The final ABT Bass electric round was held at Lake Moogerah on the 13.08.17, with a field of 24 anglers knowing it was going to be tuff it was anyones event to win.
I managed to do a pre-fish and had a hard time finding the bass, I found heaps of bait and it was all in 40ft of water and deeper. I did see many bass hanging round the bait schools so I kept on searching using the maps on my Lowrance carbon 12. I came across the tip of a submerged point called THE SPIT, there were very small bumps on the bottom in 35ft of water, so I sent down a soft plastic and started a vertical slow straight retrieve. I watched the soft plastic in the transducer beam and seen that the bumps where fish and they were following the plastic. I managed to catch 1 and it was 31cm to the folk." Australian Bass need to be 30cm to the folk of their tail to be counted in to weigh". So with that 1 bass this was where we would start on comp day.
Tournament day: We went to the GPS mark to find the same thing, small bumps on the bottom in 35ft. I started off using the soft plastic with no bites. So I changed to a Jig, sinking the jig down to the bottom then winding up 3 winds. then by lifting the tip of the rod it makes the jig scoot and dart. I then pulsed the jig for a few seconds, I found that the bass would tap at the jig like little bites then they would load the rod and you would strike. I managed to catch a few under size bass but by the end of the session I got a 30cm and a 32cm and won the event. It is the 3rd time I have won this in the same amount of years.
With this win it gave me 5 wins for the year. Angler of the year.
Thanks Valleyhill for your support .
Rod;: Valleyhill RAISON JABURO 65L
Line: pe 10lb