Bass Bounty – May 10

8.61kgs takes out Bass Bounty

Competitors took to Lake Boodooma dam on the Mother’s day weekend to kick off a new style of bass tournament fishing designed to cater for family, friends and the serious angler. In this tournament a 50% payout means that the more who play, the more the bounty pays.

With $460 per session up for grabs and perfect weather, teams eagerly set out on Saturday morning for a four hour session to bring back two bass per team.

Using their knowledge of the success at the ABT BASS Pro two weeks prior, the majority of the field left in search of fish at Pelican Point and Liesegangs Ledge.

On return to the weigh in tent, it was team Bass to Barra (Monique & Matthew Mott) leading the charge with 2.83kg, followed by Team Tupperware (Ethan & Adam Byers) with 2.09kg. When questioned about their team name there was little response. However, once the boys returned to their Polycraft everyone soon realised the significance of the name “Tupperware”. In third place for session one was team “Smack Spinnerbaits”( Paul , Cory Cooper & Dylan Mott) with 1.76kg.

Persistence paid off in session two as conditions became tougher, with all but two teams weighing their two fish. Once again it was team Bass to Barra weighing in at 2.92kg who came home the winners. ”Fish Catching Machine“ (the Schwerin family) came in second with another good bag of 2.79kg and “Smack Spinnerbaits” placed third to get the remaining cash for session two.

By this stage in the competition it was evident if you wanted to catch the bigger fish you had to adopt the strategy of hopping mask vibs slowly across the bottom on the flats in 18ft to 20ft of water. Armed with this inside information teams set out on Sunday morning leaving the mums to sleep in and enjoy the serenity of Lake Boondooma camping grounds, while they got on with the business of bringing home some very impressive bags. Once again it was team Bass to Barra off to a great start having about 2.5kg in three casts thanks to Monique keeping dad busy on the net. As the session drew to an end all teams came back to the tent with a minimum of 1kg. “Bass to Barra” weighed in another great haul of 2.86kg including the big bass of 1.9kg. Second for the session was Team Berkley with a great haul of 2.29kg and third was “Fish Catching Machine” with 2.02kg of fish.

The Bass Bounty team would like to thank all competitors who travelled from near and far to make a great weekend. The next Bass Bounty competition will be held at Somerset Dam (Kirkleigh) on the weekend of 13 & 14 of June, so bring the family, grab a mate, hook up the boat and meet us there for a fun-filled weekend. You can pre register or register on Friday from 3pm onwards. Teams can consist of as many as your boat can legally carry. You only have to catch two fish per team per session to be in with a chance of winning cash. For more information contact David Reynolds on 0428625099.