Nation Championship: Final day kicks off

The BNC anglers head out on the Ouachita River to see who will bring in the Classic berths at the end of the day.

Indiana's Dave Watson chats with John Proctor of South Carolina on the final day of the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on the Ouachita River out of Monroe, La.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Indiana's Dave Watson chats with John Proctor of South Carolina on the final day of the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on the Ouachita River out of Monroe, La.
The boats are lined up on a rainy morning, waiting to get on the river.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The boats are lined up on a rainy morning, waiting to get on the river.
Bruce Cooke of Zimbabwe sits in 42nd place as the final day kicks off.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Bruce Cooke of Zimbabwe sits in 42nd place as the final day kicks off.
The BNC anglers are smiling even though the rain is coming down. Must be good for the fishing!
Photo: Thomas Allen - The BNC anglers are smiling even though the rain is coming down. Must be good for the fishing!
Jack Barber with the Paralyzed Veterans of America is suited up against the elements for the final day.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Jack Barber with the Paralyzed Veterans of America is suited up against the elements for the final day.
Robert Williamson of Maine has been smiling every morning of the tournament.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Robert Williamson of Maine has been smiling every morning of the tournament.
There's a lot of moving parts in the boat yard as the anglers put in.
Photo: Thomas Allen - There's a lot of moving parts in the boat yard as the anglers put in.
Tim Johnston of Montana is in 17th place going into the final day.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Tim Johnston of Montana is in 17th place going into the final day.
The boat trailers will sit tight as the anglers head out on the water for the day.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The boat trailers will sit tight as the anglers head out on the water for the day.
The weather is expected to get worse throughout the day, but the anglers are ready to go!
Photo: Thomas Allen - The weather is expected to get worse throughout the day, but the anglers are ready to go!
The boat ramp and all the boats are covered with water this morning.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The boat ramp and all the boats are covered with water this morning.
Billy Lemon of Oklahoma and Marcelo Lozano of Mexico check out each other's gear as they wait to head out.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Billy Lemon of Oklahoma and Marcelo Lozano of Mexico check out each other's gear as they wait to head out.
Greg Vance had one of the biggest bags on Day 2 and sits in sixth place.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Greg Vance had one of the biggest bags on Day 2 and sits in sixth place.
Albert Collins of Texas is one angler in the BNC that's using a small, aluminum boat.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Albert Collins of Texas is one angler in the BNC that's using a small, aluminum boat.
Jamie Laiche of Louisiana, who remains in the lead after Day 2, is also using an aluminum boat to get back into skinny water.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Jamie Laiche of Louisiana, who remains in the lead after Day 2, is also using an aluminum boat to get back into skinny water.
Defending BNC champ Paul Mueller chats on the dock.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Defending BNC champ Paul Mueller chats on the dock.
Laiche and Collins hang out before takeoff.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Laiche and Collins hang out before takeoff.
Collins straps on his PFD — safety first!
Photo: Thomas Allen - Collins straps on his PFD — safety first!
B.A.S.S. Nation Director Jon Stewart interviews Laiche before takeoff.
Photo: Thomas Allen - B.A.S.S. Nation Director Jon Stewart interviews Laiche before takeoff.
Laiche is suited up and ready to head out in the pouring rain.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Laiche is suited up and ready to head out in the pouring rain.
Watson heads out on the Ouachita River.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Watson heads out on the Ouachita River.
Davick Hansen of Utah rolls on through.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Davick Hansen of Utah rolls on through.
Robert Peixotto of New Mexico starts the final day in 20th place.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Robert Peixotto of New Mexico starts the final day in 20th place.
Brian Harold of Virginia is in 22nd place.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Brian Harold of Virginia is in 22nd place.
Roger Thomas of North Carolina is in 23rd place.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Roger Thomas of North Carolina is in 23rd place.
Stewart and the rest of the B.A.S.S. crew brave the rain to see the anglers off.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Stewart and the rest of the B.A.S.S. crew brave the rain to see the anglers off.
Heading out on the final day ...
Photo: Thomas Allen - Heading out on the final day ...
... to see who earns a berth at the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
Photo: Thomas Allen - ... to see who earns a berth at the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.
It will be a dream come true for six Nation anglers from the six different divisions.
Photo: Thomas Allen - It will be a dream come true for six Nation anglers from the six different divisions.