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CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
« on: October 25, 2012, 08:31:27 PM »
TUNA!! TUNA!! TUNA!!!!



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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!!!!
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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...........
 
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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #1 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!


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EAT YOU HEARTS OUT BOYS  :cry:

finally got that YFT now for the YFT on a jig!

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #2 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!
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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 09:55:31 PM »
Yep, we got 3 donkeys today - all over 80.

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #4 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!
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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #6 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...

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #7 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....

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2012, 08:13:33 AM »
 :envy - 97kg.... nice fish!!!!

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #11 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:
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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #13 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.
 

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #14 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...

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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #15 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


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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #16 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 .
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Re: TUNA TUNA TUNA!!!
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012, 09:54:18 AM »
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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
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 10:02:25 AM »
oK if nobody minds, I'm going to change the Title of this thread...
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Re: CAPE Offshore - Whatsup?!
« Reply #19 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......

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