Chris Payne Leads Day One at Wheeler Lake 2009 Southern Open #2
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water 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 images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2009 Southern Open #2 on Wheeler Lake, near Decatur, Alabama.
Jim is a pro angler fishing the Bassmaster Opens and other local tournament trails ... his dream, to be a Bassmaster Elite Pro. While climbing down from a tree stand something broke and Jim fell 20 feet to the Alabama soil.
James Niggemeyer's big bass at Smith Mountain Lake is a study in perseverance, self-confidence and top-shelf tournament strategy.
The Advance Auto Parts Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake was a classic sight fishing tournament.
Tom Mann created the Little George tailspinner lure while working as an Alabama Conservation Officer.
Jim Cardillo discovered that braided fishing line had wrapped around his prop shaft. After $4,000 in repairs, he decided to do something about the hazards of discarded braid.
Although it doesn't take a master's degree in bassology to catch largemouth from small bodies of water, there are surefire techniques that can vastly improve your success.