I had a really interesting experience on Friday at the Smith Mountain Lake tournament. I was fishing a dock when I happened to notice a 5-pound bass swim right past my boat.
In this photo gallery, you'll see weigh-in images from Day two of the 2010 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl near Moneta, Virginia.
In this photo gallery, you'll see images of numerous anglers preparing to launch on Day two of the 2010 Elite Series Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Brawl near Moneta, Virginia.
In this photo gallery, you'll see behind-the-scenes images from Day 1 of the 2010 Elite Series Smith Mountain Lake, Blue Ridge Brawl near Moneta, Virginia.
It's a great day to be a bass pro!Days like this make me wonder if this is really a business.Business is supposed to be work, not fun.
I fished the Good Friday tournament and did we ever have a ball. It was great. To be honest I'd forgotten how much fun it is to fish competitively just for the heck of it.
Indian Lake is the place where I once fished a tournament in which no keepers were caught. In all my years of fishing, involving hundreds and hundreds of tournaments, it's the only time I've seen everyone in a tournament blank.
My dock strategy needs some serious adjusting. Don't get me wrong; I love to fish docks — pick them apart one cast at a time — but my fish haven't been holding up on them.
Heavy swimbait tackle can be a problem for some of us. Coming from the Midwest I don't have much experience throwing big lures. We just don't do it in my neighborhood.
I'm on the Delta practicing for the first 2010 Elite event. This place is something else. We haven't been here for a while. I'd forgotten what it was like.