Hank Weldon conducts the meeting for the Carhartt College Bass National Championship.
The 2015 Carhartt College National Championship competitors go through a mock blastoff to start the final practice day in preparation for Day 1, which starts on Thursday.
When your passion is bass fishing, college may seem like a big speed bump on the way to a pro fishing career. But several Bassmaster Elite Series pros tackled that speed bump before going pro.
Justin Gaskin from LSU Shreveport nabbed a 22 pound, 13 ounce Muskie.
To reach those with a passion for the fishing lifestyle, Carhartt cast its lines with B.A.S.S. and became its official apparel sponsor.
Jonathan Kelley said, "Plugged in and no power. Great way to start day two of practice ... with dead batteries."
Anglers line up and wait to get their dinner at the Mercury welcome party.
Michael Harbach shows off a smallie caught during the first day of practice on Lake DuBay.