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Hall Takes Narrow Lead on Oneida

Michael Hall

Day one of the Costa FLW Series presented by Ranger Boats showed off Oneida in every way possible. From perfect upstate New York weather to an abundance of feisty smallmouths, nearly everything came up roses. Early in weigh-in, Michael Hall of Annandale, Va., dropped 17 pounds, 7 ounces on the scale and he rode it all the way to the day one lead despite numerous challengers that fell just slightly short.

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“I believe I’ve got a unique spot.”

Amid the dozens of shallow reefs and bars scattered over Oneida, veteran tournament angler and Potomac River guide Michael Hall says he’s got something special found.

On day one, Hall struck early in the day, and milked his area for a solid limit of smallmouths and one big largemouth for the lead.

“Before Monday (in practice), I was really struggling, and to be honest with you, I thought this was one of the toughest lakes I’ve ever fished,” says Hall. “But on Monday, I found something that was unique. It’s something I do on the Potomac River a lot, and I’m able to capitalize on it and it’s something a lot of people don’t do.”

Though Hall is understandably tight-lipped about his tactics, he’s focused on one primary spot or area, and says that keying in on subtle drops and variations is key.

 

Top 10 pros

1. Michael Hall – Annandale, Va. – 17-7 (5)

2. Zachary Cappon – Williamson, N.Y. – 17-6 (5)

2. Cory Johnston – Cavan, Ont. – 17-6 (5)

4. Kyle Weisenburger – Ottawa, Ohio – 17-5 (5)

5. Jeff Coble – Manson, N.C. – 17-2 (5)

6. Jason Shipton – Muncy – Pa. – 17-1 (5)

7. Jim Tutt – Longview, Texas – 16-15 (5)

8. Ed Casey – Whiteford, Md. – 16-13 (5)

8. Robert Grabow – Morgantown, W. Va. – 16-13 (5)

10. Bradley Staley – Pleasant Garden, N.C. – 16-12 (5)

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Sheppard smashes 18-5 for co-angler lead

Tyler Sheppard of Hermitage, Pa., would be leading on the pro side if he was allowed to weigh there. After dropping 18 pounds, 5 ounces worth of smallmouths on the scale, Sheppard, who fished for Slippery Rock University in college, has a gigantic 2-pound lead over second place.

“We got a couple bites in the morning and then it kind of shut off for a bit,” says Sheppard, who fished behind Casey Smith. “It was kind of a grind for a while, but I caught them on pretty much everything from a drop-shot to a jig or a swimbait. I was just fortunate to be around some good fish.

“I live about an hour from Lake Erie, so smallmouth I’m used to, but I haven’t been here in a few years. Getting a bite early really helped out, so I was sure I was doing the right thing.”

 

Top 10 co-anglers

1. Tyler Sheppard – Hermitage, Pa. – 18-5 (5)

2. Michael Bahnweg – Union Dale, Pa. – 16-5 (5)

3. Christopher Hall – South Abington Township, Pa. – 15-12 (5)

4. Ryan Bowman – Seneca, S.C. – 15-11 (5)

5. Frank Miller – Berwick, Pa. – 15-6 (5)

6. Somang Kim – Lansdale, Pa. – 14-11 (5)

7. Christy Tiano – Hudson, N.Y. – 14-9 (5)

8. Bill Langille – Kent, Ohio – 14-5 (5)

9. Dean Meckes – Clayton, N.Y. – 13-10 (5)

10. Tom Stark – Angola, Ind. 13-8 (5)

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Tournament Details

Format: All boaters and co-anglers will compete for two days. The top 10 boaters and co-anglers based on cumulative weight after two days of competition will advance to the third and final round, with the winner determined by the heaviest cumulative three-day weight.

Takeoff Time: 6:30 a.m. ET

Takeoff Location: Oneida Shores County Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton, N.Y. 13029

Weigh-In Time: 2:30 p.m. ET days one and two, 3:30 p.m. ET on day three

Weigh-In Location: Oneida Shores County Park on days one and two, day three at Walmart, 3018 East Ave, Central Square, N.Y. 13036

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Duarte Covers Ground for Second W

Duarte Covers Ground for Second W

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Top 10 Baits from Toho

Top 10 Baits from Toho

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Toho Day 4 Coverage

Toho Day 4 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

Gross Wins Second Tour Title

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Gross Grabs Toho Lead

Gross Grabs Toho Lead

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Toho Day 3 Coverage

Toho Day 3 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

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Cox Stays Ahead on Toho

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Toho Day 2 Coverage

Toho Day 2 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

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Toho Day 1 Coverage

Toho Day 1 Coverage

Complete coverage of the 2019 Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla. READ MORE »

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Roaming Kissimmee with Douglas

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A Look at Lake Toho

A Look at Lake Toho

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FLW Live Schedule for Lake Toho

FLW Live Schedule for Lake Toho

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