Dean Rojas 1st Place Championship Win Stage 5 Bass Pro Tour

May 5, 2019

Suzuki Powers Dean Rojas to First Place and a $100,000 Payday with a Championship Win - Major League Fishing (MLF) - Bass Pro Tour - Stage Five on Smith Lake, Alabama


(May 5, 2019 – Brea, CA)  – You have heard it before: Fish Where The Fish Are. This is always sound advice — especially when you hear it from Major League Fishing (MLF) pro Dean Rojas following his first place tournament win on Smith Lake, Alabama. Rojas’ Stage Five win is his first MLF victory and Suzuki Marine’s first sponsored-angler win in a major professional bass fishing competition.

Arizona native Dean Rojas stated, “It’s not too often that you get into a Championship Round where the fish are biting like that, and you can use multiple baits to rack up a big lead. The conditions were right: we had overcast skies, a breeze, warm temperatures, and the fish were just feeding in the area. I knew I had to catch as many fish as I could early, to put some distance between myself and the field,” said Rojas.

“By the end of the first period, that was the end (of the bite),” Rojas explained. “It was a big deal that I caught as many fish as I could to build a big lead. Periods two and three were a matter of catching a few here and there, but I was struggling because they just wouldn’t bite.”

Still, Rojas added additional bass totaling 9-1 over the second and third periods to slam the door on the competition. He crossed the finish line with a total weight of 47-0 to maintain a six-pound lead over second place angler Brent Chapman.

Dean Rojas fishes out of a 21’ Blazer bass boat powered by a Suzuki DF250SS. This combination of speed, power and reliability keeps Dean out in front of the competition and fully focused on what matters most — catching fish.  “My Suzuki DF250SS has a great hole shot and is a strong runner across the entire power band. I can get to my secret fishing spots, put fish in the boat, and get back to the launch ramp without a second thought about my engine,” added Rojas.

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