Sea-Doo Fish Pro Jet Ski Review

Club Marine editor Chris Beattie tests the new Sea-Doo Fish Pro. It's a growing market segment and Sea-Doo have taken it to another level with Garmin fit-up, fishing cooler, convertible seat, rod holders and extended platform.
Chris: Hi, I'm Chris Beattie from Club Marine TV. We're here today to check out the brand new Fish Pro Jet Ski from Sea-Doo. Of course, jet ski fishing is nothing new. The Kiwis and the South Africans have been doing it for years, and it's become increasingly popular here in Australia and elsewhere. What Sea-Doo has done has taken it to a whole new level with the Fish Pro. Everything from the Garmin chartplotter and fish finder up at the front to the fishing cooler down here at the back with its rod holders is designed to make fishing easy and simple. All you've got to do really is bring some bait and fishing rods and away you go.

One of the great features of the Fish Pro is the fishing cooler, which is a great combined esky and rod holder and tackle preparation station that you get with your Fish Pro that sits on the back of the jet ski. It has some great interchangeable rod holder positions all around it. It's got a fish measuring scale on the front of it, and it's got a lot of room inside for ice, and drinks, and of course, fish and bait. It sits on an extended platform on the back of the Sea-Doo, so it's actually extended quite a way at the back to make more room for fishing. The extended platform also adds stability to the ski especially when you're at rest, and you don't want the thing rocking backwards and forwards too much, well this actually helps.

Of course, you've got the great ST3 Sea-Doo hull which also is very stable at rest and underway. Fisherman are really going to love the back part of the Fish Pro here. There's just so much room to move on this rear deck especially when you take the back half of the rear seat away which is very easy, just two clips, and you pull it away. All of sudden, you've got this great big area to play with. If you hook with a fish or you could follow it around, nothing gets in your way, prepare your bait, etc. Then, in addition to that, Sea-Doo has put their links system in here. That's a mounting system which allows you to plug in and remove all sorts of different storage accessories, fuel churns, and that sort of thing.

If the fish go off the bite, well you can actually plug in a ski pole here at the back so you can tow the kids around on water toys and have a bit of fun. It really is a very versatile jet ski. Sea-Doo hasn't forgotten performance or handling with the new Fish Pro. We saw almost 90 kilometres an hour on a fairly flat sea out there, but with that new ST3 hull it really handles the chop nicely. And they have also squeezed in an extra 10 liters into the fuel tank taking the total up to 70 liters, which gives you extended range and also more time on the water.

The Fish Pro also has troll mode, a great feature which allows you to troll a lure and adjust your speed in one kilometer an hour increments. One thing you want on a jet ski is plenty of storage. The Fish Pro's got it in spades with over 150 liters of storage. How good is that? Well, after two days with Sea-Doo's new Fish Pro, I've got to say, it's one very impressive machine. It's very versatile. You can obviously fish from it. It makes for a great all around package and price, value for money, with an Easy Tow trailer it's just $21,000. With the stereo package as well, $21,700. Great all around package. I love it. I can't wait to take it fishing again. This has been Chris Beattie from Club Marine TV. I hope you'll come back and join us sometime.