A look at Maple Bay on Oneida Lake where Ott DeFoe started Day One of the Ramada Championship.
We are watching Ott DeFoe in the Maple Bay area.
As Todd Faircloth said Wednesday, "The wind is your friend on these clear-water lakes." So these won't be friendly skies for the Elite Series anglers over the next four days, if the current weather forecast holds up. It's predicted to be cloud-less and essentially calm through Sunday, with only a 10 percent chance of rain on Saturday. The wind forecast is less than 10 miles an hour and from a different direction each day.
Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year points leader Brent Chapman has four fish in the first 30 minutes.
It didn't take long after today's 7 a.m. launch for the BASSTrakk leaderboard to begin lighting up. Todd Faircloth, who enters the day in third place in Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year points, had three bass in boat totaling 7 pounds by 8 a.m.
We followed Ott DeFoe up a little creek off Maple Bay on Oneida Lake.
We're following Ott DeFoe and Bill Lowen this morning.
Our boat driver today is Brian Eisch, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict as part of the 10th Mountain Division.
Dave Mercer is live at the Day One launch from Oneida Lake where there's plenty at stake for the Elite Series pros at the final event of the season.
Day One launch at Oneida Lake! A cool, beautiful morning.