Backstage at Oneida on Day 3

The final day weigh-in for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Oneida Lake took place at the new Bass Pro Shops in Utica, N.Y.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The final day weigh-in for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Oneida Lake took place at the new Bass Pro Shops in Utica, N.Y.
Mike Iaconelli was the first angler to funnel through the line so he was ready to go backstage at the staging area.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Mike Iaconelli was the first angler to funnel through the line so he was ready to go backstage at the staging area.
Ron Johnson wasn't far behind Iaconelli as he prepared to put them on the scales in front of the Bass Pro Shops crowd.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Ron Johnson wasn't far behind Iaconelli as he prepared to put them on the scales in front of the Bass Pro Shops crowd.
The Day 2 leader Wil Hardy gets a quick interview with John Neporadny.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The Day 2 leader Wil Hardy gets a quick interview with John Neporadny.
Jesse Tacoronte puts his tackle away before he heads to the stage.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Jesse Tacoronte puts his tackle away before he heads to the stage.
Wil Hardy shows off one of his important baits this week. He threw a Carolina Rig with a Zoom Speed Craw and then also had a 3/4 oz Greenfish Tackle Creeper head with a Speed Craw rigged up and ready to go.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Wil Hardy shows off one of his important baits this week. He threw a Carolina Rig with a Zoom Speed Craw and then also had a 3/4 oz Greenfish Tackle Creeper head with a Speed Craw rigged up and ready to go.
Jacob Wheeler pulls in and gets in line. He was in 2nd place behind Hardy coming into the final day.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Jacob Wheeler pulls in and gets in line. He was in 2nd place behind Hardy coming into the final day.
Anglers hook their boats up to Toyota Tundras.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Anglers hook their boats up to Toyota Tundras.
Alvin Shaw gets instructions on how the weigh-in will happen.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Alvin Shaw gets instructions on how the weigh-in will happen.
Neporadny snags an interview with Jacob Wheeler.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Neporadny snags an interview with Jacob Wheeler.
After the interview, Wheeler takes a minute to shine up his boat and truck for the drive thru weigh-in.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - After the interview, Wheeler takes a minute to shine up his boat and truck for the drive thru weigh-in.
The crowd continues to grow as some heavy hitters come through the line.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The crowd continues to grow as some heavy hitters come through the line.
Ian Renfrew had a cheering section at the weigh-in site. He finished 9th.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Ian Renfrew had a cheering section at the weigh-in site. He finished 9th.
A young fan shoots the weigh-in with his GoPro head mount.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - A young fan shoots the weigh-in with his GoPro head mount.
Bassmaster photographer James Overstreet gets the goods while the pros weigh their fish.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Bassmaster photographer James Overstreet gets the goods while the pros weigh their fish.
Meanwhile Alvin Shaw signs a quick autograph before weighing his fish.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Meanwhile Alvin Shaw signs a quick autograph before weighing his fish.
Jesse Tacoronte takes a quick photo of the crowd that gathered for the weigh-in.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Jesse Tacoronte takes a quick photo of the crowd that gathered for the weigh-in.
Wil Hardy and his co-angler Joel Willert pose for a quick photo. They both had great days and will definitely have a chance to win their respective sides.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Wil Hardy and his co-angler Joel Willert pose for a quick photo. They both had great days and will definitely have a chance to win their respective sides.
It comes down to the final boat. Jacob Wheeler leads the Pro side while his co-angler Ronald Flamisch leads the co-angler side. Hardy and Willert are coming up next.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - It comes down to the final boat. Jacob Wheeler leads the Pro side while his co-angler Ronald Flamisch leads the co-angler side. Hardy and Willert are coming up next.
Willert hoists his trophy after winning the co-angler side. Hardy watches on as he is next to weigh.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Willert hoists his trophy after winning the co-angler side. Hardy watches on as he is next to weigh.
Hardy's fish hit the scales and Wheeler congratulates him on his win. Hardy took the title by over three pounds.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Hardy's fish hit the scales and Wheeler congratulates him on his win. Hardy took the title by over three pounds.