St Clair Electric Results Aug 15

Battling the elements at Lake St Clair in August, to bring a full limit of bass to the weigh master was always going to be a challenge.

The task was taken on by a Bass Electric record field at this lake, 41 keen anglers on a glassed out lake when the start signal was given. However the conditions were to be short lived and within an hour a breeze built into north westerly winds, gusting to 40km/hr bringing several showers throughout the morning to make conditions miserable. But it was the hail storm toward the end of the session that sorted the “Men from the Boys” so to speak.

Battling the elements at Lake St Clair in August, to bring a full limit of bass to the weigh master was always going to be a challenge.

The task was taken on by a Bass Electric record field at this lake, 41 keen anglers on a glassed out lake when the start signal was given. However the conditions were to be short lived and within an hour a breeze built into north westerly winds, gusting to 40km/hr bringing several showers throughout the morning to make conditions miserable. But it was the hail storm toward the end of the session that sorted the “Men from the Boys” so to speak.

There were anglers that had legal fish in their live well that could not get to the scales in the windy conditions. If you made the decision to head into the breeze early, you were able to use this to your advantage to return to the tag board come session end.

29 Healthy bass were weighed, most of the fish were extremely dark in colour from living deep in the weed, feeding on the ever present schools of smelt and gudgeons cruising the edges.

In 3rd place was Josh Carpenter with 2/2 for 1.86 kg, working the points to the left of the ramp, fishing ultra light 1lb Fireline and 2lb leader. 1/6 T/T jigheads rigged with Atomic paddle tails. Anchoring in 25ft of water and continuously casting the same area. The big bass of 1.17 kg was boated after the wind had picked up.

2nd place was Dave Trinder with 2/2 for 2.00 kg, who targeted schooled fish towards the lower end of the main basin. Dave vertically rolled 3” Atomic Guzzlers in Old Penny colour on purple ¼ T/T jigheads. Dave used a Black Diamond Bream Reaper rod and Daiwa Tierra reel spooled with 10lb Sea Bass braid and 8lb Rock Fish leader.

The event winner was Shoalhaven Head’s angler, Mick Skinner weighing a respectable limit of 2/2 for 2.09 kg. Mick fished shallow, weedy edges early using Jackall Squirrel 61 in AYU and then moved deeper and fished Atomic Guzzlers in Yellow Smoke on ¼ jigheads. Mick’s tackle of choice was a Samaki Zecton rod and Daiwa Tierra reel, 8lb Stren braid, 10lb Rock Fish leader.

Justin Scott

Place Angler Fish Weight
1 Mick Skinner 2/2 2.09 Kg
2 David Trinder 2/2 2.00 Kg
3 Josh Carpenter BB 1.17 kg 2/2 1.86 Kg
4 David Mudd 2/2 1.61 Kg
5 Paul Gogarty 2/2 1.47 Kg
6 Neil Scott 2/2 1.46 Kg
7 Dylan Glover 2/2 1.43 Kg
8 Daniel Clancy 2/2 1.43 Kg
9 Pat Walker 2/2 1.35 Kg
10 Ron Scott 2/2 1.34 Kg
11 Shawn Goossens 2/2 1.19 Kg
12 Joe Pietraszkiewicz 1/2 .92 Kg
13 Bruce Anderson 1/2 .83 Kg
14 Joel Edwards 1/2 .81 kg
15 Phillip Merrick 1/2 .67 kg
16 Greg Seeto 1/2 .60 kg
17 Jason Simpson 1/2 .58 kg
18 Paul Piper 1/2 .50 kg
19 Jack Jones
19 Ron Jones
19 Dave Mann
19 Craig Williams
19 Scott Hutchison
19 Cole Hutchison
19 Jeff McKee
19 Ed Harrison
19 Lucus Merrick
19 Angus Giles
19 Trent Hall
19 Luke Draper
19 Mal Draper
19 Rod Glover
19 Joel Philip
19 Andrew Redding
19 Daniel Yarroll
19 John Picton
19 Veronica Mulholland
19 Richard Constable
19 Ryan Jones
19 Luke Mulholland
19 David Lane