After three cancellations, the final day of the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship begins.
Skeet Reese happy to be on the water and boating a good one.
Mike McClelland starting his morning with a catch outside the mouth that's no good and must go back in the water.
Hand warmers are a must this morning as Chad Morgenthaler readys his equipment
Today James Overstreet and I are following the AOY leader Greg Hackney. Greg has motored a mere five minutes from the takeoff site. He's fishing in Little Bay de Noc with large piles of coal serving as a backdrop. It's a gorgeous calm day in the Little Bay, barely a cloud in the sky. No fish catches yet for Greg. Always the photographer, Overstreet just said, "He needs to catch a fish right now because the lighting is perfect."
Greg hackney has started his day within a mile of the launch in downtown Escanaba. Photo by James Overstreet
The final day of the AOY Championship has officially begun! There's a sense of celebration in the air today, with everyone finally getting to the task at hand after 3 days of cancelations. The temperature is 36 degrees, wind coming from the west at 6 miles an hour. I'm wearing every layer of clothes I brought. It's hard to blog with gloves on, though, so my hands are a bit chilly at the moment!