2011 Elite Series Battle on the Bayou: Day Two, Launch

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day Two of the 2011 Elite Series Battle on the Bayou on Toledo Bend Reservoir, near Many, Louisiana.

Ryan Said launches his boat on Day Two of the TroKar Battle on the Bayou.
Photo: James Overstreet - Ryan Said launches his boat on Day Two of the TroKar Battle on the Bayou.
Kevin VanDam surveys the weather, which is predicted to get worse as the day progresses.
Photo: James Overstreet - Kevin VanDam surveys the weather, which is predicted to get worse as the day progresses.
Early morning rains caused anglers to run their bilge pumps on Friday.
Photo: James Overstreet - Early morning rains caused anglers to run their bilge pumps on Friday.
Fred Roumbanis dons his PFD as menacing clouds swirl overhead.
Photo: James Overstreet - Fred Roumbanis dons his PFD as menacing clouds swirl overhead.
Ignoring superstition, Shaw Grigsby eats a banana in the boat before takeoff.
Photo: James Overstreet - Ignoring superstition, Shaw Grigsby eats a banana in the boat before takeoff.
With heavy winds predicted, Scott Rook enjoys the calm before the storm.
Photo: James Overstreet - With heavy winds predicted, Scott Rook enjoys the calm before the storm.
Shaw Grigsby checks his electronics prior to the Day Two launch on Toledo Bend.
Photo: James Overstreet - Shaw Grigsby checks his electronics prior to the Day Two launch on Toledo Bend.
Skeet Reese prepares his rods for another day of fishing.
Photo: James Overstreet - Skeet Reese prepares his rods for another day of fishing.
Britt Myers ties on a lure on a wet Friday morning.
Photo: James Overstreet - Britt Myers ties on a lure on a wet Friday morning.
ESPN cameramen film the action from Day Two of the TroKar Battle on the Bayou.
Photo: James Overstreet - ESPN cameramen film the action from Day Two of the TroKar Battle on the Bayou.
Travis Manson enjoys a donut while waiting at the docks.
Photo: James Overstreet - Travis Manson enjoys a donut while waiting at the docks.
Gerald Swindle does a BASSCam interview after a successful Day One on Toledo Bend.
Photo: James Overstreet - Gerald Swindle does a BASSCam interview after a successful Day One on Toledo Bend.
Day One leader Dean Rojas pulls up the trolling motor as he and his cameraman prepare for their day on the water.
Photo: James Overstreet - Day One leader Dean Rojas pulls up the trolling motor as he and his cameraman prepare for their day on the water.
Rick Morris chats with his Marshal as he waits near the launch.
Photo: James Overstreet - Rick Morris chats with his Marshal as he waits near the launch.
Mike Iaconelli gets his rods out for another day of fishing on Toledo Bend.
Photo: James Overstreet - Mike Iaconelli gets his rods out for another day of fishing on Toledo Bend.
Cypress Bend Park is full of activity as boats idle around before the takeoff.
Photo: James Overstreet - Cypress Bend Park is full of activity as boats idle around before the takeoff.
Dustin Wilks, Bobby Lane and Scott Rook wait for the Day Two takeoff.
Photo: James Overstreet - Dustin Wilks, Bobby Lane and Scott Rook wait for the Day Two takeoff.
Brent Chapman and a few other Elite Series anglers work on tackle early Friday morning.
Photo: James Overstreet - Brent Chapman and a few other Elite Series anglers work on tackle early Friday morning.
A line of trucks and boats waiting to launch curled all the way to the park entrance.
Photo: James Overstreet - A line of trucks and boats waiting to launch curled all the way to the park entrance.
Rookie of the Year leader Ott Defoe checks over his boat before takeoff.
Photo: James Overstreet - Rookie of the Year leader Ott Defoe checks over his boat before takeoff.
Anglers remove their caps for the playing of the national anthem.
Photo: James Overstreet - Anglers remove their caps for the playing of the national anthem.
Gerald Swindle idles past fans as his name is called for takeoff.
Photo: James Overstreet - Gerald Swindle idles past fans as his name is called for takeoff.
John Crews makes his way toward the gazebo where he will receive his boat number.
Photo: James Overstreet - John Crews makes his way toward the gazebo where he will receive his boat number.
Fans gather on the docks and photograph their favorite anglers.
Photo: James Overstreet - Fans gather on the docks and photograph their favorite anglers.
B.A.S.S. staff member Chuck Harbin calls boats forward.
Photo: James Overstreet - B.A.S.S. staff member Chuck Harbin calls boats forward.
With 23 pounds, 1 ounce, Day One leader Dean Rojas is all smiles.
Photo: James Overstreet - With 23 pounds, 1 ounce, Day One leader Dean Rojas is all smiles.
Grant Goldbeck stows his trolling motor and prepares for the start of Day Two.
Photo: James Overstreet - Grant Goldbeck stows his trolling motor and prepares for the start of Day Two.
Scott Rook sets up for his Day Two hole shot.
Photo: James Overstreet - Scott Rook sets up for his Day Two hole shot.