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Central Open: From the bank coverage

9:17 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015
 

More scenes from Central Open #1 takeoff

8:56 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015

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. 

More scenes from launch

8:39 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015

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.

Waiting to begin

8:35 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015

Takeoff begins on Ross Barnett

8:34 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015

Pete Ponds talks about what it will take on Ross Barnett

8:31 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015

Pete Ponds is a local angler and knows the reservoir.

 

Starting the day

8:26 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015

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.

Boat #1

8:25 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015
Kendall Newson is boat #1. It's his first draw of the lucky number.

Boat ramp busy

8:15 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015

The boat ramp is a busy place on the opening morning of the Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett Lake.

Getting ready

8:09 am EDT, Mar 12, 2015

Louisiana's Craig  Duvall, a co-angler at the Ross Barnett Central Open, is ready for anything on the opening morning of the ornament.

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