The Dardanelle event was an interesting one for me. I chose an unproductive spot on Thursday, but, having learned my lesson during the last Classic about staying in those kinds of areas, I moved along quickly and found a productive area to fish.
In this photo gallery you will see day one of the Federation Southern Division.
Elite pro Jon Bondy told me of his "adventure" getting back to the ramp in time for weigh-in.
In this photo gallery you will see the Federation Southern Division on its second day.
Approaching storms cloud Day One of the Dixie Duel. Anglers and Marshals return from Lake Wheeler as the weather quickly deteriorates.
Anglers proudly display their catch on Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Dixie Dual on Lake Wheeler.
DECATUR, Ala. — There's at least one first in the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel on north Alabama's Lake Wheeler. The 2009 Elite Series tournament marks the first time that a mayor has served as a tournament marshal. Actually, such a distinction isn't likely to make the "Guinness Book of World Records," as this is only the third tournament where marshals, or non-fishing observers, have been employed.
The weather is always a variable in the equation of fishing, and never more so than at the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel.
The Mayor of Decatur participated in the Marshal program at the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel.