Armchair anglers

Bass fishermen who don't compete in multi-day tournaments like the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens often second-guess the players who put up their money and step into the fray. The armchair anglers fail to realize how challenging it is to adapt to conditions that may change dramatically from one day to the next.

 

That is surely the case at the Fort Gibson Central Open. Thursday was hot and calm with rising water. Overnight showers ushered in much cooler temperatures, an overcast sky and a blustery wind. The water level rose slightly, but that may change before the day is over.

 

Those who adjust to the changing conditions will fare well today. Those who don¹t will be singing the blues. Today's weigh-in is likely to be a topsy-turvy affair.