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U.S. OPEN 2011 Festivities Get Started With Sponsors Party
The New Sponsors Appreciation Kick-Off party is just now getting started and chances are great that the U.S. Open fishermen are enjoying an hour or two of mixing with their fellow competitors before getting into full blown U.S. OPEN tournament mode starting tomorrow.  It's a full day on Sunday even though fishing isn't a part of it. There is final registration in the morning, the huge swagfest at the U.S. OPEN Sponsors Showcase and ending early in the evening with the rules and draw pairings for the first two day of the 3 day U.S. OPEN. Obviously the anglers are also focused with getting their gear and strategy in place, and also trying trying to relax indoors, out of the heat,  and soak up enough fluids to get them through the following three days on Lake Mead.

Last year during the U.S. OPEN the water level was down to historically low levels due to a the drought in the western Untied States. In this picture of the very scenic "Narrows" which is the canyon the divides where everyone starts at Callville Bay each day in Boulder Basin from the Virgin Basin you can see the line showing the  higher water lines.

There has been a lot of talk about the water level at Lake Mead being up some 30 feet versus last year. The picture below was taken during last years US OPEN and it is just a typical cove near Callville Bay. If you move the water line up 30 feet up the bank you can see that their is now some bushes and small trees in the water, whereas in this photo there is very little if any. This is very common over much of the lake.


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