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A learning experience

EverStart Series gives co-anglers a firsthand look at pros’ techniques
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Co-angler Tim Vanegmond gets a close look at how tournament leader Steve Kennedy is rigging his bait. Photo by Rob Newell. Anglers: Tim Vanegmond, Steve Kennedy.
May 21, 2005 • Rob Newell • Archives

VALLEY, Ala. – Tim Vanegmond of Gay, Ga., will have a unique experience today. As the co-angler leader in the EverStart Series Southeast event on West Point Lake, he has been paired with tournament leader Steve Kennedy of Auburn, Ala.

Today, Vanegmond will not only be exposed to the precise patterns and techniques Kennedy has used to catch his fish all week, he will also get to see how one of the sport’s brightest stars makes decisions and employs tournament strategy while pursuing a win.

Vanegmond’s experience is just one of the many that happen along the EverStart Series each season. Some of the top pros that fish the FLW Tour on a regular basis take the time to fish EverStarts in between FLW events, giving EverStart co-anglers an opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

Shortly after takeoff this morning, co-angler Tommy Gunn of Cusseta, Ala., got a goodTopwater lessons:Co-angler Tommy Gunn of Cusseta, Ala., gets a first-hand look at how Craig Powers of Rockwood, Tenn., uses a Pop-R ro catch bass. look at how Craig Powers of Rockwood, Tenn., has been catching his fish this week. Gunn was soaking up the pointers as Powers provided a clinic on how to work a Pop-R so it hovers in the strike zone longer.

Today is the final day of competition in 2005 for the EverStart Series Southeast Division. The weigh-in begins at 4 p.m. at the Wal-Mart in Lanett, Ala.

Saturday’s conditions:

Sunrise: 6:38 a.m.

Water temperature: 76 degrees

Air temperature: 61 degrees

Expected high: 79 degrees

Wind: NE at 5 to 10 mph

Day’s outlook: sunny with occasional clouds