In this article you will read about the 2009 elite series on Oneida Lake in New york. This year Oneida offered up a mix of the old and the new. Chad Griffin, Elite Series rookie from Cresson, Texas, and winner of the event, was part of the new.
Champion's Choice presented by Ramada Worldwide, conventional wisdom seemed to be that smallmouths would play a huge role in determining the finale co-angler competition of the Bassmaster Elite Series.
The most interesting aspect of this final Elite tournament of the 2009 season, the Ramada Champion's Choice at Oneida Lake, is that only 12 anglers have something to lose while the remaining 86 each have something to gain. We have finally reached that point at which all the marbles are on the line.
Elite Series Tour tournament on Oneida Lake in Syracuse, New York.
The 12 contenders for the 2009 Bassmaster Angler of the Year at the conclusion of the regular season.
Chad Griffin, an Alaska native who now lives in Cresson, Texas, caught the biggest bass of the tournament by carefully studying Oneida's past and meticulously fishing selected spots.
Arkansas' Billy McCaghren claims 2009 Rookie of the Year.
Bill Lowen and Bobby Lane learned valuable lessons in their painful, first-round disqualifications during the Ramada Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake.
Texas Rookie Chad Griffin beefs up lead on Oneida Lake.
Notes and quotes from the pros' of the 2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake, NY.