Motorguide BASS Electric Round- Maroon Dam
28 competitors faced the starters gun on a brisk morning for the 13th Bass Electric tournament for the 2006 season.
17 boats headed off under a light southeasterly breeze to do battle with Maroonâ€™s bass.
Maroon has a reputation for small Bass and unfortunately that was the case for most competitors with many under sized fish caught.
Bass circuit regular Dan Mallory fishing from the back of second place getter Baden Sparrows boat took out a close fought event. Dan and Baden found a small honey hole at the back of the Lake in amongst a large weed bed to land several fish of which his two largest pulled down the scales at 1.28kg.
Using a 1/8oz Nitro jig head rigged with a pro blue coloured Ecogear Power Shad, Dan would rip the offering out of the thick weeds and the fish would slam the lure in open water. Using a Procast 6â€™6â€™ rod and Daiwa Regal reel, 6lb. Fireline and 6lb. Vanish leader Dan caught 3 or 4 legal fish and several under sized ones.
Baden used similar tactics to Dan to take out second place, with his two fish limit of 1.14kg using an Angler Rod 840 7ft Spin stick matched with an Angler Stealth 2000 reel, 4lb. Fire line and 8lb. Leader Baden also caught several legal fish as well as many rats. Badenâ€™s lure of choice was a 3in brown Atomix Fat Grub rigged on a 1/6 on. TT jighead
3rd. Place was taken out by Jason Jovanovic who applied different tactics to Dan by using the ever popular Jackal TN60 at the dam end of the Lake. Jason targeted fish sitting in about 20ft of water to amass a 2 fish limit of 1.09kg.
4th place was taken out by Alex Baronoff who also used a Jackall to land a 2 fish limit of 1.08kg. 5th. Place was taken out by Ricky Slennett who fly fished exclusively for the tournament. Ricky landed about 20 fish for the day but could not secure that all important upgrades. His two fish limit went 1.06kg.
In all 26 legal fish where presented to the weigh-in.
Thanks for all who attended and also to Barry and Gail Oxford for their help on the day.
The Bass electric circuit now moves to NSW on the 30th April at Lake Lostock.
|9th||Tony Van Rooy||2||.830kg|