I think u will draw alot of locals my only thing would be the 90 mile drive pulling a boat at probably by that time $5 a gallon just 2 fish a 6 hour tourney!!! Most likely I will be there already bought the lic and been wanting to get back to Aldred!!!
I like the 6 PM - 12 AM. It gives us plenty of time to get to our spots before prime-time fishin. And nothin wrong with a weigh-in at night- sure, its not 'ideal' but I'd rather be fishing at sundown, then start in the morning just so I get a daylight weigh in. Just my 2 cents.
I like night for sure,day light way too many jack=ass pleasure boating peckers who dont give a hang about your lines or knocking the anchor loose, I fished Cliffs tourney couple of years back it was 5- mid first three hours sucked bad till all the dill-weeds got off the river said I would never fish one that early again. If you want a short one 7-1 maybe but I like all night.Just hate pleasure boaters!!!!!