BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Springtime is in full effect in northern Alabama, and it’s obvious all around Lay Lake, site of Bass Pro Shops REDCREST Powered by OPTIMA Lithium. Trees and plants are budding, weather is sunny one day, rainy the next, water current is fluctuating and fish are on the move. Mercury Pro Team anglers Edwin Evers and Mark Daniels, Jr. assessed what they were focused on as practice wrapped up, both admitting that adjusting day by day will be critical to success.

REDCREST competition kicks off Thursday, with all the action available on the MLFNOW! livestream at 7:20 a.m. March 14-17.