Topics: Elite

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Broderick

Apr 23, 2009

With three events in the books, he's not quite at the bottom of the Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, but he's far too close to triple digits for comfort.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Sight fishing

Apr 23, 2009

While rainsuits and facemasks may have been the key pieces of equipment in this season's first three tournaments, it seems that Power Poles and polarized sunglasses will finally be the anglers' most treasured possessions.

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.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Registration

Apr 22, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find images from registration prior to beginning the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

Pro patterns: spinnerbaiting

Apr 21, 2009

"Stone Cold Marty Spinnerbaiting" is a pattern that will keep you ahead of the crowd in spring, and, when conditions are right, it can win a tournament, too.

Pro patterns: Comb the grass

Apr 21, 2009

As a young pro, Bernie Schultz worked with the designers at the Hildebrandt Lure Company to create the perfect spinnerbait for fishing emergent and submerged vegetation.

Art of the swimbait

Apr 20, 2009

When I think of a swimbait I think about an artificial lure that mimics a baitfish. It's a lure that's characterized by a lifelike action and a lifelike appearance.

Swimming Jig May Be Top Technique

Apr 20, 2009

The pros have been swimming jigs, fishing them 8 to 10 inches under the surface over submerged vegetation, around laydowns and through other shallow cover — and they're catching a lot of bass.

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.

Tommy Biffle - Trolling Motor

Apr 16, 2009

Tommy Biffle on controlling your trolling motor.