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With the seventh Elite Series event of the 2008 season, the pros will finally have a chance to catch some big smallmouth bass. Wheeler Lake, site of the Southern Challenge (June 5-8) hosted by Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is not only a great largemouth fishery, but a strong bronzeback site, as well. Wheeler first came to national prominence in 1974 as the site of the fourth Bassmaster Classic. Since then, BASS has visited the lake for five other professional tournaments, including the 2003 Alabama Southern Open, won by legendary BASS pro Denny Brauer who posted a three day total of 32-10. Wheeler offers a wide variety of terrific bass habitat, from the riverine waters of its upper end to the stump flats and weed beds of its middle section to the step banks and long points near the dam. In June, it should offer something for just about every bass fishing taste and technique.