Due to current weather and potentially dangerous water conditions the PAYCHECK/Premier opening tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 15 has been postponed. Much of the Upper Bay region is still covered with solid ice and even with a few days of warmer temperatures that ice will dislodge and become hazardous. Many of you have told me you won’t even be able to dig your boats out of storage by then.
We are canceling a week in advance so that no one feels the need to have to practice this weekend and put themselves in a precarious position.
I have had 13 teams respond voluntarily by email stating they would not fish this tournament out of concerns for their safety. One of these teams is a new PAYCHECK team who said they would not fish the first on one March 15 and would most likely not fish the rest of the tournaments.
We will reschedule this event later in the season.
The first PAYCHECK/Premier tournament will now be April 12.
Thanks for your support regarding this issue.