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Lowrance Claims the Tabs Boats Team Championship – Full Report

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B.A.S.S. AUSTRALIA NATION
Thursday, October 4, 2018

  

Dean Silvester & Mark Ferguson of Team Lowrance have stepped up and gone back to back and proven why Lake Somerset is the number one fresh water fishing destination in Queensland with a massive 12 from 12 limit of over 22 kgs. The pair who competed in Arkansas last year have now gone back to back and will travel to Florida U.S.A. to compete against the top team from the

Dean Silvester & Mark Ferguson of Team Lowrance have stepped up and gone back to back and proven why Lake Somerset is the number one fresh water fishing destination in Queensland with a massive 12 from 12 limit of over 22 kgs. The pair who competed in Arkansas last year have now gone back to back and will travel to Florida U.S.A. to compete against the top team from the nation for their shot into the Bassmaster Classic.

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Team Lowrance – Champion team

The lads from Lowrance smoked the field by over 4kgs to claim their 2nd Tabs Boats Team Championship in a row and have made history as the leading team in Australia for 2017-2018.

Heading to Somerset they had their eye on 1 prize, and had put in the hard yards to successfully work out the specifics of what is needed to head this class field.

Using a combination of Abu Garcia Veritas and Dobyns Champion Extreme rods they had a 2 pronged approach that saw them extend their leads at every change of the sessions. The go to lures of choice were the Berkley Lolly Drops spoons that had Owner assist hooks and the Palms Slow Blatts in the slim and wide sizes.

It seems they have worked out when each different spoons works better in which situation, so by using their graphs presented the lure with massive cast depending on how the bass were sitting on their electronics.

Using 4000 sized Abu Garcia and Quantum reel ranges this allowed them to have ultra-long cast with the slugs so to cover more ground and find active fish in the area.

Ferguson was using the Ultra 8 Fireline in 15 pound size topped off with a 12lb Vanish leader, as the fish they were catching win practice were larger than 3kgs.

The team heads to Florida in late November to practice and compete in the 150 plus boat field, along with major prizes like bass boats the winning team has an opportunity to also fish the Bassmaster Classic (World Championship of bass Fishing), which is widely regarded as the number one fishing tournament in the world.

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Wendys Anglers – 2nd Place Team

Paul Aldous & John Noble finished in 2nd place and had an exceptional tournament all weekend, with bags excess of 7kgs hitting the scale for them.

The pair used a combination of Slow Blatts, Slider Grubs on 20 gram Berkley Dam Deep Jigs and Halco Twisty spoons to get the bass to the boat over the weekend, mentioning to us that they were on the fish all weekend but just couldn’t get into the real big ones that they needed.

Imagine averaging over 6kgs for the 3 sessions and still being behind the leaders by 4 kgs at the end, it just shows how large Team Lowrance’s limits were.

The Wendy’s used a combination of Duffrods and Daiwa matched to Abu Garcia and Shimano reels for their outfits.

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Sporty’s Fishing – 3rd Place Team

Ben Biggs and Jonno Bale from Sporty’s have had a great year and finished it off with a great result. Not far behind the Wendy’s the team stuck to plastics all weekend and used the ever popular Slider Grubs to get the job done.

Using Dobyns Champion Extreme rods matched to Daiwa reels they spooled up with 8lb Sunline mainline and leader material.

Again the team averaged nearly 6kgs per session, and wasn’t far behind 2nd place, with Bale competing in the Motackle AOY Invitational next week it should have been a great preview of what he can do out on Lake Somerset.

Special thanks to Tabs Boats and event partners for the series, we will be announcing what we have planned for 2019 in the near future so stay tuned.