By Jason Medcalf.
A windy but clear day greeted 25 entrants, all keen to get amongst the bass at the Isis impoundment near Bundaberg. Unfortunately, the bass weren’t as willing as the competitors and only 11 anglers weighed in fish.
The day before the event there were plenty of good bass caught, but as we know, it’s on the day that counts and the bass didn’t respond as they did in the pre fish.
At the wash up it was Bundaberg local Shane Anderson who weighed the two heaviest bass and took home the number one prize pack, including a new Angler Rod – not bad for a morning’s work.
Shane caught his fish working a 200 metre stretch of bank alternating between a spinnerbait and Jackal. He only caught three fish, but that was all he needed to secure the win.
In second place Gladstone Barra angler Scott McCauley proved that his fish finding skills work just as well on the bass as the barra. He landed six legal bass – all on a SMAK spinnerbait worked around the many weed edges.
The big bass and third place went to local Darren Harris, Darren only caught the one fish and he caught it on a Berkley Gulp Squid jigging it amongst the schools of bass located in the old creek bed.
I would like to thank the Bundaberg sportfishing Club for helping with the weigh in and look forward to the next Isis event in September.