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 2nd: Letdown for Rojas

Photo: B.A.S.S./Seigo Saito > Day 4: 1, 4-06 (16, 42-12) It’s hard to be upset with a runner-up finish on a tough fishery to open the season, but after holding the lead after days 1 and 3, Rojas was bummed he couldn’t close out his third Elite Series win.

“I really felt with the clouds coming in and the wind that they were going to bite really good,” he said. “I felt like I was ready to go and just didn’t get it done today.”

His lone fish was a 4-pounder and once he swung it into the boat, he thought he’d be able to get on a roll.

“I thought I was going to wreck ‘em,” he said. “I caught a big one yesterday about the same time I caught that big one today. The tide was getting high and the water was moving and it was the time of day when it was warm and I thought it was going to be the deal.” Read More