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Jet Ski Social Ride Jet ski fishing- company required!
« on: November 03, 2016, 06:59:53 PM »
I ride out Manly Boat Harbour (Brisbane), have a late model Yamaha, and have added around 30hrs on my first jetski since September '16.

 I am looking for other riders that might also want to go on my epic rides to try to catch mackerel and other pelagics in Moreton Bay!   A couple of recent trips have been to the Measured Mile, Tangalooma, Rous etc, and I must admit it is quite a lonely place to ride to sometimes. I also figured out I needed to learn a lot, and need mentors!

I finally figured out a great anchoring system and easy retrieval and cable winding, got my boat rods and rigs sorted, and now trying to hook my first decent mackerel. In fact I am going out tomorrow early to try to do that!

I am looking for any like-minded jetski fishermen that also would feel safer having some buddies out there for any future trips. Some weeks I can go out one or two days on business days due to a flexible work I do.  I need to learn a few things about the bigger bay species and how and where to go, and ultimately would like to experience and fish the reefs off North Stradbroke and Moreton Island.

If you are a local skifisher and also want the added safety of another rider, please pm me.

Thanks


Offline freddo

Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 12:07:01 AM »
Hi there, I have a seadoo wake, set up for fishing, 85 litre esky, Epirb, marine radio, flares etc, sidescan hummingbird with gps. Have started going out of the Gold Coast and am keen to tackle some mackerel and dolphin fish. I live in Carindale . Am keen to do more trips with company .

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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2016, 11:40:21 AM »
Hi Freddy. Sounds good. I'll pm you to get contact details, then get in contact


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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 11:02:24 PM »
Hi. I have a late model fxho set up with a lawrence gps/ fishfinder, epirb, fishing rack and esky, vhf radio etc. Mainly fish for pelagics using lures not bait  out past northern end of Moreton island. I would be interested but can only do weekends.

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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 08:10:25 AM »
Hi Norm57. Thanks for replying. I'll send you a private message with my contact details


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Offline freddo

Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 10:05:09 AM »
Thought I would post a picture


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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 11:45:56 AM »
The weather is not looking much good so far this week for the open bay and offshore fishing this week, but I have taken Fred's advice on a few things and ordered a small live bait bucket.

I also got a sabiki rig for catching the baitfish, and then realised how much of a mess I could make with those little hooks. So I have made a little sabiki rod out of PVC pipe plus an old cheap spinning reel. The rig retracts into the pipe with a little flicking up and down, so looks like it will do the job to enable me to reuse the rig and avoid tangles. But the proof will be on the next trip. I've also added an additional two rod holders on the esky but still think I need a few more now!

Oh, and maybe a burly bucket? A guy that was anchored next to me in a boat last time I went out had a burly bucket and caught some nice fish within minutes of pulling up next to me. I tried casting a lure in the current downstream from his boat but only managed to catch a very small tailor! He was catching his live bait on what looked like a Sabiki rig....

My question is what is the recommendation about EPIRBs and where did you guys mount them on your skis?

A PLB seems to be a better option but the local marine regulations say we need EPIRB. I read a story on this website about a rider that came off and was unable to swim back to their ski. Fat lot of good an epirb will be in that case. Luckily they were with some buddies on other skis.  That's a very scary thought as on most of my recent trips I have been on my own and a VERY long way from shore in the bay. I have a radio but on the water the range will be quite limited. And Ive heard of a jet ski rider that basically lost his ski returning from Moreton Island and they found him a day or so later dead in the bay, his ski many kilometers away.

Anybody aware of any changes to the regulations expected in regards to using a PLB vs EPIRB? I don't really want to have to buy two of these items if I can avoid it. And a legrope for the ski is not really a good option! :)

All a learning experience... great fun too!

Maybe the next fishing trip will be this Friday or Sunday, as these look like the best options so far. Thanks Fred and Norm for being in contact. Looking forward to a trip soon.




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Offline freddo

Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 04:56:04 PM »
If you need tethers for your rods etc, don't buy them , you can make with a few bits and they end up being super strong - tip from kayak fishing , get wipper sniper cord, the ferrules from fishing show and stainless clips eBay, cost less than $6 per lead to make and are super strong.  Wrap green cord around a piece pvc, drill hole through end end to hold tails, put into boiling water for 5 minutes, then freezer for 5 and concertina cord is done, then attach clips etc


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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2016, 06:44:23 AM »
Hi, I'm very much a novice myself, bought all the ski and all the gear { to appease my mid-life crisis as I pitched to the missus and kids} but not getting out there. At times I can do mid weeks as well as weekends.
So count me in.
Cheers
Col

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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 11:29:04 AM »
For those that have replied- thanks- and I have sent a message with my phone number so you have someone to call or text. The plan is for anyone to send a text to the group 1-3 days out from a planned trip and set a departure time and from where. If it helps, I can make a What'sApp group and that way anybody can communicate with all members of this group easier.

To repeat, the aim is to share knowledge about jetski fishing and spots,  and have some company on the water for safety. I hope I am not overthinking this, but so far I have had little success in the bigger fish stakes, and it's been because of both fear of the unknown and lack of experience.

My idea is to depart Manly Harbour for Moreton Bay fishing spots like Moreton Island and Measured Mile beacons, and eventually when comfortable with bar crossing- North Stradbroke and Gold Coast reefs.  The weather and time availability factor is going to influence it all. 

I would prefer to text the planned trips instead of posting everything we do online -for obvious privacy reasons. So if you want to come along, please make sure I have your name and text numbers thanks. For social rides it's no drama, but for fishing I think we need to be more selective about who knows what we are doing.

Start times in summer this side of Christmas will likely be early due to the NE trades that come in most days. No reason why someone couldn't catch up to us later in the morning if we keep in touch as mobile signal is fair in most of the bay.


BTW Col- the mid-life crisis questions rings true with me. There comes a time that you have to do things for yourself to make life enjoyable.

thanks for your interest.

Offline Matt T

Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 07:29:23 PM »
Hi Guys,
Sounds like I might be in the same boat as a few of you, iv got the basic esky set up with a couple of rod holders screwed to it but not entirely sure where to go. I usually try to go during the week so if anyone is heading out and wants some company let me know.
Thanks,
Matt

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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2016, 07:50:21 PM »
Hi Matt, welcome and please send a private message to me with your mobile and I'll add you to the newly formed What'sApp JetFish group! That way we can send messages to just us fisherjetskiers.

I figure that there wont always be everyone available for any given trip, so having a group of people makes it better as you are more likely to find someone going out, someone who knows more than you including locations to go, and have someone to be your safety backstop.

Anyway, we are keeping an eye on the weather for Fri and Sat, with an update tomorrow (Thursd) evening if we want to go out. Its blowing about 30 knots here tonight, so lets hope for some change.

Fred says next week is looking good, but I am going to be away, so you guys can keep the lines of comms open and sort something out if we don't get out this weekend.

Paul
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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2016, 01:13:29 PM »
Good morning on the bay today. Started out around 5am from Manly with Fred and went to the Measured Mile. Bit choppy going out, and was interesting going between two very large cargo ships as we crossed the channel. But otherwise uneventful and reasonably dry run all the way.

We tried hard but couldn't get the bait fish on our sabiki rigs, so resorted to fishing with lures most of the time. Fred caught a very nice 70cm mackerel! Hope he posts a shot of it here later. He also had some smaller versions that were too small to keep. I think one of these he dragged up on his sabiki rig actually!

Fred managed to wrap a line around his sounder transducer so took a swim to untangle. I was impressed with both the speed he got it clear plus his re-mounting skills which he did from the side of his jetski, his fishing esky making rear boarding impossible. Also credit goes to the stability of his Seadoo Wake I guess. 

I managed to drop my anchor retrieve line so had a moment balancing over the front with a gaff hook to snare the anchor rope up. The place they put the front tow hook on jet skis is very inconvenient!

The seas glassed off a few hours in and it was magic out there on the bay. We had a few other boaties there with us, as well as a mother and child dolphin that kept us company for a few hours.

I skunked on the keeper fish, but managed to get the record for grunters, as well as a large angel fish that belongs in an aquarium or the sea and not on a plate . I carefully released him and it swam off in full health.

What I learnt today:

- our sabiki rigs were almost useless . Fred caught around 3 different bait fish over the 3 hrs. The bait fish wouldn't grab the hooks for me. Need more research on why.
- even the live bait rigs we threw over didn't get any takers. Wrong breed/size/what?
- the lure Fred caught the big mackerel on was 30g, smaller than the ones I had and seems to be the go as others out there were doing the same and had some success.
- It was good to have company, as well as safer and more interesting.

I have attached the ride today:



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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2016, 07:43:17 AM »
We're going to plan a Fishing trip in the next few weeks so we'll post it up here and hopefully you guys can come along :)

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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2016, 07:52:23 AM »
Thanks, sounds great


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Offline freddo

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2016, 08:30:29 PM »
Any other keen fisho's out there?


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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 12:07:36 PM »
Hey Fred I'm back. I might try to head out  somewhere tomorrow afternoon weather permitting. Will watch the weather next week too for a early one depending on work load


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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2017, 08:47:06 AM »
 Hi Guys, after selling my boat in 2015 I bought a Ski and set it up for fishing but after a misadventure with a dirt bike didn’t get it out until Xmas.   I live north Brisbane but am keen to get out and chase some Spanish Macks anywhere from sunshine coast to gold coast  and no issues going off shore.  Look forward to catching up for a fish.
Aaron
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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2017, 10:10:11 AM »
Hi Aaron
nice choice of ski for fishing.

I created a little What'sApp group called "Jetfish " so that we didn't clog up this forum, and have a couple of people from around Brisbane on that message service that want to fish. If we are going out we post a simple message and if anyone can or wants to come they can. So far just one other guy and I have been out together a few times now, but it's certainly helped us both gain confidence in ski fishing as well as what the skis can handle in terms of weather and distance on fuel. We've also worked out that we have a lot to learn about when the fish are biting and where!

Private message me a mobile number and I'll add you to the group and you can keep an eye on where and when we are going out.

Cheers
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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2017, 12:19:45 PM »
Hi Guys,


No problem with clogging up the forum. Its here to help everyone. Auhazie, I'm sure you understand that this is  a resource that takes much time and effort to maintain. We'd appreciate your support to put something back into the sport and post some handy info for all the newbies.


Thanks for your help.

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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2017, 04:40:46 PM »
No dramas Mandy, thanks for clarifying. There are however some things that I would prefer to keep a little privacy on...secret fishing spots, departure times etc. Several reasons to do with who might be watching outside of the jetski-friendly people! The rest-any tips or experiences-  I promise to post!


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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2017, 05:09:09 PM »
No dramas Mandy, thanks for clarifying. There are however some things that I would prefer to keep a little privacy on...secret fishing spots, departure times etc. Several reasons to do with who might be watching outside of the jetski-friendly people! The rest-any tips or experiences-  I promise to post!


 br   Secret Fishing business  chr

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2017, 06:55:57 PM »
I'd be keen to go Jetski Fishing[emoji106].


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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2017, 12:59:41 PM »
Dave and Megan ,

Always great to have more company ,




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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2017, 10:00:24 AM »
Hi there, my name is Rodney and I'm going to try to get out fishing on either the 1st or 2nd of April. I'm new to fishing QLD and would like to maybe tag along with some others to learn some of the tricks to Jetski fishing.
I'm at Pimpama so usually go out at Jacobs Well but I'm happy to travel.


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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2017, 01:07:26 PM »
Hi Rod glad to hear your keen for a fish. I am out of the water for a few weeks due to having a busted appendix removed but once healed will be keen as to get out and amongst them. will keep you in mind when organising a trip.
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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2017, 03:25:52 PM »
Count me in!


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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2017, 12:02:43 AM »
Hi Rod glad to hear your keen for a fish. I am out of the water for a few weeks due to having a busted appendix removed but once healed will be keen as to get out and amongst them. will keep you in mind when organising a trip.
Azza
Please do, where do you normally fish?


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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2017, 12:04:15 AM »
Count me in!


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Where do you fish David?


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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2017, 09:07:09 AM »
I am Brisbane north side so usually fish out of Bribie, Scarborough or Mooloolaba  but will travel for fish.  I don’t tend to fish estuary as the tug is the drug so want to chase mackerel and other pelagic species in summer and snapper in the winter   
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Re: Jet ski fishing- company required!
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2017, 08:08:15 PM »
I am Brisbane north side so usually fish out of Bribie, Scarborough or Mooloolaba  but will travel for fish.  I don’t tend to fish estuary as the tug is the drug so want to chase mackerel and other pelagic species in summer and snapper in the winter
I'm happy to travel within reason if the fish are there so let me know and we can see how we go.


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