A GREAT weekend was had by all during Round 2 of the second series of Stessl Family Bass Challenge. In sensational fishing conditions, 63 anglers landed 133 fish on a variety of techniques including fly casting, lure casting and trolling.
Conditions were good for both days with a little fog causing a slow start on Saturday morning. Competitors navigated through the fog to their fishing destinations and it was Toowoomba’s David Green who made the most of the conditions.
Fishing his favourite spin rig with 4lb gelspun and a long leader, David worked schooling fish in 20 to 40 feet of water to accumulate a sensational 14kg-plus bag of six bass. Fishing 60mm and 65mm Squidgy Fish and Sliders on the newly released 5/8oz Nitro jigheads, David worked the lures slowly through the fish with a constant retrieve punctuated by pauses and drop backs to keep the lure in the fishy zone.
For his efforts, David took home a great little 12’ Stessl and plans to return to Somerset soon and take advantage of the great fishing.
“I can hardly believe my luck at the moment with winning the BASS Pro at Boondooma and then following up with this win at the Stessl comp,” David said. “And the fishing here at Somerset was awesome. The smallest fish I measured all weekend was 460mm fork length. I’d advise anyone to get out there quick and give Somerset a crack.”
David also got the senior biggest bass for the weekend with a 513mm fork length Somerset beast, while Lauren Sargent boated the biggest bass at 457mm fork length in the junior category.
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Senior - David Green 513mm
Junior - Lauren Sargent 457mm
1) Winner David Green accepts his Stessl boat prize voucher.Reads: 1188