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2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three, Disappearing

Apr 25, 2009

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.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three, Blurry

Apr 25, 2009

A number of circumstances, both natural and man-made, conspired to keep some of the anglers from seeing their finned quarry.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three, West Coast

Apr 25, 2009

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.

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

Apr 25, 2009

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

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Three, On The Water

Apr 25, 2009

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

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl: Day Three, Launch

Apr 25, 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 Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, Day Three

Apr 25, 2009

It's like Groundhog Day, a broken record and déjà vu all over again rolled up into one.

An open letter to Brent 'Brody' Broderick

Apr 24, 2009

A couple weeks ago I did a story with Brody Broderick about how his father, Skip Broderick, had suffered a serious heart attack. About an hour or so ago, Brody called me to tell me that just after talking to me earlier today he got a call from his sister in Ohio and was told that his father had died.

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.

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