Kicking off at the picturesque NSW impoundment Clarrie Hall, the 2017 BASS Electric season will consist of seven qualifying rounds, culminating in the 2017 ePropulsion BASS Electric Convention in October.
2016 Convention runner-up Charles West is excited at what the 2017 season might hold. “Last year was so good I’m not sure what to expect for 2017. Quite often, it’s the BASS Electric series where techniques are honed and perfected because of the nature of the lakes we fish. We have the opportunity to use a lot different stuff to the guys fishing the petrol boat series, so that’s probably what I’m most excited about. I’ve got some great new Deps and Geecrack baits ready to test out, and I’m sure you’ll see things like skirted jigs keep performing well.”
Current number one ranked BASS Electric angler and Charles’ fishing partner Adrian Wilson, has been busy over the off season, fishing regularly at Hinze Dam perfecting new techniques. “Hinze has been fishing really well lately, and I’ve enjoyed playing around with a few different techniques. I’ve been swimming a jig a lot lately and catching some great fish. I think there’s plenty of opportunity for these new baits to shine on the BASS Electric series this year. We’re hitting good dams with varying structure and fishing styles, so I’m excited to get back out there on the lakes.”
With last year’s dramatic Convention finish still in the back of anglers minds, there’s no doubt Clarrie Hall will turn out a great group of keen anglers ready to start the season off strong. One of those is our come from behind champion Chris Lindsay, who stole the show last year to walk away with the Bluefin and ePropulsion prize boat.
“I’ve been busy getting the new boat up and going over the holidays, it’s been well and truly christened now with both fresh and saltwater species. I really can’t wait to strap the ePropulsion on and hit the fresh again for the first BASS Electric, I’ve really enjoyed the challenge having transitioned from non-boating in petrol boat tournaments to piloting my own craft in the BASS Electric series. It’s a lot friendlier on the wallet and allows me to fish to my own strengths.”
If you’re interested in fishing any of the ePropulsion BASS Electric series in 2017, then jump to the calendar page on the ABT Website to see the details of each event’s organiser. All BASS Electric events are register and pay on the day style events.