A total of 31 keen bass anglers braved wet and windy conditions for the second Clarrie Hall Dam, north of Lismore in New South Wales, event of the 2005 MotorGuide BASS Electric calendar.
The winner was tackle distributor Alex Baronoff from Logan, compiling a 2/2, 2.29kg limit for his six hours on the water to score his first ever BASS Electric win.
Targeting the bass holding in the weed and lily edges around The Island, Baronoff alternated between a Jackall TN-60 (Ayu), and a Nitro Whiz Banger fitted out with a 3” Slider grub (Junebug), to fill his bag. Using spin tackle to present his lures, Baronoff, with his fishing partner, caught a total of eight fish.
Baronoff’s stand-out fish tipped the scales at 1.46kg, earning him the Big Bass prize. The fish fell to a Jackall that was placed right on its nose after Alex spotted it rising on the edge of the weedline.
After the event, Baronoff expressed how important the BASS Electric events have been to his development as a bass angler.
“The BASS Electric events have been great for me this year,” he said. “Each event has been a stepping stone, helping me to improve and increase my skills. At the start of the year I just wanted to learn as much as I could, now I’ve won an event, and next year I’m looking at doing my first BASS Pro round.”
The remaining top places were filled out by a mixture of familiar and new faces, with second place secured by Jesper Noiesen with a 2/2, 2.2kg tournament limit, and third place occupied by Aaron Gilmore, with a 2/2, 2.00kg bag. In all, the event produced five more qualifiers for the MotorGuide BASS Electric Convention in September.
The next stop for the qualifying round circuit is the Isis Balancing Storage on 17 July. For more information visit www.australianbass.com.au or phone ABT during office hours on (07) 3268 3992 or 0427 326464. – ABT
|1||Alex Baronoff||2/2||2.290||Pack + Qualify + Big Bass|
|2||Jesper Noisen||2/2||2.200||Pack + Qualify|
|4||Rod Shorten||2/2||1.285||Pack + Qualify|