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FISHING: Dean Rojas sitting in 24th in Texas

February 14, 2019

CONROE, Texas — Lake Havasu City angler Dean Rojas has some ground to make up on Thursday to make the cut in the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Stage Two on Lake Conroe.

Rojas caught six bass weighing 12 pounds, 14 ounces and is in 24th place in Group A after the opening round of fishing in Stage Two. He is just 2 pounds, 8 ounces outside of the cutline, with the top 20 anglers from the group advancing to Saturday’s knockout round.

Rojas, who missed the cut at Stage One in Kissimmee, Florida, caught a big fish weighing 3 pounds, 10 ounces with an average weight of just over 2 pounds.

Southern California’s Brent Ehrler leads the group after catching 15 fish at a total weight of 33 pounds 12, ounces. He leads Tennessee’s Wesley Strader by 12 ounces for first place, Strader catching a group-best 18 fish in the opening round.

San Tan Valley’s Josh Bertrand is in 29th place in the 40-man group after catching just three fish weighing a total of 9 pounds 4, ounces.

Texas’ Alton Jones caught the big bass of the day, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and is in 11th place with a weight of 18-6.

Havasu’s Roy Hawk and Phoenix’s Brett Hite begin their round this morning in Group B. The event will be streamed for free online at MajorLeagueFishing.com and on the MLF app beginning at 9 a.m. MST each day. The Bass Pro Tour post game show begins at 4 p.m.