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Oneida Lake is another smallmouth paradise, but it was the largemouth bite that led Tommy Biffle to an Elite Series victory here in the summer of 2006. On a lake known for big bronzebacks, Biffle used swimming frogs to catch even bigger largemouths and bring 63-10 to the scales over four days while the second- and third-place finishers targeted smallmouth. The 2008 Empire Chase, Aug. 7-10, will force Elite anglers to make the same decision — to go after the more plentiful smallmouth or go for broke and hope for action from the bigger largemouth. Last year, the fishing was so good that even the pros that didn't finish near the top came away raving about Oneida Lake.