As with any competitive sport, if you want to excel in the bass tournament arena, you must practice regularly. My lack of time on the water was painfully evident when I fished Logan Martin Lake as a co-angler.
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See how the Top 12 did on the final day at Logan Martin Lake!
Go backstage in Pell City, Ala., for the final day of the Southern Open!
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Check out tournament leader David Kilgore and his co-angler Chad Thompson's, final day on Logan Martin Lake.
We're calling it a day, at least on the water. David is making a long run and says he might be doing a lot of stopping and going. Running and gunning, in other words. After hearing that and watching the rain begin to fall again, we're trailering the boat. JO needs to process photos for the midday gallery, and then we both head to the weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Leeds. For Kilgore, it's now about filling his limit. He's still one fish shy. Hopefully he'll get that monkey off his back.