What to watch for

Here are key factors to watch for as Championship Sunday plays out.

Wind: Shifted from the south to the north/northeast. That will back up the current based on the flow direction of the river. As a result that could scatter the smallmouth.

Wind, part II: For the guys running to Wolfe Island (Brandon Palaniuk) it will make the long run back rough and time consuming. BP predicts it’ll take two hours for the ride back. That will cut into his fishing time.

Cloud cover: Today will be the first for mostly cloudy skies. That will affect the angler’s ability to sight fish. Some. The quality of the glasses worn by the anglers are capable of actually improving vision in low light conditions. Case in point are the shades worn by Gerald Swindle. He’s wearing a new pair designed in Italy. More on that later.