Lake Macdonald BASS Electric Results – 31 July

On a relatively warm July morning with very little breeze 32 boats with 42 anglers on board headed in all directions at the sound of the starting hooter. There was a early bite for some but then the wind got up and shut down the bite, a couple of hours later the wind abated and the fish come back on the chew.
 
First place went to local Sunshine Coast angler Matthew Smith (a previous Lake Macdonald electric winner) who (with trusted side kick Muttley the wonder dog in the boat) didn’t get a hit for the first four hours so with nothing to lose he reverted back to his local knowledge as to where the fish might be, a hour later delivering a winning bag of 2.590kgs including big bass of 1.670kgs. He used a variety of lures including 1/4oz blades, jackalls and mini-spinnerbaits.

Second place went to Ian Galloway. Ian caught his fish (2.430kgs)
early casting a 67mm suspending Squirel to the weed edge near airport
corner then slow winding it back to the boat including twitches and
pauses in his retrive.
 
Third placed Andrew Baunach caught his 2.365kg bag of bass using mainly a TN60 jackall casting it to the weed in Bass Bay.
 
Forth was another local angler Steven Otto he weighed in 2 healthy Lake Macdonald bass for 2.300kgs.
 
Fifth place was Shane Anderson another previous Lake Macdonald winner
and regular placer getter he just piped Barry Oxford by 5 grams with
his 2.205kgs !
 
A special mention to young Lacklan Devlin (who turns 15 years old on
Tuesday) as the hooter sounded to start the comp his bow mounted
electric motor decided not to work so his father raced home to get a
old bow mount motor this would of disrupted some more experienced
anglers BUT Lacklan (with the motor now bolted on the back of the boat) moved 50 mteres away from the boat ramp, started casting and on his
5th cast put a great 400mm Fork length bass in the well, 20 metres
future down the bank another hook-up and a 330mm fish in the livewell !
ending up 8th for the day and qualifing for the convention with his
first ever bass event entered!
 
All up 51 bass were caught by 30 anglers.
 
A special thanks to Lake Macdonald stocking group president Jim Park
for cooking the sausages and onion and to his son Troy for helping me
out with the paperwork and scoring during the weigh-in. Also to Dennis
Shaw thanks for bringing up and returning the scales, prizes and kit.

Goodluck to all in the upcoming bass electric convention at Borumba Dam.
Paul Fleming
 
RESULTS
 

Rankings AOY Place Angler Fish Weight Big Bass
40 100 1 Matthew Smith 2 2.590 1.67
37 99 2 Ian Galloway 2 2.430 1.36
34 98 3 Andrew Baunach 2 2.365
31 97 4 Steve Otto 2 2.300
28 96 5 Shane Anderson 2 2.205
24 95 6 Barry Oxford 2 2.200
23 94 7 Callum Munro 2 2.095 1.345
22 93 8 Lachlan Devlin 2 2.070 1.39
21 92 9 John Kidd 2 2.015
20 91 10 Stuart France 2 1.915
19 90 11 Jason Shepherdson 2 1.905
18 89 12 Denis Shaw 2 1.745
17 88 13 Shaun Falkenhagen 2 1.725
16 87 14 Steve Noble 2 1.695
15 86 15 Corey Head 2 1.500
14 85 16 Greg Munro 2 1.495
13 84 17 Michael Turner 1 1.420
12 83 18 James Munro 2 1.360
11 82 19 Jesper Noiesen 2 1.330
10 81 20 Richard Holmberg 2 1.280
9 80 21 Brian Rutledge 1 1.260
8 79 22 Ben Ashby 1 1.205
7 78 23 Paul Holmberg 2 1.180
6 77 24 Ricky Simmons 2 1.170
5 76 25 Rob Hinton 1 1.000
4 75 26 Troy Park 1 0.765
3 74 27 Sue Fleming 1 0.765
2 73 28 Frank DiStefawn 1 0.695
1 72 29 Adrian Manolea 1 0.570
71 30 Brandon Rich 1 0.570
31 John Noble 0 0.000
31 Robert Butler 0 0.000
31 Steve Turner 0 0.000
31 Jack Gold 0 0.000
31 Tim Birss 0 0.000
31 Cristian Manolea 0 0.000
31 Paul Phillips 0 0.000
31 Samantha Rutledge 0 0.000
31 Robert Ottensen 0 0.000
31 Dean Buchanan 0 0.000
31 Daniel Patton 0 0.000
31 Anthony Parke 0 0.000