Expect an early flurry

The two hours, after today's 7 a.m. takeoff will provide the best fishing conditions, by far, today on Lake Tenkiller.

"I think you'll see BASSTrakk light up the first couple of hours in the morning," said Shane Lineberger. "Then it's going to really, really slow down, and guys are going to have to grind it out."

Tenkiller has plenty of bass in it. It's just a tough time of year to catch them, especially in daylight hours. And the 16-inch minimum length limit on both largemouth and smallmouth bass makes it particularly difficult.

"I think the first hour or two is really going to be the key," said Keith Combs. "After about 10 o'clock, it just feels like I'm not going to catch anything."