Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1

    Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    It appears to me that the more room you have in the boat - the more gear you will cram into it ...... Is that what everyone else does

    I've been doing a bit of camping boat based fishing on the NSW south coast ...... but the problem is I have access to so many fishing options from bass & EPs in the middle & upper reaches , bream & flatties just about everywhere - jew in the middle & lower reaches & if conditions allow - I'm just a 20 min run down to the sea with great access to productive snapper & kingfish grounds .
    So while the priority might be snapper & kingfish over the next 6 months or so ..... if conditions don't allow I need to have a plan B (C , D E , F) which means more gear . What makes it worst is that I have a cavernous (0.3m3) underfloor storage which means I can take a hell of a lot of lures , terminal ..... etc etc .
    That might change though if I decide to reconfigure the storage & dropping a 120 lt ice box under the floor ..... & move the big 200amp battery to the forward hatch ... that will fix me ...... then I'll have to cull

    What's everyone else experience

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  2. #2
    Ausfish Bronze Member Marchy001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Ipswich

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Yeah Iím guilty of taking far too much on every trip. I recently completely emptied the boat and sorted through everything. I found 2 tackle trays of poppers and stick baits from when I used to chase GTís off Townsville 4 years ago. Have not looked at them since moving south.

    I find it funny I can fish happily from Adelaide to Weipa with success using a rod and a small bumbag of plastics. Have landed anything from EP to whiting to flathead to 90cm Barra and even small Spanish Mackís, same reel, same line, same lure collection in the bag. However put me in my boat and everything is not enough.

    And yes I put the 2 boxes of GT lures back in the boat post clean out.....

  3. #3

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Ha! Guilty of this too! My compulsive obsession disorder has me loading more and more into my tub especially rod and reel combos thinking a ďjust in caseĒ scenario when in fact I tend to get on the water and the same compulsive obsession disorder has me targeting a specific species so in fact I only end up using two set ups most times......🙄🙄🤔

  4. #4

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Marchy001 View Post
    Yeah Iím guilty of taking far too much on every trip. I recently completely emptied the boat and sorted through everything. I found 2 tackle trays of poppers and stick baits from when I used to chase GTís off Townsville 4 years ago. Have not looked at them since moving south.

    I find it funny I can fish happily from Adelaide to Weipa with success using a rod and a small bumbag of plastics. Have landed anything from EP to whiting to flathead to 90cm Barra and even small Spanish Mackís, same reel, same line, same lure collection in the bag. However put me in my boat and everything is not enough.

    And yes I put the 2 boxes of GT lures back in the boat post clean out.....
    Gee , I'm not that bad ..... at least my Impoundment barra lures aren't in the boat (some of the placcys are ... but hey could be good on a jew) - or my big poppers

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  5. #5

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Ducksnutz View Post
    Ha! Guilty of this too! My compulsive obsession disorder has me loading more and more into my tub especially rod and reel combos thinking a ďjust in caseĒ scenario when in fact I tend to get on the water and the same compulsive obsession disorder has me targeting a specific species so in fact I only end up using two set ups most times......樂

    but you have to consider every eventuality .... right ?
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  6. #6

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    hi NAGG . less is more they say but i reckon the big ice box install sounds like the go, your certainly target a broad range of species , so your main target species will dictate the lures etc you carry most of the time. im a bit careless my new hooks always seems to get rusty for no reason, and then i find a rogue used hook that has made it back in the tray. aghh well back off to the tackle store me goes.

  7. #7

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    I just thought this was normal behavior ......Is this some sort of implication I may have a problem.
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

  8. #8

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by scottar View Post
    I just thought this was normal behavior ......Is this some sort of implication I may have a problem.
    Does this mean I need to make an appointment with a phycologist/psychiatrist

  9. #9

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dignity View Post
    Does this mean I need to make an appointment with a phycologist/psychiatrist
    You say psychologist, I say tackle store.....same same 😉
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

  10. #10

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by scottar View Post
    You say psychologist, I say tackle store.....same same 😉
    I own one, wait I don't it's just that my shed looks like one.

  11. #11

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by catshark View Post
    hi NAGG . less is more they say but i reckon the big ice box install sounds like the go, your certainly target a broad range of species , so your main target species will dictate the lures etc you carry most of the time. im a bit careless my new hooks always seems to get rusty for no reason, and then i find a rogue used hook that has made it back in the tray. aghh well back off to the tackle store me goes.
    The big ice box will be the go ..... or it's additional dry storage

    Getting a buzz out of fishing down Batemans bay ..... it's just what do you target ? - on a recent trip we got blown out (so no offshore & no lower reaches of the river) ....... headed way upstream & found some good sheltered EP / Bass in clear water - guess what ? I didn't have by smaller hardbody lures as they got taken out of the boat once I decided to start concentrating on some offshore - Those couple of trays are now back in the boat

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  12. #12

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    well after seeing your prize catches you are indeed a fine fisherman, good variety trophy fish. l know who to ask now for tackle advice. never fished for bass or EP before , always thought its too hard, like catching luderick on weed, you need special gear for them.

  13. #13

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    I've caught EP's in Batemans Bay on vibes. Give them a go.

    A very recent change of boat meant that I cleaned out the old boat and I haven't loaded up the new one with everything...yet...

  14. #14

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    8D45C350-3D75-4036-9072-7528AF004E04.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by catshark View Post
    well after seeing your prize catches you are indeed a fine fisherman, good variety trophy fish. l know who to ask now for tackle advice. never fished for bass or EP before , always thought its too hard, like catching luderick on weed, you need special gear for them.
    This is quite typical of the Batemans Bay EPs taken around Nelligen ..... It is challenging but that adds to the appeal - specially when using light gear

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

  15. #15

    Re: Who else takes a tackle store with them when fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by RayLamp View Post
    I've caught EP's in Batemans Bay on vibes. Give them a go.

    A very recent change of boat meant that I cleaned out the old boat and I haven't loaded up the new one with everything...yet...
    Iíve managed a few decent Epís around Nelligen bridge on blades but havenít tried a jackell, mask vibe or something similar. If I make it down this weekend I will give it a crack as there are some school Jew moving around with the EPís ........ but this is exactly what I mean. Do you drive 300km and not cater for every eventuality. You canít exactly fish for snapper in 60m of water and use the same gear to throw small lures in the oyster racks for bream .... I guess this is the downside of not specialising.

    Chris
    Give a man a fish & he will eat for a day !
    Teach him how to fish
    & he will sit in a boat - & drink beer all day!
    TEAM MOJIKO

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Join us