Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back on the water again

It's been too long since I posted any fishing pictures from our boat. As you know my Suzuki 200 hp 4 stroke shit itself back in June. Of course that left me with no motor and a huge fight with my Suzuki dealer. I lost of course.
Funny how once they have your money, they just don't care anymore.
Anyways, enough whining. So I suck it up and go to the Yamaha dealer and plunk down a suitcase full of money for a new 225 hp 4 stroke.
Before the motor is installed I decided, since the boat is out of the water why not give her a once over. New bottom paint, new radio's, fix the leaky steering hydraulics, install the new gauges and so forth.
So, alas after much time in the boat garage she is launched with little fanfare, but she has a new and bigger motor on her butt and she looks good.
Of course first up on the menu is a fishing trip. Spur of the moment, out of the blue, the best kind. I tell Rosie and call up a couple of friends and away we go.
Nothing to fancy as we are still breaking in the new motor. Just some jigging on a nearby reef.
The day is nothing less than spectacular. A bit windy but still a cracker.
We head out and within 10 minutes we are at the first drop zone.
It does not take long before we are onto fish.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
I was using a small Williamson Vortex jig with an assist hook.

Paul nailed this little mackerel with a Lucanus jig.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
Lucanus strikes again!
From First trip with the new Yamaha
Now it is Brendan's turn with the Lucanus jigs.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
Here is a shot of the mighty fishermen.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
Brendan, happy as pie with a light jigging rod in his hand.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
And the Lucanus strikes again.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
Even the small Barracuda's got in on the Lucanus action.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
The wind really picked up in the afternoon. Luckily we had a sea anchor to slow our drift and we could keep on fishing.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
Even the sweet lips were in on the Lucanus action.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
Sti, unfortunately did not catch anything on this trip, but he did strike a few poses for the camera.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
Brendan and I recapping the adventures of the day while Paul takes us home.
From First trip with the new Yamaha
We had a great day out and the motor purred like a kitten.
I can't wait to get out again.

Tight Lines


Shoreman said...

Good to have you out and about again. Keep the stories and pictures coming.


John said...

It was a long time in coming, but worth the wait. Great selection of fish!

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Callan! Nice to see you back on the water and catching fish with the everyone on board. Excellent pictures, too!

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Rambling Expat said...

Hi there,

Great news!

You must be happy, as I am sure that you missed it.

And a bigger outboard...

Have a good day.

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