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2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl - Day Four - Launch

Apr 26, 2009

Follow your favorite Elite pro on the day four launch of the 2009 Blue Ridge Brawl. The 2009 Blue Ridge Brawl was held on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three, Notes

Apr 25, 2009

Coming out of practice, Steve Kennedy had located both sight fish and swimbait fish. He chose to target the swimbait fish first, but struggled because the cold nights had pushed them down.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three, West Coast

Apr 25, 2009

Heading into the third day of competition, five of the top twelve anglers in the standings were either born in California, raised there, or at some point called it home.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Three, Weigh-In

Apr 25, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Three of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Three, Launch

Apr 25, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day Three of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three

Apr 25, 2009

It's like Groundhog Day, a broken record and déjà vu all over again rolled up into one.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Two

Apr 24, 2009

"The whole thing was humiliating," Swindle said. "I had the trolling motor on high and the boat was swinging around while I was fishing a dock on my tip toes from the front of the boat, looking for fish. The boat hit the dock and I did a front flip, X-Games style off the front deck into the water."

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Two, Weigh-In

Apr 24, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl

Apr 24, 2009

In a timed sport, where minutes on the water often translate directly into dollars in the bank, valuable time spent on a fish that ultimately doesn't find its way to the weigh-in is the worst type of sunk cost.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl

Apr 23, 2009

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.

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