With today’s 90-minute fog delay, some drama has been added to this final day. Jeff Gustafson has built his 7-pound, 14-ounce lead over second-place Steve Kennedy by catching most of his fish early. The warming conditions yesterday sparked the largemouth bite for a couple of the 10 finalists today, particularly Kennedy. He caught the big bag of the tournament of 20 pounds, 14 ounces, yesterday. It stayed warm overnight and the temperature is forecast to rise into the 70s today.
So, yes, we’ve got some drama. The leader may have been handicapped by the fog delay, and the other contenders may have been helped by the warming weather.