Genuity River Rumble: Day Two Launch

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Elite series River Rumble on the Mississippi river in Iowa. You will see the second day launch.

Kota Kiriyama gets ready for the Day Two launch of the Genuity River Rumble by pulling on his rain pants.
Photo: James Overstreet - Kota Kiriyama gets ready for the Day Two launch of the Genuity River Rumble by pulling on his rain pants.
A boat motors past the railroad bridge in Fort Madison, Iowa, on the way to check in at the morning lauch.
Photo: James Overstreet - A boat motors past the railroad bridge in Fort Madison, Iowa, on the way to check in at the morning lauch.
Bernie Schultz backs his truck down the ramp, looking out for other boats in his way at the crowded take-off area.
Photo: James Overstreet - Bernie Schultz backs his truck down the ramp, looking out for other boats in his way at the crowded take-off area.
Casey Ashley takes some time to rig a few lures for his day on the waters of the Mississippi River.
Photo: James Overstreet - Casey Ashley takes some time to rig a few lures for his day on the waters of the Mississippi River.
Timmy Horton and Russ Lane spend a few minutes chatting while waiting for the Day Two launch to begin.
Photo: James Overstreet - Timmy Horton and Russ Lane spend a few minutes chatting while waiting for the Day Two launch to begin.
Kentucky Lake champion Bobby Lane talks as Mike Iaconelli and his Marshal listen early on the second day of competition.
Photo: James Overstreet - Kentucky Lake champion Bobby Lane talks as Mike Iaconelli and his Marshal listen early on the second day of competition.
Jeff Kriet pulls a few rods out of the box as he gets ready for another day on the Mississippi River in the Genuity River Rumble.
Photo: James Overstreet - Jeff Kriet pulls a few rods out of the box as he gets ready for another day on the Mississippi River in the Genuity River Rumble.
Matt Sphar stands lost in thought as he tries to mentally prepare himself for the tough conditions anglers have faced in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Photo: James Overstreet - Matt Sphar stands lost in thought as he tries to mentally prepare himself for the tough conditions anglers have faced in Fort Madison, Iowa.
River rat Greg Hackney had a disappointing Day One on the Mississippi River and kneels on the front deck on the morning of the second day to prepare his tackle for a comeback performance.
Photo: James Overstreet - River rat Greg Hackney had a disappointing Day One on the Mississippi River and kneels on the front deck on the morning of the second day to prepare his tackle for a comeback performance.
Elite Series pro Aaron Martens is interviewed by Keith Alan before blast-off after Martens struggled to bring in one fish on the first day.
Photo: James Overstreet - Elite Series pro Aaron Martens is interviewed by Keith Alan before blast-off after Martens struggled to bring in one fish on the first day.
Bobby Lane smears on sunscreen in anticipation of what is supposed to be a clearer, sunnier day of fishing.
Photo: James Overstreet - Bobby Lane smears on sunscreen in anticipation of what is supposed to be a clearer, sunnier day of fishing.
Fans gathered on boats and along the shore to see their favorite Elite Series pros take off on Day Two of the Genuity River Rumble.
Photo: James Overstreet - Fans gathered on boats and along the shore to see their favorite Elite Series pros take off on Day Two of the Genuity River Rumble.
Todd Faircloth pushes off another competitor's boat in the crowded conditions at the Day Two launch.
Photo: James Overstreet - Todd Faircloth pushes off another competitor's boat in the crowded conditions at the Day Two launch.
Charlie Hartley converses with other Elite Series pros while waiting for the take-off to begin.
Photo: James Overstreet - Charlie Hartley converses with other Elite Series pros while waiting for the take-off to begin.
The field gathered around the marina removes their hats for the playing of the national anthem.
Photo: James Overstreet - The field gathered around the marina removes their hats for the playing of the national anthem.
Rick Clunn and Tommy Biffle stand waiting for their chance to get back on the waters of the Mississippi River.
Photo: James Overstreet - Rick Clunn and Tommy Biffle stand waiting for their chance to get back on the waters of the Mississippi River.
The full field of anglers packed into the small take-off area waiting for their boat number to be called.
Photo: James Overstreet - The full field of anglers packed into the small take-off area waiting for their boat number to be called.
Rick Morris pulls up his hood and readies his electronics for making an early morning run across the Mississippi River.
Photo: James Overstreet - Rick Morris pulls up his hood and readies his electronics for making an early morning run across the Mississippi River.
Many pundits tagged Dean Rojas to do well at the Genuity River Rumble, but after a disappointing first day, he heads back out to try for a comeback on Day Two.
Photo: James Overstreet - Many pundits tagged Dean Rojas to do well at the Genuity River Rumble, but after a disappointing first day, he heads back out to try for a comeback on Day Two.
Noted shallow-water whiz Tommy Biffle idles through the take-off line, ready to get back to a flipping bite that had him tied for fourth entering the day.
Photo: James Overstreet - Noted shallow-water whiz Tommy Biffle idles through the take-off line, ready to get back to a flipping bite that had him tied for fourth entering the day.
A boat passes under the railroad bridge on the way up the river as the rest of the field watches and waits for their turn to get on the water.
Photo: James Overstreet - A boat passes under the railroad bridge on the way up the river as the rest of the field watches and waits for their turn to get on the water.
Skeet Reese struggled on Day One, slipping in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race to know trail Kevin VanDam by 100 points in his quest for another title.
Photo: James Overstreet - Skeet Reese struggled on Day One, slipping in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race to know trail Kevin VanDam by 100 points in his quest for another title.
Chuck Harbin makes sure boats are in the right order and ready for inspection as the Day Two launch progresses.
Photo: James Overstreet - Chuck Harbin makes sure boats are in the right order and ready for inspection as the Day Two launch progresses.
With more boats leaving the safety of the harbor, anglers were met with big waves as they angled towards fishable water.
Photo: James Overstreet - With more boats leaving the safety of the harbor, anglers were met with big waves as they angled towards fishable water.
As Skeet Reese hits a big wave, a spray of water washes over the boat as he heads toward his first spot of the day.
Photo: James Overstreet - As Skeet Reese hits a big wave, a spray of water washes over the boat as he heads toward his first spot of the day.
Terry Scroggins was one of nine anglers that failed to bring a fish to the scales on Day One.
Photo: James Overstreet - Terry Scroggins was one of nine anglers that failed to bring a fish to the scales on Day One.
A branch lodges against the motor of an Elite Series angler's boat towards the end of the Day Two launch causing a brief delay as the debris was cleared.
Photo: James Overstreet - A branch lodges against the motor of an Elite Series angler's boat towards the end of the Day Two launch causing a brief delay as the debris was cleared.
A violent spray of water from the engine by Jami Fralick and the stick is cleared easily.
Photo: James Overstreet - A violent spray of water from the engine by Jami Fralick and the stick is cleared easily.