BayASaltR

This May be a New Chapter

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I work a life where i spend more time planning and dreaming of being on the water compared to actually being on it. I'm sure this is extremely common complaint. and the extra doe we earn being busy does mean we can waste it on more/ bigger toys.

For me, fishing is an adult passion. This doesn't mean that I fish naked or anything, I mean that I only learnt and got addicted to fishing, later in life as an adult. everything I know is because of google, fishing magazines and The Fishing DVD series. Not having a dad or family member teaching me the old secrets I feel has set me back a fair bit. and at this stage it is extremely had to ask questions or forums for help.

All my fishing up until the last 4 months has been river fishing either land based or boat/kayak. This was a learning experience that seemed easy enough with the media on hand. I would have to say that the ratio of water to fish is much in favour to the angler compared to bay or open water.

On that note this is the new chapter of my fishing past time. Now with a young family, and moving to Brisbane far from my little quiet creeks and rivers around Bundaberg. I have opted for a 6M cabin boat. BAR CRUSHER 615C to be exact. and this is where my troubles have started. With my limited time that i now get to spend on the water I am finding the ratio vastly favours our piscatorial prey. So Far all i have mastered in my 5 outings is locating bait, watching dolphins, whales, and turtles. Moreton bay is a really nice place when you are on the water.

thats it for now

cheers
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  1. benji64's Avatar
    I hear you brother, we work to live mot live to work . I have two garden ornaments, so finding time and lining that up with mother nature is a pain . but persist and when it happens all is forgotten cheers
  2. Scalem's Avatar
    May half of your dreams about boating and fishing come true, but the odds are against you, for sure. Now you have a nice boat, maximize your time with young family. That is, don't go out in ordinary conditions where they won't enjoy being bashed around by Moreton Bay slop, provide as much shade, insect repellant, creature comforts as possible, take the time to do the things THEY like doing. If it looks like they are bored with nothing biting, head over to horseshoe bay on Peel, or Tangalooma wrecks for a swim. That's the family taken care of, now for some time of your own. You should have a number of willing crew from this forum, but have you considered booking a charter? Sean Conlon from Moreton Bay Charters should be able to squeeze you in somewhere, there is no better way to understand what techniques work in this part of our waterways.

    Regards finding the time, last service Yatala Yamaha looked at the diagnostic read out of my motor, and torturously said, hang on, there is something wrong here... I thought oh no, here comes a deeper reach into my already busted pockets - he said " You have only clocked 50 hours up in 12 months compared to your average over the last 3 services which was 100 hours. What's going on?"

    Yep Yep! Happy new year, it has to get better!

    Scalem
  3. BayASaltR's Avatar
    Thank you both for comments. this year has gone so quick since i wrote this i have had job change which has caused serious effect to my available time. I'm now working away 4 weeks on 1 week off. but I have managed to clock up some more hours and got to do the first father son trip last week. was fun. It was probably a little ambitious as i needed to give the boat a bit of a run, due to sitting for so long. We left scarborough mid morning weather was great and headed to peel island. Its amazing how much different that end of the bay is. still didn't catch anything desireable just a grinner and some little fish I've never seen before but the little man still had fun. saw some tuna but need to master getting the right distance from the school still had a blast. However i now know why the bay has been described as a washing machine not that it was overly bad just a combination of increased wind and against tide.

    Thanks again guys. i will look into doing a charter i agree no point me trying to reinvent the wheel.

    cheers
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