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2011 Battle on the Bayou: Best baits and techniques

1. Dean Rojas

Rojas found fish on beds and caught fish on grass flats. Here's his bed fishing setup:

Rod: Quantum Tour Edition PT, 7-foot
Reel: Quantum Smoke baitcaster, 6.6:1
Bait: Big Bite Baits WarMouth (Rojas designed this bait specifically for bed fishing), bluegill color
Terminal tackle: 4/0 Superline Gamakatsu EWG hook, 3/16-ounce Eco Pro tungsten weight
Line: 22-pound-test Sunline Shooter fluorocarbon

Dean Rojas: Breaking KVD's reign

I'm ecstatic with the tournament (the Elite Series Battle on the Bayou at Toledo Bend Reservoir).

It was sort of the reverse of when I won 10 years ago down here. That time I came from behind to claim first place. This year I had to fight off a serious charge at the end by Gerald Swindle to win.