2010 Central Open #1 – Day 2 – Launch

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of numerous anglers and co-anglers as they prepare to launch on Day 2 at the 2010 Central Open #1 on Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas.

Many anglers take the chance at the first Central Open of the year to catch up with each other and share stories about the off-season.
Photo: Larry Towell - Many anglers take the chance at the first Central Open of the year to catch up with each other and share stories about the off-season.
The shores at Diablo East, along with the cove where the boats are launched, was packed early in the morning.
Photo: Larry Towell - The shores at Diablo East, along with the cove where the boats are launched, was packed early in the morning.
Tournament Director Chris Bowes arranges more than 200 boats in an amazing display of controlled chaos each morning of the fist Central Open, a job he does each day on all of the BASS Opens circuits.
Photo: Larry Towell - Tournament Director Chris Bowes arranges more than 200 boats in an amazing display of controlled chaos each morning of the fist Central Open, a job he does each day on all of the BASS Opens circuits.
BASS Official
Photo: Larry Towell - BASS Official "Pee Wee" Powers marks off each of the boats as they launch, officially checking them out onto the lake for the day. This is also where each boat receives its official boat number key fob.
A lot of the fans come to cheer on the anglers. To find specific anglers, it  becomes quite the
Photo: Larry Towell - A lot of the fans come to cheer on the anglers. To find specific anglers, it becomes quite the "hunt" when there are more than 200 boats in the cove.
Pro Meta Burrell concentrates on the finer skill of boat driving as she navigates along the side of the dock on her way out onto the lake.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Meta Burrell concentrates on the finer skill of boat driving as she navigates along the side of the dock on her way out onto the lake.
Pro Blake Foret asks about his check-in time as he goes through livewell inspection. Tournament Manager Bruce Mathis looks up the time Foret is due back.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Blake Foret asks about his check-in time as he goes through livewell inspection. Tournament Manager Bruce Mathis looks up the time Foret is due back.
Elite Series pro Jami Fralick answers the routine question from
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite Series pro Jami Fralick answers the routine question from "Pee Wee" Powers, he is in Flight Four on Day Two of the Central Open number one out of Lake Amistad, home of the hawgs.
Each angler makes his own memories at each of the Opens, many of them relive the memories for years through photography.
Photo: Larry Towell - Each angler makes his own memories at each of the Opens, many of them relive the memories for years through photography.
One of the less fortunate anglers must load up and head to the boat yard, BASS' version of the
Photo: Larry Towell - One of the less fortunate anglers must load up and head to the boat yard, BASS' version of the "pit area." This angler was back in action at the end of launch thanks to the hard work of the mechanics.
Clark Reehm is a marked man on Day Two. He shares first place with Joey Nania, who will also share in that stress of leading.
Photo: Larry Towell - Clark Reehm is a marked man on Day Two. He shares first place with Joey Nania, who will also share in that stress of leading.
The scene of co-anglers catching the boats numbered key fob is carried out over 200 times on the first two days of the Central Open 1 on Lake Amistad.
Photo: Larry Towell - The scene of co-anglers catching the boats numbered key fob is carried out over 200 times on the first two days of the Central Open 1 on Lake Amistad.
Anglers late in the launch line up to wait as others fly past in the background.
Photo: Larry Towell - Anglers late in the launch line up to wait as others fly past in the background.
Skeeter pro Debra Hengst has on her custom painted helmet as she readies for what appears to be a long run on Lake Amistad.
Photo: Larry Towell - Skeeter pro Debra Hengst has on her custom painted helmet as she readies for what appears to be a long run on Lake Amistad.
One of the highest placing pros on the Northern Opens last year, Frank Scalish makes the swing in to the dock for final inspection.
Photo: Larry Towell - One of the highest placing pros on the Northern Opens last year, Frank Scalish makes the swing in to the dock for final inspection.
Pro Pam Martin Wells has been fishing the Bassmaster Opens with the men for years now. This year, the final Central Open will be in her back yard.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Pam Martin Wells has been fishing the Bassmaster Opens with the men for years now. This year, the final Central Open will be in her back yard.
Pro Christiana Bradley is easily recognized as she is featured in many Geico ads in Bassmaster Magazine. Bradley hauled her Geico Triton from Bealeton, Va., for this event.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Christiana Bradley is easily recognized as she is featured in many Geico ads in Bassmaster Magazine. Bradley hauled her Geico Triton from Bealeton, Va., for this event.
One of the great pillars of the bass fishing community makes his way through the inspection line. Skeeter pro Harold Allen is one of the good guys.
Photo: Larry Towell - One of the great pillars of the bass fishing community makes his way through the inspection line. Skeeter pro Harold Allen is one of the good guys.
Day One co-leader Clark Reehm reties his baits as the sun starts to rise behind him over the beautiful Texas landscape.
Photo: Larry Towell - Day One co-leader Clark Reehm reties his baits as the sun starts to rise behind him over the beautiful Texas landscape.
The scratches and scrapes were worth it to get to this spot overseeing the launch as the first boats take to Lake Amistad out of Diablo East Marina.
Photo: Larry Towell - The scratches and scrapes were worth it to get to this spot overseeing the launch as the first boats take to Lake Amistad out of Diablo East Marina.
Boats are able to launch up to six at a time at Diablo East, making it one of the most efficient launches on the lake.
Photo: Larry Towell - Boats are able to launch up to six at a time at Diablo East, making it one of the most efficient launches on the lake.
Pro Brannon Long pilots his way through inspection with a line of competitors in tow.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Brannon Long pilots his way through inspection with a line of competitors in tow.