Open: Day 3 begins

It’s the final day of the Bassmaster Open on the James River. Osborne Landing is dark and quiet before the anglers arrive.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - It’s the final day of the Bassmaster Open on the James River. Osborne Landing is dark and quiet before the anglers arrive.
Chad Pipkens is the first to launch.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Chad Pipkens is the first to launch.
Then Brandon Palaniuk.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Then Brandon Palaniuk.
Anglers wait patiently for takeoff to begin.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Anglers wait patiently for takeoff to begin.
Palaniuk shows off one of his deep diving crank baits.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Palaniuk shows off one of his deep diving crank baits.
Charlie Hartley brings a few rods out of his rod locker.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Charlie Hartley brings a few rods out of his rod locker.
He is only a little excited this morning…
Photo: Garrick Dixon - He is only a little excited this morning…
Chad Pipkens, starting the day in 8th place, warms up his electronics.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Chad Pipkens, starting the day in 8th place, warms up his electronics.
“360 is literally the best thing ever…”
Photo: Garrick Dixon - “360 is literally the best thing ever…”
Gerald rigs up a fresh bait for the final morning of fishing.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Gerald rigs up a fresh bait for the final morning of fishing.
George Yund even brought out a fresh bottle of spike it because his old bottle “wasn’t vivid enough.”
Photo: Garrick Dixon - George Yund even brought out a fresh bottle of spike it because his old bottle “wasn’t vivid enough.”
Photo: Garrick Dixon
Dave Dudley pulls out a shallower running crank bait that has been working for him this week.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Dave Dudley pulls out a shallower running crank bait that has been working for him this week.
Time for the national anthem, only one minute until take off.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Time for the national anthem, only one minute until take off.
A last good-luck fist bump…
Photo: Garrick Dixon - A last good-luck fist bump…
…then the anglers head out for Day 3 on the James.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - …then the anglers head out for Day 3 on the James.
Cody rolls through the line.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Cody rolls through the line.
Check in this afternoon will be at 2:30 p.m. with the weigh in starting around 3:30 p.m.
Photo: Garrick Dixon - Check in this afternoon will be at 2:30 p.m. with the weigh in starting around 3:30 p.m.