After stopping on Kelly Jordon and Jeremy Starks for a few minutes we are off to find DeFoe. We are hoping he's had a better morning. We like to see a closely contested race. Oversteet and Mercer are texting that Chapman is wailing on them. He has to feel good about that. In a few minutes we will see if DeFoe is starting to keep it interesting.
Jeremy Starks and Kelly Jordon are fishing right next to each other and helping each other out.
We've pulled up on Kelly Jordon, Jeremy Starks and Boyd Duckett on Day One at Oneida Lake.
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.