Topics: Aaron Martens

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three, West Coast

Apr 25, 2009

Heading into the third day of competition, five of the top twelve anglers in the standings were either born in California, raised there, or at some point called it home.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Three, Launch

Apr 25, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on 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

Apr 25, 2009

It's like Groundhog Day, a broken record and déjà vu all over again rolled up into one.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Two

Apr 24, 2009

"The whole thing was humiliating," Swindle said. "I had the trolling motor on high and the boat was swinging around while I was fishing a dock on my tip toes from the front of the boat, looking for fish. The boat hit the dock and I did a front flip, X-Games style off the front deck into the water."

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, VanDam

Apr 24, 2009

VanDam was running a defined pattern in different areas, primarily focusing on smallmouth bass. He mixed in sight fishing — a technique used by many in the top tier of the field — along with a number of blind casts.

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

Apr 24, 2009

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

Floating fish

Apr 24, 2009

"Floaters" can prove to be the ultimate frustration for anglers, because those fish can be impossible to catch. The best chance is that those fish will move up shallow to spawn.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day One, Launch

Apr 23, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Picks

Apr 23, 2009

On the eve of Day One of the Blue Ridge Brawl, we asked the Elite Series anglers to pick three anglers they think should excel on Smith Mountain Lake.

Dixie Duel: Day One Weigh-In

Apr 2, 2009

Anglers proudly display their catch on Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Dixie Dual on Lake Wheeler.

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