2012 Elite Series Ramada Championship Oneida Lake - Syracuse, NY, Aug 23 - 26, 2012

Rook thriving under pressure

9:22 am EDT, Aug 24, 2012 | By Steve Wright

Scott Rook of Little Rock, Ark., is another angler under pressure this week. Rook wants a Bassmaster Classic berth, and he was far from it at the start of this event – 49th in AOY points. Rook knew that anything less than a Top 10 finish at Oneida would keep him out of the Classic.

 

After a big first day, when he was eighth with 15-7, Rook was the first angler to catch a limit today. BASSTrakk estimates his current two-day weight at 27-7 and has him atop the leaderboard.

 

Rook is another guy who won't be burning much gas on Oneida this week.

 

"I put the trolling motor down this morning and didn't pick it up until I came back in," Rook said Thursday.

 

He has a big area of grass that is holding a bunch of smallmouth bass.

 

Yesterday he slowly picked his way through it all day long. With five in the boat already today, it looks like he's building on the pattern he established Thursday.

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