Team Championship: Day 3 launch

The final three teams split up and head out on DeGray for solo fishing.

Bassmaster Team Trail manager Jon Stewart (second from left) confers with the six anglers who will fish Friday.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Bassmaster Team Trail manager Jon Stewart (second from left) confers with the six anglers who will fish Friday.
The field that fishes for the final berth into the 2015 Bassmaster Classic is (from left) John Stewart, next to Bassmaster’s Jon Stewart, Flannagan Fife, Joyce Davis, Scooter Griffth, Brad Massey and Brandon Gray.
Photo: Seigo Saito - The field that fishes for the final berth into the 2015 Bassmaster Classic is (from left) John Stewart, next to Bassmaster’s Jon Stewart, Flannagan Fife, Joyce Davis, Scooter Griffth, Brad Massey and Brandon Gray.
It was a cloudy, wet and chilly morning with intermittent rain.
Photo: Seigo Saito - It was a cloudy, wet and chilly morning with intermittent rain.
B.A.S.S. official Hank Weldon gives observers who will ride with the anglers a rundown of their responsibilities.
Photo: Seigo Saito - B.A.S.S. official Hank Weldon gives observers who will ride with the anglers a rundown of their responsibilities.
Bassmaster.com reporter Steve Wright interviews John Stewart and Scooter Griffith.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Bassmaster.com reporter Steve Wright interviews John Stewart and Scooter Griffith.
Royce Davis and Flannagan Fife won the inaugural Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Thursday.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Royce Davis and Flannagan Fife won the inaugural Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship on Thursday.
Bassmaster.com’s Mike Suchan videoed each angler, asking them what winning a berth to the Bassmaster Classic would mean to them. Todd Massey said it’s certainly every angler’s dream, and even after one of these men go, it will most certainly be back to work the next week.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Bassmaster.com’s Mike Suchan videoed each angler, asking them what winning a berth to the Bassmaster Classic would mean to them. Todd Massey said it’s certainly every angler’s dream, and even after one of these men go, it will most certainly be back to work the next week.
Brandon Gray digs into a storage compartment preparing for the day.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Brandon Gray digs into a storage compartment preparing for the day.
John Stewart of Arizona works on the electronics on the Skeeter boat provided by B.A.S.S. for the final two days of fishing.
Photo: Seigo Saito - John Stewart of Arizona works on the electronics on the Skeeter boat provided by B.A.S.S. for the final two days of fishing.
Royce Davis fires up the front unit.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Royce Davis fires up the front unit.
Scooter Griffith is set and ready to go.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Scooter Griffith is set and ready to go.
Only minutes before launch, Flannagan Fife pulls his rods out of the locker.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Only minutes before launch, Flannagan Fife pulls his rods out of the locker.
Teammates the day before, Stewart and Griffith will soon head out as competitors.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Teammates the day before, Stewart and Griffith will soon head out as competitors.
One of the DeGray Lake State Park rangers holds the flag for the playing of the national anthem.
Photo: Seigo Saito - One of the DeGray Lake State Park rangers holds the flag for the playing of the national anthem.
Brandon Gray and Todd Massey stand at attention.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Brandon Gray and Todd Massey stand at attention.
Hank Weldon confers with Royce Davis as the anglers prepare to exit the dock.
Photo: Seigo Saito - Hank Weldon confers with Royce Davis as the anglers prepare to exit the dock.
The first boats head out on DeGray Lake on the gray, dreary day.
Photo: Seigo Saito - The first boats head out on DeGray Lake on the gray, dreary day.
As the first boat gets on plane, the final boats idle out.
Photo: Seigo Saito - As the first boat gets on plane, the final boats idle out.