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.