November 20, 2016 by Mike Laubscher

Trip Info

The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

After several months of bad health and then an accident busting up my leg and hand I fInally got out on the water again after almost 4 months. It was great to get my veins filled with Saltwater, even though the trip was tough on me I really enjoyed it and will be getting stronger and stronger each trip and hopefully soon I will be back at the helm as my leg heals. Felt strange to have someone else skip my boat whilst I managed the deck with my crew, but I suppose there is a first time for everything in life.

Water was clean and blue as we headed out around the ships, but the water was cold averaging 21.3deg.C today with a reverse current. The sea was relatively flat today with far spaced swells, conditions were overcast and a light SW wind.

I saw a bow wave from a fish heading directly into our spread at great speed and then BANG the starboad outside rigger elastic band popped, the rigger bounced and we had a rod bend followed by the reel making that buzzing sound thats gets all fishermans adrennalin going, as the line was running I saw a Dorado jumping, we waited for the hook to set properly and then gave the rod to the client and a good fight ensued and Fat Girl opened her Dorado account for the season with a stunning Queen on deck.

Was great to be back on the water.

Book your trip with Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl

Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl

Blue Water Charters offers a variety of fishing trips out of Durban, South Africa. They are specialists in Marlin and big game fishing and have the highest catch rates in Durban. Here, you can catch the likes of Tuna, Marlin, Trevally, Yellowtail, Mackere