Just hours after canceling the first day of competition due to unsafe conditions, FLW announced Thursday it has postponed the James River Northern Rayovac Series until September.
The event, originally scheduled to start today and conclude Saturday, will now be held Sept. 11-13 at the James River. Additional information about the takeoff and weigh-in locations will be released at a later date.
“We did not feel like it was fair or safe to send our anglers out in this event,” said Rayovac FLW Series tournament director Ron Lappin. “They’re expecting the river to crest today nearly 4 feet above flood level, and with the extreme current and the tide pushing against each other it was creating unsafe conditions. From all reports, the predictions were that the river was not going to be getting any better over the next 2 days so with the safety of our anglers in mind we had to make the decision to reschedule the event.”