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Practice on Smith

5:32 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Russ Chargualaf

Feider checks in after practice

5:30 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Seth Feider checks in after practice.

Figi's practice went well

5:28 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

John Figi with a Smith Lake practice bass -- 9.4 pounds.

Alvarez with a striper on Smith

5:14 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Sean Alvarez with a Smith Lake striper from practice.

Hopefully the lake warms

4:09 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Since this cold front hit all the fish went down to 50 and 70 ft!  The rocky shorelines are beautiful to look at but tough to catch fish on. I  sure hope the water warms come Thursday. This Triton/Mercury/AERF boat will be scrambling to stay up with the bass in this tournament.

Frederick lands a nice one

3:05 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Tim Frederick with a nice largemouth from Smith Lake.

Gdawg's Smith Lake bass

3:04 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Gdawg Grady Maynard shows off a Smith Lake bass from practice.

Maynard is ready for Smith

2:30 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Grady Maynard (G Dawg) is pleased with his 22nd place in the Southern Opens points standings and his gear from Toyota, Carhartt and the good folks of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce.

Opens sponsors are onsite at Smith Lake

1:30 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Sponsors getting ready for registration at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Allstate on Smith Lake. So great to have the tremendous support of our partners.

Russ says the bite is heating up

12:46 pm EST, Mar 5, 2014

Russ Chargualaf says the bite is getting good today on Smith Lake.