Topics: John Crews

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.

A Pro's Approach: John Crews

Apr 24, 2009

Smith Mountain Lake, will be home to the fourth Elite Series event of the 2009 season. The lake spans a little over 20,000 surface acres with more than 500 miles of shoreline, most of it characterized by coves, docks and boathouses.

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

Apr 23, 2009

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

Citrus Slam Day Three Launch

Apr 5, 2009

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 elite series Citrus Slam on the Kissimmee chain of lakes in Florida.

Dixie Duel: Day One Launch

Apr 2, 2009

In this photo gallery you will see the anglers make last minute preparations before the take off. The first group of anglers makes their way onto Lake Wheeler for the start of the Evan Williams Bourban Dixie Duel.

2009 Elite Series Diamond Drive: Day Two, Weigh-In

Mar 27, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Diamond Drive on Lake Dardanelle, near Russelville, Arkansas.

2009 Elite Series Battle on the Border: Day Three, Launch

Mar 14, 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 Battle on the Border on Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas.

Enjoy the Ride

Feb 21, 2009

The biggest prize is now out of reach. Your expectations for the Bassmaster Classic were not even close to fulfilled. You are disappointed. You are more disappointed the more you think about it. It is very difficult to pull back and look at the big picture. Once you get to that point, you can see how lucky you really are.

After the Bang

Feb 20, 2009

Is it over or has it just begun? About 10 anglers usually have just begun their Classic after the first day. The rest are done. If you are in or around the Top 10 in the standings after day one, you are now in the hunt to win the biggest bass tournament on earth. If you are out of roughly the Top 10, you don't have a shot to win. Take your money and enjoy your experience. I can tell you that fishing on the third day beats the heck out of working the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo. Being that I have never been in the Top 10 after day one, I can only tell how the rest feels.

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