Closing in on a win
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Kotaro Kiriyama left Lake Erie last year with more than just a second-place check in the Bassmaster Elite Series Empire Chase. He proved that Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds. It gave him the lead going into the final day of this year's Empire Chase presented by Farmer's Insurance.
That 5-pound average of smallmouth bass represents the biggest bag in the seven days of Elite Series competition on Lake Erie in the last two years.
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