Open: Arkansas River registration

The Rib Crib catered for the anglers’ meeting at Three Forks Harbor.
Photo: Steve Wright - The Rib Crib catered for the anglers’ meeting at Three Forks Harbor.
Tournament director Chris Bowes addressed the competitors in the 196-boat field.
Photo: Steve Wright - Tournament director Chris Bowes addressed the competitors in the 196-boat field.
James Watson (left) shares a laugh with Tommy Biffle as A.J. Menssen of Bloomington, Ill., joins in.
Photo: Steve Wright - James Watson (left) shares a laugh with Tommy Biffle as A.J. Menssen of Bloomington, Ill., joins in.
Mason Spencer of Broken Bow, Okla., wore a t-shirt with a message every tournament angler can understand.
Photo: Steve Wright - Mason Spencer of Broken Bow, Okla., wore a t-shirt with a message every tournament angler can understand.
Frenchman David, Jean-Christophe (left) has a word with Elite Series angler Fred “Boom Boom” Roumbanis and Matt Loetscher.
Photo: Steve Wright - Frenchman David, Jean-Christophe (left) has a word with Elite Series angler Fred “Boom Boom” Roumbanis and Matt Loetscher.
Elite Series angler and 2013 Bassmaster Classic champion Cliff Pace managed to smile through the pain of another anglers’ meeting.
Photo: Steve Wright - Elite Series angler and 2013 Bassmaster Classic champion Cliff Pace managed to smile through the pain of another anglers’ meeting.
Kevin Short looks on in deep concentration as Chris Bowes clarifies the tournament rules.
Photo: Steve Wright - Kevin Short looks on in deep concentration as Chris Bowes clarifies the tournament rules.
Yusuke Miyazaki studies a handout explaining the tournament regulations.
Photo: Steve Wright - Yusuke Miyazaki studies a handout explaining the tournament regulations.
Trait Christ has her game face on, since she’s competing here this week. Her husband, Chris Zaldain, looks completely relaxed, since he’s along simply for moral support.
Photo: Steve Wright - Trait Christ has her game face on, since she’s competing here this week. Her husband, Chris Zaldain, looks completely relaxed, since he’s along simply for moral support.
Cliff Crochet holds his son, Ben, who will be 9 months old on June 5th.
Photo: Steve Wright - Cliff Crochet holds his son, Ben, who will be 9 months old on June 5th.
A couple of Oklahoma pros, Tommy Biffle and Jason Christie, swap stories.
Photo: Steve Wright - A couple of Oklahoma pros, Tommy Biffle and Jason Christie, swap stories.
Elite Series angler Randy Allen found a scenic spot away from the crowd to take in the anglers’ meeting.
Photo: Steve Wright - Elite Series angler Randy Allen found a scenic spot away from the crowd to take in the anglers’ meeting.
Former Elite Series angler Charlie Hartley always seems to have a smile on his face.
Photo: Steve Wright - Former Elite Series angler Charlie Hartley always seems to have a smile on his face.
Bass fishing legend Rick Clunn will be among the Central Open competitors here this week.
Photo: Steve Wright - Bass fishing legend Rick Clunn will be among the Central Open competitors here this week.
T-Roy Broussard is another pro in the 196-boat field.
Photo: Steve Wright - T-Roy Broussard is another pro in the 196-boat field.
Usually it’s the other way around – an Elite Series angler getting his picture taken, but T-Roy Broussard of the TV series “Swamp People” got Cliff Crochet’s full attention.
Photo: Steve Wright - Usually it’s the other way around – an Elite Series angler getting his picture taken, but T-Roy Broussard of the TV series “Swamp People” got Cliff Crochet’s full attention.