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. Instead of holding the Saturday weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops as planned, anglers will bring their catches to the scales at 3 p.m. ET at Shelby Street Boat Launch at 101 Shelby St., Sandusky, OH, 44870. Take off will be held at 7 a.m. ET at the same location.

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