John Murray enjoying his fans and his time at the Bassmaster Memorial on Oneida Lake, since it does not effect his AOY standings.
Apart from being a supporter of BASS and bass conservation, Butler was also a fine fisherman. In 1972, he won the Bassmaster Classic in dramatic fashion.
"The fishing should be good, as it usually is," said Rick Ash, an Elite Series pro who also is a guide on Oneida. "It's such a good lake. And July makes for really good fishing on Oneida.
Skeet Reese's runner-up finish propelled him past Kevin VanDam and into the lead in the Angler of the Year standings.
Immediately following the Elite Empire Chase at Lake Erie, qualifying pros will drive back across the state to Oneida Lake for the second Major of the season, the Bassmaster Memorial.
Takahiro Omori's dreams have come true, winning the 2004 Bassmaster Classic.
Bryan Kerchal, a Classic that people will not soon forget.
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Bassmaster.com asked a sampling of anglers in The Rock presented by TheraSeed three questions as they prepared for the take off Sunday morning.