Ricky Turczak of Massachusetts and Bill Kuslaka of New Hampshire have three fish in the boat.
"It's not much," said Turczak.
Maine's Junior boat captain Dave Reiss showing some love on his team Daniel Rodgers and Alex Williamson just before blastoff.
Top: The team from Spain poses with the owner of their hotel (he's in the middlle, wearing green).
Bottom: The anglers are eager to get into the boat they will use in practice.
Skip Sjobeck of Vermont has two beauties early on Day 1!
Fred Blom captures some scenes from Day 1's launch. Tournament Director Jon Stewart gets everyone lined up, Spain's Captain Victoria is bundled up from the cold morning, and the row of boats is lined up and ready to go.
Fred Blom documents his night getting ready for the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional. A special guest appearance by B.A.S.S. staffers Emily Hand and Tyler Reed.
Ricardo from Spain enjoyed a practice day with Scott Downie of the Connecticut team.
Nice fish Ricardo!
Frank Giner is translating and helping practice with the Spanish B.A.S.S. Nation team. Check out his pictures with Javier and Eloy as they have a good day on the water and get ready for the start of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional.
Fred Blom shows us what the city of Waddington has in store for the B.A.S.S. Nation this week.