Latest Tournament News

Crews on Smith Mountain: What happened?

Apr 30, 2009

"What can I say? I couldn't have been more wrong," said John Crews after finishing 48th in the Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake. "I really thought the weights would be heavier than they were.

2009 Elite Series Southern Open #2: Wheeler Lake, Day One, Launch

Apr 30, 2009

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2009 Southern Open #2 on Wheeler Lake, near Decatur, Alabama.

One Day

Apr 30, 2009

Jim is a pro angler fishing the Bassmaster Opens and other local tournament trails ... his dream, to be a Bassmaster Elite Pro. While climbing down from a tree stand something broke and Jim fell 20 feet to the Alabama soil.

Lunker Lessons: Smith Mountain Lake

Apr 29, 2009

James Niggemeyer's big bass at Smith Mountain Lake is a study in perseverance, self-confidence and top-shelf tournament strategy.

How They Did It: Smith Mountain Lake

Apr 29, 2009

The Advance Auto Parts Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake was a classic sight fishing tournament.

No More Tangles

Apr 29, 2009

Jim Cardillo discovered that braided fishing line had wrapped around his prop shaft. After $4,000 in repairs, he decided to do something about the hazards of discarded braid.

BASS Circles Back to Wheeler Lake

Apr 29, 2009

BASS will return to the popular fishery for the second Bassmaster Southern Open presented by Oakley, set for April 30-May 2.

A Pro's Approach: Guess on Wheeler Lake

Apr 29, 2009

It covers approximately 67,000 surface acres and offers some of the most diverse bass fishing in our country.

2009 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl, KVD

Apr 29, 2009

Kevin VanDam picked apart a clear, deep fishery -- just like he used to do years ago as a kid in Kalamazoo -- on Smith Mountain Lake, for a victory at the Blue Ridge Brawl.

Bassmaster U - Blue Ridge Braw

Apr 29, 2009

Bassmaster fishing pros answer questions about fishing.

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