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Re: Catching Chokka

Post by The Fishin' Magician on Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:43 am

Lekker man...
Judging by the pic, thats just about where we saw " Jan Vaaljas"
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Post by Mauritz Viljoen on Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:48 am

Hi Guys

Myself and 2 friends went chokka fishing yesterday for the first time.
We went to longbeach and paddled out to the big yellow buoy.
We got 10 tubes in total.

Thanks for the advice Fishin' Magician, I will definately do it again.


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Re: Catching Chokka

Post by The Fishin' Magician on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:10 pm

Howzit Mauritz

Chokka can be found all long the stretch from Kalkbay to Buffelsbay.

The generally prefer water that is in the relatively deep (in the region of 22m and deeper) and slightly warm. We have found that after a good South Easter blow they start feeding more aggresively in the area from Simonstown to Buffelsbay, but they have been known to feed through out the year irrespective of weather. Preferred spots with the kayaks are Simonstown (off the bullnose / sub bouy) and at buffelsbay (around the 44m deep mark)

Catches tend to increase around dawn and dusk, but the tubes will take anytime of day. As for storage, try to get them on ice as soon as possible. I tend to find putting them in a Zip lock bag (plastics for africa specials - R12 / 100) whilst out on the water is best as it keeps you ski / Bait container clean. (no slime and ink going everywhere)

But I Suck at "Tube-ing" and have only managed an entire 4 squid in my experiences. I am sure that those fisherman that think they are better than everybody else will have a lot to say over the fact that I posted this, but hey... use it dont use it.

PS. Bulky... one word and you are eating bait... MATE!
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Catching Chokka

Post by Mauritz Viljoen on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:01 pm

Hi everyone
I will start by introducing myself.
My name is Mauritz and I live in the Strand.
I have a Wilderness Tarpon 140 that I use for fishing in the Strand area, crayfishing (Rooi-els, Pringle Bay and Hangklip), and expidition touring (orange river).

I want to ask for some advice regarding catching chokka from a kayak/fishing ski.
I know you need a few jigs in different colours and that it can be a messy process. Wink
What I want to know is the where and when.
I have heard you can generally catch them anywhere in the Kalkbay or Simons Town area and they are easier to find if you have a fish finder.
What weather and wind is favourable to catch chokka?
Where would you guys recommend me to go looking for them and what time of day?
If you were lucky enough to get a few tubes, how do you pack/wrap them for freezing?

Thanks very much

Enjoy the weekend


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