Fantasy Fishing open one more day
By: Jim Sexton
With the cancellation of Day 1 of the AFTCO Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River Fantasy Fishing players have one more day to fill out their brackets. The close time for Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing is now 6:00 a.m. ET Friday February 7th.
Fantasy Fishing 2020 is bigger and better with $90,000 in prizes. The top 20 Fantasy finishers in each tournament receive prizes this year.
B.A.S.S. officials made a decision to cancel the first day of competition on the St. Johns River today after the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a wind advisory making the fishery unsafe for boaters. The wind advisory is calling for winds 15-25 m.p.h. with gusts over 40.
“Safety for our anglers and Marshals is our primary concern,” said Trip Weldon, Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament Director. “We have been monitoring the weather closely, and had discussions with NWS last night and this morning to see if the weather situation would change.
“Beginning this morning and into the afternoon, the wind was just going to be too high to safely be on the water.”
Competition in the AFTCO Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River is expected to resume Friday morning when the field of 88 anglers launches at 7:15 a.m. from Palatka Riverfront Park.