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.
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.
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.
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.
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)|