In this photo gallery, you'll see images from the angler meeting prior to the 2010 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl near Moneta, Virginia. This meeting is an opportunity for tournament officials to explain rules, safety issues, answer questions and pair the anglers with their marshals.
It's a great day to be a bass pro!Days like this make me wonder if this is really a business.Business is supposed to be work, not fun.
I'm on my way to Smith Mountain after a week of vacation. The boys were out of school for spring break, so we all went down South to relax, spend some time on the beach and eat seafood.
Elite Series Tour tournament at Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA.
Kevin VanDam picked apart a clear, deep fishery -- just like he used to do years ago as a kid in Kalamazoo -- on Smith Mountain Lake, for a victory at the Blue Ridge Brawl.
Velvick explained that he keeps the squirt gun wrapped in a plastic bag inside one of his boat's storage compartments until it's needed.
So far this season, however, our pattern predictions haven't been that accurate. Instead of finding bass in prespawn as expected at the first three events, the pros have encountered bass in all phases of the spawn, including postspawn, and at all depths.
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day Four of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.
At the season's halfway point, while none of the remaining competitors is conceding anything, some patterns and probabilities are starting to take root with respect to the end-of-year standings.
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day Four of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.