Here’s the story from the Isis BASS Electric event.
Twenty five anglers fished in blustery conditions in the first of this years’ Isis BASS Electric events. It was local angler Dale Smith who stood out with two fish weighing in at 2.15kg a very clear lead on the majority of the field.
Dale fished a combination of a Team Daiwa bibless in the fluro green and red head with a Bassman spinnerbait; he fished these in the small pockets of clear water around the lily pads. Dale worked these pockets the whole tournament catching plenty of fish which enabled him to sort through the very skinny fish.
His rod of choice was a Penn Pinpoint matched with a Shimano Calcutta 100 he fished with 14lb Nitlon leader preferring to go light in the very clear water. In second place was another local Scott (bananas) Bromly who fished a very similar pattern to Dale, fishing amongst the lily pad pockets. Scott however spent more time using spinnerbaits and also upgraded using a Tilsan Bass hard body in the Jindy Green.
Scott is a regular to the lake and said all the fish he caught were also very thin; he put it down to the low water and clear conditions. Scott also took home the Big Bass honors with a long fish that went 1.25kg. Later in the year when the bass start to fatten up for winter this fish will easily pull down the scales around the 2kg mark.
Thanks again to the Bundaberg Sportfishing Club for their help at the weigh in and we hope to see a few more competitors at the next event when the bass are a bit heavier and harder stop around those lily pads.