Name:  Mitchell Cone
Location:  Willow Tree,  N.S.W
Occupation:  Farmer

I started fishing from a very young age. Like most people, it all started with the humble prawn off a jetty catching small bream, tailor and flathead with Dad.  It was after I moved to the country and hit my teens (old enough to drive), that the exploring and the lure fishing obsession all started.

Chasing Murray cod and Aussie bass in local impoundments with mates and trying new lures and new techniques. I'm always willing to give something a try and I believe you learn something every time your on the water.

The last few years my passion for tournament fishing has really stepped up. This year I've competed in ABT Events, the inaugural B.A.S.S Australia Nation tournament and other team events.  I have had some great results this year qualifying for both Grand finals fishing as a co-angler. I have learnt a great deal this year and I owe a lot of thanks to the Fish Arrow range of soft plastics and Searing tackle for my results.

Future ambitions:  Winning a bass pro Grand final or AOY title and fishing a tournament in the U.S.

Favourite fishing areas:
Lake Glenbawn. It has so much to offer and fish can be caught on such a wide variety of techniques.  Fish are caught all year round on steep rock walls, timber filled banks and great weed beds.

Favourite lures:
Fish Arrow flash J shad 3" ;
Live AYU/Silver

Fish Arrow flash J huddle 2" ;
Kosan AYU/silver

Damiki Z Glider

Tournament Results

Tournament Results

July 2014 BETS Bass round 2 lake St Clair,  3rd place.
August 2014 Lake Glenbawn Bass Nation Event  Co Angler 1st place

Sep 2014 BASS Australia Nation Championship Lake Glenbawn,  6th place

Nov 2014 BETS Bass Grand Final Lake Glenbawn, 1st place


How i use the Fish Arrow J Shad

The Fish Arrow Flash J Shad 3 inch , colour #22 Silver/AYU is by far my favorite plastic. It is the most realistic bait fish imitation I have used. It's subtle paddle tail and unique shimmy makes for an awesome plastic and has been my go to lure on the tournament seen this year.

My favoured technique is to cast tight to the structure and using a few short sharp flicks with the rod to make the foil filled body flash on the way to the bottom. I believe the flash from the J shad really gets the fishes attention weather it be 6ft or 26ft.

I then go into a slow roll with again,  the odd shake to get the plastic to flash and dart to entice the fish.

I believe the Flash J Shad should be a part of every fishos tackle box.