ProPatterns Exposed Returns on February 4th with Veteran Angler Brian Snowden

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Season 4 of Exposed at ends it's adventures on Table Rock Lake highlighting Elite angler and local favorite Brian Snowden. All three anglers Exposed in Season 4 on Table Rock Lake cashed in at this event but Snowden brought more lake knowledge into this tournament than almost any other angler on tour last season.

Season 4 Premiers

Exposed gives you the best reality of how to pattern fish from many of the best anglers in the world.

ProPatterns, Inc. kicks off February with this season’s third episode of Exposed, the series that takes fans behind the scenes with the best professional anglers in the world. Veteran angler Brian Snowden takes fans back to Table Rock Lake for the third day of practice leading up to the 2014 A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Table Rock Lake last year. The veteran angler makes his home in Reeds Spring, MO, not far from the lake, so in his fourth appearance on Exposed, Snowden is able to bring intimate knowledge of the water to the audience. Snowden is the third angler to appear on Exposed this season and the third to earn a slot at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

As he prepares for the 2015 Classic, Snowden took time from his schedule to detail some of the strategies he uses to prepare for tournaments and the tips he offers amateur anglers. “I like to try and find as much information about the body of water I will be fishing,” he tells ProPatterns. “I spend time reading past tournament results, fishing reports, and Google Earth. If there have been any past televised events I try and watch them to take notes. This gives me a good starting point and basic patterns that should work on the body of water.” In addition to touring the professional circuit, Snowden serves as a guide for Missouri Angling Guide Services, which offers services for recreational anglers, for corporate and family trips, and for anglers preparing for tournaments.

On Feb. 4, Snowden will take viewers into the boat with him as he experiments and teaches technique and conditions on the waters of his home lake. His day on the lake was spent searching for larger species of bass, but in the process he details the best casting techniques and cadence for working the cool water pre-spawn conditions. When guiding amateurs on lakes like Table Rock, Snowden advises them to “always fish the current conditions, and never leave biting fish to find new ones.”

Snowden spends much of the episode searching transition areas, where fish are staging, moving from winter waters to spring spawn waters. Echoing the sentiment of other Exposed anglers who spent their practice time eliminating possibilities, Snowden says, “During this episode I did not find what I was after, but it was definitely not a wasted day because it helped me eliminate other types of patterns.”

As he moves across the lake eliminating water, Snowden also offers strategies for working the changing weather conditions and making the most of limited tournament time by finding patterns close to the ramp. “The episode gives you a good example of expanding your options and patterns,” he says. “It was the final day of practice before a Bassmaster Elite event. I had my two basic patterns that I would employ for the event, but I was trying to find a way to target larger fish.”

Having appeared in every season of Exposed since its inception, Snowden offers this about the series: “Exposed gives you the best reality of how to pattern fish from many of the best anglers in the world. You can learn more in one hour by watching this show than spending countless days on the water.”

As one of those Elite anglers, Snowden spends the episode not only practicing and eliminating water, but also educating fans on every specific detail he encounters. Though Snowden guides on the lake during the year, the challenges he faced during the third day of practice at Table Rock prove just how difficult tournament conditions are, even for the best.

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