Open: Douglas Lake registration

The final Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Douglas Lake officially got started on Wednesday as anglers finished up with the final practice day and went to the registration meeting.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The final Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Douglas Lake officially got started on Wednesday as anglers finished up with the final practice day and went to the registration meeting.
The meeting was held at the Field of Dreams Activity Center in Dandridge, Tenn.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The meeting was held at the Field of Dreams Activity Center in Dandridge, Tenn.
Anglers from across the nation gathered with hopes of punching a ticket to the GEICO Bassmaster Classic and also in hopes of garnering Elite Series invites.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Anglers from across the nation gathered with hopes of punching a ticket to the GEICO Bassmaster Classic and also in hopes of garnering Elite Series invites.
Anglers received specific passes to make the launching process easier for the event.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Anglers received specific passes to make the launching process easier for the event.
Elite Series pros and local East Tennessee anglers Ott DeFoe and David Mullins are fishing this week.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Elite Series pros and local East Tennessee anglers Ott DeFoe and David Mullins are fishing this week.
The race at the top of the Northern Open points race is tight.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The race at the top of the Northern Open points race is tight.
Chris Mitchell takes headshots of every angler that comes through the line.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Chris Mitchell takes headshots of every angler that comes through the line.
Meanwhile anglers left his station and would make it to the Toyota booth where they received goodies.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Meanwhile anglers left his station and would make it to the Toyota booth where they received goodies.
Same at the Carhartt booth where hats and buff's were available.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Same at the Carhartt booth where hats and buff's were available.
Phoenix Boats did the same for the anglers.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Phoenix Boats did the same for the anglers.
Drew Benton shows Shane Lineberger and David Williams a cool video he shot this week during practice.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Drew Benton shows Shane Lineberger and David Williams a cool video he shot this week during practice.
The local host provided barbecue for fishermen and staff.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The local host provided barbecue for fishermen and staff.
Not to mention plenty of sweet tea to go around.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Not to mention plenty of sweet tea to go around.
Josh Douglas and Jon Englund look over past Douglas Lake results as they try to gauge how the weights will be this week.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Josh Douglas and Jon Englund look over past Douglas Lake results as they try to gauge how the weights will be this week.
The fun and games is over and the serious rules briefing is up next.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - The fun and games is over and the serious rules briefing is up next.
Tournament Director Chris Bowes addresses the competitors.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Tournament Director Chris Bowes addresses the competitors.
Ross Rhodes listens in as he goes over the rules.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Ross Rhodes listens in as he goes over the rules.
Northern Opens points leader Wesley Strader looks on as well.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Northern Opens points leader Wesley Strader looks on as well.
Rick Morris, Opens winner at the James River is a few competition days away from punching his Classic ticket.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Rick Morris, Opens winner at the James River is a few competition days away from punching his Classic ticket.
John Murray (right) and Ron Johnson sit up front for the meeting.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - John Murray (right) and Ron Johnson sit up front for the meeting.
Sam George (right) gives props to Hunter Shryock (left). George and Shryock are long standing anglers at the Opens level. Shryock leads the Southern Opens points race, but is fishing here for a possible Classic berth.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Sam George (right) gives props to Hunter Shryock (left). George and Shryock are long standing anglers at the Opens level. Shryock leads the Southern Opens points race, but is fishing here for a possible Classic berth.
Chad Pipkens keeps his spirits high as he is ready to get this event started.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Chad Pipkens keeps his spirits high as he is ready to get this event started.
Ott DeFoe listens in for every rule that Chris Bowes presents anglers. As of a March rule change, anglers will be able to catch and keep one smallmouth that is 18-inches long per day of this event.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Ott DeFoe listens in for every rule that Chris Bowes presents anglers. As of a March rule change, anglers will be able to catch and keep one smallmouth that is 18-inches long per day of this event.
Co-angler Chad Smith is looking to round out the Northern Opens with three Top 12 finishes.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Co-angler Chad Smith is looking to round out the Northern Opens with three Top 12 finishes.
Meanwhile Charlie Hartley would love another trip to the Classic with an Opens win.
Photo: Ronnie Moore - Meanwhile Charlie Hartley would love another trip to the Classic with an Opens win.