Team Pontoon 21 takes 2nd Place in 2017 Queensland Open
Team Pontoon 21 comprising of team members Khoi Pham and Denis Metzdorf produced the goods over 3 days in 3 different areas to secure 2nd place at the 2017 Queensland Open. Check out the video and also read more to see how they did it .
"2017 Australian Bream Tournaments – Mercury Queensland BREAM Open
The Queensland open is team Pontoon 21’s favourite event as we get to fish the waters of Moreton Bay against good friends and gun tournament anglers. This year the weather threw everyone a curveball and the bay was only open for the first day with a strong wind warning in effect for days two and three.
Day one Denis and I had planned to make the run over to Redcliffe and fish around the reefs with an incoming tide. We made it as far as the end of the Brisbane river rockwall when we were confronted with increasingly rough water which would only get worse on the return leg so made the call to ditch Redcliffe and fish the rockwall instead. This proved to be a great decision as we had a great session here.
We threw Pontoon 21 – Crackjack 48’s & Pillo Grubs against the rockwall and hit a purple patch with a constant stream of fish throughout the morning. We drifted parallel to the rockwall cranking ghost gill brown crackjack 48’s along the wall with a slow-roll retrieve. We mixed it up with Pillo Grubs (Sahara fleck) on 1/20 jigheads and also threw the Damiki Walker 70 in ghost fire shell and ghost smog (Grey one?) to end the day with 3.77kg.
Day two all teams were restricted to the Brisbane River and we were quietly looking forward to putting our skills to the test in an area we haven’t fished much before. We threw dark coloured pillo grubs which cast a better silhouette in the dirty water on various sized jigheads or weedless hooks. We then moved further upriver and cranked boat hulls with tuned Pontoon 21 Crackjack 48s in R60 & Carmen red(?).
We put together a half decent limit with those techniques but couldn’t find any bigger fish so moved to the mouth of the Brisbane river towards the end of the session and were lucky to upgrade 3 times. This saw our bag hit the scales at 3.21kg and nearly a kilo behind the leaders.
Day three teams launched at Paradise point at Gold Coast. We started fishing at Sovereign island throwing surface and grubs, landing a couple fish early things looked promising but the bite slowed and we moved into the Nerang river. With the wind and tide moving together the boat was drifting at almost 6 knots but we persisted in the fast running water for no reward. We moved out of the wind and fished boat hulls with Pontoon 21 Crackjacks in ghost gill and r60 with constant follows but the fish just wouldn’t commit to bite the lure. The fish were so spooky they would often shy away as soon as a lure hit the water.
We moved back into the main river with an hour of fishing time to go and put three keepers in the well then made the mad dash up the Broadwater back to Paradise Point. During the car ride back to the Cleveland show for weigh-in we knew we didn’t have enough to take the lead but were praying we could hang onto second place.
Our day three bag weighed 2.43kg and team Pontoon 21 ended in second place against a quality field of anglers. A massive thank you to Robert Searing & Searing Tackle – Pontoon 21 & Damiki for their support! "
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