Lenthalls Dam re-opened early in June after being closed for refurbishments since January. Not long after, on a picture perfect day, 35 anglers fishing from 22 boats took part in the much-anticipated ABT Bass Electric event.
Plenty of full limits were delivered to the scales on June 12, with 61 fish weighed in, the largest tipping the scales at 1.67kg, captured by Mr Bassman Spinnerbaits Glen Casey on a 1/2oz Bassman Spinnerbait, in one of his new skirt colours.
Lenthalls Dam is surrounded by the state forest outside of Maryborough. With countless arms and bays to explore it is considered the prime spot to capture big bass or even score a barramundi. Not a bad by-catch when targeting bass!
Glen took out the event, claiming the EvaKool esky and prize pack. Fishing a slope between 14 and 20 feet, Glen cast to the edge of the lily pads to claim the majority of his fish. His tournament-winning tackle included a GL3 Loomis rod matched to a Daiwa CVX reel, spooled with 10lb Gorilla braid and 20lb leader.
Landing eight bass for the event, Glen added to his spinnerbait caught fish by using an Ecogear lipless crankbait.
With further work still to be done to the camp grounds and the promising bags caught on the weekend, Lenthalls looks to become a popular spot with bass anglers and future comps. – ABT