Jay Yelas held up for the camera a bunch of big smallmouth bass last week on the St. Lawrence River. He posted his best finish in his return to B.A.S.S. this year in placing fifth last week.
Yelas is holding up largemouth this week, like this 4-pounder caught early today. Obviously, the aquatic vegetation in Cayuga Lake is important in finding fish.
The Lincoln City, Ore., resident was the 2002 Bassmaster Classic champion and the 2003 Bassmaster Angler of the Year.