James Niggemeyer, Jeff Connella and Skeet Reese each acknowledged that it would take a superhuman effort to erase Kevin VanDam's nearly 7-pound lead.
Follow your favorite Elite pro on the day four launch of the 2009 Blue Ridge Brawl. The 2009 Blue Ridge Brawl was held on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake, near Syracuse, New York
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Champion's Choice on Oneida Lake, near Syracuse, New York.
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images of the 2008 Junior World Championship on Onondaga Lake, near Syracuse, New York.
If there was a technique Kevin VanDam hasn't quite mastered, most would agree that sight-fishing would be it.
Coming out of practice, Steve Kennedy had located both sight fish and swimbait fish. He chose to target the swimbait fish first, but struggled because the cold nights had pushed them down.
After two days of 100 Elite Series anglers picking over the bedding bass on Smith Mountain Lake, many experienced disappointment when few remained on Day Three.
A number of circumstances, both natural and man-made, conspired to keep some of the anglers from seeing their finned quarry.
Heading into the third day of competition, five of the top twelve anglers in the standings were either born in California, raised there, or at some point called it home.