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Updated: April 23, 2009, 8:49 PM ET
By Pete Robbins | Bassmaster.com

Ashley simply hates sight fishing

Casey Ashley, who won the $100,000 top prize when BASS visited Smith Mountain Lake in June of 2007, couldn't recapture that same magic Thursday. He fell one fish short of his limit for 12-11 and is currently just inside the top 50 cut at 49th.

Despite his prior success here, 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. It's common knowledge ...

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