EDENTON, N.C. To call the Chowan River in coastal North Carolina “sprawling” would be an understatement. With virtually limitless stands of cypress and miscellaneous cover running throughout the competition waters for U.S. Air Force Stage Five Presented by WIX Filters, the 78-angler field has an interesting puzzle to solve: Where to fish?

Mercury pro Ryan Salzman plans to rely on his fishing instincts this week as he breaks down the sprawling Chowan: “Just keeping it moving, I think, is a key this week,” Salzman says.

Day 1 of Bass Pro Tour Stage Five kicks off Tuesday, June 4, and continues through the Championship Round on Sunday, June 9. Follow the action all week long at MajorLeagueFishing.com, and watch it all live June 6-9 on the MLFNOW! livestream, My Outdoor TV and Rumble.