Click here to continue 1 / 47 These on-the-water shots were submitted by the anglers as they hit Douglas Lake in preparation for the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1 presented by Allstate. This first image comes from Opens angler Jacob Wheeler. 2 / 47 Jamey Caldwell does a little Humminbird waypoint management prior to hitting the water for his first day of practice for Northern Open #1 on Douglas Lake. 3 / 47 "Fishing is a challenge on Douglas, but I'm finding some decent ones here and there," says Miles Burghoff. 4 / 47 Matt Madlener shows off a Douglas Lake practice bass. 5 / 47 Chris Zaldain finds an odd one on Douglas Lake... "A 4-pounder with weird black spots," says Zaldain. 6 / 47 "This 5-pounder just ate a big gizzard shad," according to Zaldain. 7 / 47 "Lightning strikes Douglas Lake as I waited out a storm while practicing for the Open. Captured on my GoPro." - Chris Flint 8 / 47 Russ Chargualaf shows off some practice bass. 9 / 47 Jeff Emerson practicing on Douglas Lake. 10 / 47 Ben Nielsen with a solid keeper. 11 / 47 Brook Pauley practices on Douglas Lake. 12 / 47 Charlie Evans is having a good practice. 13 / 47 Brandon Card has a new fan in Carson Orellana, who sent in this picture and said, "Brandon Card is the best fisherman I have ever fished with. Brandon is my hero." 14 / 47 "Whether it's morning, afternoon or evening, one thing is for sure — I've been doing a LOT of graphing!" - Miles Burghoff. 15 / 47 Enosey Thao with a 5-pounder during practice. 16 / 47 Art Ferguson got "Art-istic" with this photo of his practice bass. 17 / 47 William Beal shows off what he's catching 'em on at Douglas Lake. 18 / 47 "Just caught a big smallmouth here on Douglas Lake. It went right on 20 inches so it was only just big enough to take to weigh-in! They have to be giants!" - Carl Jocumsen 19 / 47 John Dubois sent in the following series of practice images from Douglas Lake. 20 / 47 21 / 47 22 / 47 23 / 47 24 / 47 Mandel Pettus out of Sound Beach, New York, shows off a couple of his practice bass. 25 / 47 26 / 47 Richard Dunham with a Douglas bass. 27 / 47 We asked our Opens anglers for pictures of their practice, and Joe Hamilton obliged. Watch him catch the wrong species, a couple of good keepers, and finally find himself fishing near Mike Iaconelli. 28 / 47 29 / 47 30 / 47 31 / 47 32 / 47 Dirk Daniel shows off a nice catch. 33 / 47 Chris Cline is playing mind games with this Douglas bass. 34 / 47 "They just keep biting; this one on a D-bomb by Missile Baits."- Joe Hamilton 35 / 47 Shin Fukae scouts Douglas. 36 / 47 Dakota Brown with a nice one. 37 / 47 Mark Costa is checking out this bass. 38 / 47 Gary Clouse is catching them on Douglas Lake. 39 / 47 John Stoughtenger with a 4-pound practice bass. 40 / 47 Kurt Dove caught a few at Douglas, but he said he needs to find a few more. 41 / 47 Joseph Sterner with a nice practice bass. 42 / 47 JP Kimbrough and Brandon Palaniuk are well-stocked out on the water. 43 / 47 Josh Kiser practicing. 44 / 47 John Dubois nabs another practice fish. 45 / 47 "I know I need more big 'uns so let's hope to catch them during the tournament." - Shin Fukae 46 / 47 Kota Kiriyama in search for more bites. 47 / 47 Kiriyama on the move.