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.
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.
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.
The 2007 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl was held at Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA.
In this article, you can read how Skeet Reese and Terry Scroggins faced a close finish bowing to rookie Casey Ashley's win in the 2007 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl.
In this article, you can read how the last day of the Blue Ridge Brawl was a slow-fishing, and at times, even leisurely family affair.
Read how John Crews refuses to give in to discouragement, manages to regroup and stay focused as he fishes his way up the ladder in the 2007 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl.
In this article, you can read about Casey Ashley's thoughts during the last moments before the weigh-in on the final day of the Blue Ridge Brawl.
In this article, you can read about the patterns, lures, depths and weights of the final 12 anglers in the Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake.
Read how Jeff Freeman won the co-angler side of the 2007 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl at Smith Mountain Lake.