Fog delay game plans

The fog delay was cancelled with the Top 10 anglers departing Volunteer Landing in downtown Knoxville at 8:30 a.m. ET. The 90-minute delay will not change the regularly scheduled check-in time of 3 p.m.

What does that mean for the day ahead?

Our photographers posed that question to the anglers, as it's their task to find them and shoot pictures for the website. Here is what they found out.

Our photographers are staging in the midlake region of the lake, launching at Concord Park. The photographers expect most of the action to happen in that area. Jake Whitaker is going to Telilco Lake, where he'll have the entire lake all to himself.

Tournament leader Jeff Gustafson is returning to his area in the canal between Tellico and Loudoun. Yesterday, he told me when he catches a five bass limit, that he's done for the day. I doubt that will be the case today.

Overall, sunny skies are appearing as the fog dissipates. And the nighttime low was in the low 50s. So, what to watch for will be if the water temperature holds steady in the 50-degree range that seems to stimulate baitfish and bass activity. The good news is the predicted heavy rains and thunderstorms won't be here until after weigh-in.