Dixon’s top Classic shots

Garrick Dixon, a terrific outdoor photographer who hales from Boston, is at his first Classic this week. Here are some of his top shots from Day 1.

Garrick Dixon, a terrific outdoor photographer who hales from Boston, is at his first Classic this week.  Here are some of his top shots (including this one from launch) from Day 1.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Garrick Dixon, a terrific outdoor photographer who hales from Boston, is at his first Classic this week. Here are some of his top shots (including this one from launch) from Day 1.
Todd Faircloth ponders the day ahead.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Todd Faircloth ponders the day ahead.
Chris Zaldain prepares his tackle.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Chris Zaldain prepares his tackle.
Chris Zaldain compares two of his rods.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Chris Zaldain compares two of his rods.
David Kilgore checks his pockets.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - David Kilgore checks his pockets.
Kevin VanDam gets his GoPro camera ready.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Kevin VanDam gets his GoPro camera ready.
A crowd of media interviews Kevin VanDam.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - A crowd of media interviews Kevin VanDam.
Jonathon VanDam prepares for his turn in the take-off line.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Jonathon VanDam prepares for his turn in the take-off line.
David Kilgore motors out to start the day.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - David Kilgore motors out to start the day.
Fred Roumbanis reacts to the cheering crowd.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Fred Roumbanis reacts to the cheering crowd.
Keith Combs dressed warm for this chilly morning.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Keith Combs dressed warm for this chilly morning.
Keith Combs and his Marshal roll past the launch crowd.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Keith Combs and his Marshal roll past the launch crowd.
Chris Zaldain heads out to the main channel of Lake Guntersville.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Chris Zaldain heads out to the main channel of Lake Guntersville.
College champion Jordan Lee in search of big bass.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - College champion Jordan Lee in search of big bass.
Brandon Palaniuk working for a lunker.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Brandon Palaniuk working for a lunker.
Kevin VanDam hunting big bass.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Kevin VanDam hunting big bass.
Jordan Lee hooks up.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Jordan Lee hooks up.
Brandon Palaniuk layers up for a chilly run.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Brandon Palaniuk layers up for a chilly run.
Chris Zaldain stores a rod.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Chris Zaldain stores a rod.
Keith Combs shows off his weapons of choice.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Keith Combs shows off his weapons of choice.
Jordan Lee in a quiet moment before the biggest day in his fishing career.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Jordan Lee in a quiet moment before the biggest day in his fishing career.