A mix of freezing rain followed by 3 inches of snow overnight in the Jasper, Texas area has prompted FLW to cancel day 2 of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir Texas Rayovac Series.
The Jasper area is under a winter storm warning until 3 p.m. CST Friday with an additional 2 to 3 inches of snow possible.
If conditions improve Saturday, the full field will fish and the event will be shortened to 2 days.
“Obviously, the safety of our anglers is always our first priority,” Rayovac FLW Series Tournament Director Ron Lappin said in a release announcing the cancellation. “It rained for three hours last night, and then the temperatures dropped into the lower 30s. Then, we got hit with a winter storm and it dumped 4˝ inches of snow on us. The roads were incredibly icy. We could hardly drive to the ramp this morning at 4 a.m. to make a decision. I couldn’t imagine trying to pull a boat. It was just too dangerous.
“We’ll continue to monitor the weather throughout the day to ensure that conditions are safe to continue fishing Saturday.”
Ray Hanselman is the current leader after catching 21-05 on Thursday.