If needed, a sudden death fish-off

In a tournament this close in its final hours, it bears mentioning how a tie will be broken at today's weigh-in. After riding to Metro Park just now with tournament director Trip Weldon and tournament manager Lisa Talmadge, I got the straight dope.

In the event of a tie for first place, there will be a sudden death fish-off. The competitors will be allowed to go to the spot of their choice on tournament waters. A tournament official will be in each boat, plus a "Bassmaster LIVE" camera operator. An exact start time will be coordinated via cell phone. Then the first angler to catch a legal bass - in this case, minimum 14 inches long - will be the winner.

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