We personally use YAMAHA and SEA-DOO PWC's ,these are the latest big 3 seaters with the best in technology and most suited brands for Jetskifishing. By using these two different brand craft on a daily basis, lets us experience what each brand has to offer for the sport. This therefore goes with out saying, when it comes to our exciting sport, we like to do it once and do it right with what you want to entrust your life with when it comes to tackling the mighty ocean.
When looking for a suitable water vehicle, three most important factors need to be taken into consideration - stability, reliability and fuel consumption. Listed below is an excellent example of a complete set up on the jetskifishing PWC.
Come see us in store for your next jet-ski purchase, we are a dual brand stockist and can sell you a WaveRunner or Sea-Doo that meets your lifestyle.
With our knowledge in this specialist field of Jetskifishing, we offer the best advise, experience and service, at a friendly one stop shop. Added for your convenience, we stock all your fishing requirements available in one store, including Raymarine, Daiwa, Shimano, Berkley, Gulp, JitterBug, Sharkskin, Cobra and various other quality brands.
Also available to get you started we stock the following must have Jetskifishing accessories at the Jetskifishing Store, Half Moon Bay, Auckland.
This was chosen because of my past experience of hundreds of accumulated hours on the water. Also riding a Yamaha FX HO Cruiser it was time to see what Sea-Doo has in their range for fishing. The generous 60 litre fuel tank achieves over four engine hours riding on a good day. Also with the latest S3 hull, it is extremely stable when drift fishing or riding in rough weather. I looked at options for fishing accessories for personal water crafts and found nothing practical available. This prompted me to develop the "Ultimate Rod Holder" kit, this is practical and could allow other people interested, to enjoy this style of PWC fishing.
Is a Sea-Doo GTX, 1498cc, stock standard 3 seater model, this comes with plenty of water tight storage up front and a large glove box. The advantage with the GTX is the VTS and cruise control. The GTX has great performance, yet can be very fuel efficient when not on open throttle! With great torque and 155 horsepower to accomplish my out wide trips with plenty of excitement. On a Sea-Doo I can go ahead with trips that would be questioned in a smaller boat in most weather windows... Power is instant!
DMW single axle multi roller with guide poles and the optional retractable jockey wheel.
Raymarine A50D, (Jet-ski modified unit at the Jetskifishing Store) this was chosen because of its clarity, ease of use and the fact that it is semi water protected and the only Jet-ski modified sounder to date. The 600 watt tilted element transducer is installed thru the hull of the ski and the sounder display is custom mounted inside the glove box. The GTX also has a large viewable display etc so one can quickly check fuel usage and speed. I have installed a second battery with the Ultimate battery box on the original mounting points at the left rear of the ski. This so the fish finder, navigation lights and bung light have a dedicated battery to ensure the Sea-Doo will start and not run the main battery flat. The dual battery system is wired with a VSR and dual battery switch allowing the main battery to receive priority charging and thereafter charging the second battery. This complete dual battery system is available at the Jetskifishing Store and is the peace of mind all serious jetskifisho's require when on any solo missions.
This is a proven light weight fishing kit, with all the strength required for the most extreme of Jetskifishing trips. The "Ultimate Rod Holder" fishing kits are the real mccoy, developed 5 years ago by myself, the innovator of the next wave in Jetskifishing. With two angled rod holders and three extra straight up and down, being used for a net or gaf. The "Ultimate Rod Holder" and fittings where designed so they can be easily removed within 1 minute, for general PWC fun. You will have no fish smell associated with your PWC, as the Igloo 68 litre marine white chilly bin is removable for washing etc. the insulated chilly bin has the all necessary fish measure and drain plug for easy cleaning. Another great accessory is the Ultimate Bait Tray, a quality fabricated stainless tray to hold a large tub of Gulp Alive soft baits and any light tackle at your closest convenience while fishing.
For those large catches we recommend the Ultimate Catch Bag, this keeps the fish in cool condition in the insulated catch bag, specifically designed for Jetskifishing. Complete with straps to attach to harness points on your ski, means your fish can be transported back to base in the best condition.
I use Daiwa rods & reels with soft plastic baits, but when targeting King fish or large Snapper I have a Daiwa Monster Mesh with the Saltist 30T reel. I also use Berkley accessories for tackle, along with the Gulp soft bait range . Top Catch, Half Moon Bay, where I am now based with the Jetskifishing store, supply the terminal tackle and the additional tackle is stored under the rear seat. I have just completed the latest innovative Jetskifishing accessory the Ultimate Reel cover, designed to reduce salt spray while traveling on my fishing adventures.
I also use a Mcmurdo Personal Location Beacon which is also attached to my vest for absolute emergency when needed life saving assistance (available on our website) There is also an Eveready Dolphin lantern stored in the forward hatch with a Raymarine Ray101 VHF attached to my vest. The Sea-Doo GTX is fitted out with LED navigation lights for riding to and from adventures in low light.
The navigation lights are conveniently operated by a waterproof switch installed in the glove box. Also in the glove box area is the CTEK battery indicator which has a battery charging port for easy access to maintain battery levels while the ski is not in regular use.
My drogue sea anchor is stored just under the rear seat and normally out of the way, this is clipped onto the ski rope loop by a stainless steel caribbean clip, to reduce drift speed, not typically required. My Cell phone is stored in a waterproof dry case specifically designed to withstand depths to 6 metres, (I hope I never need it that far down) and is usually attached via the lanyard to myself.
As you can see I have done just about all I can with the Sea-Doo to make my fishing experience comfortable and safe, I chose a Sea-Doo PWC as I like the solitude of the water after a busy week, I can launch and retrieve it by myself, use it for small game fishing and hunting snapper, kingfish etc. The beauty of my skis is I can very quickly convert it to tow a wake board, water-skiers, or just go out and cruise or have fun wave jumping. It is versatile, very economical and fun as well as multi purpose. The whole family can enjoy your fishing platform. It comes into its own when fishing soft baits and white water, why spend hours getting to where you want to go by paddling a Kayak or waiting for you crew on a boat. With Jetskifishing, I can get there fast and be home with a feed of fish while the others are still thinking about the long journey ahead. Enjoy the fishing experience as I have, with the easy life of Jetskifishing.
Any New Zealand clients after the best advice and products for Jetskifishing contact me to test ride and purchase a new or secondhand jet-ski at the Jetskifishing Store, Auckland PH 021 864 560.