Lake Lenthall's Bass Electric 27th April

A cool
morning greeted a large field of 41 anglers to the ABT 2008 Bass Electric
Series at Lake Lenthall. Out of the 41 competitors, 22 anglers
presented bass to the weigh-in station.

The water
clarity was very cloudy due to the large influx of water a couple of months
ago, and with the extensions to the dam wall completed, an extra two metres of
water has covered a lot of virgin ground.
This made the selection of lure type and colour very difficult.

At the end
of the day Graham Dodds from the Gold Coast topped the leader board, with two
bass weighing 2.515kg, and also collecting the big bass prize for a fish
weighing 1.365kg.

Graham’s
tackle of choice was two combinations, one of which was a Nitro spin rod
matched to a Penn Affinity spinning reel, spooled with 6lb braid and 10lb
Nitlon leader. His other combination was
a Nitro Baitcaster rod matched to a Team Diawa reel spooled with 10lb braid and
10lb Nitlon learder. The lures that
created all the damage were a Jackall TN50 and Ecco Gears suspending
lures. His secret to success was to
target the timber structures along the edges up the left arm of the lake. Casting his lure along the edge in about 3
feet of water, he rapidly retrieved the lure back to the boat. Graham upgraded several times during the day.

In second
place, Paul Phillips from the Sunshine
Coast compiled a bag
limit of two fish for a total weight of 2.330kg. Paul’s tackle choice was a Shimano T-Curve
spin rod matched to a Stradic 1000 reel spooled 6lb braid and 8lb Nitlon
leader, and a Daiwa Procyon baitcaster rod matched to a Curdo 201 reel spooled
with 20lb braid and 20lb Nitlon leader.
Paul’s retrieval and lure selection was the same as Grahams, as they both
shared the same boat. Paul also upgraded
several times during the session.

I would
like to welcome new member Marshall Rasmussen to the ABT Bass Electric Series
and also to give special thanks to James, the ranger at the lake for his
assistance during the event.

Looking
forward to seeing everyone at the next round at Lenthalls,
Gary
Leather.

Position Angler Fish Weight Big Bass
1 Graham
Dodds
2 2.515 1.365
2 Paul
Phillips
2 2.330 1.230
3 David
Bullard
2 2.290 1.185
4 John
Schwerin
2 2.175 1.125
5 Jonathan
Ward
2 1.970 1.160
6 Mike
Weger
2 1.900
7 Shane
Anderson
2 1.890 .995
8 Rex
Mildrew
2 1.775
9 Ian
Galloway
2 1.745 1.190
10 Kerrie
Jones
2 1.695
11 Kevin
Jones
2 1.690
12 Adrian
Wilson
2 1.330
13 Steve
McLean
2 1.235
14 Darren
Harris
1 1.075
15 Glenn
White
1 1.050
16 Les
Barber
1 .845
17 Stuart
France
1 .830
18 Chris
Horne
1 .810
19 Josh
Carpenter
1 .745
20 Dale
Ianna
1. .665
21 Jake
Schwerin
1 .635
22 Marshall
Rasmussen
1 .620
Gary
Bateman
Andrew
Baunach
Stuart
Bleakley
Danny Brooks
Kieran
Dullaway
Jack Gold
Don
Harris
Rob
Hinton
David
Ingram
Ken
Jackson
Corey
Kerr
Brett
Kleinschmidt
Jason
Lyons
Adam
McCuffrey
Darren
Rasmussen
Tom
Reynolds
Andrew
Roff
Michael Roff
T
Steenhaus