Local Boys – 19 March 2016
19/3/16 Frikkie and mates joined us on Saturday. The wind had turned and allowed us to run South. Once arriving in the canyon we found the water to be a better temperature and color, but still a bit green. We decided to put troll lines out and within 5 min we had our first strike. Frikkie was on the rod cranking like crazy, the fish coming to the boat very quickly. Unfortunately the fish spat the hook once he was at the boat.
With troll lines out again we were tight immediately. This time Frikkie’s mate was on the rod, landing his biggest fish ever, we decided to push out further and look for a bigger class fish. We got into an area where the water was a good color, stopped and started to throw chum. Casting some poppers we had Yellowfin boiling on the surface, a couple casts later we were tight again but this time on the popper. Loosing another fish next to the boat was quite disappointing.
Chumming like crazy we couldn’t get the fish to bite on the bait. Eventually in overtime we managed to raise a fish and Frikkie was on again with a nice fish of 55kg, the fish put up a really strong fight but Frikkie and his mate managed to crank the fish to the boat. Smiles all round boating nice Yellowfin we decided to call it a day. I’m looking forward to our next trip as the fishing is only going to get better.
Nick – Skipper Big Catch