Usually-stingy Ross Barnett Reservoir boasting bigger bags than seen in previous tournaments here.
Last season Scott Barnett finished one place away from qualifying for the Elite Series. One spot higher, and he would have faced a dilemma.
Texan Brian Clark has qualified for the Elite Series via the Central Opens in 2015, 2009 and 2008.
Michah Frazier, 26, is ready to join the Bassmaster Elite Series, after several years of competing on the FLW Tour and working for his father.
Todd Auten fished the Elite Series during the 2009 season and yearns to get back.