Perfect weather greeted the 7 competitors for the Blue Fin Boats Bass Electric event at Lake St Clair on Father’s day.
Although slightly overcast, the temperature was about 18 with a slight breeze.
Most competitors headed straight towards the banks to fish between the heavy weed beds and the edges.
Soft plastics seemed to be the weapon of choice and all anglers brought bass to the weigh station.
Those that chose the open water to grab their bag weren’t disappointed but the majority were taken from the edges.
One of the highlights was to see young Rhys Ferguson bring a 0.792 kg bass to the weigh station. His face and excitement shows that he will be a fisherman of the future.
Quite a few bass were caught but only the bag limit of 2 per angler could be brought back at the end of the session.
A total of 12 bass were caught with an average weight of 842 grams.
Standings were as follows: In 5th place with 2 fish for 1.452 kgs was Daniel Hurrell, 4th place was to the lone fisherman in Simon Marchant who snagged 2 bass for 1.630 kgs.
Coming in 3rd place was Mark Ferguson with 2 bass for 1.636 kgs and 2nd place went to Wayne Smith with the 2 fish for 1.852 kgs.
The winner of the event was the gentleman of bass fishing competitions in John Picton who once again showed consistency in catching quality fish.
He grabbed the Big Bass prize with a 1.078 kgs fish and supported it with a 1.044 to take his total to 2.122 kgs and take out the winners prize as well.
A great day had by all and, with unusually calm weather at the lake, it made it a lot easier going than what we know St Clair can dish out.