Lake Wheeler Practice

Photos from the first day of practice on Lake Wheeler.

<p> 	Kevin VanDam after a long, tough Day One practice.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Kevin VanDam after a long, tough Day One practice.
<p> 	Kevin VanDam said he caught over 200 pounds of fish, just not the right kind.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Kevin VanDam said he caught over 200 pounds of fish, just not the right kind.
<p> 	Nate Wellman fishes in front of takeoff area for the Dixie Duel. </p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Nate Wellman fishes in front of takeoff area for the Dixie Duel.
<p> 	Gary Klein fishes the main lake.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Gary Klein fishes the main lake.
<p> 	An angler enjoys fishing by the Elite pros.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - An angler enjoys fishing by the Elite pros.
<p> 	Davy Hite casts out.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Davy Hite casts out.
<p> 	Davy Hite moves to his next spot.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Davy Hite moves to his next spot.
<p> 	Anglers run around the lake to find the right pattern.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Anglers run around the lake to find the right pattern.
<p> 	Federation Nation champion Brandon Palaniuk makes a cast.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Federation Nation champion Brandon Palaniuk makes a cast.
<p> 	Skeet Reese's silhouette.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Skeet Reese's silhouette.
<p> 	Bernie Schultz makes a cast on main lake flat.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Bernie Schultz makes a cast on main lake flat.
<p> 	Casey Ashley fishes close to the power plant.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Casey Ashley fishes close to the power plant.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Greg Vinsen runs by the power plant.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Andy Montgomery throws a metal spoon.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Gerald Swindle works a crankbait.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - As soon as Swindle slows down to finesse fish, he sets the hook.
<p> 	And lands one.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - And lands one.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Charlie Hartley makes a cast to the bank.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Kevin Wirth works around a bridge pile.
<p> 	Kevin Wirth aims to improve after the Diamond Drive.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Kevin Wirth aims to improve after the Diamond Drive.
<p> 	Edwin Evers checks on his graph.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Edwin Evers checks on his graph.
<p> 	Evers was finesse fishing.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Evers was finesse fishing.
<p> 	Evers moves to his next spot.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Evers moves to his next spot.
<p> 	Keith Poche works the bank on the main lake.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Keith Poche works the bank on the main lake.
<p> 	Keith Poche</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Keith Poche
<p> 	Steve Kennedy drives around the main lake.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Steve Kennedy drives around the main lake.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Kennedy didn't make a cast. He just graphed around and marked areas on his GPS.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Peter Thliveros works a Carolina rig around main lake points.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Chris Lane fishes boat docks in main lake coves.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Chris Lane is hoping to make the All Star Week.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Alton Jones fishes the main lake.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Takahiro Omori with a crankbait.