Like all of the Elite Series competitors, Casey Ashley had to deal with heavy recreational boat traffic on Day Four.
Casey Ashley had an armada of boats following
him on Day Four. They would watch as he caught enough
fish to win the Blue Ridge Brawl.
Casey Ashley heads to the weigh-in and hopes he has enough weight to win the Blue Ridge Brawl.
Casey Ashely leads the way as the final 12 anglers in the Blue Ridge Brawl take off Sunday.
Casey Ashley starts Sunday morning fishing shallow.
Casey Ashley and Boyd Duckett haved roomed together and been at the top of the leaderboard since Day One. Today one of them hopes to finish as champion of the Blue Ridge Brawl.
As the leader, Casey Ashley gets things started by being the first boat to take off.
Casey Ashley hooks up.
Casey Ashley reaches for one of his keepers on Day Three that allowed him
to take the lead.
Ashely gets a grip on a nice fish and brings in aboard.
This nice kicker fish helped Casey Ashley take the lead on Day Three of the Blue Ridge Brawl.
Casey Ashley and his co-angler take a look at all the rough water headed their way on a very busy Smith Mountain Lake.
Casey Ashley made a big move on Day Two with
the heaviest five fish limit of the tournament, weighing 22 pounds. Ashley moved from 49th place to second.
Gerald Swindle visits with Casey Ashley.
Tournament leader Body Duckett and second-place
Casey Ashley stand for the National Anthem just before
Casey Ashley's co-angler reaches for the
check-in 'pill' tossed by BASS officials, that
designates their boat number and check-in time.
Casey Ashley, who jumped into second place on Day Two, launches Saturday at Smith Mountain Lake.
Casey Ashley is backed into the waters of Smith Mountain Lake to prepare for Day One of the Blue Ridge Brawl.