Now that we are in Lake George, we've caught up to the fog. It's not especially thick. But thick enough to be wet and cold. I understand the anglers will soon take off. But it will take them a good 30 minutes to get here. By that time the sun will have done its work. The only good thing about the fog is we were able to get in front of the anglers. Now we expect to be sitting on the best stretch when they arrive. It's been promised and assumed if you are there you could witness a variety of fireworks.
As we arrive in the main body of Lake George the fog is much greater.
Official word is we are going at 8:20, a 50 minute delay. Anglers are getting ready and we're going to get the second Elite of the 2014 season underway. Anglers will leave their running lights in because of patchy fog conditions along the river.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Ron Moore
We just arrived in Welaka, Fla., a small town on the St. John's near Lake George.
Local favorite Terry Scroggins gives his take on what will be key on Day 1 on the St. Johns River:
GoPro master Shaye Baker has been busy rigging boats since predawn.