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Blue Ridge Brawl — Smith Mountain Lake

Updated: January 21, 2010, 2:50 PM ET

Smith Mountain Lake • Huddleston, Va. April 15-18, 2010

As a fishery, Smith Mountain Lake may be better known for its giant stripers than for its healthy largemouth population, but this 20,600-acre Roanoke River reservoir is one of Virginia's finest bass lakes. In 2007, then-Elite Series rookie Casey Ashley finessed more than 57 pounds of largemouths from the lake en route to his first career BASS victory.

That was in June. This time the Elites are visiting Smith Mountain in ...

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