45 anglers greeted the first round of the 2016 Bluefin/ePropulsion BASS Electric Series on what was a favourable morning for fishing but not so favourable for the anglers. Throughout the session anglers experienced heavy down pours followed by small sunny patches. The anglers that adapted to these conditions reaped the rewards. 41 bass were brought to the scales with an average size of 705grams.
Bass electric veteran Jack Gold took out 3rd place with 2/2 for 1.70kg. Jack fished the upper reaches of the lake to find his limit. Jack positioned his boat targeting the small weed pockets with his Mazzy Poppers to great success.
Last year’s Clarrie hall winner Chesley Lennon took out second position missing out on top spot by a mere 10 grams, with his 2/2 for 1.76kg. Chesley targeted a small area in the middle reaches of the lake were he worked a small section of bank with two techniques. With his Samurai Reaction rod matched to a Daiwa Steez Chesley opted to fish a OSP iwaver when the rainy squalls would come over and switch to a deep Jackall Chubby when the sun would burn through the clouds. This switch proved vital in securing his 2nd place.
Taking out top honours was Tony Thorley with his 2/2 for 1.77kg. Tony fished in a back section of a weeded bay were he used the overcast conditions to his advantage in throwing a Jackal Frog. He would throw deep into the lilies and work it slowly through them until the bass would come through and smash the lure. Once the surface bite shut down Thorley opted to switch to an Imakatsu Riprizer to upgrade his fish and secure the big bass of 950grams. Tony’s rod of choice was a Daiwa Zero matched up with a Daiwa Luvias, spooled up with Toray light jigger.
A massive thanks to everyone that attended the event and stuck out the miserable conditions and congrats to all the winners.