Strong winds predicted for Lake Erie Friday forced B.A.S.S. officials to cancel the second day of competition for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open out of Sandusky, Ohio.
In a statement Thursday night, Chris Bowes, B.A.S.S. tournament director, notified the field of competitors and said, “Due to a daybreak forecast of north winds of 15 to 25 mph and wave heights of 5 to 7 feet, Day 2 of the Northern Open is canceled. These conditions are unsafe for Lake Erie.”
The champion will be crowned Saturday after two days of competition rather than the usual three days.