Open: Day 2 begins

The daily routine begins at Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open.
Photo: James Overstreet - The daily routine begins at Day 2 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open.
At Oneida Shores Park the co-anglers look for their pro partners to begin the day.
Photo: James Overstreet - At Oneida Shores Park the co-anglers look for their pro partners to begin the day.
After everyone gets together the national anthem plays. It’s another part of the routine.
Photo: James Overstreet - After everyone gets together the national anthem plays. It’s another part of the routine.
So is honoring the American flag.
Photo: James Overstreet - So is honoring the American flag.
An added bonus is taking off for a fishing spot on Oneida Lake with the backdrop of a beautiful sunrise.
Photo: James Overstreet - An added bonus is taking off for a fishing spot on Oneida Lake with the backdrop of a beautiful sunrise.
The day is not getting started very well for this co-angler.
Photo: James Overstreet - The day is not getting started very well for this co-angler.
In this first Northern Open of the 2016 season are 199 boats with the anglers from California to New York.
Photo: James Overstreet - In this first Northern Open of the 2016 season are 199 boats with the anglers from California to New York.
Hunter Shryock is from Ohio and the Northern Opens are obviously a clear favorite for him.
Photo: James Overstreet - Hunter Shryock is from Ohio and the Northern Opens are obviously a clear favorite for him.
Oneida Lake is just outside Syracuse, N.Y., and not far from Lake Ontario. The area has some of the best overall sport fishing around.
Photo: James Overstreet - Oneida Lake is just outside Syracuse, N.Y., and not far from Lake Ontario. The area has some of the best overall sport fishing around.
This weather scene will change later today. The forecast calls for skies to become cloudy with a high chance of thunderstorms by afternoon.
Photo: James Overstreet - This weather scene will change later today. The forecast calls for skies to become cloudy with a high chance of thunderstorms by afternoon.
The takeoff process continues as Flight No. 4 gets called out.
Photo: James Overstreet - The takeoff process continues as Flight No. 4 gets called out.
Boats race to their first spots of the morning. Many of those will fish together and especially if the target is smallmouth offshore.
Photo: James Overstreet - Boats race to their first spots of the morning. Many of those will fish together and especially if the target is smallmouth offshore.
Leader Randy Elliott is one of those offshore anglers. He’s fishing for his first Top 12 cut.
Photo: James Overstreet - Leader Randy Elliott is one of those offshore anglers. He’s fishing for his first Top 12 cut.
P.J. Mcmanamon is one of the many co-anglers from New York State. That’s because the 2016 season has two events in his home state.
Photo: James Overstreet - P.J. Mcmanamon is one of the many co-anglers from New York State. That’s because the 2016 season has two events in his home state.
For now the focus is cut day on Oneida. Tomorrow the Top 12 fish on what might be a very crowded lake over the Fourth of July weekend.
Photo: James Overstreet - For now the focus is cut day on Oneida. Tomorrow the Top 12 fish on what might be a very crowded lake over the Fourth of July weekend.
The final flights gather at Oneida Shores Park for the takeoff.
Photo: James Overstreet - The final flights gather at Oneida Shores Park for the takeoff.
Some anglers in the latter flights take advantage of the down time to make final adjustments to tackle.
Photo: James Overstreet - Some anglers in the latter flights take advantage of the down time to make final adjustments to tackle.
While other anglers ponder their fate for the day. Alton Jones Jr., is thinking of his first move before even leaving the launch site.
Photo: James Overstreet - While other anglers ponder their fate for the day. Alton Jones Jr., is thinking of his first move before even leaving the launch site.
The sunrise was beautiful and worthy of lots of picture taking.
Photo: James Overstreet - The sunrise was beautiful and worthy of lots of picture taking.