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08-09-2012 06:00 PM #31
Hey gang. Yep just saw Jim and had a chat.
We had a great day today. First launch went well. Had a guy offer to help release the boat which was appreciated. We headed over to Bustard Head and had a picnic in Pancake creek on the boat. I wasn't brave enough to try and get into the shore. We then headed out into Bustard Bay and headed for middle creek to have a look as we haven't been there yet. As we were heading away we decided to troll a couple of lines and what do you know I hooked up. After some initial frenzy we got the second line in without tangles and I attempted to land a .............. Marlin. Yeah baby......... I lost him on one of his many jumps. The family and myself were blown away by even hooking one. We tried again but no luck. We then saw a pod of dolphins smashing a school of bait. The kids loved it. We then headed around the front of 1770 and found a school of bait getting hit and tried again but other than a couple of hits we had no hookups.
The boat was brilliant and I am going to have some fun learning how to trim properly. My wife can be prone to sea sickness but I mentioned to her about the ear plug in one ear and she never felt crook once. Big bonus.
Overall it was a great first day and we even got my wife on and off the boat on the pontoon without any bumps or scrapes. The retrieve was a little anxious but we just took our time and I nudged it onto the trailer and my wife hooked it up and started winding it on as I gave a little hp help. Once it was about half on I killed the motor and wound it on the rest of the way.
We are looking like going out again tomorrow.
08-09-2012 06:32 PM #32
Good on ya Haydn. I am happy for you.
I am glad that you got the boat you wanted after all the looking you did.
Enjoy your boating/fishing in it.
4.2 metre Stessco Bass Tracker
40hp Suzuki 4 stroke
Minn Kota iPilot
Love to use Kingfisher lures or Viva Lures when I am out fishing.
08-09-2012 06:52 PM #33
Nice work Ozzy I will give you a buzz next time I'm in Rosedale
08-09-2012 07:47 PM #34
Marlin on the 1st outing? That doubles what your boat is worth.. The boat catches fish! Thanks for the read and hope you enjoy your new rig! Cheers
all the gear, no idea!
08-09-2012 08:32 PM #35
That sure is sounding like a lucky, happy vessel. Great result, glad to hear it.
It's pure gold isn't it.... Gotta love messing around in beautiful waters in your own boat.