Isis BASS Electric Results, May 15, 2011.

Fresh, cold
southerly winds greeted 24 keen anglers when they competed in the ABT Bass
Electric round held at Lake
Gregory on 15th May 2011.
 
The
impoundment is normally renowned for an early surface bite, but with the windy
conditions, most anglers opted for a different tactic.
 
Stephen
Turner, the eventual winner tried surface early for no results.  He weighed in two fish for a total weight of
2.165kg.  He decided to travel up the
right arm of the impoundment to the timber line and targeted the weed edge in
about 15 feet of water.  His lure of
choice was a Gulp 3″ Minnow in camo colour, weighted with a 1/6oz jig
head.  Stephen cast along the weed edge,
letting the lure sink to the bottom, then slowly rolling it back to the boat,
letting it free spool occasionally, making sure the lure stayed close to the
bottom.  Stephen’s success is due to the
gear he was using –  a Stradic C14 2500 reel
matched to a Strudwick 1-4kg spin rod. 
For the session, Stephen boated seven fish, with five of those being
legal, upgrading twice.

Regular on
the ABT Electric Series, Shane Anderson bagged yet another placing by coming in
second.  Shane weighed in two fish for a
total weight of 2.115kg.  Like Stephen,
Shane targeted the weed edge early, but unfortunately had no success.  He then ventured to the middle of the
impoundment where he found schooled fish close to the bottom on his
sounder.
 
Using his Stradic C14 reel on a
custom built rod made by Tim Mulhall of Tackle World Bundaberg, and a Little
Max Blade in the gold colour, Shane targeted these fish.  He found that hopping the Blade slowly off
the bottom produced his best results.  He
caught around 30 fish for the day with about 8-10 being legal.  He also upgraded twice during the
competition.
 
The other
anglers making the top five are:  John
Noble (third), Chris Horne (fourth) and Paul Holmberg (fifth).
 
Congratulations
to both Stephen and Shane and all other competitors for a very enjoyable
day.
 
I’d like to thank Daniel Molloy for
returning the gear for the competition and also Robert Sewell for helping with
the tagging and weighing.
 
Until next
time,
 
Gary
Leather.
 
RESULTS
 

Position Angler Fish Weight Big Bass Option Up
1 Stephen
Turner
2 2.165 1.210 $140.00
2 Shane
Anderson
2 2.115   $60.00
3 John
Noble
2 1.940   $40.00
4 Chris
Horn
2 1.635   $20.00
5 Paul
Holmberg
1 1.590 1.590  
6 Jack Gold 2 1.565    
7 Dave
Magner
2 1.455    
8 Dave
Bullard
2 1.430    
9 Gary
Leather
2 1.405    
10 Stuart
France
2 1.400    
11 Steve
Noble
2 1.325    
12 Matthew
Sewell
2 1.220    
13 Robert
Butler
1 .905    
14 Rob Hinton 1 .585    
15 Richard
Holmberg
1 .535    
16 Cory Head 1 .455    
17 Les
Barber
       
18 Sue
Barber
       
19 Robert
Sewell
       
20 Michale
Grimes
       
21 Kevin
Nothdurft
       
22 Daniel
Molloy
       
23 Andrew
Baunach
       
24 Shaun
Falkenhagen