2011 Southern Open #1 – Day 3 – OTW

This photo gallery features images on the water with the B.A.S.S. anglers competing in the 2011 Southern Open #1. The 2011 Open #1 was held on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.

Tournament leader Gerald Swindle talks to co-angler Marlon Crowder before heading out on the final day of the Southern Open.
Photo: Sam Root - Tournament leader Gerald Swindle talks to co-angler Marlon Crowder before heading out on the final day of the Southern Open.
Contestants launch their boats bright and early for Day Three.
Photo: Sam Root - Contestants launch their boats bright and early for Day Three.
The top 12 awaits the call to take off.
Photo: Sam Root - The top 12 awaits the call to take off.
The national anthem is playing before the launch.
Photo: Sam Root - The national anthem is playing before the launch.
Camera Boat driver Dave Precht makes a run to the contestants.
Photo: Sam Root - Camera Boat driver Dave Precht makes a run to the contestants.
Gerald Swindle is all rigged and ready.
Photo: Sam Root - Gerald Swindle is all rigged and ready.
The takeoff began at 7 a.m. as the final 12 boats head out onto the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
Photo: Sam Root - The takeoff began at 7 a.m. as the final 12 boats head out onto the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
The Bassmaster trailer is prepared to be moved to Bass Pro Shop for the final day weigh-in.
Photo: Sam Root - The Bassmaster trailer is prepared to be moved to Bass Pro Shop for the final day weigh-in.
A bird looks on as the sun rises.
Photo: Sam Root - A bird looks on as the sun rises.
Despite chasing victory, Gerald Swindle handles net duty for co-angler Marlon Crowder.
Photo: Sam Root - Despite chasing victory, Gerald Swindle handles net duty for co-angler Marlon Crowder.
Crowder lands a very nice fish, one Swindle would like for his bag.
Photo: Sam Root - Crowder lands a very nice fish, one Swindle would like for his bag.
With Crowder limited out with big fish and sitting happy, Swindle gets back to work.
Photo: Sam Root - With Crowder limited out with big fish and sitting happy, Swindle gets back to work.
Ott Defoe digs this fish out of the pads.
Photo: Sam Root - Ott Defoe digs this fish out of the pads.
Gerald Swindle lands a nice fish.
Photo: Sam Root - Gerald Swindle lands a nice fish.
Terry Scroggins waits to run Kissimmee.
Photo: Sam Root - Terry Scroggins waits to run Kissimmee.
Terry Scroggins goes through the levee.
Photo: Sam Root - Terry Scroggins goes through the levee.
Trevor Fitzgerald works an area of lily pads.
Photo: Sam Root - Trevor Fitzgerald works an area of lily pads.
Lily pads were common on Kissimmee, providing good cover.
Photo: Sam Root - Lily pads were common on Kissimmee, providing good cover.
Anglers shared the water with coots.
Photo: Sam Root - Anglers shared the water with coots.
Larry Cahan works the same area as Ott Defoe.
Photo: Sam Root - Larry Cahan works the same area as Ott Defoe.
Ott Defoe entered Day Three in fifth place.
Photo: Sam Root - Ott Defoe entered Day Three in fifth place.
Cliff Prince works the pads as well.
Photo: Sam Root - Cliff Prince works the pads as well.