It was a nice 5 degrees to start the day at Lake Wivenhoe for the Bluefin BASS Electric Series. A lot warmer than the previous week had been. The conditions were calm and all 26 anglers were keen to start the day.
It turned out to be a tough day, with only 3 bass coming to the scales. Tom Reynolds weighed in the biggest bass of that day, a very fat 2.85 kg monster. Tom fished edges with an orange and clear Bassman spinnerbait, using a Daiwa 3-7kg Finezza rod, with a Daiwa Steez baitcaster.
Tom announced at presentation as he took the first prize and big bass, that he thought he was a little lucky, and this bass came in shallow water (his boat in 4 meters) and off a single piece of timber off the bank. He said he did a pause near the timber and the bass smashed the spinnerbait mid water.
2nd place belonged to Shaun Falkeuhagan with a 0.84kg fish, Shaun travelled 2.5 hours up the lake to fish Platypus Cliffs, this strategy payed off with him landing one bass on an ice jig. Christian Manolea rounded out the top 3 with a 0.74kg fish caught late in the session on a Jackall TN60 in the shallows.
Mark Petersen and Adrian Manolea took out the luck draws of 4th and 5th. All Pro anglers got a refund as no one who pro’d up caught a fish.
With the BASS Pro Grand Final being held on Lake Wivenhoe in 2 months, this event did not give away any secrets.