"It's always best to err on the side of safety. I mean this is just fishing. It's what we all do for a living, but I would like to be able to do it tomorrow as well."
While the predicted 2 to 4 inches of rain didn't occur during Sunday's storm, the postponement was well-warranted. In addition to tornado warnings and high winds, there was quite a light show. Ross Barnett Reservoir general manager John Sigman lives near the lake. "The lightning was incredible," Sigman said. "It would have been real dangerous to be out there."
Ish Monroe agreed, noting, "I'm glad we don't go out in dangerous conditions. There is no sanctuary on the water. Here at the camper, I've got sanctuary."
And the 12 finalists seemed to enjoy a day of rest.
"It's just a day off," Mark Menendez said. "I kind of look at these things as a chance to turnoff, take off my fishing hat and let my body rest. (Sunday) was actually a welcomed relief for me.