Topics: 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, KVD

Apr 29, 2009

Kevin VanDam picked apart a clear, deep fishery -- just like he used to do years ago as a kid in Kalamazoo -- on Smith Mountain Lake, for a victory at the Blue Ridge Brawl.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Pollen

Apr 27, 2009

Velvick explained that he keeps the squirt gun wrapped in a plastic bag inside one of his boat's storage compartments until it's needed.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Insider's Look

Apr 27, 2009

So far this season, however, our pattern predictions haven't been that accurate. Instead of finding bass in prespawn as expected at the first three events, the pros have encountered bass in all phases of the spawn, including postspawn, and at all depths.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Four, On The Water

Apr 26, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day Four of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, AOY

Apr 26, 2009

At the season's halfway point, while none of the remaining competitors is conceding anything, some patterns and probabilities are starting to take root with respect to the end-of-year standings.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Four, Behind the Scenes

Apr 26, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day Four of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Four, Weigh-In

Apr 26, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Four of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Field of Dreams

Apr 26, 2009

Kevin VanDam will scratch and claw to get to the Top 12 every week and on the rare occasions when he doesn't make it to Sunday, heaven help anyone who gets in his way at the next event.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Three, Behind the Scenes

Apr 26, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day Three of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three, Cut

Apr 26, 2009

James Niggemeyer, Jeff Connella and Skeet Reese each acknowledged that it would take a superhuman effort to erase Kevin VanDam's nearly 7-pound lead.

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