Day 2 Open takeoff

At 6 a.m. the first boats begin pulling up to Dandridge Dock for the Day 2 start of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - At 6 a.m. the first boats begin pulling up to Dandridge Dock for the Day 2 start of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open.
John Garrett, a champion in the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, prepares for his day on Douglas Lake.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - John Garrett, a champion in the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, prepares for his day on Douglas Lake.
This is the final Northern Open of the season, which began in late June at Oneida Lake in New York.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - This is the final Northern Open of the season, which began in late June at Oneida Lake in New York.
Charlie Hartley fished in that season opener, plus all other Opens in the series.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Charlie Hartley fished in that season opener, plus all other Opens in the series.
Here is a common scene. Carl Jocumsen, the pro boater, is on the phone with his co-angler. Coordinating meeting times and locations is a morning ritual.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Here is a common scene. Carl Jocumsen, the pro boater, is on the phone with his co-angler. Coordinating meeting times and locations is a morning ritual.
Another angler is excited for Day 2 of fishing.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Another angler is excited for Day 2 of fishing.
Capturing the moment is a given for the social media platforms of the anglers.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Capturing the moment is a given for the social media platforms of the anglers.
The time is near for the official takeoff time of 7 a.m.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The time is near for the official takeoff time of 7 a.m.
Before that happens the anglers pay respect to the nation, first responders, and military with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Before that happens the anglers pay respect to the nation, first responders, and military with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner.
Once the flag comes down the boats leave the dock.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Once the flag comes down the boats leave the dock.
Last minute takeoff shots are taken as the sun rises over Douglas Lake.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Last minute takeoff shots are taken as the sun rises over Douglas Lake.
And Senior Tournament Manager Chris Bowes begins lining up the boats in order.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - And Senior Tournament Manager Chris Bowes begins lining up the boats in order.
The first boats of the morning are ready to leave the dock.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The first boats of the morning are ready to leave the dock.
Some head west, toward Douglas Dam.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Some head west, toward Douglas Dam.
Shrouded in fog are the Great Smoky Mountains.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Shrouded in fog are the Great Smoky Mountains.
The boats are staged according to flight.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The boats are staged according to flight.
Ken Iyobi falls into his place in line.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Ken Iyobi falls into his place in line.
The first flights return here at 3 p.m. with the final flight due back at 4:45 p.m.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The first flights return here at 3 p.m. with the final flight due back at 4:45 p.m.
Trait Zaldain is all bundled up for good reason. Dandridge had record low temperatures in the high 40s.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Trait Zaldain is all bundled up for good reason. Dandridge had record low temperatures in the high 40s.
Her husband, Chris, records the moment for social media.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Her husband, Chris, records the moment for social media.
Wearing a motorcycle helmet for a long run across the lake is a good idea.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Wearing a motorcycle helmet for a long run across the lake is a good idea.
John Murray, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Tennessee, will leave from here for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship next week in Minnesota.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - John Murray, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro from Tennessee, will leave from here for the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship next week in Minnesota.
Jocumsen has his co-angler on board and the day is set to begin.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Jocumsen has his co-angler on board and the day is set to begin.
Leader Ott DeFoe passes through the line in his Tracker/Grizzly tunnel hull aluminum rig.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Leader Ott DeFoe passes through the line in his Tracker/Grizzly tunnel hull aluminum rig.
DeFoe’s rig is powered by a 60 h.p. Mercury outboard. The going is slow but he can go farther up the French Broad River than just about anyone else.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - DeFoe’s rig is powered by a 60 h.p. Mercury outboard. The going is slow but he can go farther up the French Broad River than just about anyone else.
Bowes calls out the final boats and the day is underway.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Bowes calls out the final boats and the day is underway.