In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.
In a timed sport, where minutes on the water often translate directly into dollars in the bank, valuable time spent on a fish that ultimately doesn't find its way to the weigh-in is the worst type of sunk cost.
"Floaters" can prove to be the ultimate frustration for anglers, because those fish can be impossible to catch. The best chance is that those fish will move up shallow to spawn.
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.
Smith Mountain Lake, will be home to the fourth Elite Series event of the 2009 season. The lake spans a little over 20,000 surface acres with more than 500 miles of shoreline, most of it characterized by coves, docks and boathouses.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day Two of the 2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake, near Moneta, Virginia.
As far as 98 other anglers are concerned, Jordon has a big bull's-eye on his back, one about the size and shape of the nest of a spawning bass.
Despite his prior success here, Casey Ashley didn't have any spectator boats following him. No one had their eyes on him, and if he had his way he wouldn't have had to depend on his eyes, either.
Kelly Jordon stuck to what he knows best and sight-fished his way to the Day One lead at the Blue Ridge Brawl on picturesque Smith Mountain Lake.
Wolak drew the coveted No. 1 boat position and had his choice of bedding bass to start on. Yet he couldn't take advantage of the early start because of one particular fish's stubborness.