Bass Pro Tour of Major League Fishing prepared for severe weather this weekend
Severe weather could cause a delay for competitive fisherman this weekend.
The Chickamauga Lake is the site of the 4th Annual Bass Pro Tour of Major League Fishing.
Steve Core with Major League Fishing has been all over the country managing the bass tour.
From Raleigh, North Carolina, all the way down to Conroe, Texas.
But there's something about Dayton and Chickamauga Lake that stands out to him and the best fishermen in the country.
"Of course, Chickamauga is famous anyway. Everyone wants to go to Chickamauga. And this time of year, it's an unbelievable fishing. They're catching them,” Core said.
Not only is the tour fun for fishermen and families in the Tennessee Valley, but the six-day event also brings in quite the revenue as well.
"The hotels, the restaurants, the fuel. Everything. Walmart. Everything for everybody," Core said. "It really brings a lot. It's like the circus in town. Here we are! Weeks later, we're gone."
Organizers are aware of the severe weather heading into the area.
Core says they will only cancel the championship on Sunday if it is considered too dangerous to be out on the water.
But he believes the people of Dayton would have no problem with them extending their stay.
"We really don't want to do that because of reservations and stuff like that, but I'm sure Dayton would be all over it. Helping us making another day if we need it,” Core said.
Fans are invited to the Major League Fishing Post Game Show after the championship on Sunday at Point Park at 5:00 pm.