Bjelke Petersen Dam 2013 Blue Fin Boats Bass Electric Convention

Renz
Rules for Convention Win

On a
weekend that saw young talent rise to the top Bundaberg based bass young gun
Jordan Renz secured a convincing win at the Bjelke Petersen Dam hosted 2013
Bluefin Boats BASS Electric Convention.

Compiling a 4/4, 4.09 kg two-day bag to
claim the win Renz relegated Joe Urquhart (4/4, 2.97 kg) to 2nd, and
Jack Gold (4/4, 2.95kg) to 3rd to secure the biggest win of his
young tournament career.

Both days
Renz fished the upper reaches of the dam past Bass Point and targeted two large
trees in 16 ft of water.  Renz sounded a
large number of fish holding on the trees and believed that the area acted as a
transition location with bass holding in the area for a brief period before
moving and being replaced by new fish.

Once he had
located the fish Renz would cast his Ecogear VX40 blade in colour 339 past the
trees then allow his lure to sink to the bottom before imparting a short sharp
double hop back the boat. If Renz got a bite he would drop the lure to the bottom
and repeat the double hop and rest retrieve. Renz’s tackle of choice was an AMC
Custom Bream Spin matched with a Shimano Stradic C14 1000 reel, spooled with
6lb Yamatoyo PE and 10 lb Yamatoyo FC leader.

The key to
Renz’s presentation was to take off the standard hooks of his VX40 and retrofit
ZX trailing hooks to allow him to run his lure closer to the tree with out
snagging up.
“The bigger
fish where coming as the lure sat on the bottom next to the tree”, said Renz.

For his
hard fort tournament win Renz walked away with a brand new Bluefin 385 Estuary
Pro, “I am over the moon to take the win, I cannot wait to get on the water and
start fishing out of this fantastic boat” said Renz. The young angler went on
to thank his father, ACM custom rods and Eco-gear. “With out all of their
support I would not be able to fish these events,” said Renz.

Urquhart
Run n’ Guns to Second

Joe
Urquhart once again showed that he’s a man to watch on any waterway with yet
another podium finish, with the Gold Coast basser finishing 2nd with
a 4/4, 2.97 kg limit.

Urquhart
also head up to the timbered section of the dam but rather than stay in one
area Urquhart employed a run-and-gun technique covering as much ground as
possible.  Urquhart targeted the smaller
spindly timber in three to six foot of water that most anglers passed over. To
cover ground quickly Urquhart’s lure of choice was an Imakatsu Parana vibe
(soft Tungsten) in ayu colour. Casting his lure tight to the structure Urquhart
would then burn his lure back to the boat.

For this
work his tackle of choice was an St Croix rod match with a Daiwa T3 reel
spooled with 10lb Toray Super strong and 8lb Toray L-Hard FC.

With the
fish holding tight to structure leader choice was critical to Urquhart’s
success,
“The L-Hard
leader has great abrasion resistance, I could use a light leader to get the
bites but it had the abrasion resistance to get the fish out of the structure”
said Urquhart.

The Bluefin
Boats BASS Electric Convention draws the curtain on another successful BASS
Electric Series. ABT would like to thank all those that have helped make the
season a successful one including anglers, event organisers, and series
sponsors.
 

Winning Tackle

Rod- AMC
Custom Bream Spin
Reel-
Shimano Stradic C14 1000
Line – 6lb Yamatoyo PE
Leader – 10
lb Yamatoyo FC
Lure –
Eco-gear VX40
 

Winning Edge

By changing
to ZX assist hooks Renz was able to position his lure tight to the structure
with out snagging his lure.
 

Place Angler Status F1 W1 F2 W2 TF TW Payout
1 Jordan RENZ QLD 2 1.42 2 2.67 4 4.09 Blue Fin Estury Pro
2 Joseph URQUHART NSW 2 1.48 2 1.49 4 2.97 55lb Bow Mount Haswing 
3 Jack GOLD Qld 2 1.49 2 1.46 4 2.95 55lb Motorguide Varimax Transom 
4 Trevor STEAD QLD 2 1.68 2 1.23 4 2.91 $300 Haswing Dollars
5 Ben BIGGS QLD 2 1.46 2 1.36 4 2.82 $300 Haswing Dollars
6 Adrian WILSON QLD 2 1.6 2 1.14 4 2.74 $200 Haswing Dollars
7 Mark PETERSEN Qld 2 1.32 2 1.42 4 2.74 $200 Haswing Dollars
8 Kenny LEBHERZ QLD 2 1.31 2 1.42 4 2.73 $100 Haswing Dollars
9 Andrew LOW NSW 2 1.13 2 1.43 4 2.56 $100 Haswing Dollars
10 Samantha RUTLEDGE QLD 2 1.33 2 1.23 4 2.56 Imakatsu/Toray Pack
11 Andrew BAUNACH Qld 2 1.42 2 1.11 4 2.53 Prize
Pack 
12 Nathan SWANSON NSW 2 1.23 2 1.28 4 2.51 Prize
Pack 
13 Shane ANDERSON QLD 2 1.08 2 1.42 4 2.5 Prize
Pack 
14 Mitchell RENZ QLD 2 1.32 2 1.17 4 2.49 Prize
Pack 
15 Tom REYNOLDS Qld 2 1.32 2 1.14 4 2.46 Prize
Pack 
16 David BULLARD QLD 2 1.19 2 1.16 4 2.35 Prize
Pack 
17 Tim STEENHUIS QLD 2 1.43 1 0.55 3 1.98 Prize
Pack 
18 Rory SAINT Qld 2 1.42 1 0.55 3 1.97 Prize
Pack 
19 Chris OSLEY QLD 2 1.02 1 0.63 3 1.65 Prize
Pack 
20 Richard HOLMBERG Qld 2 0.95 1 0.64 3 1.59 Prize
Pack 
21 Logan GILMORE QLD 1 0.55 2 1.03 3 1.58 Prize
Pack 
22 Rob HINTON Qld 2 1.01 1 0.45 3 1.46 Prize
Pack 
23 Roy SOUTER QLD 1 0.82 1 0.6 2 1.42 Prize
Pack 
24 Brett KLEINSCHMIDT Qld 2 1.41     2 1.41 Prize
Pack 
25 Denis SHAW QLD 2 1.4     2 1.4  
26 Ian GALLOWAY QLD 1 0.67 1 0.71 2 1.38  
27 Les BARBER QLD 2 1.32     2 1.32  
28 Brett DINHAM NSW 1 0.58 1 0.73 2 1.31  
29 Stuart FRANCE Qld 2 1.25     2 1.25  
30 Christian MANOLEA QLD 2 1.23     2 1.23  
31 Bevan SUTHERLAND QLD 1 0.65 1 0.54 2 1.19  
32 Sam MADELAINE QLD 1 0.56 1 0.58 2 1.14  
33 Adrian MANOLEA QLD 2 1.08     2 1.08  
33 Brian RUTLEDGE NSW 2 1.08     2 1.08  
33 Jeremy MCCONNELL QLD 2 1.08     2 1.08  
36 Robert BUTLER Qld 2 1.02     2 1.02  
37 David MANN NSW 1 0.48 1 0.54 2 1.02  
38 Robert OTTESEN Qld     1 0.72 1 0.72  
39 Michael TURNER QLD 1 0.69     1 0.69  
40 Callum TEWES QLD     1 0.63 1 0.63  
41 Brett RENZ QLD 1 0.58     1 0.58  
42 Andrew DUNKERLEY       1 0.55 1 0.55  
43 Aidan ROBERTSON QLD              
43 Callan BAYLISS QLD              
43 Joshua SCHLEUSENER QLD              
43 Sue BARBER QLD              
43 Michael LINDENMAYER QLD              
43 Paul HOLMBERG Qld              
43 Paul MCHUGH QLD              
43 Peter WOODS NSW              
43 Simon SAINT Qld              
43 Stephen NOBLE QLD              
43 Stephen TURNER QLD              
44 Rod SHORTEN NSW   -0.05       -0.05