Day Three Launch

A rainy morning welcomes anglers as the final day of the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #3 begins.

<p> 	Tournament leader Ish Monroe was the first angler to arrive at the boat ramp on the final day of fishing on Oneida Lake. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Tournament leader Ish Monroe was the first angler to arrive at the boat ramp on the final day of fishing on Oneida Lake.
<p> 	Monroe starts the final day with nearly a 4-pound lead over his closest competitor, Michael Simonton. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Monroe starts the final day with nearly a 4-pound lead over his closest competitor, Michael Simonton.
<p> 	Monroe said the rainy, overcast morning was setting up perfect for frog fishing, the technique he has used to catch the majority of his fish during the tournament. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Monroe said the rainy, overcast morning was setting up perfect for frog fishing, the technique he has used to catch the majority of his fish during the tournament.
<p> 	Elite Series angler Pat Golden starts the final day of fishing in 4th place with 31 pounds, 9 ounces. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Elite Series angler Pat Golden starts the final day of fishing in 4th place with 31 pounds, 9 ounces.
<p> 	B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Chris Bowes checks Michael Simonton’s insurance documents before the final take-off. Simonton is in 2nd place with 32 pounds, 3 ounces. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Chris Bowes checks Michael Simonton’s insurance documents before the final take-off. Simonton is in 2nd place with 32 pounds, 3 ounces.
<p> 	Mike Iaconelli launches his boat as a light rain begins to fall. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Mike Iaconelli launches his boat as a light rain begins to fall.
<p> 	Iaconelli said goulashes won’t make you ‘cool in school’, but your feet will be dry at the end of the day. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Iaconelli said goulashes won’t make you ‘cool in school’, but your feet will be dry at the end of the day.
<p> 	The launch time was delayed a few minutes to allow enough safe light for running across Oneida Lake. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - The launch time was delayed a few minutes to allow enough safe light for running across Oneida Lake.
<p> 	The Top 12 and their co-anglers stand for the national anthem. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - The Top 12 and their co-anglers stand for the national anthem.
<p> 	Randy Howell stands for the playing of the National Anthem.</p>
Photo: Adam Harbottle - Randy Howell stands for the playing of the National Anthem.
<p> 	The playing of the National Anthem is a B.A.S.S. tradition at every take-off and weigh-in.</p>
Photo: Adam Harbottle - The playing of the National Anthem is a B.A.S.S. tradition at every take-off and weigh-in.
<p> 	Andrew Misterman arrived at the ramp early to view the morning launch and to take pictures and video with his cell phone. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Andrew Misterman arrived at the ramp early to view the morning launch and to take pictures and video with his cell phone.
<p> 	Chris Bowes sends the Top 12 onto Oneida Lake for the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Chris Bowes sends the Top 12 onto Oneida Lake for the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open.
<p> 	Running lights reflect across the water on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #3.</p>
Photo: Adam Harbottle - Running lights reflect across the water on the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #3.
<p> 	Mike Iaconelli starts the day off in 12th place with 28 pounds, 13 ounces. </p>
Photo: Adam Harbottle - Mike Iaconelli starts the day off in 12th place with 28 pounds, 13 ounces.