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New Key West Boat Fraser Coast Sportfishing

Finally  my new Key West 196 BR  arrived last Saturday and after tidying up a few things like trailer and boat registration along with fitting some electrical equipment ,it was time to wet it for the first time after a 3 month wait for it to be manufactured and shipped from the US.

Letting the motor warm up before driving it off the trailer for the first time in Hervey Bay waters

 

 

It was certainly  worth the wait for this boat it’s dry and very stable while travelling and at rest while fishing. My good mate Pete came out for the maiden voyage for the  running in of the motor the Suzuki  DF 140, we also stopped for a while to catch some nice fish and  managed 10 different species from approximately 30 fish landed and released for it’s first trip.

Ready to go and run in the Suzuki DF 140motor

 

First up we ran over to some flats to get a few pics of  the boat in very shallow water,with it’s 12 inch or 300 mm draft this will be a great boat on the flats for sight casting to Golden Trevally and other flats dwellers

 

Here’s a few shots of some of the fish we landed for the day it was a great way start with a new boat.

Golden Trevally

Pete with one of the many Trevally we landed for a short session between running in the motor

 

Queen Fish

Queen Fish on Poppers are great fun

 

 

Hervey Bay Mackerel Snapback Plastics

A nice Broad Bar Mackerel taken on a Snapback in Rainbow Trout colour on one of my home made jig heads

Golden Trevally  Snapback soft plastic

Pete with another nice Golden Trevally taken on a Snapback 5 inch Jerkbait

This is a very nice boat to fish from with front and rear casting platforms with room and seating  for 4 anglers.

If you interested in importing a boat from the US while the Aussie Dollar is still strong have a look at Key West Boats Direct they have a great service and take the hassle out of importing your dream boat or contact me via phone or email and I’ll give you a direct email address to contact.

 

Paul

 
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