2010 Central Open #1 – Day 1 – BTS

In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day 1 of the 2010 Central Open #1 on Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas.

The crowd stands to honor the flag for the traditional playing of the national anthem on the final day of the first Central Open on Lake Amistad.
Photo: Larry Towell - The crowd stands to honor the flag for the traditional playing of the national anthem on the final day of the first Central Open on Lake Amistad.
There was a good crowd on hand on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to see how the Top 30 would play out on the final day in near perfect conditions.
Photo: Larry Towell - There was a good crowd on hand on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to see how the Top 30 would play out on the final day in near perfect conditions.
The anglers line up at the tanks to the side of the stage as they wait their chance to get their final official weight.
Photo: Larry Towell - The anglers line up at the tanks to the side of the stage as they wait their chance to get their final official weight.
A tournament employee sports a handful of bass, while co-angler Mark Powers poses in the background for a personal photo.
Photo: Larry Towell - A tournament employee sports a handful of bass, while co-angler Mark Powers poses in the background for a personal photo.
Sam Koebcke takes the
Photo: Larry Towell - Sam Koebcke takes the "hot seat" early in the going, representing the heaviest three-day weight for a co-angler.
After all of the co-anglers weigh in, Koebcke simply tips his hat to the crowd as they congratulate him on the non-boater win.
Photo: Larry Towell - After all of the co-anglers weigh in, Koebcke simply tips his hat to the crowd as they congratulate him on the non-boater win.
Koebcke takes a moment to get photos, both media and personal, with his new mantle piece. He will also have a new Triton bass boat in the garage to go with it.
Photo: Larry Towell - Koebcke takes a moment to get photos, both media and personal, with his new mantle piece. He will also have a new Triton bass boat in the garage to go with it.
After exiting the stage, Koebcke talks with Senior BASS Writer Steve Price about his tournament.
Photo: Larry Towell - After exiting the stage, Koebcke talks with Senior BASS Writer Steve Price about his tournament.
And then there were five. Five pros were left to weigh in to determine the champion of the Bassmaster Central Open 1 on Lake Amistad.
Photo: Larry Towell - And then there were five. Five pros were left to weigh in to determine the champion of the Bassmaster Central Open 1 on Lake Amistad.
Pro Craig Schuff watches closely as Clark Reehm comes to the stage with his limit. There were only two pros standing between Schuff and over $50,000.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Craig Schuff watches closely as Clark Reehm comes to the stage with his limit. There were only two pros standing between Schuff and over $50,000.
Schuff lets out a sigh of relief as Clark Reehm misses the mark by just under three pounds.
Photo: Larry Towell - Schuff lets out a sigh of relief as Clark Reehm misses the mark by just under three pounds.
Tournament Director Chris Bowes builds suspense by talking to Day Two leader Dean Alexander before weighing his fish, leaving Schuff to sweat it out.
Photo: Larry Towell - Tournament Director Chris Bowes builds suspense by talking to Day Two leader Dean Alexander before weighing his fish, leaving Schuff to sweat it out.
Director Bowes turns to a stunned Schuff who has just sealed the win after Alexander misses the mark by more than two pounds.
Photo: Larry Towell - Director Bowes turns to a stunned Schuff who has just sealed the win after Alexander misses the mark by more than two pounds.
Chris Bowes pulls a still stunned Craig Schuff to his feat and to the podium to talk about his win as the crowd congratulates him with whistles, yells, and applause.
Photo: Larry Towell - Chris Bowes pulls a still stunned Craig Schuff to his feat and to the podium to talk about his win as the crowd congratulates him with whistles, yells, and applause.
Pro Craig Schuff starts the Bassmaster Central Open Series with a win on Lake Amistad. He talks about consistency as the trophy waits at the edge of the stage for him, along with a check for over 50 grand.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Craig Schuff starts the Bassmaster Central Open Series with a win on Lake Amistad. He talks about consistency as the trophy waits at the edge of the stage for him, along with a check for over 50 grand.
It is finally starting to sink in to Craig Schuff that he is the champion as he lifts the trophy high for all to see.
Photo: Larry Towell - It is finally starting to sink in to Craig Schuff that he is the champion as he lifts the trophy high for all to see.