In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day One of the 2009 Southern Open #2 on Wheeler Lake, near Decatur, 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.
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day One of the 2010 Elite Series Postseason #1 on Lake Jordan, near Wetumpka, Alabama.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake, near Syracuse, New York
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images of the 2008 Junior World Championship on Onondaga Lake, near Syracuse, New York.
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.
"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."
VanDam was running a defined pattern in different areas, primarily focusing on smallmouth bass. He mixed in sight fishing — a technique used by many in the top tier of the field — along with a number of blind casts.
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.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.