Northern Open: Chesapeake Bay

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2009 Northern open on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. It is the third day on the water.

Frank Scalish and Dave Mansue (background left to right) share a laugh as their co-anglers Fabian Rodriguez (foreground left) and Ryan Smith are pumped to get the final day started.
Photo: Larry Towell - Frank Scalish and Dave Mansue (background left to right) share a laugh as their co-anglers Fabian Rodriguez (foreground left) and Ryan Smith are pumped to get the final day started.
Pro Paul LeBlanc readies his gear early on the final day of the Bassmaster Northern Open Chesapeak, presented by Oakley.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Paul LeBlanc readies his gear early on the final day of the Bassmaster Northern Open Chesapeak, presented by Oakley.
Ken Cook and his co-angler Larry Baer share casual conversation as they wait at the dock for launch time.
Photo: Larry Towell - Ken Cook and his co-angler Larry Baer share casual conversation as they wait at the dock for launch time.
The top thirty pros and co-anglers start to gather at the docks at the Anchor Boats  Marina early on Day Three.
Photo: Larry Towell - The top thirty pros and co-anglers start to gather at the docks at the Anchor Boats Marina early on Day Three.
Sean Alvarez (left) and Randy Ruffin stand on the docks and talk about the possibilities of the day ahead of them on the Chesapeake.
Photo: Larry Towell - Sean Alvarez (left) and Randy Ruffin stand on the docks and talk about the possibilities of the day ahead of them on the Chesapeake.
Dan Boehm (left) and his son Danny watch Michael Iaconelli as he pulls to the dock to pick up his co-angler for the day.
Photo: Larry Towell - Dan Boehm (left) and his son Danny watch Michael Iaconelli as he pulls to the dock to pick up his co-angler for the day.
Boats start to gather near the dock where the final inspections will take place and the launch of Day Three will begin.
Photo: Larry Towell - Boats start to gather near the dock where the final inspections will take place and the launch of Day Three will begin.
A long standing tradition of the playing of the National Anthem takes place just prior to launch.
Photo: Larry Towell - A long standing tradition of the playing of the National Anthem takes place just prior to launch.
The second flight of boats gather back in the cove as the launch gets underway.
Photo: Larry Towell - The second flight of boats gather back in the cove as the launch gets underway.
The first boats and their spectators make their way out of the harbor and out to the North East river for take off.
Photo: Larry Towell - The first boats and their spectators make their way out of the harbor and out to the North East river for take off.
A spectator boat follows the first place boat of Dave Mansue as they race toward the first fishing spot of the day.
Photo: Larry Towell - A spectator boat follows the first place boat of Dave Mansue as they race toward the first fishing spot of the day.
Frank Scalish and his co-angler quickly catch the pack in his Legend boat, trying to insure that no one will beat him to the area he has fished all week.
Photo: Larry Towell - Frank Scalish and his co-angler quickly catch the pack in his Legend boat, trying to insure that no one will beat him to the area he has fished all week.
Dave Mansue makes his first stop pf the day and casts to chuck rock near a creek channel.
Photo: Larry Towell - Dave Mansue makes his first stop pf the day and casts to chuck rock near a creek channel.
Without so much as a bite Mansue and his co-angler Ryan Smith head to another area near the mouth of the Susquehanna River.
Photo: Larry Towell - Without so much as a bite Mansue and his co-angler Ryan Smith head to another area near the mouth of the Susquehanna River.
Dave Mansue continues to work rock piles near a marina at the mouth of the Susquehanna River.
Photo: Larry Towell - Dave Mansue continues to work rock piles near a marina at the mouth of the Susquehanna River.
Dave Mansue remains up beat and positive about his situation as he waits for the current to start flowing in the river.
Photo: Larry Towell - Dave Mansue remains up beat and positive about his situation as he waits for the current to start flowing in the river.
Frank Scalish and his co-angler Fabian Rodriguez are found in the same area where Scalish had been fishing all week.
Photo: Larry Towell - Frank Scalish and his co-angler Fabian Rodriguez are found in the same area where Scalish had been fishing all week.
Scalish reports that he has a solid fish that he estimates at 5 pounds in the live well as he makes a move just down the river from where he started.
Photo: Larry Towell - Scalish reports that he has a solid fish that he estimates at 5 pounds in the live well as he makes a move just down the river from where he started.
Pro Frank Scalish continues to fish after knocking the skeg from his lower unit and nearly destroying an $1100.00 prop on his Legend boat.
Photo: Larry Towell - Pro Frank Scalish continues to fish after knocking the skeg from his lower unit and nearly destroying an $1100.00 prop on his Legend boat.
Concentrating hard on the rock jetty Pro Frank Scalish hardly notices the spectator boats that were following his every move.
Photo: Larry Towell - Concentrating hard on the rock jetty Pro Frank Scalish hardly notices the spectator boats that were following his every move.
Scalish gets bit near the rock jetty but is unable to get a hook set on the fish.
Photo: Larry Towell - Scalish gets bit near the rock jetty but is unable to get a hook set on the fish.
Frank Scalish decides to make a move after fishing thoroughly around a rock jetty in the Susquehanna River.
Photo: Larry Towell - Frank Scalish decides to make a move after fishing thoroughly around a rock jetty in the Susquehanna River.
The spectator boats following Scalish start to make their move with him as he leaves the jetty with a busted skeg and vibrating motor.
Photo: Larry Towell - The spectator boats following Scalish start to make their move with him as he leaves the jetty with a busted skeg and vibrating motor.
Matt Greenblatt finds only a few boats fishing the point near Perryville Park, where on the first two days boats were practically rubbing gunnels.
Photo: Larry Towell - Matt Greenblatt finds only a few boats fishing the point near Perryville Park, where on the first two days boats were practically rubbing gunnels.
Before making a move to another location, Thomas Waltz makes a change in lures.
Photo: Larry Towell - Before making a move to another location, Thomas Waltz makes a change in lures.