Day One on the water I

The pros were catching 'em early today on the Mississippi River!

<p>Chad Pipkens makes his move and heads down river.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Chad Pipkens makes his move and heads down river.
<p>Jason Quinn gets into some skinny water off the main river.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Jason Quinn gets into some skinny water off the main river.
<p>Quinn preps for a move.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Quinn preps for a move.
<p>Ish Monroe is also on the move with the city of La Crosse on the background.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Ish Monroe is also on the move with the city of La Crosse on the background.
<p>Brandon Palaniuk fires his bait down the side of the bank.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Brandon Palaniuk fires his bait down the side of the bank.
<p>Palaniuk makes a short move around the point.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Palaniuk makes a short move around the point.
<p>Palaniuk changes it up and casts a new bait.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Palaniuk changes it up and casts a new bait.
<p>Brandon Palaniuk is hooked up!</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Brandon Palaniuk is hooked up!
<p>He is swinging a good fish over the rail.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - He is swinging a good fish over the rail.
<p>It’s a good smallmouth! His Marshal looks on as he secures the fish.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - It’s a good smallmouth! His Marshal looks on as he secures the fish.
<p>Show it off to all the fans!</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Show it off to all the fans!
<p>Local shore anglers are finding success this morning as well.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Local shore anglers are finding success this morning as well.
<p>David Walker and Kelly Jordon begin Day One working the same area.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - David Walker and Kelly Jordon begin Day One working the same area.
<p>Kelly Jordon hooks a keeper as David Walker looks on.  They seem to be having a good time.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Kelly Jordon hooks a keeper as David Walker looks on. They seem to be having a good time.
<p>Jordon is hooked up again and this fish is even bigger.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Jordon is hooked up again and this fish is even bigger.
<p>Get in the boat!  Jordon is on fire.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Get in the boat! Jordon is on fire.
<p>Kelly Jordon swings another keeper.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Kelly Jordon swings another keeper.
<p>David Walker swings a keeper over the rail.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - David Walker swings a keeper over the rail.
<p>David Walker focuses on his presentation as Steve Kennedy makes a move down river early on the morning of Day One.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - David Walker focuses on his presentation as Steve Kennedy makes a move down river early on the morning of Day One.
<p>David Walker has another keeper along with a little grass.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - David Walker has another keeper along with a little grass.
<p>Kelly Jordon continues to find good success this morning.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Kelly Jordon continues to find good success this morning.
<p>Jordon is working his way to a limit very quickly.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Jordon is working his way to a limit very quickly.
<p>Kelly Jordon checks the weight as his Marshal enjoys the action. </p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Kelly Jordon checks the weight as his Marshal enjoys the action.
<p>David Walker quickly adds to his bag.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - David Walker quickly adds to his bag.
<p>Bradley Roy is working the current on Day One, the Minnesota side of the river in the background.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Bradley Roy is working the current on Day One, the Minnesota side of the river in the background.
<p>Takahiro Omori looks on as fellow Elites are running and gunning on this early Day One.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Takahiro Omori looks on as fellow Elites are running and gunning on this early Day One.
<p>Roy fires his bait up into the current break.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Roy fires his bait up into the current break.
<p>Omori gets up close and personal with the rocks.  The Mississippi offers a wide range patterns that the Elites can choose from.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Omori gets up close and personal with the rocks. The Mississippi offers a wide range patterns that the Elites can choose from.
<p>Casey Scanlon hits the bank on an inside cut with birds flying over head.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Casey Scanlon hits the bank on an inside cut with birds flying over head.
<p>Bill Lowen always does well on river system and is making quick work covering this area.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Bill Lowen always does well on river system and is making quick work covering this area.
<p>Takahiro Omori is hooked up with a good one.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Takahiro Omori is hooked up with a good one.
<p>Omori is adding to his bag very early on Day One.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Omori is adding to his bag very early on Day One.
<p>Close working conditions this morning.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Close working conditions this morning.
<p>Lowen is hooked up!</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Lowen is hooked up!
<p>Bill Lowen swings another keeper over the rail.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Bill Lowen swings another keeper over the rail.
<p>Lowen is quickly getting to his limit and they are getting bigger.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Lowen is quickly getting to his limit and they are getting bigger.
<p>Omori is also adding to his bag with upgrades.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Omori is also adding to his bag with upgrades.
<p>Get in the boat.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Get in the boat.
<p>Greg Vinson is working off the main channel today.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - Greg Vinson is working off the main channel today.
<p>One of the many navigational aids on the Mississippi.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - One of the many navigational aids on the Mississippi.
<p>James Elam is on the move running the main channel.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - James Elam is on the move running the main channel.
<p>James Niggemeyer makes a hard turn as he navigates around a wing dam.</p>
Photo: Darren Jacobson - James Niggemeyer makes a hard turn as he navigates around a wing dam.