By Steve Morgan
On a fine Autumn Cressbrook day, Toowoomba fireman Peter Robinson won his first MotorGuide BASS Electric event, beating 46 other competitors in the process and securing his spot in the BASS Electric Convention this September.
Being his local impoundment, Peter had a feeling that the better quality bass would be in the northern arm of the dam, and his hunch was rewarded with a 2/2, 1.50kg bag, anchored by the event’s Big Bass, a fine 1.10kg specimen.
Pete used a 60mm Squidgy Fish (colour:black/gold) rigged on a 1/2 oz brown Nitro jighead. With the boat in around 30′ of water, he cast back into 15 feet and after the jig sunk to the bottom, worked it back with rapid, violent jigs of the rod tip before letting it sink back to the bottom.
“I saw most fish on the sounder between 20 and 25 feet down, so that’s where I targeted them,” Robinson said.
“I’ve been wanting to win one of these for a while, so it feels really good to finally get that first place badge,” he continued.
Second placed Keith Fittkau targeted suspended fish at the 30 foot depth. He made ultra-long casts with a Jackall MaskVib 60 (gold) on 4lb Fireline with 8lb Nitlon leader.
“I wound the lure so that it was just moving it was that slow,” he advised.
Keith also caught his bass in the lake’s northern arm.
The MotorGuide BASS Electric tour moves to Lake Wivenhoe.
|1||Peter Robinson||2||1.50||Strudwuck Rod + Jackall Pack|
|2||Keith Fittkau||2||1.40||Spinnerbait Pack + BASS Pro Credit|
|3||Dan Ryan||2||1.25||Line Pack + BASS Pro Credit|
|4||Barry Oxford||2||1.15||Soft Plastic Pack|
|4||Kerry Ehrlich||2||1.15||CatsEyes Pack|
|Big Bass||Peter Robinson||1.10|