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

Day One Quotes from Oneida Lake

Rick Morris
James Overstreet
Rick Morris told the crowd that "you can catch them any way you want to."

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James Overstreet

James Overstreet

James Overstreet has been a photographer for Bassmaster since 2006, covering both the Elite Series and the Bassmaster Opens. 

“I brought 40 rods up here…you can catch them any way you want to.” – Rick Morris

“I didn’t get many bites in practice, but caught some good ones. Today, I just didn’t catch them.” – Greg Hackney

“Your whole season comes down to one day, and you do something like this.” – Jeff Kriet after weighing only one fish.

“We’re used to catching 20, 30, or 40 fish a day up here. This time you might only catch 10.” – Mark Davis

“I’m on the bubble to make the Classic, but the way I fished today…I don’t deserve to be there.” – Steve Kennedy

“Iaconelli blows the doors off this thing with 20 pounds, 3 ounces!” – B.A.S.S. emcee Dave Mercer

“I didn’t know if I was going to catch a fish today.” – Brent Chapman

“I’m shocked at the weights. There’s a lot of liars in this tournament.” – Pete Ponds