Australian Bass Tournaments Bass Cat BASS Pro Grand Final was held at Richmond River on 18th and 19th October 2017.
Well it doesn't get much closer than that. The Australian Bass Pro Grand final was held on the weekend which saw the best 30 Pros and best 30 non-boaters battling it out for the brand new $55,000 Bass Cat. I came so close at the end only missing out first place by 10 grams.

With the first morning upon us I stuck to my plan heading along way up river throwing SOB whiplash spinner baits in3/8oz deep into the snags
to fill out my first limit. The Race was on to get back to the way in and get straight back out for the afternoon session which didn't disappoint.
The Fish turned it on for me getting my limit in only 1 hour. In this limit I managed to land a monster bass of 51cm to anchor my bag which turned 
out to be the biggest limit and the biggest bass for the tournament.
This had me in first place heading into championship Sunday. On arriving on the morning I knew the fishing was going to be tough after having a huge
amount of rain over night. 
I travelled even further up river to fill out a small limit then worked our way back managed to upgrade all our fish into a decent bag. In my head I didn't 
think I had enough to win but when they hit the scales you had to be there to believe I lost by only 10 grams. Still happy to come away with 2nd place in the biggest
tournament of the year. 

This result wouldn't be possible without the boat being loaded with the best gear. I used my Raison Jaburo 69mh to cast the sob whiplash spinner baits tight into the trees.
In my mind this is the best spinner bait rod in the range. The whiplash spinner baits have unique blades and the bigger profile proved to entice the big bass out.

I would like to thank Valleyhill Japan for there ongoing support.

Thanks Joseph 

[WINNING TACKLES]

Tackle set #1
Rod: RAISON JABURO RJB-69H THE MAJINBUSTER
Reel: BAIT CASTING REEL
Line: PE 15LB 8LB
Leader: 8LB
Lure: 3/8OZ SOB WHIPLASH SPINNERBAIT
 
Tackle set #2
Rod: RAISON JABURO RJS-65L THE FROSTFLOWER
Reel: 2500 SPIN CAST REEL
Line: PE 8LB
Leader: 8LB
Lure: JIG SPINNER
 
Tackle set #3
Rod: RAISON JABURO RJB-65MH THE TUMBLINGDANCER
Reel: BAIT CASTING REEL
Line: PE 15LB
Leader: 8LB
Lure: CRANKBAIT

THESE ARE MY FAVOURITES FOR FISHING RIVER TOURNAMENTS.