This afternoon, at 1:00 Central, the B.A.S.S. officials will announce the site of the Elite Series "Mystery Lake" event June 28-July 1. After the announcement, the waters of the venue will immediately go off limits to Elite Series pros until the week of the tournament, when the official practice period begins. Therefore, unless an angler made a very good guess and gambled on that guess or just happened to spend some time fishing in the right place, there was no pre-practicing for this tournament.
BassFan recently speculated that the tournament would be held at one of two venues in Wisconsin, and they had gathered good evidence to back that prediction. We'll find out this afternoon. I had said erroneously in yesterday's blog that announcement would be yesterday. I was simply confused.
The Mystery Lake concept takes a page out of B.A.S.S. history, as the first six Bassmaster Classics were held at mystery destinations, with all the competitors boarding and airplane and not knowing where they were flying. In late June, the competitors will all be driving their rigs from the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where they will have fished the previous weekend.