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Update

The Upper Mon Locks will remain closed for the BASS Nation of West Virginia North Qualifier Saturday, Oct. 5.

Tim Mitchem, the president of BASS Nation, said if anything changes with the government shut down and the Corps can get locks open, they will.

The locks have only been opened around six times this entire year.

Having them closed will cause congestion for the bass fishers but they are still holding the tournament starting at Prickett's Fort.


Original story

The Upper Mon River Association said the government shutdown will likely keep the Army Corps of Engineers from running the locks for this weekend's BASS Federation Nation of West Virginia tournament.

It said the tournament will go on as scheduled but only one pool will be available to competitors.

Regular operations of the locks and dams will go on as scheduled through the week.