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Smith Lake: Day 3 with David Kilgore

Mar 8, 2014

Local pro David Kilgore attempts to close out what would be a wire-to-wire win on the final day of the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.

Jeff Holland with a nice one

Mar 8, 2014

Photo by co-angler Joe Hamilton

Stuck on three

Mar 8, 2014

Our GPS track looks like a plate of spaghetti. That's because we've been all over this lake with David Kilgore.   He's frustrated. Big keepers keep swiping at the umbrella rig, but none get hooked. That's not supposed to happen with this rig, right?   He's not too concerned, though. The best bite for him has been later in the day.   We're leaving him with three fish. There's a photo gallery to publish and a drive to Birmingham and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.   Over and out.

Trophies and Toyotas

Mar 8, 2014

The B.A.S.S. staff is hard at work preparing things for the weigh-in at the Bass Pro Shops in Leeds, Ala. The weigh-in begins at 3:30 p.m. CT, which you can watch live here.

It's all about the sun

Mar 8, 2014

We're learning more about what makes Kilgore's pattern click: It's all about the sun.  

Shady side up

Mar 8, 2014

David Kilgore has two solid keepers in the boat. And now for what we've all been wanting to know: He's fishing in short creeks and pockets off the main lake. In the farthest reaches he's targeting floating boat docks. In all cases he looks for the last dock at the end of the creek.   Access is key. By "short," that means he's not having to make long runs into longer creeks to find this combination of a dock at the end. He can fish more of the stuff he's looking for and spend less time getting there.  

Smith Lake Day 3 launch

Mar 8, 2014

The Opens pros will try to catch tournament leader David Kilgore as a balmier final day begins on Alabama's Smith Lake from the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 presented by Allstate.

And they're off

Mar 8, 2014

TowBoatU.S. and David Kilgore

Mar 8, 2014

Top 6 all lined up

Mar 8, 2014

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