Above: Trait Crist waits on her number to be called.
Below: Tournament Director Chris Bowes and B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet do what they do best.
Above: Boats head out to Ross Barnett.
Below: Janet Jones is for Team Brooks. Chase Brooks gets a pic snapped coming through the line.
Someone is sporting the latest in takeoff fashion hats.
It's Miyuki Fukae.
The signs above the sound system blasting takeoff music are no reflection of the playlist chosen by Chris Bowes.
Pete Ponds is a local angler and knows the reservoir.
Janet Jones raises the flag for the National Anthem. It's an honor for everyone here. Her son is in the U.S. Marine Corps.
The boat ramp is a busy place on the opening morning of the Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett Lake.
Louisiana's Craig Duvall, a co-angler at the Ross Barnett Central Open, is ready for anything on the opening morning of the ornament.