2010 Central Open # 3 – Day Three – Launch

This gallery features images from day three of competition at the 2010 Bassmaster Central Open #3.

Dennis Bush waited early on Day Three for his pro partner, Jay Fuller, who was having trouble with his trim and could not get the bass boat off the trailer. Bush was still waiting after the final launch was over.
Photo: Larry Towell - Dennis Bush waited early on Day Three for his pro partner, Jay Fuller, who was having trouble with his trim and could not get the bass boat off the trailer. Bush was still waiting after the final launch was over.
Pro Clint Alford sets up a shaky-head rig early on the final day of the last Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open of the year.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Clint Alford sets up a shaky-head rig early on the final day of the last Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open of the year.
Pro Keith Combs (right) comes into the final day in first place. Here he helps his co-angler, Chris Domkowski get his gear loaded into the boat.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Keith Combs (right) comes into the final day in first place. Here he helps his co-angler, Chris Domkowski get his gear loaded into the boat.
Elite Series pro Jeff Reynolds kneels precariously on his trailer as he unhooks his boat for launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite Series pro Jeff Reynolds kneels precariously on his trailer as he unhooks his boat for launch.
Pro Paul Ferguson is backed into the lake at High Port Marina on the final day of the final Open of the year.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Paul Ferguson is backed into the lake at High Port Marina on the final day of the final Open of the year.
As always, the final day looks much different with only the top 30 boats taking to the water.
Photo: Larry Towell - As always, the final day looks much different with only the top 30 boats taking to the water.
Pro Bo Middleton makes final adjustments to his gear before launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Bo Middleton makes final adjustments to his gear before launch.
Pro Lee Sisson is interviewed by BASS staff writer David Jones just prior to launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Lee Sisson is interviewed by BASS staff writer David Jones just prior to launch.
Stephanie and young Jackson Wilkerson took the honor of holding the flag while Tournament Manager Deb Wilkinson sings the national anthem.
Photo: Larry Towell - Stephanie and young Jackson Wilkerson took the honor of holding the flag while Tournament Manager Deb Wilkinson sings the national anthem.
At exactly 7:30 a.m., the first bass boat takes off for the final launch of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens.
Photo: Larry Towell - At exactly 7:30 a.m., the first bass boat takes off for the final launch of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens.
Pro Ray Brazier is in fifth place going into the final day as he launches out onto Lake Texoma for the final day of competition.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Ray Brazier is in fifth place going into the final day as he launches out onto Lake Texoma for the final day of competition.
Elite Series pro Clark Reehm heads out to chase down enough points to earn a berth into the Bassmaster Classic.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite Series pro Clark Reehm heads out to chase down enough points to earn a berth into the Bassmaster Classic.
Tournament Director Chris Bowes gets the second flight of boats in order as the anglers get ready to take to Lake Texoma.
Photo: Larry Towell - Tournament Director Chris Bowes gets the second flight of boats in order as the anglers get ready to take to Lake Texoma.
The top 30 boats are split into two flights. The second flight is held for 10 minutes and will check back in 10 minutes later than flight one, to give each angler equal fishing time during the day.
Photo: Larry Towell - The top 30 boats are split into two flights. The second flight is held for 10 minutes and will check back in 10 minutes later than flight one, to give each angler equal fishing time during the day.
The last boats take to the water for the final eight hours of competition in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open 3 on Lake Texoma.
Photo: Larry Towell - The last boats take to the water for the final eight hours of competition in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open 3 on Lake Texoma.