Big bass at MacDonald round
  |  First Published: June 2005

The competition-shy Lake MacDonald has stayed true to form! Conditions for the latest round of the enormous BASS Electric Series were once again uncomfortable to say the least, but many of the competitors who tried their luck caught respectable bass.

Pitting your skills against like-minded anglers can turn a quiet day’s fishing into one of anxiety and perseverance. Those who fish hard, particularly those who know the water and fish hard, get the results.

Local bass angler Sue Fleming fits that mould perfectly, and her determination carried her across the line to collect first place. Husband Paul tried hard too, and managed a creditable fourth place.

Sue caught her fish in Bass Bay using Bassman spinnerbaits, predominantly in darker colours such as purple/black and green/black. Sue’s two-fish limit weighed in at 3.2kg, which is pretty good going. In fact, most of the fish were of excellent proportions, with five of the 15 weighed in pulling the scales down to 1.75kg or better!

Others to fill the top five placings were runner-up Peter James (last year’s winner of the Lake MacDonald round), Dale Ianna, Paul Fleming and Scott Cameron.


Borumba Dam has been fishing well into early May. Some quality saratoga have been caught in the Yabba Arm, along with some good bass. Small spinnerbaits, particularly in gold, and extra-deep minnow lures in gold chrome trolled along the rock walls have been the best lures of late.


1) Sue Fleming collects her prizes from weighmaster Mark Pertot.

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