2010 Northern Open #1 – Day Three – Launch

The B.A.S.S. anglers are all geared up to fish the final day of competition for the 2010 Northern Open #1. This album features images from the morning launch on day three.

Elite pro J. Todd Tucker cuts line and reties his baits early on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open One.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro J. Todd Tucker cuts line and reties his baits early on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open One.
Tracy Adams makes lure selections and double checks his gear in preparation for Day Three on Lake Champlain.
Photo: Larry Towell - Tracy Adams makes lure selections and double checks his gear in preparation for Day Three on Lake Champlain.
Timmy Horton relaxes at the dock, ready for the final day of battle with those little green fish that are so much a part of his life.
Photo: Larry Towell - Timmy Horton relaxes at the dock, ready for the final day of battle with those little green fish that are so much a part of his life.
Mike Haggerty starts Day Three inside the top five in fourth place.
Photo: Larry Towell - Mike Haggerty starts Day Three inside the top five in fourth place.
Ish Monroe talks shop with other anglers at the dock on the final morning.
Photo: Larry Towell - Ish Monroe talks shop with other anglers at the dock on the final morning.
Monroe has been sticking with his
Photo: Larry Towell - Monroe has been sticking with his "Phat Frog" all week, as it has "brought him to the dance."
Elite pro Dave Wolak presents insurance to BASS Tournament Manager Bruce Mathis.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro Dave Wolak presents insurance to BASS Tournament Manager Bruce Mathis.
The BASS tradition of playing the national anthem before launch is carried out on this final morning of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1.
Photo: Larry Towell - The BASS tradition of playing the national anthem before launch is carried out on this final morning of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1.
The first flight takes to the water.
Photo: Larry Towell - The first flight takes to the water.
Dave Mansue waves to the ESPNOutdoors cameras on the dock as he takes to Lake Champlain one last time for this event.
Photo: Larry Towell - Dave Mansue waves to the ESPNOutdoors cameras on the dock as he takes to Lake Champlain one last time for this event.
Kevin
Photo: Larry Towell - Kevin "K-Pink" Short idles through the inspection line, ready to take on the bass in Lake Champlain.
Matt Spharr is back in the game with another boat after losing the motor from his boat in brutal Day Two winds.
Photo: Larry Towell - Matt Spharr is back in the game with another boat after losing the motor from his boat in brutal Day Two winds.
Scott Rook attempts to reach his co-angler, who had not yet arrived at the Day Three launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Scott Rook attempts to reach his co-angler, who had not yet arrived at the Day Three launch.
The second flight is lined up and ready to take to Lake Champlain as soon as the official time arrives.
Photo: Larry Towell - The second flight is lined up and ready to take to Lake Champlain as soon as the official time arrives.
Elite pro Scott Rook's partner for Day Three finally arrived, just in time for the launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - Elite pro Scott Rook's partner for Day Three finally arrived, just in time for the launch.
Timmy Horton gives a thumbs-up as his co-angler closes up the live well.
Photo: Larry Towell - Timmy Horton gives a thumbs-up as his co-angler closes up the live well.
The second flight takes off, starting the battle of the Top 30 to see who will be today's champion.
Photo: Larry Towell - The second flight takes off, starting the battle of the Top 30 to see who will be today's champion.