Hinze Electric Results 1 July 2007

The wind died down and Hinze turned it on for the 39 anglers who attended the first MotorGuide BASS Electric event fot the new financial year.

Wayne Blundell weighed the biggest bass ever in a Hinze BASS Electric – a cracking 1.995kg fish – but it wasn’t enough to surmount Mount Tambourine’s Mike Weger, who handed a 3.275kg limit to the weighmaster.

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REPORT

Three days of strong westerly winds turned Hinze a dirty brown, but the bass relished the conditions, with a string of heavy limits punctuating the weigh-in. And with three quarters of anglers bringing a full bag to the weigh tent, it was a happy group of anglers that congratulated the weekend’s winners.

Second placed Wayne Blundell anchored his 2.845kg limit with a massive 1.995kg Hinze bass. The 48cm fish ate a Slider (smoke/yellow core) that was dipped in garlic Spike-It and Fool-a-Fish, rigged on a 1/4 ounce head and slow rolled from the bank into 15’ of water in the lake’s western arm. Wayne fished it on a Daiwa Procaster Z rod, Pfleuger President reel, 4lb smoke Fireline and a 6lb Siglon leader.

Mike Weger, though, surpassed Blundell’s bag – by nearly half a kilogram. Landing a swag of 40cm+ bass in the western arm, Weger’s 3.275kg limit fell for an Atomic 3” FatGrub (brown crawdad) fished on a Gamakatsu 3/8ox Flathead 25 jighead.

“I used a Strudwick Soft Bodz rod (7’), Daiwa Laguna 200 reel, 8lb Fireline and a 12lb leader, but the key was to fish wide of the points in 15 to 25 feet of water and slow roll that grub along the bottom. And I mean really slowly. The bass had no problems picking it up off the bottom,” Mike explained.

RESULTS

PLACE ANGLER FISH WEIGHT BIG
1 Mike Weger 2 3.275 1.725
2 Wayne Blundell 2 2.845 1.995
3 Adrian Wilson 2 2.365  
4 Ian Galloway 2 2.145  
5 Jonathon Ward 2 2.125 1.16
6 Baden Sparrow 2 2.050  
7 Steve Morgan 2 1.980 1.24
8 Simon Barkhuisen 2 1.945  
9 Joe Allan 2 1.700  
10 Jesper Noiesen 2 1.685  
11 Troy Ward 2 1.635  
12 Barry Oxford 2 1.600  
13 Matt Johnson 2 1.500  
14 Shane Bird 2 1.470  
15 John Siggs 2 1.440  
16 Ricky Simmons 2 1.425  
17 Chris Eldred 2 1.415  
18 Ken Fitzgibbon 2 1.405  
19 Casey Blundell 2 1.325  
20 Tristian Taylor 2 1.315  
21 Tom Reynolds 2 1.300  
22 Darryl McMahon 2 1.150  
23 Ricky Slennett 2 1.115  
24 Graham Dodds 2 1.090  
24 Peter Whiteside 2 1.090  
26 Steve McLean 2 1.080  
27 Tim Queripel 2 1.065  
28 Gary Taylor 2 0.995  
29 David Loy 2 0.960  
30 Vinnie Bleakley 2 0.920  
31 Peter Lyne 2 0.895  
32 Steve Kelly 1 0.570  
33 Shane Brown 0 0.000  
33 Ben Cronk 0 0.000  
33 Bob Hadley 0 0.000  
33 Graham Hill 0 0.000  
33 Rod Shorten 0 0.000  
33 Danny Weaver 0 0.000  
33 Mick Wright 0 0.000