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Dave Wolak gets ready to hit the water

6:42 am EDT, Aug 2, 2014

The morning begins with the national anthem

6:40 am EDT, Aug 2, 2014

Ott DeFoe prepares to launch

6:38 am EDT, Aug 2, 2014

Early morning

6:37 am EDT, Aug 2, 2014

Back into Champlain

4:16 pm EDT, Aug 1, 2014

A few slowpokes are last to exit the trap door in the bottom of the Shimano Live Release boat into Lake Champlain. 

Waiting to go home

3:15 pm EDT, Aug 1, 2014

A pile of frisky smallmouth waiting to go home.

Waiting at the tanks

3:03 pm EDT, Aug 1, 2014

Back to the lake

3:02 pm EDT, Aug 1, 2014

NY BASS Nation boat takes first load of bass out to release.

Five in the well

3:00 pm EDT, Aug 1, 2014

Pete Gluszek with five brown fish in his live well.

Checking the temp

2:38 pm EDT, Aug 1, 2014

NY BASS Nation "Fishcare Director" and release boat captain Paul Hudson is assisting with release of fish at today's Open at Champlain. Here he checks water temperature and dissolved oxygen in the boat tanks.

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