The Catch After the Storm – 24 April2016
Phill joined us for some tuna action this weekend. Arriving in the deep after the huge storm that hit Cape Town at the start of the weekend, we didn’t know where to start looking for fish. The water was green and cold were we caught fish a couple days ago so I followed my insticts and trolled towards the inside. Here we found blue warm water.
Within 10min in the blue water we had a double up strike on Longfin. I turned the boat for the drift and started throwing bait. We raised a shoal of Longfin and Yellowfin sitting under the longfin at 40m. We hooked some Longfin on the bait I eventually hooked a Yellowfin. Passing the rod to Phill who was excited to get his dream Yellowfin. Unfortunately 30min into the fight the hook pulled and we lost the fish.
I stripped another bait going tight on a monster fish. The fish ran on the surface for about 300m then took a dive. 1hr and 30min later we landed the fish. It was a 200+kg Mako shark which came up tail wrapped. We safely released the shark. Non the less Phill was chuffed with his big shark and he will be back next year to get his big Yellowfin. We look forward to having him on board again!
Nick – Skipper Big Catch