Toledo Bend Battle Day One Launch

Elite Series anglers got an early start on Day One of the Toledo Bend Battle.

<p> 	Elite anglers take off at Toledo Bend Reservoir on Day One of the Toledo Bend Battle.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Elite anglers take off at Toledo Bend Reservoir on Day One of the Toledo Bend Battle.
<p> 	Elite anglers launch their bass boats on Day One.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Elite anglers launch their bass boats on Day One.
<p> 	Current Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year points leader Randy Howell backs his boat into the water.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Current Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year points leader Randy Howell backs his boat into the water.
<p> 	Calm weather conditions and scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast for Day One.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Calm weather conditions and scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast for Day One.
<p> 	Spectators line the dock and watch the morning action.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Spectators line the dock and watch the morning action.
<p> 	Alton Jones adjusts his Lowrance electronics.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Alton Jones adjusts his Lowrance electronics.
<p> 	Britt Myers pauses for the playing of the national anthem.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Britt Myers pauses for the playing of the national anthem.
<p> 	Skeet Reese idles past the boat check.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Skeet Reese idles past the boat check.
<p> 	Local favorite Todd Faircloth motors by the dock as he prepares to start the day.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Local favorite Todd Faircloth motors by the dock as he prepares to start the day.
<p> 	Boats get in line as boat numbers are called for take-off.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Boats get in line as boat numbers are called for take-off.
<p> 	Pros line the shore in anticipation of Day One of the 2012 Elite Series Toledo Bend Battle.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Pros line the shore in anticipation of Day One of the 2012 Elite Series Toledo Bend Battle.
<p> 	Anglers cover the cove and wait for their Marshals.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Anglers cover the cove and wait for their Marshals.
<p> 	Elite Series rookie Fletcher Shryock pulls out his rods and gets ready for Day One.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Elite Series rookie Fletcher Shryock pulls out his rods and gets ready for Day One.
<p> 	Boats idle by the marina that overlooks the open water of Toledo Bend.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Boats idle by the marina that overlooks the open water of Toledo Bend.
<p> 	Fred Roumbanis does a Bassmaster.com interview first thing in the morning.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Fred Roumbanis does a Bassmaster.com interview first thing in the morning.
<p> 	The boat check dock is crowded as take-off is underway.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - The boat check dock is crowded as take-off is underway.
<p> 	Keith Poche motors by as many other pros await for their turn.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Keith Poche motors by as many other pros await for their turn.
<p> 	Aaron Martens and his Marshal idle out toward the main lake.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Aaron Martens and his Marshal idle out toward the main lake.
<p> 	Kevin VanDam is ready as always for the start of the fifth event of the 2012 Elite Series season.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Kevin VanDam is ready as always for the start of the fifth event of the 2012 Elite Series season.
<p> 	Dean Rojas looks to repeat his winning performance on Toledo Bend in 2011.</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - Dean Rojas looks to repeat his winning performance on Toledo Bend in 2011.