These on-the-water shots were submitted by the anglers as they hit Douglas Lake in preparation for the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #1 presented by Allstate. This first image comes from Opens angler Jacob Wheeler.
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Jamey Caldwell does a little Humminbird waypoint management prior to hitting the water for his first day of practice for Northern Open #1 on Douglas Lake.
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"Fishing is a challenge on Douglas, but I'm finding some decent ones here and there," says Miles Burghoff.
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Matt Madlener shows off a Douglas Lake practice bass.
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Chris Zaldain finds an odd one on Douglas Lake... "A 4-pounder with weird black spots," says Zaldain.
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"This 5-pounder just ate a big gizzard shad," according to Zaldain.
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"Lightning strikes Douglas Lake as I waited out a storm while practicing for the Open. Captured on my GoPro." - Chris Flint
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Russ Chargualaf shows off some practice bass.
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Jeff Emerson practicing on Douglas Lake.
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Ben Nielsen with a solid keeper.
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Brook Pauley practices on Douglas Lake.
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Charlie Evans is having a good practice.
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Brandon Card has a new fan in Carson Orellana, who sent in this picture and said, "Brandon Card is the best fisherman I have ever fished with. Brandon is my hero."
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"Whether it's morning, afternoon or evening, one thing is for sure — I've been doing a LOT of graphing!" - Miles Burghoff.
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Enosey Thao with a 5-pounder during practice.
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Art Ferguson got "Art-istic" with this photo of his practice bass.
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William Beal shows off what he's catching 'em on at Douglas Lake.
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"Just caught a big smallmouth here on Douglas Lake. It went right on 20 inches so it was only just big enough to take to weigh-in! They have to be giants!" - Carl Jocumsen
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John Dubois sent in the following series of practice images from Douglas Lake.
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Mandel Pettus out of Sound Beach, New York, shows off a couple of his practice bass.
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Richard Dunham with a Douglas bass.
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We asked our Opens anglers for pictures of their practice, and Joe Hamilton obliged. Watch him catch the wrong species, a couple of good keepers, and finally find himself fishing near Mike Iaconelli.
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Dirk Daniel shows off a nice catch.
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Chris Cline is playing mind games with this Douglas bass.
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"They just keep biting; this one on a D-bomb by Missile Baits."- Joe Hamilton
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Shin Fukae scouts Douglas.
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Dakota Brown with a nice one.
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Mark Costa is checking out this bass.
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Gary Clouse is catching them on Douglas Lake.
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John Stoughtenger with a 4-pound practice bass.
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Kurt Dove caught a few at Douglas, but he said he needs to find a few more.
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Joseph Sterner with a nice practice bass.
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JP Kimbrough and Brandon Palaniuk are well-stocked out on the water.
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Josh Kiser practicing.
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John Dubois nabs another practice fish.
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"I know I need more big 'uns so let's hope to catch them during the tournament." - Shin Fukae