Ish Monroe and John Crews turn a corner at the 2009 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Elite series River Rumble on the Mississippi river. it will be the first day launch.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Elite series Tennessee Triumph on Kentucky lake. It is day two on the water.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Elite series Tennessee Triumph on Kentucky lake. You will see the first day launch.
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville, near Guntersville, Alabama.
"What can I say? I couldn't have been more wrong," said John Crews after finishing 48th in the Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake. "I really thought the weights would be heavier than they were.
"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."
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.
Smith Mountain Lake, will be home to the fourth Elite Series event of the 2009 season. The lake spans a little over 20,000 surface acres with more than 500 miles of shoreline, most of it characterized by coves, docks and boathouses.