Blue Fin Boats Bjelke Petersen BASS Pro Final Results

A difficult bite on Bjelke-Petersen challenged anglers for the third qualifying round of the 2005 Yamaha BASS Pro Series.

2000 Grand Final winner and two-time Angler of the Year champion John Schofield demonstrated that he’s the man to beat during shut-down conditions. Compiling a 6/6, 8.02kg limit, Schofield outclassed the rest of the field. Similarly efficient fly angler Gavin Dunne secured second place with his 5/6, 6.00kg tournament bag.

Schofield, who spent the tournament flyfishing, targeted schooled and scattered bass in one location. Fishing near the dam wall, Schofield anchored his boat in 17-18 feet and presented his fly to bass holding on the rocky and rubble-littered bottom.

“With the boat anchored I cast the fly up onto the rocky slope,” Schofield explained. “This had the fly in about 8-10 feet of water, then I simply retrieved the fly back across the bottom with a slow, drawing retrieve, interspersed with a couple of short sharp strips.

“Finding fish and getting them to hit the fly didn’t prove that difficult. The hard part was getting them to take the fly deeply enough to secure a hook-up.”

His successful fly was the Bass Vampire in both black/purple and black/green with glow eyes. He fished them on an Innovator HLS 6wt rod, Scientific Angler Concept large arbour reel, spooled with a 6wt Striper Taper IV fly line, and finished off with a 10 foot, 12lb Yamatoyo fluorocarbon leader.

When quizzed after the event, Schofield explained how he managed to crack the pattern during the tough conditions.

“Friday was the key for me,” he said. “I tried a variety of techniques, locations, and presentations, and found the most active fish to be those in the 17-18 foot depth range. Then it was just a matter of matching the right presentation to the seemingly lock-jawed mood of the fish, and fly for me proved to be it.”

Event runner-up Gavin Dunne showed he was one of the gun anglers when it comes to a fly-bite tournament, claiming the other instant Grand Final berth.

Fishing the same area near the dam wall as Schofield, Dunne also opted to fish at anchor, positioning the boat in 16-20 feet of water and presenting his fly to the fish holding in the 4-16 foot depth range.

Fishing to the bass hanging on the steeply contoured, rock-covered bottom, Dunne presented his fly with a subtle twitching, constant retrieve to imitate the small shrimp often found in the area.

For Dunne the approach proved successful, compiling a 1/2, 1.27kg bag in session one, a 2.79kg, limit in session two, and a 1.94kg limit in the third and final session.

For Dunne the killer fly was an all black Wolverine pattern, presented with a Strudwick 6wt rod, Loop fly reel loaded with a 7wt, Scientific Angler Striper Taper fly line, and finished off with a home twisted leader, rolled out of 12lb Yamatoyo Razor fluorocarbon.

Claiming the title of Champion Non-Boater and fourth place overall was Nambour resident Kevin Jones. Fishing with boater Jason Jovanovic on day one and Jason de Forrest-Haddleton on day two, Jones, like many, spent his time targeting the schooled and scattered fish near the western boat ramp.

Focusing his attention on the fish holding in 20 feet of water on day one, and those at 40 feet on day two, Jones opted for a lipless crankbait styled lure, casting a hard Jackall to bass.

Compiling a 4/6, 5.13kg, tournament limit for the three sessions, Jones found the most productive presentation to be one that had the lure in the fish’s face and not moving too fast.

Jones used a, 6’6″ Daiwa Procyon rod, Daiwa TDA reel spooled with 4lb Fireline, and finished off with 10lb Berkley Vanish as his leader.

The title of Daiwa Big Bass champion was hotly contested, with two anglers, Justin Scott and Trevor Foote, jointly claiming the prize with their 2.06kg specimens. Each receiving $250 for their outstanding fish.

The Yamaha BASS Pro Series continues its tour of the east coast, travelling to Lake Boondooma on July 2-3 for the fourth qualifying round of the year. For more information visit www.australianbass.com.au or phone Simon Goldsmith during business hours on 0427 32 64 64 or (07) 3268 3992.





Yamaha BASS Pro Series 2005: Blue Fin Boats BP BASS Pro Results
Place Angler State F1 W1 F2 W2 F3 W3 TF TW Payout AOY Points
1 John SCHOFIELD QLD 2 2.97 2 3.13 2 1.92 6 8.02 $2,750 100
2 Gavin DUNNE QLD 1 1.27 2 2.79 2 1.94 5 6 $1,200 99
3 Craig SIMMONS QLD 2 1.32 2 2.27 2 1.79 6 5.38 $1,000 98
4 Kevin JONES QLD 2 2.33 2 2.8 4 5.13 Prize pack + Millerod + Pfluger Baitcaster Reel 97
5 Bruce MOSS QLD 2 3.39 1 1.16 3 4.55 Prize pack + Eva Kool Esky 96
6 Nicole JOVANOVIC QLD 1 0.72 2 2.51 1 1.23 4 4.46 $700 95
7 Ian BLACK QLD 1 0.75 2 3.68 3 4.43 $600 94
8 David HISLOP QLD 2 1.99 2 2.15 4 4.14 Prize pack + Mossops Prize Bag 93
9 Paul FLEMING QLD 1 0.87 1 1.35 2 1.83 4 4.05 $500 92
10 Carl JOCUMSEN QLD 1 0.44 2 3.39 3 3.83 $400 91
11 Matt FRASER QLD 1 1.06 1 0.98 2 1.65 4 3.69 $400 90
12 Trevor FOOTE QLD 1 2.06 2 1.46 3 3.52 Prize pack + Mako Sunglasses 89
13 David YOUNG QLD 2 1.8 2 1.56 4 3.36 Prize pack + Angler rod 88
14 Trevor STEAD QLD 2 1.46 1 0.92 1 0.91 4 3.29 $400 87
15 Steven BECHLY QLD 2 1.16 1 0.57 1 1.49 4 3.22 $400 86
16 Chris JOWETT QLD 2 2.58 1 0.56 3 3.14 Prize pack + shimano Spin reel 85
17 Mal FAVAGER QLD 2 2.23 1 0.82 3 3.05 84
18 Baden SPARROW QLD 2 1.58 2 1.38 4 2.96 Prize pack + Keep Alive Aerator 83
19 Barry OXFORD QLD 2 1.52 1 1.41 3 2.93 82
20 Ward ELLWOOD QLD 1 0.71 1 1.42 1 0.66 3 2.79 Prize pack + Strudwick Sic Stik 81
21 Peter MAY Qld 1 0.8 2 1.92 3 2.72 Prize pack + Shimano Baitcaster rod 80
22 Robert BARTLETT QLD 1 0.9 2 1.72 3 2.62 Prize pack 79
23 Harry WATSON QLD 2 1.69 1 0.92 3 2.61 78
24 Ray SARGENT QLD 1 0.98 1 1.51 2 2.49 77
25 Dale MULLINS QLD 2 1.38 1 1.11 3 2.49 76
26 Greg WALTON QLD 2 2.44 2 2.44 75
27 Tony PAYNE QLD 1 0.81 2 1.6 3 2.41 74
28 Scott MCKENZIE QLD 2 1.57 1 0.81 3 2.38 73
29 Peter JENKINS NSW 1 0.64 1 1.67 2 2.31 72
30 Stephen ALMOND NSW 2 2.17 2 2.17 71
31 Mark MANGOLD NSW 1 1.55 1 0.61 2 2.16 70
32 Adrian KAMPF QLD 1 0.73 2 1.43 3 2.16 69
33 Jason JOVANOVIC QLD 1 0.7 1 1.44 2 2.14 68
34 Justin SCOTT NSW 1 2.06 1 2.06 67
35 Colin SINGLETON QLD 1 0.62 1 0.93 1 0.51 3 2.06 66
36 Bruce COX QLD 1 1.9 1 1.9 65
37 Paul FOOTE QLD 1 0.87 1 0.98 2 1.85 64
38 Chris ELDRED QLD 1 0.6 1 1.24 2 1.84 63
39 Steve OSTER QLD 1 1.82 1 1.82 62
40 Chris ELLIOT QLD 2 1.79 2 1.79 61
41 Jay MORGAN QLD 1 1.75 1 1.75 60
42 Brett PORTER QLD 2 1.74 2 1.74 59
43 Peter KEIDGE QLD 1 0.5 1 0.56 1 0.64 3 1.7 58
44 Mike CONNOLLY QLD 1 0.83 1 0.84 2 1.67 57
45 Cameron BALL QLD 1 1.64 1 1.64 56
46 Nathan SEWELL QLD 2 1.54 2 1.54 55
47 Tony ZANTIOTIS QLD 1 1.07 1 0.47 2 1.54 54
48 Ian GALLOWAY QLD 1 0.76 1 0.77 2 1.53 53
49 Kerry EHRLICH QLD 2 1.5 2 1.5 52
50 Ross MURRAY Qld 2 1.45 2 1.45 51
51 Christian SERNE NSW 1 1.42 1 1.42 50
52 Jayson DEFORREST-HADDLETON NSW 1 1.39 1 1.39 49
53 Mark PERTOT QLD 1 1.36 1 1.36 48
54 David GREEN QLD 1 1.36 1 1.36 47
55 Robin ROBINSON Qld 1 0.98 1 0.98 46
56 Charlie LADD QLD 1 0.97 1 0.97 45
57 Brad SMITH NSW 1 0.94 1 0.94 44
58 Dan RYAN QLD 1 0.92 1 0.92 43
59 Spiro ZANTIOTIS QLD 1 0.91 1 0.91 42
60 Deborah KOWALCZYK NSW 1 0.9 1 0.9 41
61 Jamie FACER QLD 1 0.89 1 0.89 40
62 Richard ROBSON NSW 1 0.86 1 0.86 39
63 David WARD QLD 1 0.85 1 0.85 38
64 Gary HARDMAN NSW 1 0.85 1 0.85 37
65 Mick MEE NSW 1 0.81 1 0.81 36
66 Tim STEENHUIS QLD 1 0.79 1 0.79 35
67 Glen CASEY NSW 1 0.78 1 0.78 34
68 Jeff BRUNSDON NSW 1 0.77 1 0.77 33
69 Dave MANSON QLD 1 0.73 1 0.73 32
70 Kristoffer HICKSON NSW 1 0.71 1 0.71 31
71 Tony EVANS QLD 1 0.7 1 0.7 30
72 Zach KRONK QLD 1 0.69 1 0.69 29
73 Jason EHRLICH QLD 1 0.65 1 0.65 28
74 Steven MCDONALD NSW 1 0.59 1 0.59 27
75 Barry JACKSON QLD 1 0.57 1 0.57 26
76 Peter MORGAN QLD 1 0.51 1 0.51 25
77 Ben DIGGLES QLD 1 0.51 1 0.51 25
78 Matthew MOTT QLD 1 0.5 1 0.5 23
79 David MCLEAN NSW 1 0.45 1 0.45 22
80 Mike DELISSER QLD 12
80 Stephen KANOWSKI QLD 12
80 Wayne BLUNDELL QLD 12
80 Dave ROBINSON QLD 12
80 Kerry SYMES QLD 12
80 Andrew HOMANN NSW 12
80 Mick CLARKE NSW 12
80 Darryl MCMAHON QLD 12
80 Bob TOWN QLD 12
80 Trent MANDER QLD 12
80 Tim MORGAN QLD 12
80 Heath CRAVEN QLD 12
80 Vicki WINTER NSW 12
80 Bill JONES QLD 12
80 Jason WEARE QLD 12
80 Phil BEVIS QLD 12
80 Dan MALLORY QLD 12
80 Paul COOPER QLD 12
80 Leo O’REILLY QLD 12
80 Mark MANDER Qld 12
80 Sue FLEMING QLD 12
80 Gerard BARTON NSW 12
80 Mark HARTWELL QLD 12
80 Roy SOUTER QLD 12
80 Vicki BYRNE QLD 12
80 Maurice BLACKMAN QLD 12
80 Robert MANDERS 12
80 Mark JOHNSON 12


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