With most of our Bassmaster Elite Series schedule weighted on the springtime side of the calendar, we rarely see takeoff times as early as 5:30 a.m.
I'm more curious than anything else about how that will play into the time management of the anglers. Many practiced from sunup until 9 p.m. Chris Zaldain and Brock Mosley practiced for 13 hours, and they are only two examples.
What will be interesting to note, and I'll pose this question at weigh-in, is how that timeline affects the early and late bites. If an early bite is your game, then you will have plenty of time to give it a run. But what about all the guys whose best time during practice was later in the afternoon? As in 3 p.m. or so and beyond?
The weigh-in could provide the clues. The first flight is due back at 2 p.m.; the last flight checks in at 3 p.m. Let's see how it all pans out.