Open: Day 3 begins

The early arrivals in the Top 12 are on the dock at Three Forks Harbor for Day 3 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The early arrivals in the Top 12 are on the dock at Three Forks Harbor for Day 3 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open.
Gerald Spohrer is the last angler inside the cut at 12th place.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Gerald Spohrer is the last angler inside the cut at 12th place.
The Top 12 co-anglers are matched up with the pro in their respective place in the standings.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The Top 12 co-anglers are matched up with the pro in their respective place in the standings.
Teb Jones, in second place, is hoping for his first career B.A.S.S. win in 70 events fished.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Teb Jones, in second place, is hoping for his first career B.A.S.S. win in 70 events fished.
Skylar Hamilton is hoping for a win too. He’s less than 2 pounds ahead of Jones.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Skylar Hamilton is hoping for a win too. He’s less than 2 pounds ahead of Jones.
The overcast skies set the tone for the day ahead. A 50% chance of rain showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The overcast skies set the tone for the day ahead. A 50% chance of rain showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast.
Jason Christie, at left, and Lee Livesay are third and fourth in the standings.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Jason Christie, at left, and Lee Livesay are third and fourth in the standings.
All stand and honor the country with the playing of the national anthem.
Photo: Craig Lamb - All stand and honor the country with the playing of the national anthem.
The flag bearer stands on top of the hill at Three Rivers Harbor, site of the daily launch and weigh-in for Days 1 and 2.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The flag bearer stands on top of the hill at Three Rivers Harbor, site of the daily launch and weigh-in for Days 1 and 2.
It’s takeoff time as Skylar Hamilton backs off the docks to lead out the Top 12 on to the Arkansas River.
Photo: Craig Lamb - It’s takeoff time as Skylar Hamilton backs off the docks to lead out the Top 12 on to the Arkansas River.
Hamilton is fishing this week from a Tracker Boats Grizzly model aluminum boat. It features a custom tunnel hull for reaching extremely shallow water.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Hamilton is fishing this week from a Tracker Boats Grizzly model aluminum boat. It features a custom tunnel hull for reaching extremely shallow water.
Teb Jones is fishing from a fiberglass rig and nearby the launch site.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Teb Jones is fishing from a fiberglass rig and nearby the launch site.
Lee Livesay idles out in the third place position.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Lee Livesay idles out in the third place position.
Jason Christie, in fourth place, plans to make a long run into Kerr Reservoir.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Jason Christie, in fourth place, plans to make a long run into Kerr Reservoir.
Chris Jones, a local pro, is a strong contender during the month of June on the river.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Chris Jones, a local pro, is a strong contender during the month of June on the river.
Justin Margraves is seventh and hopes to improve his place in the standings.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Justin Margraves is seventh and hopes to improve his place in the standings.
Wade LeBlanc is eighth place with 27 pounds, 1 ounce.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Wade LeBlanc is eighth place with 27 pounds, 1 ounce.
Representing the Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation is Blake Betz.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Representing the Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation is Blake Betz.
Keith Poche is a Bassmaster Elite Series angler making the Top 12 cut.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Keith Poche is a Bassmaster Elite Series angler making the Top 12 cut.
Chris Babin is 11th place going into the final round.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Chris Babin is 11th place going into the final round.
Gerald Spohrer brings up the rear and hopes to move up on this final day.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Gerald Spohrer brings up the rear and hopes to move up on this final day.
The boats leave Three Forks Harbor for the final time and day of fishing.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The boats leave Three Forks Harbor for the final time and day of fishing.