Final launch on DeGray

The final day begins on DeGray Lake.

Day 1 leader Brandon Gray of Bullock, N.C., listens to final instructions before takeoff.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Day 1 leader Brandon Gray of Bullock, N.C., listens to final instructions before takeoff.
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Photo: Seigo Saito - Jon "Scooter" Griffith started the day in second place, 2 pounds, 3 ounces back.
B.A.S.S. tournament director Jon Stewart announces final day instructions before takeoff.
Photo: Seigo Saito - B.A.S.S. tournament director Jon Stewart announces final day instructions before takeoff.
Like someone waiting for a stranger in an airport, Todd Massey holds a sign in attempting to find his Marshal. It wasn't Bob or Jim, it was Tim - Hughes.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Like someone waiting for a stranger in an airport, Todd Massey holds a sign in attempting to find his Marshal. It wasn't Bob or Jim, it was Tim - Hughes.
Royce Davis, third with 4-4, and his Marshal Theron Asbery get ready for takeoff.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Royce Davis, third with 4-4, and his Marshal Theron Asbery get ready for takeoff.
Kent Simmons, who competed during the team championship, holds the flag for the National Anthem.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Kent Simmons, who competed during the team championship, holds the flag for the National Anthem.
Brandon Gray places his hat over his heart during the anthem.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Brandon Gray places his hat over his heart during the anthem.
The final day began in some fog over DeGray Lake.
Photo: Seigo Saito - The final day began in some fog over DeGray Lake.
John Stewart and his Marshal Jared Jones get ready to leave the marina.
Photo: Seigo Saito - John Stewart and his Marshal Jared Jones get ready to leave the marina.
Flannagan Fife and his Marshal Shea Stone of the Henderson State University Fishing Club are ready for Saturday's finale.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Flannagan Fife and his Marshal Shea Stone of the Henderson State University Fishing Club are ready for Saturday's finale.
The 7:30 a.m. takeoff wasn't delayed by fog as there was ample visibility to motor around DeGray Lake.
Photo: Seigo Saito - The 7:30 a.m. takeoff wasn't delayed by fog as there was ample visibility to motor around DeGray Lake.
DeGray Lake State Park Marina has been the takeoff site for all four days of this tournament.
Photo: Seigo Saito - DeGray Lake State Park Marina has been the takeoff site for all four days of this tournament.