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 Hi guys,

I sold My big boat and started to researched jetski fishing and got hooked on the idea.

So I recently purchased a 2015 fxho with a Whitey box. I have been setting her up for fishing including all safety gear for offshore fishing. I still need to purchase a sounder and install that somewhere.

I am keen to go far and wide and avaliable most days if you want some company on the water. 

Any trick you have learnt from your experience would  be awesome cheers

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 hey bud try to contact beau,

Fri, 2015-01-02 00:35

 hey bud try to contact beau, that lad is the guru on the ski and shallow water fishing.

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 Welcome to the Jetski

Fri, 2015-01-02 07:33

 Welcome to the Jetski Fishing Scene. You will have a ball- I sold boat,then sold fishing kayak and now enjoy everyday that I can get out on the Ski fishing.

I'm mainly fishing Cockburn/Warnbro Sound. Check the WA Boating rules as to how far "wide" you are allowed,as there are restriction's on length of vessels.

There's lot's to read on the Jetski Fishing Section on here.

Enjoy your new fishing experience.

 

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fishing

Fri, 2015-01-02 20:48

 Thanks guy,

I look forward to getting out and catching some fish. must admit been having a ball crusing around the ocean running the ski in.

 

I to bought a fishing yak set it up with all the fruit, relised quickly i work as a sea kayaking instructor and paddling and not getting paid for it is no fun.

I know the rules but personally think its a joke as modern skis are just as reliable as anyother new single motor vessel.  A jet ski can capsize and be turned back over and continue. A bit like a sea kayaking. I am qualified to take a group of school kids on an expedition paddling across to rotto. A sea kayak capsizes your roll back up and keep going.

recently a guy was rescues because his dingy was swamped by a wave.  I understand that rules are there because their are unreliable skis around but how many blue band mecurys do you still see behind boat.

 

i look forward to reading all the threads and hopefully catching up others and chasing the sun whilst living the dream

 

cheers

 

Rob

 

 

 

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 Hi mate welcome to a new

Sat, 2015-01-03 08:59

 Hi mate welcome to a new addiaction i havent had much time out on mine lately but looking to get outmonday maybe, might evan be for a quick squid session if you are keen just depending on what the weather is doing. Moking are you back on your ski yet, been to long between seeing you out. i got a few more mates with skis now aswell

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 G'Day Rigby- Yep back on the

Sat, 2015-01-03 09:23

 G'Day Rigby- Yep back on the Ski(just). Foot injuries are so slow to recover,hardest part is pushing the clutch in on the Moke at the boat ramp.lol

Once on the Ski all good,have been chasing tailor in the reefs,then squidding on the way back.

Seeya out there.

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fishing

Sat, 2015-01-03 11:31

 I am going to head out tomorrow for a dab around and seeing the weather is going to be 41 on monday i will def be on the water.

which ramp are you head out from.

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 I'm going from Palm Beach

Sat, 2015-01-03 13:18

 I'm going from Palm Beach boat ramp in the morning.

Will be fishing behind Garden Island,then when breeze comes in,head back into Mangles Bay/Cockburn Sound for a squid session.

 

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me thinks

Sun, 2015-01-04 08:29

Me thinks it time for a group meet, fishing session and story swap

where are you guys based?

 

cheers

 

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 i'll be out tomorrow as you

Sun, 2015-01-04 18:28

 i'll be out tomorrow as you say al garden island then a squid session i will either launch from palm beach or preston but i will see you out there i still have ur number ill prib head out early

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 Went out today Rigby-sorry

Sun, 2015-01-04 21:17

 Went out today Rigby-sorry can't make it tomorrow.

Plenty of squid inside. Enjoy.

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I would like a meet and greet

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:22

I would like a meet and greet and a fish around garden island etc, Psion, Rigby and Moking and anny one else.Im in Cannington
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I'm in

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:26

 I Live NOR and am FIFO, but I'm in.

Home this weekend Thursday - Sunday

 

cheers

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 I am nor but happy to

Tue, 2015-01-06 07:43

 I am nor but happy to travel. Definitely have to chase some squid.

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sounds like a plan set a date

Wed, 2015-01-07 05:47

sounds like a plan set a date and place.
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 i would be keen for a big

Wed, 2015-01-07 11:03

 i would be keen for a big day off fishing normally fish weekdays due to weekends taken up by working on the house, but any day during the week i am free. 

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j am heading our tomorrow moking

Wed, 2015-01-07 16:09

 Hi guys I am going to head to garden island tomorrow

is anyone else heading out?

 

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 Yep-I'll come out and meet

Wed, 2015-01-07 17:32

 Yep-I'll come out and meet up with you.

Check the wind forecast thou,it's going to be blowing,will have to keep in close to the Island for some protection.

I'll leave from Palm Beach ramp,what time you planning on leaving?

 

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Weather

Wed, 2015-01-07 22:13

 Hi I cheked the weather myself again tonight hoping for a change. I will leave it tomorrow as well as I would be coming across from woody point. If I wake up tomorrow and is ok I will let you know via here 

 

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I can only do weekends

Thu, 2015-01-08 05:25

I can only do weekends because of work.
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Welcome "mackoshark"

Fri, 2015-01-09 18:32

Lots to do off a ski and lots of fun

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 Hi, I just bought a ski and

Wed, 2015-02-18 15:04

 Hi, I just bought a ski and am mad keen to fish from it. What are the best methods, do you guys just use lures or does anyone use bait. I imagine it can get a bit messy using bait. Also do you drift or anchor up?

cheers

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simple answer

Fri, 2015-02-27 10:18

Simply put, yes you can do all of them, bait is fine if you cut it on your eskie. 

you are allowed 5NM out so you can even jig. I tend to get a bit sick if I anchor up to long, so I do quite a bit of drifting.

you can also troll down 3 mile reef. Post some pics of your rig.

My ski should be up and ready to roll again  by next weekend.

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 Hi psion, thanks for the

Tue, 2015-03-24 14:19

 Hi psion, thanks for the reply. I don't have any rig as yet or any 'offshore' tackle. I will get by with my 9ft shorespin for now. I'm new to jet skis and boating in general. I bought a 2013 seadoo gti a while ago so have just been out blasting around getting used to it with the family but it was always going to be used for fishing too. Any advice on setting up would be a start. I assume the weather can get pretty shitty in an instant so do's and do'nts would be helpful too. The big one I'm unsure of at the moment is battery charging and maintenance because I didn't get a manual with the ski. Any advice would be brill, cheers

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Ski

Tue, 2015-03-24 21:48

had  mine for over 18 months, never had to charge the battery once.

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 Shane o that's identical to

Tue, 2015-03-24 22:40

 Shane o that's identical to mine

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 Shane o that's identical to

Tue, 2015-03-24 22:42

 Shane o that's identical to mine, how come it's never needed charging? Is there some sort of alternator on it?

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There is an alternator on

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:08

There is an alternator on that ski
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Don't know

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:14

it gets started and used every time I'm home, that's every 4 weeks. My farther in lawhas the 2013 155 model and he hadn't started for a long time and he had to charge his battery.. But it was a couple of months

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 I keep mine on a Projecta

Wed, 2015-03-25 20:31

 I keep mine on a Projecta "trickle" Charger- brings it up to full charge and holds it there. There's been a couple of us that have failed batteries out on the water.

 I have now rigged up an auxilary battery-this runs the Fishfinder,Marine radio and nav lights. Also can be used as a backup to start the Ski.

You will also need to fit an Epirb to your Ski.

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 Is the epirb for going over

Wed, 2015-03-25 22:48

 Is the epirb for going over 2n miles? I have the flare kit ,I thought that was  good for up to 2 nautical miles?

back to the battery , do you remove it from the ski whilst charging? I've read some threads on the seadoo forum but they all have conflicting advice, and I wasn't sure if the Chargers were just for older ski models?

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 Is the epirb for going over

Wed, 2015-03-25 22:48

 Is the epirb for going over 2n miles? I have the flare kit ,I thought that was  good for up to 2 nautical miles?

back to the battery , do you remove it from the ski whilst charging? I've read some threads on the seadoo forum but they all have conflicting advice, and I wasn't sure if the Chargers were just for older ski models?

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I've got a C_Tec trickle

Thu, 2015-03-26 06:30

I've got a C_Tec trickle charger 4 mine if it doesn't go out 4 a while
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rotto fishing

Mon, 2015-03-30 20:46

 I raced out just off rotto and had a great day out fishing. Hate wrasse.

I leave my battery in the ski whilst charging, no dramas.

 

For my sounder I use a 7.5amp/hr battery which I store in the front compart. 

 

 

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fark

Mon, 2015-03-30 20:59

Did U get caught that would be a big fine if U get done.

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Not caught

Tue, 2015-03-31 15:48

 I travel offshore often, I carry all the correct safety gear.

my 2015 fxho is alot more reliable and seaworthy than some of the boats I have seen down the boat ramp.

my ski is 190mm short of the min Length required. I am level sea kayaking instructor which means I can take school kids for a paddle over to rotto. Personally the guidelines need to be reviewed as the majority of ski are extremely reliable and seaworthy. If you fall, off it stops you climb back on if you roll it, re roll and jump back on.

 

Just my two cents. I am happy to. Put a boarding matt behind to make it over 4m long.

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agree

Tue, 2015-03-31 18:35

Rules need to be reviewed....

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wont help

Thu, 2015-04-02 12:19

Been chasing this for over a year. Not enough people are complaining to make any politician even look at it a 2nd time. Bearing in mind that WA is the only state that limits sit-on jetski distance.

I've sent emails to all and sundry and phoned the powers that be. they won't even do me the curtesy of replying to my emails. The phone calls (when I get through) end in "Well,  why don't you write a full justifcation and i'll look at it and then decide if it is worthwhile taking further.

you can add anything you want to the back of the jetski and it won't help, the length of you ski is defined as the manuacture's length. I wanted to bolt storage wings on to the sides to extend my ski past the 3.75m. When I enquired about it the response was 1/ it won't effect the "recognised length" 2/ the hull would have to be "resurveyed/ passed" for use, as I had drilled holes in it.

Bit confusing. Ironically I am not allow passed 5nm on my ski, but a kayak longer than 3.75m is. Should said kayak get into trouble you are expected go rescue it on your ski.

Maybe the answer is to tow a 4m kyak behind your ski. (just kidding)

 

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contact

Thu, 2015-04-02 16:27

Who do we contact

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Best bet

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:42

best bet is the minister of transport, his lackies will just fob you off.

The guys at Jet power have been chasing this up as well.

the other option is:

Honourable Mia J. Davies MLA

Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

9th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street, WEST PERTH WA 6005

Telephone: +61 8 6552-5500   /   Fax: (08) 6552-5501
e-Mail: Minister.Davies@dpc.wa.gov.au
Internet: www.premier.wa.gov.au/Ministers/Mia-Davies

 

 

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sorry lost one

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:43

Honourable Dean C. Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Minister for Transport

7th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street, WEST PERTH WA 6005

Phone: +61 8  6552-6400  /   Fax: (08) 6552-6401
e-Mail: Minister.Nalder@dpc.wa.gov.au 
Internet: www.premier.wa.gov.au/Ministers/Dean-Nalder

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well I've been out as far as

Sun, 2015-04-05 07:16

well I've been out as far as 9nm and 11nm
in my opinion is "just go"

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jetski fishing

Fri, 2015-04-10 10:02

 Personally the jetsking community looks after their crafts better than the local Bogan jumping waves at the enterance of hillarys  boat harbour.

 

Like Nikey  say just do it

 

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fine

Sat, 2015-04-11 12:26

How much is the fine if caught