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MacDonald Mysteries
  |  First Published: May 2006



The mysterious Lake MacDonald tricked a few locals and helped some tourists during the latest round of the BASS Electric Series in March. Many of the experienced local crew failed to trouble the weighmaster whilst quite a few of the visiting anglers caught one, or even two weighable fish.

Seasoned bass angler Gavin Dunne pulled a limit with his 3.02kg bag, as did Steven Otto. Gavin’s 1.8kg big bass helped him to claim first prize.

Yandina angler Scott McKenzie also weighed in a limit that pulled the scales down to 2.8kg to claim third place, only 22g short.

The Gardens Reach was the best area to target quality bass and several anglers discovered that on the day, and fished the area appropriately. The skills required to consistently achieve good results in these competitions don’t come easily. Countless trips to countless locations count for a lot when you arrive at an unvisited and unfished location. Gavin used skill, cunning and a good tip to win the day over a lack of local knowledge.

Borumba Dam’s timbered areas have continued to deliver plenty of bass and saratoga. The Borumba Arm has been fishing well for bass around 40cm with the occasional bigger specimen amongst them. Plenty of quality saratoga have been caught in Borumba this summer and this should continue if these sportsfish are cared for once caught and released promptly.

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