Click here to continue 1 / 12 Tommy Biffle jokes around as he ties on lures waiting for the take off. 2 / 12 George Cochran and Jay Yelas wait in the pre-dawn darkness for the start of the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. 3 / 12 Skeet Reese relaxes on the front of his Classic boat waiting for the take off. 4 / 12 Kevin VanDam goes thru an equipment check with tournament director, Trip Weldon. 5 / 12 Dean Rojas stows rods while waiting to take off on the first morning of the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. 6 / 12 Gary Klein unties his boat moments before take off. 7 / 12 Davy Hite focuses on starting the day. 8 / 12 Boats pull away from the dock headed to take off in the opening round of the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. 9 / 12 Competitors in the Bassmaster Classic launch their boats in the dark on Lake Toho. 10 / 12 Jeff Reynolds waves to friends and family during the pre-dawn darkness prior to the take off. 11 / 12 Davy Hite (foreground) and Aaron Martens (background) cover their hearts during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. 12 / 12 Trip Weldon, tournament director, watches the line of Classic competitors as they leave the dock on the first morning of the Classic.