Nation: Final takeoff at Lake Monroe

B.A.S.S. Nation anglers launch their boats on the final day of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional.

Wisconsin high school angler Brady McCoy loads some ice in his cooler prior to takeoff on the final day of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional.
Photo: John Neporadny - Wisconsin high school angler Brady McCoy loads some ice in his cooler prior to takeoff on the final day of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional.
Michigan angler Billy Pfeiffer talks about his plans for the day with Michigan Nation President Paul Sacks and Paul Wagner.
Photo: John Neporadny - Michigan angler Billy Pfeiffer talks about his plans for the day with Michigan Nation President Paul Sacks and Paul Wagner.
Josh Mohn sleep walks his way to his partner’s boat.
Photo: John Neporadny - Josh Mohn sleep walks his way to his partner’s boat.
Brad Teel buys some goodies for his day on the water.
Photo: John Neporadny - Brad Teel buys some goodies for his day on the water.
Troy Lee gets some change back from Fourwinds Resort Marina clerk Ally Anderson.
Photo: John Neporadny - Troy Lee gets some change back from Fourwinds Resort Marina clerk Ally Anderson.
Shawn Green and Andy Nitchals get ready in Boat No. 1.
Photo: John Neporadny - Shawn Green and Andy Nitchals get ready in Boat No. 1.
Lynn Krauchi and Shane Oltjenbruns are partners today.
Photo: John Neporadny - Lynn Krauchi and Shane Oltjenbruns are partners today.
Business was brisk this morning at the Fourwinds Resort Marina.
Photo: John Neporadny - Business was brisk this morning at the Fourwinds Resort Marina.
Representing the Iowa team at the takeoff are Bob Garman and Tony Puelz.
Photo: John Neporadny - Representing the Iowa team at the takeoff are Bob Garman and Tony Puelz.
Waiting for the takeoff in Boat 8 are Greg Johnson and Mike Vertesch.
Photo: John Neporadny - Waiting for the takeoff in Boat 8 are Greg Johnson and Mike Vertesch.
Steve Houdek and Troy Lee are in Boat No. 2.
Photo: John Neporadny - Steve Houdek and Troy Lee are in Boat No. 2.
Young and old alike gather on the dock to watch the final takeoff.
Photo: John Neporadny - Young and old alike gather on the dock to watch the final takeoff.
Rich Hladky and Sharaku “Shark” Kishida take off in Boat No. 5.
Photo: John Neporadny - Rich Hladky and Sharaku “Shark” Kishida take off in Boat No. 5.
Gary Adkins and Monty Fralick head out for their final day on Lake Monroe.
Photo: John Neporadny - Gary Adkins and Monty Fralick head out for their final day on Lake Monroe.
Stacey Moore (paired with Paul Lewndowski) is all smiles as he gets ready to take off.
Photo: John Neporadny - Stacey Moore (paired with Paul Lewndowski) is all smiles as he gets ready to take off.
The contenders ride off into the sunrise on the final day of competition.
Photo: John Neporadny - The contenders ride off into the sunrise on the final day of competition.
Illinois high school anglers Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney (with boat captain Ralph Sweat) hope for another great day on the water.
Photo: John Neporadny - Illinois high school anglers Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney (with boat captain Ralph Sweat) hope for another great day on the water.
Iowa high school anglers Micah McKinstry and Joshua Miller are ready to go.
Photo: John Neporadny - Iowa high school anglers Micah McKinstry and Joshua Miller are ready to go.
Passing through the takeoff line are Ohio high school anglers Alexander Datz and Kyle Waller.
Photo: John Neporadny - Passing through the takeoff line are Ohio high school anglers Alexander Datz and Kyle Waller.
Boat captain Jeff Gilmer takes out Minnesota high school anglers Matt Stearns and Tyler Haroldson.
Photo: John Neporadny - Boat captain Jeff Gilmer takes out Minnesota high school anglers Matt Stearns and Tyler Haroldson.