Picture perfect conditions greet 22 anglers for Round 11 of the 2005 Motorguide BASS Electric series on Toonumbar Dam, April 24th.
Gold Coast resident John Oakes showed he was the master of the tough conditions deliver a 2/2, 1.4kg bag to weighmaster Danny Robinson to secure victory and a berth into the seasonâ€™s BASS Electric Convention in September.
Oakes first fish of his limit came using a Koolubung Softy in jaffa colour, cast close along the face of the weed bed. While his second fish came with a similar presentation but with a Jackall in place of the Koolabung.
Barry Oxford came in second, closely behind John with 2/2, 1.35kg, compiled using a 5/8 oz Nitro Jighead rigged with a clear blue gill Slider Grub.
Oxford captured his fish casting parallel to the weed face, where he would allow the plastics to sink to the bottom before beginning a slow rolling retrieve interspersed with an occasional pause. The technique proved successful for Oxford capturing 17 fish for the tournament session.
Kyogle resident Allan Price secured third place with a 2/2, 1.05kg bag, compiled by fishing the weed edges with a baby bass coloured Ecogear VT55 lipless crankbait.
Fourth place was secured by Max Strong, while fifth was tied with Glen Casey and John Ski both capturing one fish to claim the position.
While only 15 fish were deliver to the weigh-in tent for the event all anglers agree that the second round of BASS Electric Series on Toonumbar later in the year is one not to be missed.
For more information on the event and the series get a copy of the 2005 Tournament Angler Guide or phone Simon Goldsmith (07) 3268 3992.