Ferris State angler having strong season

Chris Oja

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State angler Chris Oja appears set for a huge senior season.

Oja, a Sault Ste Marie native, competed recently in the Cabella Collegiate Big Bass Bash at Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. He made the first session top 10 with a 5.16-pound and 3.86 smallmouth bass which put him into eight place.

He and his Ferris teammates are looking for wins in the state college tour and in another league this spring.

“I like traveling to other lakes and meeting people from other teams all over the country,” he said.

There will be some stops in Michigan during the spring series.

Oja said he started getting interested with a friend from the Navy.

“Before I came to Ferris, he took me out fishing and that’s when I got on the fishing itch,” he said.

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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