The win almost wasn't though. He weighed four fish the final day, and left the door open for someone else to capitalize. Dean Rojas couldn't – his frog bite died and he plummeted to finish 7th. Terry Scroggins made it close when he came within 2 pounds of Ashley, but in the end, the rookie held on.
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