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Chopperdog82
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My Fishing Jet Ski

#1 Post by Chopperdog82 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:27 pm

I didn't know where to put this. Mods, if it's not the right place please let me know, remove etc.

I've been fishing from a kayak for a few years. Recently bought a boat and hardly used it, so I sold it and bought a jet ski to fish from :cool: Someone here asked for pics of it and I thought why not share with everyone. It's all fishing right, so members will get some joy out of it.

It's a new Yamaha fxho tricked out with lowrance elite ti 7, nav lights and raceteh tubbys. They're fibreglass pods that give you hundreds of litres of storage, railblaza star ports with cannon rod holders, 4 more stainless rod holders, dry tackle storage, bait boards on top, cup holders and a livewell. One of the yellow containers is plumbed direct to the yamaha tell tale.

I haven't had it long so only used it on the foreshore at margate. Still getting the offshore gear together. It's heaps of fun though. I took it for a night session and the bay glassed off, so I did 50 knots on the way home in the dark :lek: It goes quicker bit I'm not game.

Last week of October I'll be towing it to Sandy Cape at Fraser Island for 6 days of trolling. All going well we'll get into spanish, yft, wahoo, sails, billfish etc. I'll upload some pics and vids from the trip.
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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#2 Post by Marty75 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:34 pm

Very nice mate! :drib: :drib: :drib:

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#3 Post by GlassedOff » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:49 pm

Safa has exactly the same setup and am envious as they fish some good spots a bit too far to paddle, he also has a rod holder for trolling placed just in front of where your knee would be I've got a pic somewhere

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#4 Post by GlassedOff » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:53 pm

Here it is, not the best pic tho
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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#5 Post by Chopperdog82 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:11 pm

Identical! Is he brisbane based as well?? I have seen one on the road before with the pods. Might have been him. Around Bracken Ridge.

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#6 Post by Nativeman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:27 pm

How Much??
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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#7 Post by Chopperdog82 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:03 pm

Nativeman wrote:How Much??
About 25k with all the fruit. I ticked all the optional boxes though. Upgraded trailer, fancy lights, sounder installed at dealer etc. Pods are 3k because there's one guy in the country doing them and he can charge what he likes :roll:

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#8 Post by PA Pete » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:29 pm

Thanks for the pic's choppa they are the ducks nuts.!! :lek: Now you HAVE to post reports from the beast.!! :gu: The fish you are going to get from that platform will knock your socks off.!! :egrin: All the best old mate.
Cheers Pete. :cool:
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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#9 Post by scottski » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:17 pm

Wow sweet. Jetski fishing is really popular in NZ, plenty of vids from there and even a few TV series on ski fishing. If I moved back there I'd likely set myself up with one as well.

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#10 Post by TJofTheBay » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:15 am

I have seen you fishing near garrets before , thought it was odd to see a jetski slow down and give a wave and nod , now I know why lol
Looks like beast , I am sure you will have many memorable sessions.

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#11 Post by Chopperdog82 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:53 am

TJofTheBay wrote:I have seen you fishing near garrets before , thought it was odd to see a jetski slow down and give a wave and nod , now I know why lol
Looks like beast , I am sure you will have many memorable sessions.
Yeah mate fishermans etiquette. Not all jet ski owners are wankers. Just most of them :lol:

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#12 Post by coattail rider » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:58 pm

nice set up and all and please take no offence but i hope this doesnt become popular
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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#13 Post by Chopperdog82 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:14 pm

coattail rider wrote:nice set up and all and please take no offence but i hope this doesnt become popular
I've fished from a kayak for years. I hear what you're saying.

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#14 Post by StevenM » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:10 am

Nativeman wrote:How Much??
Selling more painted sticks

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Re: My Fishing Jet Ski

#15 Post by simons rat » Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:20 am

nice looking rig
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