Low lake level a factor

No Elite Series angler has a better track record at Oneida Lake than Dean Rojas, who won here in 2008 and has two other top 4 finishes here. Rojas noted this morning that the lake is lower this year than it has been in the previous four Elite Series events on Oneida – not by a bunch – but it's lower.


And he predicted that would make a difference in how the anglers approached this tournament. When Tommy Biffle won in 2006, he caught only largemouth bass, flipping the banks, when Oneida was at a higher level than it would be the next three visits here.


“I don't think you'll see many fish caught like that this time," Rojas said.


We have access to a BASSTrakk map, which shows the location of each angler. And Rojas' prediction seems right on the money. Only one angler of the 50 with BASSTrakk, appears to be beating the banks at this time.

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