Wivenhoe BASS Electric- 24th August

Wivenhoe
produced sensational fishing once again for its’ second round of the 2008
MotorGuide BASS Electric Series, Sunday 24th August. 65 anglers made
the journey to the Queensland Mecca of XOS bass, with Wivenhoe regular Ian
Galloway claiming victory, with a 2/2, 5.5kg brace of bass.

Fishing the
flooded vegetation lined river edge upriver of the Billies
Bay start-line, Galloway
used a slow rolling spinnerbait approach to fill his bag, casting the lure up
into the shallows and working it down the contour of the bank and into the path
of the waiting fish.

“Getting the
lure close to the edge then working it dead slow so it kept in touch with the
submerged grass was the key”, explained Galloway.
 

Galloway’s money bait was a lightly coloured, scaled
patterned 5/8oz Bassman Spinnerbait, with one or two orange strands to add
additional colour contrast. The outfit used to present the lure included a
6’6″, 2-4kg, Pflueger Medalist rod, Pfluger Supreme reel, spooled with 10lb and
15lb Nitlon leader.
 

The kicker fish
in Galloway’s bag set a new record for the BASS Electric Series with his
3.325kg specimen now the largest single fish weighed in at BASS Electric round,
surpassing John Fooks’ 3.15kg from Wivenhoe 2006.
 

Securing the
runner-up prize was former Wivenhoe BASS Electric winner Charles West, who
compiled a 2/2, 4.925kg limit fishing the Billies Bays
flats only a stones throw from the event start line. Fishing for sounder fish
in 8-10 metres of water, West used a combination of Jackall Mask Vibs (colour-
red/belly/back) and 4″ Berkley Minnows (colour-pumpkinseed) rigged on 3/8oz
jigheads to catch his fish.    
 

The presentation
for both involved a lift-n-drop retrieve, working the offering back through the
sounded fish after making a series of fan casts across the area.
 

His choice of
tackle included a 7″ Daiwa Battler Black Lady rod, Daiwa Alphas Ito reel,
spooled with 10lb Sunline Basic FC fluorocarbon. 59 fish graced the scales for
the event with the quality of fishing evident in the 1.72kg average size of the
fish weighed in.
 

The next event
of the MotorGuide BASS Electric Series sees the tour travel to Lake Moogerah,
31st August. For more information contact ABT (07) 3387 0888 or the
event organizer Chris Galligan 0438 030 440.
 
 

Place Angler Fish Weight (kg) Big Bass Convention Qual
1 Ian Galloway 2 5.5 3.235 AQ (Already Qual)
2 Charles West 2 4.925   Qualify
3 Ian Black 2 4.71 2.365 Qualify
4 Adrian Wilson 2 4.695   Qualify
5 Kerry Ehrlich 2 4.59   Qualify
6 Rex Mildren 2 4.26   Qualify
7 Glenn White 2 4.09    
8 Brett Halley 2 3.95    
9 Anthony Cook 2 3.9    
10 Jonathon Box 2 3.77    
11 Mike Connolly 2 3.525    
12 Jesper Noiesen 2 3.51    
13 David Bullard 2 3.37    
14 Jake Schwerin 2 3.215 2.6  
15 Mike Weger 2 3.075    
16 Howard Althaus 2 2.945    
17 Brett Kleinschmidt 2 2.68    
18 Bob Town 2 2.6    
19 John Adams 1 2.585    
20 Dean Silvester 2 2.43    
21 Frank Distefano 2 2.38    
22 Stephen Town 1 2.325    
23 Hamish Stewart 1 2.255    
24 Jack Gold 1 2.16    
25 Dru Abasalom 1 2.135    
26 Martyn Wolens 2 2.015    
27 Peter May 1 1.865    
28 Derek Mays 1 1.78    
29 Luke Sirett 1 1.45    
30 Alison Cook 1 1.27    
31 Craig Ullman 1 1.21    
32 Dale Mullins 1 1.19    
33 Steven Jensen 1 1.16    
34 Stuart Fraser 1 0.985    
35 Paul Hempstead 1 0.92    
36 Brett Hilan 1 0.915    
37 Gary Wolens 1 0.765    
38 Henry Moggs 1 0.515    
39 Andrew Hobbs        
39 Adrian Ingram        
39 Corey Kerr        
39 Courtney Muller        
39 Chris Proctor        
39 Danny Malloy        
39 Danny Brooks        
39 Dean Wilson        
39 Glen Hamill        
39 Hans Jensen        
39 Josh Wall        
39 Kevin Jones        
39 Ken Murray        
39 Kerrie Jones        
39 Micheal Stewart        
39 Mack Perersen        
39 Matt Johnson        
39 Nicky Scholl        
39 Ray Sargent        
39 Rex Fraser        
39 Ross Murray        
39 Rod Shorten        
39 Rory Saint        
39 Shaun Falkenhagen        
39 Steve Ebeling        
39 Tom Reynolds        
39 Wayne Shun