So far this season, however, our pattern predictions haven't been that accurate. Instead of finding bass in prespawn as expected at the first three events, the pros have encountered bass in all phases of the spawn, including postspawn, and at all depths.
If there was a technique Kevin VanDam hasn't quite mastered, most would agree that sight-fishing would be it.
It's like Groundhog Day, a broken record and déjà vu all over again rolled up into one.
Despite his prior success here, Casey Ashley didn't have any spectator boats following him. No one had their eyes on him, and if he had his way he wouldn't have had to depend on his eyes, either.
Kelly Jordon stuck to what he knows best and sight-fished his way to the Day One lead at the Blue Ridge Brawl on picturesque Smith Mountain Lake.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.
On the eve of Day One of the Blue Ridge Brawl, we asked the Elite Series anglers to pick three anglers they think should excel on Smith Mountain Lake.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images from registration prior to beginning the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.
Recent rain brought the river up but did not muddy it; and while bass are still in the prespawn stage, fair weather and warming temperatures have been predicted and should start pushing bass shallow.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2008 Elite Series Citrus Slam on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. It is the fourth day launch.