Out of an abundance of caution due to predicted severe weather, B.A.S.S. officials announced the Friday competition day will be shortened for the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Lake Fork.
The first flight check-in time is moving from 3 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. CT. Boats and anglers will check in groups of 25. Flight 4, the last flight, checks in at 2:20 p.m.
The National Weather Service forecast for the area predicts showers and thunderstorms, some of those likely to produce severe weather conditions, including frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and wind gusts to 20 mph.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center elevated the severe weather risk to Level 3 on a scale of 5. The greatest threat for severe weather is mid-to late afternoon.
The takeoff began on time, at 6:45 a.m. The Weigh-in is now scheduled to begin at 1:40 p.m. CT.