After a rain delay, day one of the Whataburger Bassmaster Elite at Neely Henry Lake has begun.
Kenora's Jeff "Gussy" Gustafson, along with 97 other anglers, will spend the next two days fishing Neely Henry Lake with hopes of moving on to Sunday's semifinal.
The top 48 anglers will move on to Sunday's semifinal, with the top 10 competing for the championship on Monday.
Daily takeoffs will be held at 5:40 a.m. CDT, with weigh-ins beginning at 2 p.m. each day.
The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for the series through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens or the B.A.S.S. Nation, and anglers who are already on the Elite Series must re-qualify each year by maintaining enough points throughout the season. The pro anglers compete all season for the opportunity to win points toward the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year award and to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic in Lake Ray Roberts in Fort Worth Texas on June 11, 2021.