There are number of notables who will not be fishing the 2013 Bassmaster Classic without a bit of semi-divine intervention at Oneida or one of the remaining Opens.
Despite Oneida Lake's location above the Mason-Dixon Line, don't expect an all-Northerner Top 12 in the Ramada Championship.
New York's Oneida Lake is a great place to end the Elite Series regular season because the lake has a ton of fish that can be caught many different ways. That means every fisherman in the tournament has a shot at winning it.
There's a lot riding on the final Bassmaster Elite Series event of the year, including AOY, ROY and a few dozen berths in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
The Elite Series boats are lined up and heading out on the big, open water on the first day of the Green Bay Challenge at Lake Michigan.
When asked who will do well at the Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble, the pros believe it’s important to choose according to the body of water and the fishing strengths of the angler, with an eye to who is in the hunt for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year title.