We just talked with Brian Mason, the Bassmaster cameraman who has been in the boat with Brent Chapman. He's moving on to film Randy Howell. Mason says Chapman won't even say the words Angler of the Year.
I just left Howell's boat and it was an exciting morning.
Scott Rook of Little Rock, Ark., is another angler under pressure this week.
Finding fish in the offshore weedbeds of Oneida is like searching for a moving needle in underwater haystacks.
Brent Chapman just pulled in keeper number three. He estimated the weight at 2 and 3/4 pounds. We're thinking he has 7 pounds in the Livewell.
Nothing is certain in this game, but it would be hard to imagine Brent Chapman falling from his perch atop the Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year standings.
B.A.S.S. emcee Dave Mercer recaps the Day One action at the Day Two launch on Oneida Lake.
Chapman's movement around this big bed has paid off.
By this time yesterday, Brent Chapman had a limit in the boat. Today he has just one.