In the last days some nice tunas were caught by the boats in Jezera quiet a few over 100kg .We caught some small tunas trolling and a small swordfish on 30pound line.
We also had a Mola Mola and a blueshark.
We fished the first two days with SHY but only caught a blueshark
and a 13kg dorado.
There are tunas around and
have been caught in all sizes.
Today was our last day of this season and one more time we were lucky enough to release two tunas a bit bigger today one around 50kg and one about 60kg.
There were a few better fish caught today so maybe the bigger ones are coming back.
The next report will be from Ascension Island again !
We parked in the fish again today and caught 1 albacore ,1 tuna around 45kg on 50 and a 26 kg tuna on 12 pound tackle again but it was a 5 hour battle to get it up to the surface with 5 pounds of drag.
We caught three small tunas again 2 on 30 pound outfit and 1 on 12 pound gear !
We caught 3 small tunas today wich were all released
The sea is still full of fish between 20 and 40 kg unfortunately most of the caught fish get killed 30.09.2007
Dieter and friends arrived but we caught nothing today
29.09.2007 (final Competition day)
The number of fish caught today was much smaller then the other two days but for Shy it was very good !
We caught 6 bluefins and had two more bites but unfortunatly all the fish were too small for points We weighed one of 38,5 kg (minimumweight for points 40kg) all the others were released.
Two fish were caught that made points one was caught by Limini and the biggest fish of the day was caught by whiteshark and weiged 58kg
The final ranks are :
Shy got awarded for the most releases in a day
Rankings after the first Two days of competition
Lots of fish including a few albacores have been caught today mostly too small for the points but also a number of fish were over 50kg.
The biggest today was 82kg by 4tuna.
Shy caught a 35kg tuna wich was released and had a bite of a better fish but pulled the hook after 20seconds.
Today was the first day of our anual competition and 59 boats entered.
I´,m fishing with Bas and Mariska again but we only caught one Albacore of 13kg.
Lot´s of tunas were caught but a lot of them were too small for the points.
Stelzbock is leading with a total of 106 kg of tuna (read more behind the button Stelzbock)
Second is a fish of 72,5kg and the third lies around 55kg.
The wheather was not ideal anymore moderate SE wind gave us a strong drift and lots of waves but
still Stefan caught his first bluefin of around 40kg
(unfortunatly the fish was injured and we couldn´t release it)
7 tunas up to 50kg were caught in total
The last two days were fishable and lots of small tunas have been caught.
Today SHY had it´s first day fishing after 6 weeks seasonbreak
and Thorsten caught a 55 kg tuna
in the afternoon and we had more fish under the boat in the evening but couldn´t foul them.
There were some more fish caught today but all small.
Only two small tunas were caught today but lots of boats had fish on their sounders that didn´t bite.
Today was the first day after two weeks that the weather was good again and I am looking forward to test my new Garmin sounder on the Stelzbock.
I finished the instalation pretty late and decided to do some bottom fishing. That was a bad decision because five tunas were caught today from 40 to 90kg.
There were more fish seen and one lost so I´ll try tomorrow.
The weather was up and down in the last half of august but still fish around up to 100kg but the everage size starts to go down a bit.
I went out with Axel on his "Blackmarlin" and
we caught a 85kg tuna with my 50pound standup
on a livebait.
At the moment there are also a good number of Amberjacks caught in sizes up to 42 kg
The fishing is still good with decent size fish.
El Patron caught this 112kg bluefin in the afternoon.
a couple more fish came in like every day.
Every day the boats can go out they have an average of one bite a day of tunas between 50 and 150kg.
We caught two smaller tunas today ,one was 56kg and the second one we released.
again there were another 3 fish in the harbour with the biggest arround 100 kg.
Lots of fish caught today but no luck on SHY.
The biggest was around 140kg.
Bad weather again !
Today was the first day SHY was able to go fishing again and there was lots of action.
In the morning we saw lots of good size tunas hunting baitfish on the surface but they didnÂ´t come close enough
Around noon we caught a small blueshark and a little later we hooked a tuna on a live makerel
Jörn-Henrik caught his first 85kg bluefin and did a very good job.
2 hours later we got another bite but the 150pound flourcarbon leader broke in the first run.
A bit later Alex caught a 55kg fish.
7 bluefin between 50 and 130kg and the first two Albacores were caught today
We had some nice echos on the sounder in the afternoon but no luck again . Two smaller tunas were brought in today .
Shiraz pulled the hook on a good fish after 2 .5 hours fight.
The weatherforecast says lowpressure and Wind for the next few days.
A moderate breeze from NW made fishing uncomftable in the afternoon again and only one fish got hooked around 3 in the afternoon.
It was "El Patron" again that brought the next fish in a nice Tuna of 100 kg ,
Today we saw lots of tunas and got a bite around noon but 5meters from the boat the hook pulled out of the 40kg ish bluefin two more boats had bites but no hookup before "El Patron" finally hooked one
and caught the 77kg tuna.
We must have had another bite on a live makerel because when checking the bait we missed the bait as well as the sinker.
This year started different again in the waters along Croatias coast.
From april on there were loads of very small bluefin from 3- 20 kg arround and the stayed until July in numbers.
In April Bakul caught one decent fish of around 150kg but the rest were babys.
We had our first day fishing on the 19th of july and caught two nice size bluesharks of 80 and 100 kg.
1 or two days later Bakul and Barakuda caught the first decent tunas of the summer season.
Barakuda caught two 150 kg and 50-60kg and Bakul caught one around 50kg and lost two more tunas including a nice one that took lots of line.
We went out the next day and saw tunas hunting but only caught two Dorados
13kg and 4 kg.
We did two more very short days but caught nothing decent so far.
At the moment there is one tuna around 50 in the harbour every day.
Yesterday "Blackmarlin" lost a good fish after taking a lot of line .
Today (25.07) we have BORA ( NE wind) and we are waiting for calmer seas again.
The water looks alive with lots of bait and preditors around and also from July to January there is a ban on perseining in the med so we hope for a good season.
Our season in croatia started in the middle of july this year a little bit earlier then normal.
Dieter and his family were here for two weeks and we fished most of the days but short hours.
In the first few days we saw some nice bluesharks up too 140 kg
and Timmy and Jan Phillip each got a nice one over 100kg.
We saw tunas jumping but didn´t get any contacts .A few days later “Cuba Libre” caught the first tuna of the season of around 60kg and lost two more with a doubleheader. My friend and boatpartner in the “Stelzbock” Axel with another friend Marco arrived
and on their second day of fishing they caught a really nice fish
of 129kg on 80 standup tackle
They were so exausted that they needed help to get the fish in the boat.
We didn´t fish that day. Two days later Dieter decided to take a day off and I went out with Jan Phillip and Timmy alone and we hooked a nice Tuna. It stayed on the surface for a while so I first thought of a swordfish but finally it went down and behaved like a tuna. After a while Jan Phillip got it to the boat
and we brought the 122kg fish to the scale.
Stelzbock caught another tuna of ca. 80 kg
and a big shark of 130+ kg wich was released as usual.
Bakul caught a Tuna of around 100kg on the first of august and one more fish of 60kg was brought to Jezera so far.
Shy didn´t fish much in august and unfortunately we didn´t miss too much. There were a few tunas caught in our area including a 130 kg fish of the sailingboat “felicitas” and a fish of around 150kg of Roberto from his 75 foot Hatteras “Macaira”.
The rest of augusts fish were everage size except
a 68kg broadbill on Stelzbock .
We caught a 27kg broadbill in a night trip with Dieter.
In September I started fishing with Team Viking from Norway and they were very lucky !
The first day we caught a 64kg bluefin.
The second day we caught a 58kg swordfish.
The third day it was a 10kg dorado.
And the last two days of their trip they got bluesharks.Bakul caught a tuna around 80kg.
After that everybody expected the fishing to pick up like the years before but unfortunately
The opposite happened and live disappeared totally from anywhere close.
The competition was a disaster with only 1 tuna caught by “Sveta Ana”.The best thing about it was that it was the seasons biggest fish with 173kg .
This was more or less the end of the season here.
There were reports of commercial fishermen and sportfishingboats from Pescara in Italy that the tuna stayed for almost two months about 30 NM from Pescara and didn´t move towards croatia as they normally do. Let´s hope they change their minds next year again !!!!
For next year we have a new “SHY” in Jezera.
She is a 35foot CABO Flybridge and the nicest boat I have ever been on. I´m looking forward to run this baby !!!
Georg and I brought it over from Mallorca in a very smooth 1200NM trip and we caught some fish small but interesting. The first thing we caught were 2 small bluefins 40 NM west of Sardinia . Then I caught my first spearfish about 20 NM ESE of Sardinia plus a couple of dorados.
Then 10NM north of Palermo we caught two small broadbill !!!
All the fish bit on small surfacelures at 7 KT speed.
The bluefin started biting a little bit earlier this season and the last two weeks of july have already been quiet productive. Several tuna over 100 kg have been caught including one of around 200 kg !
We started fishing on the 8th of august and had tuna under the boat but they didn´t bite.
A typickal tunaecho !
The weather is extremely unstable at the moment so we went out after a few days of bad weather and caught a 65kg tuna with Thomas from denmark who was as a guest of Dieter on board.
A period of bad weather followed again and except half a day with lots of wind we only fished on the 14th again.
On the way out we saw fish jumping and we stopped in that area. After an hour of chumming a nice bluefin started feeding in our chumline . Dieter tried to hook him on his 16 pound outfit but the stronger leader was too easy to see for this fish. After half an hour we switched to heavy Tackle with a lighter leader and after five minutes I fouled the fish with a moving freeline.
After 40 minutes Jan Phillipp caught the fish of 125 kg!!!
Later we saw tuna jumping again but couldn´t get them to the chum.
The rest of august was dominated by seeing numbers of bluefin every day feeding on the surface. The problem was they didn´t react to any of our fishingmethods.
There were always 1 or 2 tunas brought to the scale but compared to the numbers we saw it was nothing.
There were two exceptional fish caught in the end of august : 1 treshershark of 180 kg caught by El patron
and a 74 kg swordfish caught by some beginners from Zagreb .
The beginning of september went on like august . Plenty of tuna around but only a few caught. The number of treshersharks was quiet impressive . The were several fish around 100 kg caught . Shy also got one around 100 kg wich was released. We lost a similar one a few days before.Mid September the fish started biting better and we caught one about 95 kg.
The days before and while the Croatian competition was excellent. An everage of 25 Tunas was caught but a lot of small ones .As usual we caught a fish 2 kg to small to count in the competition and on the first day of we caught one about 104 kg. The biggest fish in the competition was a 137 kg tuna caught by Lovaca who also won .Second was Bakul and third was Biggy 2.
The first half of October was still excellent !
5 fish for the best boat in a day was nothing special. Our best day was 5 tuna between 50 and 80 kg and one 30kg swordfish. Sveta Ana had one day with one 5!!! Header (five bluefin at the same time) and two triple headers . They caught six of them.
Delphin with Andreas Wittenstein and friends on board lost a 300kg tuna after 5 hours fight .
The fish was dead and each time they tried to get close to the planed up fish it sunk out of reach. The next day a bottomnet dragger pulled up the fish with the hook in its mouth !
Mid October the fishing went very slow and the tuna disappeared until the end of the month.
See you next year in Jezera