As 53 Classic anglers filed onto the Tulsa Fairgrounds for Media Day, the buzz was not about lures or boats. Instead, they all played amateur meteorologist.
Brent Chapman, the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, ascended the ballroom stage at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino confidently but quietly, without added flair.
As the last competitors put their boats on the trailers, the talk is of course about the weather.
Mark this day because it's the rarest of events for pro anglers.
The snow is still heavy but it's getting wetter and therefore less comfortable.
We're watching Jeremy Starks and it's cold, but the worst is yet to come.