‘Cowboy’ wins with Texas Rig at Isis Showdown

By Steve Morgan

Chris ‘Cowboy’ Galligan and his fishing partner Dave Bullard Texas-rigged their way to the top two positions at the final Lake Gregory (Isis Balancing Storage) MotorGuide BASS Electric Qualifier for 2006.

With the impoundment full, clear and weedy, Chris used a Slider Crystal with gold fleck on a Gamakatsu offset worm hook and rolled it through broken weedbeds in 3 to 5 metres of water to land eight bass in his boat. They used a 1/4oz bullet head to take the bait into the weed where the bass were sitting.

Dave used the same rig, with the colour of choice a Slider smoke-yellow core. Both used 4lb Berkley Fireline and 6lb Vanish leader.

The pair fished the middle arm of the lake and stopped in the main basin on the way back to hop soft Jackalls, which resulted in an upgrade for Chris.

“I’m stoked to win one of these events – this is the fourth I’ve fished this year,” Chris said, “and both of us will head of to Convention later this year.

Thirty-one anglers fished the event and there was one of the best spectator crowds BASS Electric event has had, with some newspaper publicity on the Friday.

The Bundaberg Sportfishing Club tagged all of the bass before release.

RESULTS

PLACE ANGLER FISH WEIGHT Big Bass Payout
1 Chris Galligan 2 2.82 1.68 Pack + Strudwick Rod
2 Dave Bullard 2 2.64 1.76 Pack
3 Kevin Hulse 2 2.20 Pack
4 Adrian Kampf 2 2.14 1.14 Pack
5 Steve Morgan 2 2.00 1.40
6 Bill Schloss 2 1.98 Pack
7 Glen Sanderson 2 1.86
8 William Schloss 2 1.78
9 Nigel Moar 2 1.62
10 Dale Smith 2 1.60
11 Shane Anderson 2 1.58
12 Jimmy Hooper 2 1.56
13 Troy Ward 2 1.48
14 Tir ViTon 2 1.46
15 Justin Nye 1 1.42 1.42
16 Scott Svensson 2 1.42
17 Ben Banks 1 1.02
18 Paul Holmberg 1 1.00
19 Geoff Rule 1 0.72
20 Shane Davis 1 0.66
21 Andrew Roff 1 0.64
22 Margaret Charteris 1 0.60
23 Les Barber 1 0.54
24 Richard Holmberg 0 0.00
24 Michael Hogan 0 0.00
24 Rob Bartlett 0 0.00
24 Tim Steenhuis 0 0.00
24 Katrina Hawkins 0 0.00
24 Rob Hinton 0 0.00
24 Mark Prasser 0 0.00
24 Kevin Charteris 0 0.00
24 Josey Nye 0 0.00