A blanket of fog over Lake Dardanelle has delayed the start of day 2 of the Bassmaster Elite Series. Overnight temperatures in Russellville, Ark., dropped into the low 40s for the second straight night. Those cold temperatures combined with the warmer water have resulted in a thick fog that has limited visibility.
Per Elite Series rules (Rule C5.iv), "Tournament officials have the right to delay, shorten or cancel the start of an official tournament day because of bad weather or other factors that would endanger the safety of the competitors. Tournament waters may also be restricted at any time because of bad weather. Weather delays on full field days resulting in half of the tournament day being lost (first flight takeoff and check-in) may result in cancellation. Full fields may be carried over to cut days."