2010 Northern Open #1- Day One – Launch

Get a first hand look at the activities surrounding the day one launch of the 2010 Northern Open #1.

BASS staff prepare the proper paperwork in order to get the Day One launch of the first Bass Pro Shop's Northern Open on Lake Champlain started.
Photo: Larry Towell - BASS staff prepare the proper paperwork in order to get the Day One launch of the first Bass Pro Shop's Northern Open on Lake Champlain started.
Elite pro Michael Iaconelli makes last minute reties of all of the lures before the launch gets underway.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro Michael Iaconelli makes last minute reties of all of the lures before the launch gets underway.
Elite pro Timmy Horton looks as he backs into position for take-off.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro Timmy Horton looks as he backs into position for take-off.
Elite pro Randy Howell and his co-angler for Day One stand and salute the flag as the national anthem is played.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro Randy Howell and his co-angler for Day One stand and salute the flag as the national anthem is played.
Elite pro Gerald Swindle is up to his usual antics early on Day One as he makes his way through the weigh-in line.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro Gerald Swindle is up to his usual antics early on Day One as he makes his way through the weigh-in line.
The man in pink, Elite Series pro Kevin Short makes his way through the inspection line before taking to Lake Champlain for the first day of competition.
Photo: Larry Towell - The man in pink, Elite Series pro Kevin Short makes his way through the inspection line before taking to Lake Champlain for the first day of competition.
Jonathon VanDam is all business as he comes through the inspection line. He took the win in the Nothern Opens last year when Bassmaster visited Lake Erie.
Photo: Larry Towell - Jonathon VanDam is all business as he comes through the inspection line. He took the win in the Nothern Opens last year when Bassmaster visited Lake Erie.
Two boats launch after they get away from the many sail boats in the Plattsburgh Boat Basin.
Photo: Larry Towell - Two boats launch after they get away from the many sail boats in the Plattsburgh Boat Basin.
Two boats make their way from the launch area at Wilcox Dock to the Plattsburgh Boat Basin.
Photo: Larry Towell - Two boats make their way from the launch area at Wilcox Dock to the Plattsburgh Boat Basin.
Pro Chris Jackson makes adjustments to his electronics as he is planning to make a long run on Lake Champlain.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Chris Jackson makes adjustments to his electronics as he is planning to make a long run on Lake Champlain.
Many of the pros are tied to the dock early preparing for the Day One launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Many of the pros are tied to the dock early preparing for the Day One launch.
A line of boats takes to Lake Champlain.
Photo: Larry Towell - A line of boats takes to Lake Champlain.
Elite pro Randy Howell gives a thumbs up on his way through the inspection line.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro Randy Howell gives a thumbs up on his way through the inspection line.
Pro Frank Scalish gets his boat number key fob and shows that his kill switch works before taking to Lake Champlain.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Frank Scalish gets his boat number key fob and shows that his kill switch works before taking to Lake Champlain.
You know you are on big water when you see a rig like this one come through the line.
Photo: Larry Towell - You know you are on big water when you see a rig like this one come through the line.
The final boats make their way out of the Plattsburgh Boat Basin and out onto Lake Champlain for Day One of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1.
Photo: Larry Towell - The final boats make their way out of the Plattsburgh Boat Basin and out onto Lake Champlain for Day One of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1.