Daiwa-Hobie Kayak BASS- Maroon Dam Results

Bostock Rips and
Pauses for Bass Win

41 year old BCF Manager Peter Bostock claimed victory in the
4th round of the 2013 Daiwa-Hobie Kayak Bass Series, with the Brisbane kayaker
compiling a 3/3, 118cm limit to claim his maiden bass kayak win.

Not to be overshadowed
was longtime bream kayak angler, and first time bass angler, Jonathan Chen
(3/3, 112cm) who finished 2nd and Anthony Correnti (3/3, 107cm) 3rd.

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Victory for Bostock was an all jerkbait affair with the
Maroon Dam winner fishing a Pontoon 21 Greedy Guts 66SP tight amongst flooded
timber and weed beds.

“I’ve had plenty of success at Maroon in the past fishing
jerkbaits so I went with what usually works when the water’s cool and clear”,
explained Bostock.

Bostock’s thinking was spot on, and his technique involved
throwing his Greedy Guts into the gaps in the weed and trees, giving it a
couple of rips then pausing it.

“The pause was the key to the technique, sometimes you let
it pause for up to 20 seconds”, explained Bostock.

The approach was spot on with Bostock landing four legal
fish for the session.

“I got bricked by a couple of fish in the timber, but I
guess that’s the price you pay for fishing tight to structure and fishing 4lb”,
explained Bostock.

Chen Hits the Ground
Running
 
Having only caught his first ever bass the day before the
tournament, ACT kayak fan Jonathan Chen hit the ground running to finish second
at Maroon Dam and book a spot in the November Grand Final.

Fishing weed and lily-cover points Chen through a
combination of Fish Arrow spinnerbaits and Best Shad hardbodies to catch his
fish.

“The lilies were important, if you found them then there was
usually a fish not too far away”, explained Chen.

The technique for both baits involved throwing the lure
close the edge then slow rolling it back to the kayak.
 
“Most of the hits came half way back to the boat”, explained
Chen.

Far from beginners luck Chen’s edge bite approach delivered
him three bass and one yellowbelly for the session.

With a spot in the Grand Final now booked Chen will be keen
to further develop his bass fishing skills as the Toonumbar Dam GF draws near.

For a full list of Grand Final qualifiers and all the
information on the climax event of the series visit www.australianbass.com.au or www.hobiefishing.com.au.

Winning Tackle
Rod-5’6” Penn Pinpoint Tour

Reel- Shimano Scorpion
DC

Line- 4lb Berkley
Nanofil

Leader- 4lb Vanish

Lure- Pontoon 21 Greedy Guts 66SP in CB Natural Yamane
colour
 

Winning Ways
The key to Bostock’s jerkbait technique was the pause.
Bostock would let the lure sit motionless for up to 20 seconds.
 

Hogs Breath Boss Hog
Event winner Peter Bostock also secured the Hogs Breath Boss
Hog Prize, picking up the $100 cheque with his 40cm kicker fish caught amongst
the trees on a Pontoon 21 Greedy Guts 66SP jerkbait.
 
 

Place Angler State TF TL Prizes
1 Peter Bostock QLD 3 118 $350 + EcoGear,
Atomic, Berkley, Strike Pro & Hobie Prize Pack + Boss Hog (40)
2 Jonathan Chen ACT 3 112 $200
+ EcoGear, Atomic, Berkley, Strike Pro & Hobie Prize Pack 
3 Anthony Correnti QLD 3 107 $125
+ EcoGear, Atomic, Berkley, Strike Pro & Hobie Prize Pack 
4 Duane Macey NSW 3 106 $100
+ EcoGear, Atomic, Berkley, Strike Pro & Hobie Prize Pack 
5 Wade Mobbs NSW 3 105 $100 + EcoGear,
Atomic, Berkley, Strike Pro & Hobie Prize Pack
6 Scott
Bryant 
QLD 3 101
7 Mick Skinner NSW 3 100  
8 Glenn Hayter QLD 2 68
9 Sel McLennan NSW 2 68
10 Denis Metzdorf QLD 1 39  
11 Michelle Carmody NSW 1 39  
12 Remi Hagge QLD 1 38  
13 Ben Davidson ACT 1 38
14 Jason Lambert NSW 1 36  
15 Jason Garner QLD 1 36
16 Alan Britcliffe  QLD 1 35
17 Mark McKay QLD 1 33
18 Denis Shaw QLD 1 33  
19 Bernard Austin NSW      
20 Bill Woods NSW      
21 Brett Gough QLD      
22 Brian Rutledge NSW      
23 Daniel Kopacz QLD      
24 Dave Mann NSW    
25 Dean Boyce NSW      
26 Malcom Gray QLD      
27 Nick Metzdorf QLD      
28 Peter Budd QLD      
29 Ray Sweeny QLD      
30 Shaun Beekman QLD      
31 Josh Carpenter NSW      
32 Scott Marcinkowski NSW      
33 Peter Woods NSW      
34     34 1212  
35       35.65