 11/20
 
 
Morning
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Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 2.4 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: W 19 to 25   knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 2.8 meters at 10 seconds
Winds: WSW 21 to 28   knots
   
Wednesday 11/21
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Large long period   swell.
Seas: SW 3.6 meters at 14 seconds
Winds: S 11 to 15   knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Light winds with a slight chop. Large long period swell.
Seas: SW 3.5   meters at 13 sec.
Winds: SE 9 to 12 knots
 
Thursday 11/22
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Large long period   swell.
Seas: SW 3.1 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: E 13 to 17   knots
 
Afternoon
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SW 3 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: ESE 14 to 18   knots
   
Friday 11/23
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: SW 2.9   meters at 13 sec.
Winds: SSE 9 to 13 knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: SW 2.6   meters at 12 seconds
Winds: SW 9 to 12 knots
   
Saturday 11/24
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SW 2.5 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: WNW 18 to 25   knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Large long period   swell.
Seas: SW 3.1 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: SSW 22 to 29 knots   
 
Sunday 11/25
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate short   period wind waves.
Seas: SW 2.8 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: S 14 to 19   knots
 
Afternoon
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 2.7 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: S 11 to 14   knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 19, 2012, 02:34:01 PM
@7/10 - I have heard about the Alphard banks but don't know any facts about it. I have a general idea where it is and I know it is quite a mission to get there because of the weather etc. Would you mind telling us a bit more about the place?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 19, 2012, 02:46:45 PM
Admin, can you please make this thread a sticky please?  :tkx:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 19, 2012, 03:05:21 PM
@7/10 - I have heard about the Alphard banks but don't know any facts about it. I have a general idea where it is and I know it is quite a mission to get there because of the weather etc. Would you mind telling us a bit more about the place?
No prob, Alphard banks are 42nm from Struisbaai, 38nm from Infanta(witsands) and 40NM from Still bay... position 35deg 2" 369' S and 20deg 51" 019' E  (shallowest point) covering an area of about 25square miles..
General:
They lay in about 85-90m of water and come up to 12m from the surface at the shollowest, which breaks in heavy swells. The structure is amazing and in some place comes up from 85m to 20m in the distance of 30m (shear walls). I will post a pic of the finder this Dec. due to the depth it comes up to, it forms a split in the shipping lanes (seperation zone) and thus you dont have to worry about some arb ship trying to mow you over whilst you fighting your prize fish! This happens in the canyon and on the 12 mile!
Ecology:
There are plenty of Yellowtail and often big shoals of geelbek at the right time of the year. I have also seen big trutles (leatherbacks), sun fish (Mola Mola) and caught dorado, marlin (Dec - Feb) and stunning bottoms. We both fish and spear the spot and under the water there are huge shoals of bait and rays.... Between the Alphard and the 45 (12miles appart) is and awesome place to pull for stripeys and for years the record stripey came from there (Trail Whittun). Plenty of YFT and other pelagics to be had and forms part of the Agulhas banks. There is even a bit of kelp on the top of the pinnacles of which there are 12 main ones.
If you can get a bait through the silvers you can catch nice santer and Red steenbrass, the 45 has produced plenty over 50kgs... Nowdays we dont target them much or just release them but still great to know they still about....
When:
November to March is the time, from struis we normally go in no wind - 2 hour boat ride or on a freshening SE. Then you run back with the wind on you heels. It is best fished in Feb as the weather is at it's best, but if the water is warm I have yet been there and failed to get at least some tail.... but be prepared to burn some gas, a normal day there is about 110NM round trip and you have to be the first boat there if you can help it. Sun up (about 5am) = Fish on (verticle jigs, rapalas, spinners etc the yellowtail are not fussy) if your tide timing right about 8-9am is a good time to start pulling plastic for the Stripeys. I like the banks to the south for this heading towards the 45's.
I used to be 6'6", but I love the place so much I am only 5'9"... 4hours of hauling back and forth is a LONG day but really worth it.
7/10
 
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 19, 2012, 03:13:37 PM
It sounds like a magical place.  :+ cred: for the information.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 19, 2012, 03:15:10 PM
and you have to be the first boat there if you can help it.
Why is this?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 19, 2012, 05:22:36 PM
and you have to be the first boat there if you can help it.
Why is this?

If there a lot of boats there, the fish tend to sound on the shallow pinnacle then you have to go looking for the elsewhere and burn fuel!!
YFT off Cape point at the 32 & 10 - plenty fish feeding on the surface of 25 - 60kg... sounds like the big shoals are here!
7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 20, 2012, 04:37:38 AM
SST for Western Cape... (18Nov).....
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on November 20, 2012, 06:30:25 AM
Not in full strength yet.
Saturday was OK, quite a few smaller fish on top, yesterday was a bit bleak. Ones and twos only. There is so much bait out there at the moment - fish are stuffed. Smaller class have arrived.
We picked up some longies, blues, mako and plenty fresh hake.
Seems like better fish on the inside, outside was a bit greenish.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 20, 2012, 07:42:10 AM
If there a lot of boats there, the fish tend to sound on the shallow pinnacle then you have to go looking for the elsewhere and burn fuel!!
YFT off Cape point at the 32 & 10 - plenty fish feeding on the surface of 25 - 60kg... sounds like the big shoals are here!
7/10
Thanks 7/10. I can't wait to get out on the water.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 21, 2012, 11:48:23 AM
Not in full strength yet.
Saturday was OK, quite a few smaller fish on top, yesterday was a bit bleak. Ones and twos only. There is so much bait out there at the moment - fish are stuffed. Smaller class have arrived.
We picked up some longies, blues, mako and plenty fresh hake.
Seems like better fish on the inside, outside was a bit greenish.

thanks for that TM... herewith SST for 19 Nov.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 22, 2012, 04:44:01 PM
Friday 11/23
 
 
Morning
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Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: SW 2.9   meters at 13 sec.
Winds: ENE 7 to 9 knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: SW 2.6   meters at 12 seconds
Winds: SE 6 to 8 knots
   
Saturday 11/24
 
 
Morning
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Gale warning with dangerous seas. Small craft advisory. Use extreme caution.   Very large long period swell.
Seas: WSW 5 meters at 10 seconds
Winds: WSW   30 to 41 knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Gale warning with dangerous seas. Small craft advisory. Use extreme caution.   Very large long period swell.
Seas: SW 5.4 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: WSW   26 to 35 knots
 
Sunday 11/25
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Large long period   swell.
Seas: WSW 3.9 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: WSW 12 to 17   knots
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Large long period   swell.
Seas: SW 3.6 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: WSW 12 to 16   knots
   
Monday 11/26
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Large long period   swell.
Seas: SW 3.5 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: WSW 11 to 15   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Large long period swell.
Seas: SSW 4   meters at 13 seconds
Winds: SSW 10 to 13 knots   
   
Tuesday 11/27
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SW 2.8 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: E 21 to 28   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
 
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SSW 2.8 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: E 24 to 32 knots   
 
Wednesday 11/28
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short   period wind waves.
Seas: ESE 2.8 meters at 7 sec.
Winds: E 20 to 27   knots
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
 
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short   period wind waves.
Seas: ESE 2.5 meters at 7 sec.
Winds: ESE 18 to 24   knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 22, 2012, 04:44:56 PM
Man.. soooo much westerly.. it looks like winter! blow SE!
 
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: tmilner13 on November 22, 2012, 04:57:51 PM
I definately agree on the fish being full, the past month must have seen tons of sardines chopped and served to the clever fish that kept deep!


Hopefully the weather turns soon.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Bushbuck2 on November 29, 2012, 09:59:13 AM
guys any news of fish out there. Sunday looks like one could take a chance
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 29, 2012, 11:57:07 AM
guys any news of fish out there. Sunday looks like one could take a chance

Have heard from deckies that plenty fish about now of the smaller 30 - 60kg class but that was earlier in the week... west has been a bit too prevalent for my liking... I will ask around and see if anyone been out.

The SST no looking so good, need the 23deg to move along a bit!!! 18 deg is ok for the YFT's but they might be scattered.

here is the forecast for Cape Point, good luck and tight lines, I dont like the look of that west on Sunday myself! Monday looks winner....


Thursday 11/29
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2.3 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: SE  20 to 27 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short period wind waves.
  Seas: SSE  2.4 meters at 6 seconds
Winds: SE  25 to 34 knots       
   
Friday 11/30
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
   
Gale warning with dangerous seas. Small craft advisory. Use extreme caution. Large short period wind waves.
  Seas: SE  4 meters at 8 seconds
Winds: ESE  33 to 45 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
   
Gale warning with dangerous seas. Small craft advisory. Use extreme caution. Large short period wind waves.
  Seas: SE  3.9 meters at 8 sec.
Winds: ESE  32 to 43 knots       
 
   
Saturday 12/1
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short period wind waves.
  Seas: ESE  3 meters at 8 sec.
Winds: ESE  23 to 31 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short period wind waves.
  Seas: ESE  2.6 meters at 8 sec.
Winds: ESE  20 to 27 knots
       
           
Sunday 12/2
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.7 meters at 17 sec.
Winds: NW  16 to 22 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.9 meters at 16 seconds
Winds: WNW  17 to 23 knots       
   
Monday 12/3
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  1.8 meters at 14 sec.
Winds: W  4 to 5 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2 meters at 14 sec.
Winds: S  11 to 15 knots       
 
   
Tuesday 12/4
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2.1 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: SE  19 to 25 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2.4 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: SE  22 to 29 knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Bushbuck2 on November 30, 2012, 08:14:41 AM
thanks a lot. Ya it is a bit iffy, weather, at least according to windfinder, is starting to look better for sunday.
 
But hell its blowing at the moment
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 30, 2012, 08:53:41 AM
We had a SE wind blow straight through the night. No one is going to take chances going through the Heads today.  :wndy
http://www.theheads.co.za/ (http://www.theheads.co.za/)
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on December 02, 2012, 10:39:34 AM
 :billf: seen on the 12mile and on the Blougaansie!!!
I spoke to Two commercials (Trail and Mark) who have both seen some long nosed black ladies on the Agulhas banks... this is exciting stuff! No one targeting them as yet so no hook ups but nice to know they there!!
Monday and Tuesday looking good!
7/10
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Gregf on December 02, 2012, 03:12:30 PM
:billf: seen on the 12mile and on the Blougaansie!!!
I spoke to Two commercials (Trail and Mark) who have both seen some long nosed black ladies on the Agulhas banks... this is exciting stuff! No one targeting them as yet so no hook ups but nice to know they there!!
Monday and Tuesday looking good!








 Tight lines sir
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on December 02, 2012, 03:18:31 PM
Good to know the Marlins are around, just a week or so then hopefully we will have some action with those Marlins.
 
Just hope the weather will be great for us to go out to the deep blue.
 
7/10 if going out tell them I am on my way   :hehe:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on December 05, 2012, 08:36:48 AM
7/10 - it is almost time for the big day. Do you have an outlook on the weather for next week or is it too early to start checking it out? The sleepless nights are driving me crazy.  :hehe:  :rck"
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Capt. Hook on December 05, 2012, 08:40:58 AM
7/10 - it is almost time for the big day. Do you have an outlook on the weather for next week or is it too early to start checking it out? The sleepless nights are driving me crazy.  :hehe: :rck"

The way you feel is one of the reasons I enjoy doing charters, it gives me huge pleasure to get guys like you hooked up into something good
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on December 05, 2012, 09:14:58 AM
7/10 - it is almost time for the big day. Do you have an outlook on the weather for next week or is it too early to start checking it out? The sleepless nights are driving me crazy.  :hehe: :rck"

The way you feel is one of the reasons I enjoy doing charters, it gives me huge pleasure to get guys like you hooked up into something good

 :hehe: relax SAfish... the day will come and the weather will give us a break.... you right FA... nothing better than seeing guys getting all excited!!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on December 05, 2012, 09:19:25 AM
Here is the forecast... too far ahead to make any call yet, the first day we will be able to go will be the 12th as I must get everything rigged up... I will only make a final call the day before/on the day.. but we will chat before then...

Wednesday 12/5
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.8 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: ESE  15 to 21 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.7 meters at 11 seconds
Winds: ESE  19 to 25 knots       
   
Thursday 12/6
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.4 meters at 11 seconds
Winds: E  14 to 19 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.2 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: ESE  14 to 19 knots       
 
   
Friday 12/7
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light winds with a slight chop. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.7 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: SSE  8 to 11 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small short period wind waves.
  Seas: SW  1.6 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: ESE  10 to 14 knots
       
           
Saturday 12/8
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: ESE  13 to 18 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  2 meters at 12 seconds
Winds: ESE  13 to 17 knots       
   
Sunday 12/9
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  1.6 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: ESE  6 to 8 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  1.6 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: SE  11 to 15 knots       
 
   
Monday 12/10
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  1.8 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: ESE  17 to 22 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  1.9 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: ESE  17 to 22 knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: PH on December 05, 2012, 09:41:01 AM
Good luck SAfish & 7/10
When I saw Hermann a few weeks ago he already was extremely exicted about this.  :hehe:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on December 05, 2012, 10:15:56 AM
Relax, RELAX....? How can I? My wife has already threatened me with "the couch".  :hehe: :hehe:
OK, I'm only joking about the couch, it is actually the tent.  :rotfl
Thanks, 7/10. There are some logistics I will have to sort out but it is ALL SYSTEMS GO!!!!!  :rck" :fshn: :billf: :yipee:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on December 07, 2012, 08:03:26 AM
Captain Justin Fleck reported a red-hot tuna bite this week for the anglers on the long-range sportfishing boat Excel. The boat was fishing at the Hurricane Bank, located 560 nautical miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas when angler John Petruescu hooked a massive 400+lb yellowfin which devoured a live skipjack tuna he was live baiting. Petruescu successfully landed the giant tuna on stand-up gear, which was so heavy that five gaffs were needed to hoist it aboard the Excel.
The fact that two potential all-tackle world records have been caught off Mexico in the last few months is a strong indicator of a thriving fishery. Many people expected the next yellowfin tuna record to come from West Africa, but it is now clear that the long-range fishing grounds off Mexico are the place to be this year. We will continue to keep you updated on this breaking story as it unfolds.
http://www.fishtrack.com/features/biggest-yellowfin-ever_89493 (http://www.fishtrack.com/features/biggest-yellowfin-ever_89493)
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Gerhard on December 07, 2012, 08:21:50 AM
@7/10 - I have heard about the Alphard banks but don't know any facts about it. I have a general idea where it is and I know it is quite a mission to get there because of the weather etc. Would you mind telling us a bit more about the place?
No prob, Alphard banks are 42nm from Struisbaai, 38nm from Infanta(witsands) and 40NM from Still bay... position 35deg 2" 369' S and 20deg 51" 019' E  (shallowest point) covering an area of about 25square miles..
General:
They lay in about 85-90m of water and come up to 12m from the surface at the shollowest, which breaks in heavy swells. The structure is amazing and in some place comes up from 85m to 20m in the distance of 30m (shear walls). I will post a pic of the finder this Dec. due to the depth it comes up to, it forms a split in the shipping lanes (seperation zone) and thus you dont have to worry about some arb ship trying to mow you over whilst you fighting your prize fish! This happens in the canyon and on the 12 mile!
Ecology:
There are plenty of Yellowtail and often big shoals of geelbek at the right time of the year. I have also seen big trutles (leatherbacks), sun fish (Mola Mola) and caught dorado, marlin (Dec - Feb) and stunning bottoms. We both fish and spear the spot and under the water there are huge shoals of bait and rays.... Between the Alphard and the 45 (12miles appart) is and awesome place to pull for stripeys and for years the record stripey came from there (Trail Whittun). Plenty of YFT and other pelagics to be had and forms part of the Agulhas banks. There is even a bit of kelp on the top of the pinnacles of which there are 12 main ones.
If you can get a bait through the silvers you can catch nice santer and Red steenbrass, the 45 has produced plenty over 50kgs... Nowdays we dont target them much or just release them but still great to know they still about....
When:
November to March is the time, from struis we normally go in no wind - 2 hour boat ride or on a freshening SE. Then you run back with the wind on you heels. It is best fished in Feb as the weather is at it's best, but if the water is warm I have yet been there and failed to get at least some tail.... but be prepared to burn some gas, a normal day there is about 110NM round trip and you have to be the first boat there if you can help it. Sun up (about 5am) = Fish on (verticle jigs, rapalas, spinners etc the yellowtail are not fussy) if your tide timing right about 8-9am is a good time to start pulling plastic for the Stripeys. I like the banks to the south for this heading towards the 45's.
I used to be 6'6", but I love the place so much I am only 5'9"... 4hours of hauling back and forth is a LONG day but really worth it.
7/10


Sounds like a trip needs to be done to this fish factory.

Thanks for this info.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on December 09, 2012, 03:22:51 PM
The excitement is in the air.
 
As in this week we will go out with 7/10 to go and caught  :billf: :yft: .
 
Just hope the weather hold out as at the moment the SE is pumping.
 
Also looking forward meeting all the guys who is going along.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: isivuba on December 09, 2012, 04:04:58 PM
The excitement is in the air.
 
As in this week we will go out with 7/10 to go and caught  :billf: :yft: .
 
Just hope the weather hold out as at the moment the SE is pumping.
 
Also looking forward meeting all the guys who is going along.

Holding thumbs for you guys for the weather...... mother nature and her evil twin sister Storm hope they in a good mood swr .Hope one of you guys has a camera  :hnthnt: . But how needs luck with 7/10 and may you have lots of :sreel:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on December 11, 2012, 08:44:04 AM
I don't know if windguru is any good for the Struisbaai area but their prediction does not look too good for the rest of the week.  :-(
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on December 11, 2012, 10:26:37 AM
The excitement is in the air.
 
As in this week we will go out with 7/10 to go and caught  :billf: :yft: .
 
Just hope the weather hold out as at the moment the SE is pumping.
 
Also looking forward meeting all the guys who is going along.


Guys you will have some serious fun , Lekker Hermann  , Lekker Betty01 !
So whos Bringing the lunch for 7/10 ? 
Everybody are super amped , thats no lie !
Enjoy guys !
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on December 20, 2012, 11:02:15 AM
So we finally got the call from 7/10 on Sunday to tell us that we aregoing out to catch Marlin on Monday.
 
04h30 at Struisbaai we meet up,ok I was a bit late and the guys was already on the water waiting for me. So I met everbody SAFISH(Herman),Joker (Earl),7/10(Tony) & Liam Tony's son.
 
So we went out,and on the 12mile bank Liam starting to set all the lures into the water and the trolling began,upand down zig zag, at one stages we where 35km from shore. End of the day we got no marlin not even a strike or a showing.
 
Later in the afternoon we tried for yellow tail,we got one on the bungy while trolling rapalas for tail and so we thought here we are now getting some tail. Well that was the only fish we got.
 
Now for the best and most frustrating part that I have every witness and experience, we follow the birds and came across the biggest shoal of yellowtail feeding on baitfish I have ever seen. We thru spinners at them,plugs and so on but not even one taker Tony and myself had a on/off and that was it. It is frustrating to see up to 10 fish follow your spinner and then turn away. Well we run around after the tail for about 2 hopurs with the same pattern over and over. Never in my life have I ever seen so many yellow tail thousands of them.
 
Well it was time to go and off we went.
We met us strangers but left as Friends
 
Thanks again to Tony for this wonderfull experience,hopefully next time we will have sucess fish wise.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on December 20, 2012, 11:06:46 AM
Picture of the gear.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Homie on December 20, 2012, 11:08:07 AM
AWESOME STUFF GUYS !!!!!

Huge respect 7/10 !

 :udman:  :+ cred:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on December 20, 2012, 02:10:20 PM
AWESOME STUFF GUYS !!!!!

Huge respect 7/10 !

 :udman: :+ cred:

What he said
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on December 20, 2012, 05:29:51 PM
Thanks Betty01


ITs cool to link up with other UA members .


Cred to 7/10  :+ cred:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on December 26, 2012, 05:25:47 PM
I am afraid Joker, Safish and betty's missed out, no sooner had they left and the fish went mad! no marlin but had to stop catching the geelbek and yellowtail as we can only eat so much... water has been great and had some great geelbek up to 12kg. My daughter caught her first fish (released) my oldest son (Liam) caught and released a nice red steenbras.

I managed to get my first yellow tail on fly...
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on December 26, 2012, 05:28:21 PM
more pics......
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on December 26, 2012, 07:39:12 PM
Thanks for Sharing !! Struisbaai Lekker . Thats not bad Bek for Struis ...


 :tkx:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on January 03, 2013, 11:13:22 AM
Great stuff, 7/10. Those tail were full up and I wish they were as hungry when we were there.
Sorry for the late reply but the internet connection in Still Bay sucked!  :unhap
Thanks again for a great experience, I will never forget it.  :tite
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on January 10, 2013, 11:10:49 AM
Well I am back in deepest darkest and wondering if ANYTHING is happening in the Cape? any news....

Feb must come... 2 oceans Marlin compi in Struis 10 to 16th Feb and will spend the whole month chasing the yellowtail and Tuna.... water temps looking SOOOOOO... good... weather looks errrr... welll rubbish!

7/10

Thursday 1/10
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Large long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  3.9 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: WSW  16 to 22 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Large long period swell.
  Seas: WSW  3.6 meters at 12 seconds
Winds: WSW  18 to 25 knots       
   
Friday 1/11
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.8 meters at 11 seconds
Winds: ESE  6 to 8 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.5 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: SE  11 to 15 knots       
 
   
Saturday 1/12
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SSW  2.1 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: E  14 to 18 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short period wind waves.
  Seas: SSW  2.2 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: ESE  18 to 24 knots
       
           
Sunday 1/13
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light winds with a slight chop. Small short period wind waves.
  Seas: SSW  1.7 meters at 9 sec.
Winds: E  10 to 14 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light winds with a slight chop. Small short period wind waves.
  Seas: S  1.5 meters at 9 seconds
Winds: S  9 to 12 knots       
   
Monday 1/14
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small short period wind waves.
  Seas: S  1.5 meters at 9 sec.
Winds: S  3 to 4 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short period wind waves.
  Seas: SW  1.9 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: SE  15 to 21 knots       
 
   
Tuesday 1/15
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.3 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: E  18 to 24 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.6 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: E  20 to 28 knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on January 11, 2013, 01:00:45 PM
Gawie from the Boat "Indigo" (28' Butt Cat) hooked a  :billf:  on the 12mile (agulhas banks) not 40 mins ago but dropped it... he phoned us at work to ruin our day! this after catching 40 yellowtail in 1 hour!!!!! swr :unhap
 <:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on January 11, 2013, 01:01:36 PM
 :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy :envy
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on January 11, 2013, 01:30:35 PM
  :-( on the dropped fish but  :win: on the tail! I agree, total  :envy :envy
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on January 16, 2013, 09:31:14 AM
forcast for agulhas/Struis... Sat/sunday look promising....

Wednesday 1/16
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.8 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: E  20 to 27 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short period wind waves.
  Seas: E  2.8 meters at 7 seconds
Winds: E  21 to 28 knots       
   
Thursday 1/17
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.3 meters at 12 seconds
Winds: ESE  12 to 16 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.2 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: SSE  10 to 14 knots       
 
   
Friday 1/18
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2 meters at 14 sec.
Winds: SE  10 to 14 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: SSE  14 to 19 knots
       
           
Saturday 1/19
   
   
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.1 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: E  17 to 23 knots
     
   
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2.1 meters at 12 seconds
Winds: ESE  16 to 21 knots       
   
Sunday 1/20
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.8 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: SE  5 to 7 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light winds with a slight chop. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.7 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: S  8 to 11 knots       
 
   
Monday 1/21
     
     
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)
   
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Small long period swell.
  Seas: SW  1.8 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: S  0 to 1 knots
     
         
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
   
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long period swell.
  Seas: SW  2 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: SSW  11 to 14 knots
SST ........ no looking so good, that warm water need to move in a bit.....!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on January 24, 2013, 06:36:15 PM
Hey Capie boys where the reports... couple of ok days ahead at Agulhas tell us what you up to..... and SST check the 25,5deg water!!!!
Friday 1/25
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate short   period wind waves.
Seas: SW 2.6 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: SSW 12 to 16   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: SW 2.7   meters at 10 seconds
Winds: S 10 to 14 knots
   
Saturday 1/26
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Moderate long period   swell.
Seas: SW 2.3 meters at 11 seconds
Winds: ESE 6 to 8   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: SW 2.1   meters at 10 sec.
Winds: SE 10 to 13 knots
 
Sunday 1/27
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Moderate long period   swell.
Seas: SW 2 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: SE 5 to 7   knots
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
 
Light winds with a slight chop. Moderate long period swell.
Seas: SW 2   meters at 11 sec.
Winds: SE 10 to 13   knots
   
Monday 1/28
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SW 2.3 meters at 11 sec.
Winds: E 18 to 24   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
 
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SW 2.6 meters at 11 seconds
Winds: E 22 to 30 knots   
   
Tuesday 1/29
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)   
 
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Large short period   wind waves.
Seas: E 3.5 meters at 8 sec.
Winds: E 25 to 34   knots
 
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/redflag.gif)
 
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Large short period   wind waves.
Seas: E 3.4 meters at 8 sec.
Winds: E 24 to 32 knots   
 
Wednesday 1/30
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)   
 
Light and variable winds with smooth seas. Moderate short period wind   waves.
Seas: ESE 2.3 meters at 9 sec.
Winds: WSW 2 to 3   knots
 
Afternoon
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/yellowflag.gif)
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate short   period wind waves.
Seas: ESE 2.2 meters at 9 sec.
Winds: WSW 13 to 17   knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on January 27, 2013, 07:41:23 PM
Weeks forecast for Agulhas...... and SST
Monday 1/28
 
 
Morning
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Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SSW 2.6 meters at 12 sec.
Winds: E 16 to 21   knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SSW 2.9 meters at 14 seconds
Winds: E 22 to 30 knots   
   
Tuesday 1/29
 
 
Morning
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Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Large short period   wind waves.
Seas: E 3.1 meters at 8 seconds
Winds: E 23 to 30   knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short   period wind waves.
Seas: E 2.9 meters at 8 sec.
Winds: E 21 to 28 knots   
 
Wednesday 1/30
 
 
Morning
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate short   period wind waves.
Seas: ESE 2.2 meters at 8 sec.
Winds: ESE 11 to 15   knots
 
Afternoon
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: SW 2.1 meters at 15 sec.
Winds: SE 10 to 14   knots
   
Thursday 1/31
 
 
Morning
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Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 2 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: E 15 to 21   knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 2.1 meters at 12 seconds
Winds: E 18 to 25 knots   
   
Friday 2/1
 
 
Morning
(http://www.buoyweather.com/new/images/greenflag.gif)   
 
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 2 meters at 15 sec.
Winds: E 12 to 16   knots
 
 
Afternoon
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 1.9 meters at 15 sec.
Winds: SSE 12 to 16 knots   
 
Saturday 2/2
 
 
Morning
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Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period   swell.
Seas: WSW 1.8 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: ESE 11 to 15   knots
 
Afternoon
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Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate long   period swell.
Seas: WSW 2.3 meters at 13 sec.
Winds: SE 18 to 24 knots
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on March 24, 2013, 03:29:28 PM
Any reports what's been happening on this front?  :fshn:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on March 24, 2013, 09:04:06 PM
 :blush: ... fraid nothing from my side!!! siting at work in the DRC. Will ask my mates what going on and try get back to you.....
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on March 28, 2013, 07:15:41 AM
:blush: ... fraid nothing from my side!!! siting at work in the DRC. Will ask my mates what going on and try get back to you.....

Appreciate that ... Hearing Snoek being sold R100 - R120 for this time of year ...
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on March 30, 2013, 07:03:06 AM
Any reports what's been happening on this front?  :fshn:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on March 30, 2013, 08:16:39 AM
47 knots of SE on a 5m swell. No fishing since last weekend - and not much gap in the weather forecast til next Friday.
Time to rig up for the decent size fish which will surely be here after this wind.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on March 31, 2013, 04:35:26 PM
47 knots of SE on a 5m swell. No fishing since last weekend - and not much gap in the weather forecast til next Friday.
Time to rig up for the decent size fish which will surely be here after this wind.

 :udman:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on May 05, 2013, 11:20:49 AM
Good looking warmer water pushing in east of Mosselbay...
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on May 05, 2013, 12:48:54 PM
Some Yellowfins at the Canyon , Very far West, usually  where the Poleboats can be found . Biggest ones I saw offloaded 60 kgs , Think it was Monday [Last year this  time there was already good fish showing on the Tuna grounds . 


I am afraid that , the other news is a bit old all ready  . But ther was some Yellow tail and Snoek at Dassen , and some large Snoek , at Saldana .


We went out in falsbay 2 weeks ago for some light tackle , the water was 12 degrees , needles to say , niks gemaak nie ...


Any updates on your side 7/10? 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on May 05, 2013, 06:48:40 PM
Hi Lenny....
Not much am still away with work, After moving our boat from Struis, Gav went out in to the deep on wed? and thurs? got some small YFT in the west (20kg) and yellowtail under some weed with a few Longies mixed in but no fireworks, cannot tell you water temp as our sensor was on the blink. Heard about yellowtail at Dassen and mate of mine (Gary) bagged a few of 3-6kgs, I have photies and will try post them.
I Think it was on Monday, I spoke to Paul on "Salti" and he was on the 12mile banks (Struis) and was busy catching nice size tail but I see the water temp has dropped to about 18deg.. winter is coming!
I will be off to ascension on Wed and hope to have a report from there by late next week. Colin (skipper on the Island) tells me he has had 15 to 25 big YFT per day and has had 880lbs and 900lbs Blue already this season.
Will see what news I can get but the big YFT should be around soon (I hope)... Tight lines
7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on May 07, 2013, 06:09:10 PM
What's been happening in Struis? Am I missing out on anything?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on May 08, 2013, 08:05:33 AM
Cape Town - Fishing has been sporadic, averaging 2/3 fish a day for recreationals, between 25 and 60kg. Plenty of skippies and some decent longfin.
Some days, for no apparent reason, it turns on. Last week Sun, Mon, Tuesday very quiet - Wednesday it went mad. Quieter again this week. Fish on both backlines and bait.
Yellowtail are back around the Point / Bellows out to the current line, but there is no point trolling, at the moment it is run and gun as they are moving quickly.
Yesterday was 17.6 at the Point and up to 19.5 at 38 and 08.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on May 08, 2013, 08:20:47 AM
Great Stuff travelmember  :udman:

Most probably have to do with the changing season and the shift in water temp with the on and off ...

Anybody else that have a comment about what's happening?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on May 08, 2013, 01:31:17 PM
Maximus 26,only thing I got to report is that I am stuck in Namakwa land and looks like a west coast bokkom for not getting on the boat or close to the sea for some fishing.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on May 08, 2013, 01:39:40 PM
Maximus 26,only thing I got to report is that I am stuck in Namakwa land and looks like a west coast bokkom for not getting on the boat or close to the sea for some fishing.

 :hyst: Thank You for checking in  :hehe:
 :beer: Keep the inner organs at-least hydrated  :beer:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Gregf on May 08, 2013, 01:55:34 PM
Tight lines 7/10
Hi Lenny....
Not much am still away with work, After moving our boat from Struis, Gav went out in to the deep on wed? and thurs? got some small YFT in the west (20kg) and yellowtail under some weed with a few Longies mixed in but no fireworks, cannot tell you water temp as our sensor was on the blink. Heard about yellowtail at Dassen and mate of mine (Gary) bagged a few of 3-6kgs, I have photies and will try post them.
I Think it was on Monday, I spoke to Paul on "Salti" and he was on the 12mile banks (Struis) and was busy catching nice size tail but I see the water temp has dropped to about 18deg.. winter is coming!
I will be off to ascension on Wed and hope to have a report from there by late next week. Colin (skipper on the Island) tells me he has had 15 to 25 big YFT per day and has had 880lbs and 900lbs Blue already this season.
Will see what news I can get but the big YFT should be around soon (I hope)... Tight lines
7/10
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on May 08, 2013, 02:05:28 PM
Maximus 26,only thing I got to report is that I am stuck in Namakwa land and looks like a west coast bokkom for not getting on the boat or close to the sea for some fishing.


 :hyst: :hyst:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on May 08, 2013, 06:07:06 PM
What's been happening in Struis? Am I missing out on anything?
I was there last weekend but the weather was not good. I saw some red fish and Yellowtail off loaded from the boats. One guy had a very good sized red stump.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Charles on May 08, 2013, 06:14:04 PM
Herman I guess the red stump is what we call a Miss Lucy? Such a beautiful fish!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on May 08, 2013, 06:54:55 PM
Herman I guess the red stump is what we call a Miss Lucy? Such a beautiful fish!
Yes, and good tasting too.  :hehe:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on May 15, 2013, 07:34:47 PM
Tuna Nats in Houtbay , Started Yesterday with over 60 Fish caught , Today they got over 90 fish , Dunno if its mainly Longies , because over the weekend there was plenty Longies good sized fish too .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on May 16, 2013, 09:28:59 PM
Friend of mine had a good day out in the deep Monday, they got 18 yellows and 12 longies. Biggest yellow was 45
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on June 29, 2013, 04:04:24 PM
Any updates on this front , Snoek reports? Have they started moving to Hermanus yet?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on September 22, 2013, 06:48:11 PM
Any updates off what's happening & where  :dunno: :fshn:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on October 02, 2013, 07:55:12 PM
My Post this morn seem to have dissapeared .


YELLOWTAIL in good numbers  the past couple of days / 10 to 20 bins a boat .
Sizewize a mixed bag , but some good fish inbetween .


A welcome relief for the local Skippers after a hard winter .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on October 02, 2013, 08:24:50 PM
My Post this morn seem to have dissapeared .


YELLOWTAIL in good numbers  the past couple of days / 10 to 20 bins a boat .
Sizewize a mixed bag , but some good fish inbetween .


A welcome relief for the local Skippers after a hard winter .

Hi Lenny,

Thanks for the info once "again" ... Your previous post is just under another thread ...

Hopefully it would be a promising upcoming summer season ...

Skipper
 :spinwheel:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on October 02, 2013, 08:47:31 PM
My Post this morn seem to have dissapeared .


YELLOWTAIL in good numbers  the past couple of days / 10 to 20 bins a boat .
Sizewize a mixed bag , but some good fish inbetween .


A welcome relief for the local Skippers after a hard winter .

Hi Lenny,

Thanks for the info once "again" ... Your previous post is just under another thread ...

Hopefully it would be a promising upcoming summer season ...

Skipper
 :spinwheel:
Sorry , If I was not feeling so siff , Would have had another bit of info , but I reckon more boats were out today , maybe even tonight , my dad told me theres a Deckboat/ Tjokka boat in the bay , will have more info n Friday .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 06, 2013, 07:56:20 AM
 :cnfzd been in CT for 2 weeks and had some really foul weather but did get several good days. Managed theee days on the sea and water ranged from 15 deg in Hout bay where we launched to the best we had was 17.4deg 10miles from the Canyon. We got good tail on every trip and only ran to the deep once.

On Tuesday 23 Sept, we launched from Hout Bay and headed to the point, myself and a mate tony with our three boys in tow and lots of spinning gear. Each boy got some tail wirh katonkle in the mix, conditions were all time and water maxing at 16deg. The fish were on the bottom and mostly landed on 150g jigs.. Orange being the flavour of the day. The fish were in the west of southwest reefs.

Tuesday 1 October
Launched again from Hout Bay,
We managed to pull up behind a long liner pulling up her lines and had marks on the sounder but no takes. We gaffed some fresh hake and headed home with six tail from the point. The conditions were perfect despite the west comming up a bit at about 11h00 it later died off with almost not swell. JP surived his first offshore trip and got his first tail! Great day.

Thursday 3 October,
3 of us headed out of HB to the point and intended to be in at lunch time.
Never set a deadline!! Watet was between 16-17deg at the point. We ended up on SW reefs and caught 20 fish out of one shoal. Rob jumped in as the water colour was good and shot 3 fish. We decided to call it a day at that and headed home.

The Tuna are out there but we did not put in the time despite the weater and temp being just right. I think that after this bit of SE things will come on. The colour and temp is all right for those big yellows..

Some happy snaps of our days out...
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 06, 2013, 08:03:32 AM
More pics....
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Maximus26 on October 06, 2013, 10:03:58 AM
"Seventenths": Thank you for the update and awsome pics !!! :tkx:


Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on October 06, 2013, 12:57:43 PM
Tony, great pics and glad you guys got some tail , and hake as well.
Lets hope the SE will keep bring the warm water in closer.
So the Cape R&S can heat up and the  :shrk:  season can begin  :sreel: :fshn:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 14, 2013, 05:19:24 PM
 
Thanks Braham...
I am back at work  :vio ... but will give you what I have - which is not very much!
There still plenty of tail about and reports of plenty of small guys on the bottom now all the way to Blougansie near the 12 mile (Struis- I have confirmed this with the locals there) and still some at Dassen and in between at the point - when the guys last got out. The SST shows the water as very patchy and a good SE blow is needed for a few days to bring in the warmer water from the East, which sitting south of Mossel bay. The patch of cold water south of the point is not very promising but there is 16deg in the west and there will be big YFT there but all the guys seem to be waiting for everyone else to go out and find them. No one want to risk the fuel for a blank...
Thursday shows a good SE blow of 16 to 22 knots but then the east (ESE) blows hard after that which will prob mess it up again! but by Sunday it shows a big SE of up to 38knots. I know the Macassar - Strand guys like the onshore to bring in the warm dirty stuff with the Kob and there little friends... :shrk:
The Tuna compis are lined up so I will hope for great fish for all the guys who plan to chase the YFTs and will update as soon as I have some more info.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: tmilner13 on October 14, 2013, 11:05:29 PM
yes please :D Hout Bay tuna derby 5-9th Nov, :fshn: Will keep an update over the comp! Lets hope for the warm water and the big YFT  :yft:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 15, 2013, 11:40:27 PM
U fishing the derby  Tim? If so would be great if u can post some updates here and good luck.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: tmilner13 on October 16, 2013, 03:20:30 PM
Yeah i'm going to be fishing Tuesday till Friday - will definitely post updates! hopefully there wont be too much wind !
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lofty on October 17, 2013, 04:26:24 PM
thanks for the update and awesome pics..miss those days y.tail fishing around Cape point(bellows)spelling..??with my friend Dave Dawson...member at Millers point... :fshn: :frid
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on October 18, 2013, 10:25:32 AM
 :-(  No big change in the Tuna Grounds as yet!! and SST shows 16deg all around... the SE might help if that SW due after the weekend, comes as per forecast it might come good!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on December 23, 2013, 01:28:23 PM
Hi Guys,
Is there still fish off shore ?
What is happening,as I seriously need some  :fshn:  time
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on January 17, 2014, 10:53:31 AM
Lets bump this thread up with some news from my side !!!!!




so the Yellowtail has been Chowing THICK , everytime the Wind turns from SSE / SE to SW , its ON .


I have site on some Comms , and its just amazing to se the amounts of fish out there , Quality fish .


Last week and Saterday , it Started properly , with 6 to 8 bins Man/man , mixed sized fish mostly smaller 3's but fish up to 12 kgs .


3 days ago , The donkeys came on the bite , still in large numbers 10 to 20 kg fish [ I did not go out , I pulled an all nighter with a blank from the shore ]
Yesterday , agian good sized fish , not as good , but still mostly 6 to 9 kg fish , 5 to 7 bins man/man some guys missioned a marathon session and were rewarded with 7 to 9 bins man/man .


Another comm Crew member that I know , on Pegleg , he hooked a Marlin , whilst he was pulling a Tail , first time I have heard of something like this , but not uncommon according to the 'manne' 


The fish is on the 12mile , but the guys have been drifting 3 NM past the Marks and are still in the fish .


So by the looks of things the Yellowtail fishery here are in PRESTINE order , its crazy to see how many there are out there .
Bait the old trusty Occyleg , or tjokka and Pike combo .
The Pike or Pilchard is just there to feed the millions of Silverfish , on your way down .


I dont know of one boat RECS that did not fill their Quotas the past couple of days .
I am resting to see if I can catch a lift out Tonite.   
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on January 19, 2014, 12:12:37 PM
Lenny did you manage to get some yellow tail?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on January 19, 2014, 12:28:50 PM
Know of a black marlin that was caught off Cape Point   :shk yesterday unfortunately boated after trying to revived for an hour
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on January 20, 2014, 08:18:34 AM
Lenny did you manage to get some yellow tail?


Maandag , 5 bakke , meeste het 5 to 7 bakke gekry , goeie vis


Woensdag 4 bakke man , man GRoot donkies !


Saterdag 5 bakke man/man giants PROPERSE 8 tot 15 kg vis .


Sondag was ek nie see toe , maar die vis het gedraai , 1 tot 2 bakke man,man .


My hande is Gaar !


Het n paar pics  , vd skaal , en af laai .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on January 25, 2014, 09:37:45 AM
Sea is full of life.
Plenty of tail and katonkel at the Point and yellowfin and skippies 5 miles off. NW is not pleasant but sure brings the fish onto the bite.
Had a ball on light tackle yesterday.

Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Shaun17 on January 25, 2014, 09:50:36 AM
6 weeks and i'll be on a charter that side!!!  :yipee:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Walt on January 25, 2014, 10:44:35 AM
Sea is full of life.
Plenty of tail and katonkel at the Point and yellowfin and skippies 5 miles off. NW is not pleasant but sure brings the fish onto the bite.
Had a ball on light tackle yesterday.
Grew up in Simontown and NW always seemed to aid the fishing,warming water up,culminating in Tail arriving.Caught plenty from the old Simonstown Bullnose with full live Mackie on.GREAT FUNNNN!

Old days would also see masses of Horse Mackerel in Simonstown and surrounds.One Mackerel caught at Bull Nose was initially mistaken for a Yellowtail it was so large.

Guys catching from shore near Simonstown station usually get Tail after NW.

Trekkers got some Tail on Thursday off beach at Fish Hoek,nothing yesterday,water was too clear after NW.

Black Marlin was mentioned-I recall Celebs like John Paul Young would esp come to the Cape from abroad to fish for Marlin at Cape Point.Don't hear much about these catches anymore though.
Cheers! 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on January 26, 2014, 06:41:10 PM
FISH still thick my side , Saterday , not a lot , 6 bins per boat , but BIG fish 10 to 17 kg's
Today , 3 to 4 Tons per boat , younger fish , Plenty plenty still around .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on February 11, 2014, 09:17:57 PM
Cape going Crazy!!! :shk
 
Rainbow runner caught in False bay at Rooi Kranz. water 20 deg,
24 degrees 1mile off Scarborough and one commercial had 19 marlin Strikes. My boat went to the deep and got 7 yellows the stopped fishing and the guys jumped into the water to look at the Tuna!!
and I am at work!!! :-( :-( :-( :-(
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on February 12, 2014, 07:22:41 AM
 :cry:  Work sucks. :-(
I want to go  :fshn:
 
Thanks for the info Tony,luckly only a couple of days then you going to be on the sea for a week.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on February 17, 2014, 08:07:04 PM
Guys I had an EPIC day out at sea ! 



Now the ride out was Knopperig and swell bigger that We expected, I was on baord with three very experiacaned Skippers , We were 1 of 4 boats out , Legasea [comms ] Rusvic [Comm We never saw then And think they went to Vlakbank then it was us and another recce . waters colour in the Shallows was BAD a green dirty colour Temp was down to 21 .2 / 22 Degrees in these areas shallow . We then moved over a very strong current , and were amazed about the water colour all of a sudden , they explained this is typical of Sailfish break line [ but no Sailie here ]  we ran further got some raps out in search of Tail , ths did not last long , as the swell was big , and the raps well just didnt cut it . We whent past a couple of Tjokka boats , saw the 1 Coms out , and he called us over to say we must sneak up right close , there got good fish under them . Fisrts Drop on the Jig VAS , ths was a DONKIE , I lost that battle , gave a damn good fight , I was just not Warmed up . next drop VAS , this contiued , had multiple triple ups , till tallies was full for the four of us on Tail  , we got Two 'rats ' and the rest very good fish , with a couple of real aove average fish  , It when quik . Got the riggers out , proceeded South , got Makaira another out of Town boat , in Struis for the MArln Tourney .
Oh I just want to add , we got all those fish on Jigs , and on Anchor , we also then had a Tail Livie out , big circle aa balloon , we got TAXED by a  what was believed was a Mako , sommer vinnig . next one out [ seeing than livebaits e abundant today LOL  oh the temp was also up to in some places close to 25 degrees , but the areas we had luck in was n the 23 / 24 .3 degrees of water . We trolled to a few marks that has been producing Marlin of Late , Down south up to another place which I cant  mention here , as its easy to find , and I value my life to much HA HAHA
The only other action there were , was a bull Dorado , apparently a very good sized one at that , 10 to 12 kgs , Neil landed this one , and its seems purple with a Dash of Pink in you Konas are a FAV .


I will post some Vids , of me getting JIGGY with it .


The rest of the week looks bleak for any seadays
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on February 17, 2014, 08:09:36 PM
Cape going Crazy!!! :shk
 
Rainbow runner caught in False bay at Rooi Kranz. water 20 deg,
24 degrees 1mile off Scarborough and one commercial had 19 marlin Strikes. My boat went to the deep and got 7 yellows the stopped fishing and the guys jumped into the water to look at the Tuna!!
and I am at work!!! :-( :-( :-( :-(



Dont worry MAn , I AM SURE the Bills will be wild , maybe not on 12 mile but FOR SURE  on the Alphards .
Got word of a 123 kg YEllowfin / guys out of Houtbay , any word from your side about that 7/10 about it .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on February 17, 2014, 09:19:59 PM
Lenny, That is Epic.... Well done and glad you had a good day. The boat Rusvic is Trail Whutton and he is an old hand at the marlin (first to catch them at struis and start the craze!!)
Nice Dorado..hope you gonna eat that one!!
 
 :corrct:
 
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on February 18, 2014, 06:59:09 AM
Too tired to carry on fishing at the moment, so the weather is a nice break. Every trip has seen potential limits of tail and school yellows up to 50kg. We have normally stopped after 4 of each and released from there. Another stripey released yesterday off the point. On fire :happ:


Don't know what the weather is going to do to the fish.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on February 18, 2014, 07:22:52 AM
TM thats not fair we had to work and you are tired of catching fish,maybe I must join you one day ?
 
Lenny that fish bend you, lekker man lekker.
 
 
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on February 18, 2014, 08:20:33 AM
 (clap) Great reports on the action, please keep them coming. I am itching to get on the water!
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Post by: Prego on February 18, 2014, 09:03:11 AM
Travelmember you makes us all  :envy

Well done on yet another bill off cape point, live bait again?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on February 18, 2014, 09:04:50 AM
@ Lenny congrats on a great day out to you too   :cgrts: guessing you hooked on jigging albeit hard work  w;k
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on February 18, 2014, 09:17:05 AM
Wasn't me on the rod this time! Fish took a plastic.
Will be heading to Struis when the weather gives us a break.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on February 18, 2014, 07:29:46 PM
Lenny, That is Epic.... Well done and glad you had a good day. The boat Rusvic is Trail Whutton and he is an old hand at the marlin (first to catch them at struis and start the craze!!)
Nice Dorado..hope you gonna eat that one!!
 
 :corrct:
Trail , Were on Vlakbank , not on a Marlin mission . the Dorrie was gobbled up CAJUN style .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on March 25, 2014, 03:17:55 PM
Went a bit off shore on Saturday, just outside Gordonsbay harbour.
We got a lot of small shad- juvenile 10- 15 cm
We also got 25+ small cob biggest was 470mm and smallest 150mm.( Nice fun but nothing for the pan. ) :-(
Got a couple of different Sharks, small bronzie, stripe cat shark ext.
We lost a big fish twice that took a live maasbanker , but the hook just didn't set, the first time we got the maasbanker back and you could see on the teeth marks that it wasn't a shark, but second time round all off.
And I found out how it feels when a barbells pen get hold of you. Not something I want to experience any time soon again. :unhap
But it was great to be on the water again and to see all the fish in False bay, as we got visit 3 time by a huge shoal of dolphins
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on March 25, 2014, 04:19:03 PM
The Point is on fire after these westerlies. Went out yesterday and had tail, yellows and longies all around the boat and all on light tackle.
Herewith TM3 with his first longie on a spinning stick.
Also lots of bigger yellows out at the canyon. Heard of a pole boat that had an epic day yesterday!
Guys queueing up to fish Thurs - Sat this week.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on March 25, 2014, 04:31:08 PM
Hi TM, may be I must go out with you some time(hint-hint)
Nice fish.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on April 13, 2014, 01:35:11 PM
I cannot remember a season as good as this!  :nobs:

The yellows have stayed with us since October and are still firing! The last week has seen an epic bite. The yellowtail are feeding like mad at the Point / Bellows / Anvil - crack of dawn til 09.30 and then again 15.00- 17.00. They are on anchovies so the small spinner works well. Had 10 fish in 10 minutes on the boat the other day!


Plenty of decent size longies at the first ammo dump and then from there to the West to the straight numbers, where the medium yellows are in abundance. Flat seas and calm weather have seen plenty of boats come right and given many guys the chance to see fish in the slick. Fish from gas bottles up to 60kgs.


We have had enough of the run of the mill so carried on in our experimental vein.
This time we ran to the canyon and did daytime deep dropping. Unfortunately we only had time for one drop as the next 2.5 hours were spent fighting our first bite!
130kgs of big eye. (126.7 on the scales 5 hours later).
This has taken a couple of years of trial and error, but what a pleasure when a plan comes together! Was taken at 450m in 520 depth.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Charles on April 13, 2014, 01:50:39 PM
 (clap) Awesome achievement travelmember!  :resp:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: REEFMAN on April 13, 2014, 01:59:31 PM
Unbelievable catch TM... 130Kg!!  :shk Yoh! Well done!  (clap)
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Happy Dog on April 13, 2014, 03:40:45 PM
 :win:  What a great catch! Well done guys.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: shagnrelease on April 13, 2014, 03:50:38 PM
Fantastic stiff Tim
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: jaenswart on April 13, 2014, 04:27:18 PM
Awesome Catch TM...Are you sure thats a big Eye...looks like a bluefin at first glance. Very hard to distinguish between the two but I suppose being there and with your experience it must be a Big Eye.

Well done again :-)
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Shaun17 on April 13, 2014, 04:55:43 PM
Outstanding catch bud, reckon that should smash the current UA record. Nominated for catch of the month….  :+ cred:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Bwana on April 13, 2014, 05:17:53 PM
Outsanding fish very well done to you are your crew!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on April 13, 2014, 05:20:05 PM
LOL, Brendan in the pic was the angler - I was just deckie and leaderman. w;k
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on April 14, 2014, 09:06:08 AM
 (clap) Awesome catch!  :resp:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: tkei on April 14, 2014, 10:42:37 AM
Beautiful fish that. Well done guys.
What reel is that, Tyrnos 30? looks ont he small side to be deep dropping 450m and still looking for big fish.


IMO, without having seen a big eye or bluefin, it looks more bluefin that big eye. Doesnt make the catch any less spectacular though.

Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on April 14, 2014, 10:50:39 AM
Prob a big eye but the only way to ID properly is to inspect the liver as they look identical to a YFT in most cases. AWESOME catch and well done. That is the biggest I have heard of in a while. In 15 years I have not broke 110kg and have caught plenty!!! :happ: :envy
I hear there still plenty about.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Prego on April 14, 2014, 11:07:10 AM
Wow the Cape boys have been having it  :envy :envy :envy

TM again kudos to you guys the YF and YT are busting all over the show and you guys are out experimenting trying to get a broad bill and it payed off not the desired species but hell what a result  :resp: to you guys
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on April 14, 2014, 11:58:46 AM
Reel was a Tyrnos 50 loaded with 1500m of 80lb braid and a topshot. It worked, but was a bit sticky after 2 hours.


The species was between southern bluefin and big eye. Tail says SBT but dorsal said big eye. Only conclusive way is gill rakers.
The fish had 30, therefore big eye (although very close to the 31 that would determine SBT).


The bite was a classic sword bite and came up steadily for the first hour, at times almost to the surface. As the fish warmed up, it become stronger. We tried to get the gaff in on the first chance but it stayed at 10m for a few minutes. Once it was warm it dived straight down - a measured 300 metres down against 10kgs of drag. Seriously impressive power. Took another hour to get it back to the top and a further 25 to get the circles small enough to gaff.


Got to wait for another gap in the weather to try again!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: REEFMAN on April 14, 2014, 12:17:50 PM
Ok so Tim, that has to be serios pressure on your tackle... mind running through the knots you use on that setup... backing to topshot and terminal tackle? Also what braid and topshot?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: tkei on April 14, 2014, 12:28:35 PM
Thanks Tim,
The pic just made the tyrinos look smaller than the 50. Good reels but I can imagine after 2 hrs the pressure on the braid and topshot was pretty hectic, pissibly leading to the sticking.
Got our marlin in jan on the tyrinos 50, was very impressed with it.

Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on April 14, 2014, 01:11:06 PM
Daiwa multi coloured braid, T-Line topshot, bimini on braid, braided leader loop on topshot - catspaw together. Everything else is crimped. PM sent.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: CLS on April 14, 2014, 01:59:55 PM
Awesome fish well done to all involved. How are the anglers arms after that battle ???
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on April 14, 2014, 02:15:49 PM
TM it is not solid to ID tuna on the gill rake as there are 18 to 22 gill rakers on the first gill arch of a Bigeye Tuna. There will be 24 to 28 gill rakers on a Bluefin Tuna, and 27 to 33 gill rakers on a Yellowfin and Slenders and SBFT fit in between. Where external examination cannot be 100% the leading authourities use internal organ inspection of which the liver is the easiest, a lot of cape fishermen make assumptions and I have had this plenty on my boat, but the only solid way of ID on Tuna is with the liver and other internal organs. I often have a marine biologist on my boat and he often proves me wrong on my first assumptions with ID, but the depth you were fishing at - unlikely to be a YFT. That is an awesome fish, what I am interested in is have you caught any Broadbill yet? we have tried and only had one at the boat!
 
The credit for this is to Dennis Albert - I hope he does not mind!
 
"Description: The body of the bigeye tuna is cigar-shaped (tapered at both ends). The head is pointed and the eye is relatively large. The color is dark metallic brownish blue to dark yellow on the back becoming gray or whitish below. There often is a bluish stripe on the side. In most individuals, the length of the pectoral fins should enable one to identify the species properly. Both bigeye and yellowfin tuna look similar, but bigeye tuna have pectoral fins which extend well past their anal fin, while yellowfin tuna have much shorter pectoral fins. Tuna which cannot be distinguished by external characteristics can be positively identified by liver characteristics. Bigeye tuna livers are striated (covered with blood vessels) along the trailing edges, while yellowfin tuna livers are smooth. Small bigeye tuna also may be distinguished from albacore by the characteristics of the liver. The liver is heavily striated in the albacore while the bigeye tuna liver is only striated along the trailing edges.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: L Hooker on April 14, 2014, 02:19:27 PM
wow awesome catch congratulations  (clap)
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: visteroris on April 14, 2014, 02:30:26 PM
Great catch ,hope to find a YFT that size this weekend at the Bonanza in RNB :corrct:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on April 14, 2014, 02:41:12 PM
TM it is not solid to ID tuna on the gill rake as there are 18 to 22 gill rakers on the first gill arch of a Bigeye Tuna. There will be 24 to 28 gill rakers on a Bluefin Tuna, and 27 to 33 gill rakers on a Yellowfin and Slenders and SBFT fit in between. Where external examination cannot be 100% the leading authourities use internal organ inspection of which the liver is the easiest, a lot of cape fishermen make assumptions and I have had this plenty on my boat, but the only solid way of ID on Tuna is with the liver and other internal organs. I often have a marine biologist on my boat and he often proves me wrong on my first assumptions with ID, but the depth you were fishing at - unlikely to be a YFT. That is an awesome fish, what I am interested in is have you caught any Broadbill yet? we have tried and only had one at the boat!
 
The credit for this is to Dennis Albert - I hope he does not mind!
 
"Description: The body of the bigeye tuna is cigar-shaped (tapered at both ends). The head is pointed and the eye is relatively large. The color is dark metallic brownish blue to dark yellow on the back becoming gray or whitish below. There often is a bluish stripe on the side. In most individuals, the length of the pectoral fins should enable one to identify the species properly. Both bigeye and yellowfin tuna look similar, but bigeye tuna have pectoral fins which extend well past their anal fin, while yellowfin tuna have much shorter pectoral fins. Tuna which cannot be distinguished by external characteristics can be positively identified by liver characteristics. Bigeye tuna livers are striated (covered with blood vessels) along the trailing edges, while yellowfin tuna livers are smooth. Small bigeye tuna also may be distinguished from albacore by the characteristics of the liver. The liver is heavily striated in the albacore while the bigeye tuna liver is only striated along the trailing edges.
Thanks for the very interesting information.  :Like:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Kegan on April 14, 2014, 03:00:04 PM
Hi Guys, A mate of mine went out last week and got this awesome fish, his previous best yellowfin is under 10kg, so you can imagine his exitment at landing one of this size, 101,4kg of power!!congrats to him again..cheers :yft: :yft: :yft:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: L Hooker on April 14, 2014, 03:08:27 PM
Nice fish Kegan congrats to your mate! (clap)
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on April 14, 2014, 03:14:26 PM
 :happ: Awesome  :yft: !!!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on April 14, 2014, 03:19:05 PM
Fantastic fish that - I think it was on Obsession on Thursday.


At Seventenths, definitely not yellowfin, although they do occur at those depths.  Choice was between big eye and southern bluefin. Not sure where you get the physiological breakdown, but all my references quote gill rakers as 23-31 in big eye and 31-40 in southern bluefin. Both have striations on the liver.
Either way, fish tasted lekker! Will save BB discussions for the bar. w;k





Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: REEFMAN on April 14, 2014, 03:38:01 PM
Daiwa multi coloured braid, T-Line topshot, bimini on braid, braided leader loop on topshot - catspaw together. Everything else is crimped. PM sent.

Thanks Tim... what's a braided leader loop? Aussie Plait?
What a fantastic headsup for T-Line!!! Local is lekka!!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: BETTYS on November 18, 2014, 02:40:35 PM
Just to give this topic a start again.
What is news around the Cape, I know there is lot of tail around but are they biting?
I really want to still go and get a  :yft:  so hope they will be coming around real soon.
7/10 if possible can you post us the water temp charts again, real interesting to see how the warm water start moving in.
 :tkx:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on November 19, 2014, 11:35:30 PM
I dont have access at the mo but know that water at dassen was 13,5 today and very few tail seen/ came out. This does not mean that is the temp in the deep but in all likelyhood the deep will not be good at the mo with all this SE but it is needed to bring in the warm water from the east... I will check out the charts when I get a chance. Was planning to move my tupperware to Hout Bay but think I am gonna scrap that Idea this season as will only get to cape in feb and then struis will be in full swing!!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 20, 2014, 08:09:28 AM
It looks like the warm water is still way off.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: L Hooker on November 20, 2014, 09:46:31 AM
It looks like the warm water is still way off.
SAfish I saw on KADA's website that guys have caught YFT off Knysna, any idea if this is a regular occurance or is it only when the warm water pushes in close enough offshore?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 20, 2014, 09:52:07 AM
It happens every now and then, but not every year. I have spoken to an old guy the other day about this. He told that a couple of years ago the YFT were close to the shore and the guys would launch their boats after work to go and catch a couple. It is a rare occurrence but it does happen. I mean, a guy caught a Dorado in the lagoon last summer so anything is possible.  :hehe: :hnthnt:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: L Hooker on November 20, 2014, 10:07:57 AM
It happens every now and then, but not every year. I have spoken to an old guy the other day about this. He told that a couple of years ago the YFT were close to the shore and the guys would launch their boats after work to go and catch a couple. It is a rare occurrence but it does happen. I mean, a guy caught a Dorado in the lagoon last summer so anything is possible.  :hehe: :hnthnt:
Ok cool, hopefully it happens this December!! :hnthnt: Would love to check out the offshore SST charts for that day the guy caught that Dorado  :shk the warm water must've been damn close in! Actually does anyone know where I can get hold of old SST charts for Dec 2013?
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: L Hooker on November 20, 2014, 10:09:47 AM
Just saw now it was caught 1 Jan 2014
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on November 20, 2014, 10:23:28 AM
The water temperature is always a lot higher the further you travel up the lagoon. Above the white bridge it can reach 27 - 28 degrees in summer.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Outrageous Fishing Charte on December 06, 2014, 01:18:18 PM
Hey Guys,

It looks like the tuna have arrived in decent numbers, with some really classy fish being caught last weekend near the canyon and further south... Lets hope that they don't disappear after this weather...

Happy fishing
Byron
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on December 07, 2014, 03:50:54 AM
Thanks for the info... Wont see the fish till feb.  :cry:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on December 10, 2014, 07:52:55 PM
Been some good geelbek two nights ago night action. This morn some commercials got up to 1 and two tons per boat  . Lekker braai size fish  . Tomorrow looks like a seaday
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: PH on December 10, 2014, 07:57:01 PM
It is now dusk in Struisbaai and we just saw 3 boats leaving the harbour.

Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on December 10, 2014, 09:43:37 PM
The whole of gansbaai and the west coast clang has arrived and are at sea tonight .  By tomorrow night all " die manne" will be here ...
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on December 10, 2014, 11:13:11 PM
Good tuna south of the canyon.... Reports of lots of YFTs and Longies......
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Outrageous Fishing Charte on December 11, 2014, 01:45:20 PM
Yip , plenty good size Yellowfin and some decent amounts of longfin also came out on Tuesday... Looks like a good season ahead for the tuna manne
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Lenny on December 16, 2014, 04:19:50 PM
Some Comms not even one bin , Tail is one ON , one day OFF .


Few Bek , and Kob too .


Heads up for the guys heading up here , 8 /13/15 /16 ounce boat leads up for sale form me ! you guys know how to contact me .


Thanks for updates Tony and OFC .
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Timothy Scriven on February 17, 2015, 03:23:43 PM
Not a fish off Cape Town in two months??
 :dunno: :cry: :dunno:
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on February 17, 2015, 05:35:59 PM
Plenty fish, just nothing exceptional so far. Tuna are around, some days better than others, 30-80kg fish. Smaller class came into False bay this week - even the trekkies got some in Fish Hoek!
Tail are between the Point and Robben - just depends on temp and wind. Last week we found them 5 miles off at the current line.
Couple of billfish seen and 2 released.
Think we going to have a late season bite as well.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: travelmember on April 02, 2015, 09:33:41 AM
This has been a really weird season weather wise. The wind has not settled for a decent period and the fish have been feast or famine.


Snoek have now become like hens teeth although a few fish have been caught in Buffels the last week. Yellowtail are like rabbits in a magicians hat, now you see them, now you don't. 2 weeks ago we had plenty of fish at Cape Point - now it is 12 degrees and empty.
But we are having a mackerel run in quantities that we have not had for many years. Nice size fish and great fun on fly and ultra light tackle, Also very good in the smoker.


Our tuna disappeared for a month or so (very slim pickings) but then came back last week in full force. From 10 miles past the Point outwards they are there in numbers. Trolling, bait, spearing are all working, with Pink being the popular colour.
Billfish have been full of nonsense, when we have the right conditions we have been successful - very hard trying to find the right temp, colour and water this year though. We are 4,3,2 so far this season in the Cape.


We have spent quite a bit of time coaching juniors for next seasons comps and it is always nice to get them into fish. The 2 senior members of the junior team were quite bleak they got nothing over 60kgs for the season so far, but the youngest managed a nice albacore (longfin tuna) of 24kgs.


If the weather plays ball, the season should last another 3 months and the fish should just get bigger.

Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Seventenths on April 02, 2015, 10:02:00 AM
 (clap) Thanks for the update... I will prob miss the end of the season as will only be back in the cape in June... :-(  but maybe I am lucky who knows....good luck and well done with the youngsters... :+ cred:  for getting them into the fish and putting time in to developing the future of fishing.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: SAfish on April 02, 2015, 10:16:38 AM
Thanks for the report and I hope the weather and fish plays along for you guys.  :tite
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: Krystyna on April 09, 2015, 06:24:21 AM
Hi , I am looking for 3 crew members  to join me on our 21ft Buttcat for the Gordonsbay Off-Shore classic from 27 April to 2 May - prospects looks good for good catches this year - crew to share / split costs and help to secure sponsors - please inbox me if you're interested -Thanks Johan
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: MattAndrews on September 29, 2017, 08:28:02 PM
Anyone have any recommendations for fishing off the rocks at Cape Point? looking to go on tuesday! any help would be appreciated! :tite

Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: La Niña on October 01, 2017, 10:34:03 AM
Anyone have any recommendations for fishing off the rocks at Cape Point? looking to go on tuesday! any help would be appreciated! :tite


You might want to try posting on another thread, this one is pretty old and its regarding offshore tuna catches.




So, where the tuna fishermen? Who wants to take a stab at guessing the date of the first tunas of the season?? I am hoping that it happens soon though!! October comp from CBSC coming up in just over 3 weeks and just after that is the Tuna derby out of HTB
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: liquidity on October 03, 2017, 02:27:19 PM
They are there, just in small numbers. A mate lost a big fish a couple of weeks ago. Backlines.
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: La Niña on October 05, 2017, 12:34:31 AM
They are there, just in small numbers. A mate lost a big fish a couple of weeks ago. Backlines.


Yeah i heard all about that fish that was lost  a week or two ago. There were however quite a few commercial deck boats out and none of them managed any yellows and only a couple of longies each.


A few of the comms left today and holding thumbs that they find some fish! The Oct comp out of CBSC is coming up pretty soon and hoping there are some fish for them to catch!!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: La Niña on October 05, 2017, 07:14:04 PM
One boat in the deep today looked far and wide and came back with 3 LF for the day!
Title: Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
Post by: La Niña on October 11, 2017, 09:01:49 PM
Sounds like the season kicked off today with some good catches of Longfin reported with a few yellows in-between!


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