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Monday showers

11:18 am EDT, Aug 4, 2015

Co angler Tom Rizzo doesn't like the looks of this.

Landing 20 pounds on one flip

11:16 am EDT, Aug 4, 2015

Pro Jim Bianchi lands 20 pounds in one flip.


Photo by Mark Pacella

Oneida practice pics

11:14 am EDT, Aug 4, 2015

Photos by Pro Scott Patton

Goby on the hook

11:09 am EDT, Aug 4, 2015

Pro Jason Dudek Caught this goby on a tube.

A Sunday practice catch

10:54 am EDT, Aug 4, 2015

Pro Matt Fischer catches a 4-pounder during Sunday practice.


Photo by Rick Nitkiewicz

Nitkiewicz enjoying practice

1:01 pm EDT, Aug 2, 2015

Rick Nitkiewicz shows off a nice one weighing 5.2 pounds from practice on Sunday.

Oneida practice

2:02 pm EDT, Aug 1, 2015

Oneida: 14 mph winds and weight approx 4 pounds. Right after that I lost my lower unit on an unmarked boulder in 12 feet of water.


I caught a lot today, but I had to fight the waves and wind to get them though. Smaller fish in shallows.


Update by Rick Nitkiewicz

The Brown fish are biting

8:31 am EDT, Aug 1, 2015

Photo by Frank Ramsey

Catching some fish

7:05 am EDT, Aug 1, 2015

This nice smallie caught on a jig and craw combo broke my rod into three pieces.


The big largemouth was caught on swim minnow.


Update by Michael Sopocy

Ninja turtle rig ready for Oneida

6:54 am EDT, Aug 1, 2015

The Ninja Turtle rig (the most photographed rig in the history of the sport) is packed, polished and prepared for the 10-hour trip from Berea, Ky., to Lake Oneida.

Update by Charlie Evans