The Jones clan spent the entirety of last week at Kentucky Lake. I got to do quite a bit of prefishing.
Tournaments seem silly when you are huddled for safety in a bathhouse with some of the best anglers in the world, and their families. Seem silly when the weather radio is telling people in one area to "seek shelter."
The 2010 Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings after Smith Mountain Lake.
In this photo gallery, you'll see images of Skeet Reese from the first three stops of the 2010 Elite Series: Duel in the Delta, Golden State Shootout and Blue Ridge Brawl.
The Pickwick event is only a few days away. It'll be an interesting tournament, that's for sure. With the wacky spring we've had and the tough weather the last few days — heavy rains and violent storms — I suspect the fish will be in various stages around the lake.
Elite Series pro, Edwin Evers, talks about what techniques he uses when fishing Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.
Elite Series pro, Dean Rojas, talks about fishing on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.
Nothing extraordinary happened at Smith Mountain except that I finished in 52nd place and had the weekend off. That's not my idea of a good time. I want to be exhausted on Sunday night, not well rested.
I had a really interesting experience on Friday at the Smith Mountain Lake tournament. I was fishing a dock when I happened to notice a 5-pound bass swim right past my boat.
Elite Series Tour tournament on the California Delta in Stockton, California.