Topics: 2012 Elite Series Ramada Championship

The best fishing hours

Aug 24, 2012

We were keeping track of the hourly BASSTrakk totals for awhile yesterday, but the numbers seemed to lose significance as the morning went on, so we left that line of thought.   Bad idea. Should have stuck with it. Thanks to Ryan Watkins, we've been able to put together some numbers from all the information gathered yesterday and so far today. Again, remember only the top 50 AOY points leaders have BASSTrakk these first two days, so there are 47 other anglers out there.  

Morizo still after "big mama"

Aug 24, 2012

My boatmate, Seigo Saito, whose work graces the pages of Bassmaster Magazine as well as bassmaster.com, does a good bit of freelance work for magazines in his home country of Japan, so it wasn't a surprise that he wanted to detour from tracking the leaders at Oneida to snap a few photos of his compatriot, Morizo Shimizu. Morizo just put his third fish in the boat for the morning.  

A stressful week at Oneida

Aug 24, 2012

We kicked off a big week here in Syracuse, N.Y. on Oneida Lake. This is where all the chickens come to roost.

Brent Chapman not loving the grass

Aug 24, 2012

Brent Chapman just made a move from the big grass bed up to the mouth of a nearby river, and immediately pulled in keeper number four. This one is about three pounds.   Chapman was excited, hollering "Ha! This one is a largemouth." That's his second largemouth of the tournament. He's hoping he's found a school. Chapman guesses he has at least 11 pounds today. He feels if he can catch 14 pounds today he can make the top 12.

Classic berths at stake

Aug 24, 2012

James Niggemeyer of Van, Texas, had a great day yesterday, but fishing isn't on the same pace today.

A nice day for everything but fishing

Aug 24, 2012

It may seem like perfect weather on Oneida, but the fish hate it.

Chapman bearing down

Aug 24, 2012

Chapman keeps bearing down. Although today is much different than yesterday, you couldn't tell it by Chapman's demeanor. He's all business.

Grigsby is trading lures and raising pigs

Aug 24, 2012

Shaw Grigsby entered the final regular season Bassmaster Elite Series event at Oneida Lake seeming safely qualified for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa next February.

9 a.m. is magic time

Aug 24, 2012

Randy Howell said 9 a.m. was the magic time, so we should start seeing the fish catches rolling in.

Faircloth makes a move

Aug 24, 2012

Todd Faircloth has vacated the grassbed where he caught the 3-pounder a while ago and headed back to the section of the lake where he began his day. We've decided not to follow him just yet.

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