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A flipping mess

Updated: April 4, 2009, 10:37 PM ET
By Sam Eifling | Bassmaster.com

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DECATUR, Ala. — Jared Lintner would have preferred to throw a spinnerbait or crankbait on Day Two of the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel, but found that the very reason why it was a fine day for flipping also made the topwater technique a mess.

Rising water on Lake Wheeler had brought the water level up the banks, to bushes and laydowns. The high river also brought with it piles of floating debris, and leaves and sticks would hang ...

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