Topics: Decatur

2009 Elite Series Southern Open #2: Wheeler Lake, Day One, Launch

Apr 30, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2009 Southern Open #2 on Wheeler Lake, near Decatur, Alabama.

2009 Elite Series Dixie Duel

Apr 17, 2009

Recent rain brought the river up but did not muddy it; and while bass are still in the prespawn stage, fair weather and warming temperatures have been predicted and should start pushing bass shallow.

2009 Elite Series - Dixie Duel

Apr 14, 2009

Elite Series Tour tournament at Wheeler Lake in Decatur, AL.

The Marshal Journals

Apr 3, 2009

Be ready for rough waters and bumpy roads if you're going to be a marshal for the 'Big Boys'.

Where's your head?

Apr 3, 2009

Imagine this, you're an Elite Pro, a rookie doing not so well, Wheeler Lake is your shot to turn it around, and then your sister calls. Your father, the guy who took you fishing when you were a kid, just had a serious heart attack.

Tight on top

Apr 3, 2009

Day One of the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel has top three in a close battle.

Hail & Quesadillas

Apr 2, 2009

Elite pro Jon Bondy told me of his "adventure" getting back to the ramp in time for weigh-in.

Dixie Duel: Day One

Apr 2, 2009

Approaching storms cloud Day One of the Dixie Duel. Anglers and Marshals return from Lake Wheeler as the weather quickly deteriorates.

Marshal law

Apr 2, 2009

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.  

Dixie Duel is under way

Apr 2, 2009

The weather is always a variable in the equation of fishing, and never more so than at the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel.