Launch Site: Maleny side of Dam
A gathering was organised late on the Saturday night for 6.00am arrival at Baroon Pocket Dam, Maleny. Six of us in the end getting ready at the waters edge for a fish for the inaugural Sharp Point Jig Heads Biggest Bass Comp. Entry was paid and rules were simple, biggest Bass won.
I was surprised how much the water level had dropped since my last visit a couple of years ago, maybe Brisbane are making use of the pipeline...
We made our way across the Dam, trolling HB's, each of us taking a slightly different route using different lures with the end result to be fishing down around the dam wall.
Bruce was first to catch a fish, a 45cm Bass almost as soon as he set off, that was the mark to beat! Pretty much all of us picked up 1 -3 fish on the way over. I slow trolled around the edge trying to stay in around 5m of water...easier said than done with the dam in some place over 30m deep
|Caught on the way over|
|My biggest landed for the day|
|Was having too much fun catching fish to take many more photos|
Brett won the day with a stonker at 47cm, caught over on the northern side of the Dam, he didn't have a long enough measuring device nor someone to take a picture so he did the bolt over to where we were fishing, stopping every now and then to drop the beast back in the water
|Brett with his 47cm Bass|
|Simon from Sharp Point Jig Heads getting in on the action, most Bass caught for the day at 15|
|This thing would not budge at one stage, leader knot was out of the water and that was as close as it got|
The fish were coming in that thick and fast that we weren't bothering with too many photos.
After about 3.5hrs fishing we ended up with 60+ fish between us and it was time to go back to the ramp.
Some fishing stories while we were loading up and off we all went...coffee time!
Would like to that Simon from Sharp Point Jig Heads for organising and Steve, Bruce, Grant and Brett for making it such an enjoying morning