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Rojas got 12 keeper bites and put all of them in the boat. His weight was off by more than 2 1/2 pounds from day 1, but his execution was better.

"I basically expanded on what I did on day 1 and I'm just covering a lot of water," he said. "I'm just trying to catch a good limit every day to put myself in position to have a chance.

"Today I never had a big bite – I had two of those yesterday, and I'm only talking 3 1/2- to 4-pounders. That's really what I'm going to need tomorrow to continue doing what I'm doing."

He's spending some time in clear water, some in stained water and some in muddy water and varying his baits and presentations to suit the conditions.

"Today was awesome – I really feel good about it. I fished very clean today, and that's nice because it hasn't been that way for me all year.

"I've been pretty consistent (at this event), even through the practice days. So far, so good. Tomorrow's a new day and I'll go back out and see what I can do." Read more