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> Day 3: 5, 16-07 (15, 55-14) It was not the fast and furious morning like he’s been having, but Rojas managed to put together a solid bag to stay in contention.

“I had no fish until 9:30 and I needed to go catch a bass,” he said. “I finally did that and then it started rolling, but they were small ones.”

He slowly upgraded through the day and with 15 minutes left caught a largemouth that he weighed in along with four smallmouth.

“It just got better as the day went on,” he added. “I moved around and changed areas and caught one or two here and there.”

As for Sunday’s game plan, he needed some time to ponder his options as he faces a deficit of 2 1/4 pounds.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do,” he said Read more

>Day 2: 5, 18-14 (10, 39-07) It was another day of sight-fishing for Rojas, who’s among the best in the sport at it. They didn’t come as quickly or as easily as they did Thursday and he’s not sure what he’ll catch tomorrow if he remains committed to that style, but he’s happy where he’s at.

“The fish are just running out,” he said. “Even though there are a lot of fish in this lake, the big ones are getting caught.”

He caught his biggest fish right away today, then added another one an hour later.

“I had to move around quite a bit,” he added. “It’s hard with so many boats out there. Everything got covered up. I had to keep moving. I found a spot and caught three more, then just went hunting.”

He spent the last two hours largemouth fishing in an attempt to formulate a backup plan for Saturday in the event the smallmouth he’s been catching dry up.

“It’s going to be interesting,” he said. “I know what I’m going to do, but I’m not certain of the weight I can catch (tomorrow).” Read more