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Wellman at work

May 15, 2014

Here Newaygo, Mich.'s, Nate Wellman goes to work.

Hite at work

May 15, 2014

With the way his rod tip is oriented, and given the time of day as well as the likely postspawn consitions, it appears as if Davy Hite is working a towpater of some sort.

Morning on Dardanelle

May 15, 2014

Zell's on the board!

May 15, 2014

Here's B.A.S.S. legend Zell Rowland with his first fish of the day. Think it ate a Rebel Pop-R?

Ott's first keeper

May 15, 2014

Five casts into the day sees Ott DeFoe wiht his first keeper.

First cast by Charlie Hartley

May 15, 2014

Marshal Joe Sixkiller captures Charlie Hartley's first cast. 

First cast! JVD

May 15, 2014

Jonathon VanDam wins the "First cast photo to make it on the Dardanelle live blog" award. Sorry, JVD, we don't have a prize for that. 

Scenes from Marshals before launch

May 15, 2014

Chapman with some fans

May 15, 2014

Brent Chapman takes a moment to get a photo taken with some young fans who came "from just up the hill. It wasn't hard getting them up this morning," dad said.    

Day 1 before dawn

May 15, 2014

Shaw Grigsby is all lit up under the moonlight as the anglers line the docks at Lake Dardanelle State Park. The rains have stopped and clear skies are expected until possible late afternoon thunderstorms. Alton Jones said the temps in the low 40s were expected, but he sees the cool air and warm water mixing for a potential fog delay. Stay tuned.

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