Shaye
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Though Shaye Baker spent his college years fishing in front of the camera, he now finds himself behind it pursuing a career in outdoor journalism. For more from Shaye, click here.

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Not a day to fun fish

Not a day to fun fish

By Shaye Baker

Between waves we can see for about five miles. Zero boats in sight of Derek Remitz. This is not a day to casually head out on Lake Erie and fun fish. Remitz and his co-angler, Bob Snyder, stand...

It's a little windy

It's a little windy

By Shaye Baker

Catching fish plays second fiddle to keeping your boat in the water at this point. On average, Remitz's trolling motor spends about 20 seconds out of every minute in the air. Run that across...

Remitz is fishing

Remitz is fishing

By Shaye Baker

We made it to Derek Remitz's starting spot. His main area, really. He has four stretches on this shoal that have scattered "bumps and rocks." If this area doesn't produced today,...

Doing his thing

Doing his thing

By Shaye Baker

Another quick run up the shoal, another drift, another bite. This time one of the ones Remitz really needs, a 4-1/2 pounder. The wind is still doing its thing, the waves are still doing their thing...

Remitz's morning

Remitz's morning

By Shaye Baker

On Day 1 Derek Remitz weighed 24-4 to sit in second place. But the end result isn't a very good indicator of how the day went. Five bites. That's a little better description of the day. ...

Remitz and Kenney

Remitz and Kenney

By Shaye Baker

We found Derek Remitz and JT Kenney both fishing the same shoal. Remitz sitting in second after Day 1, battling for a shot at the Bassmaster Classic. Kenney shuffled back in the pack after Day 1,...

Aircraft

Aircraft

By Shaye Baker

My camera boat driver for the week Brandon Osting and I are sitting in the middle of Lake Erie waiting for Derrick Remitz. This is where he plans to fish today. I say 'plans to'...

Lake Erie ride

Lake Erie ride

By Shaye Baker

These big water lakes, these inland oceans, they are a different sort. Right now on Eerie the waves are 'building'. Mere 1-to-2-footers but they're coming from every direction. As...

Anticlimactic?

Anticlimactic?

By Shaye Baker

The word 'anticlimactic' has been tossed around quite a bit here this week. Partly because Aaron Martens dominated the entire Elite field to the point he had already won AOY before the...

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