Conditions changing at Ross Barnett

The biggest challenge with any multi-day tournament is adapting to conditions as they change from hour to hour and day to day. It's what separates the top-tier anglers from the wannabes.


The volatile conditions during the Ross Barnett Central Open have kept the anglers on their toes.


After tournament leader Gene Bishop weighed 26-1 to nab the lead yesterday, he expressed concern about the wind direction.


"If the wind shifts tomorrow, I'm screwed," he said.


Yesterday Ross Barnett was pounded by an easterly wind that produced 20 mph gusts. Today the wind has shifted to the southwest. The barometer will also be rising throughout the day.


It appears that Bishop and the other anglers that made the final cut will have to make some serious adjustments today.