2013 Bassmaster Classic Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - Tulsa, OK, Feb 22 - 24, 2013

Catch 20 a day and hoist the trophy on Sunday, Part 2

8:51 am CST, Feb 20, 2013 | By Ken Duke

With all the talk about what it's going to take to win the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, a lot of the buzz seems to hover around the 20-pounds-a-day mark. It might take more, I think it will take less, but that seems to be the number this year. It's important because it's interesting. It's interesting because it fuels conversation. It's interesting because it will disappear as a topic of conversation after the Day 1 weigh-in if no one -- or just a few anglers -- have 20 pounds. I can tell you this, though: In five previous B.A.S.S. events on Grand, no one has maintained a four-pound average with his catch, and that's what it takes to catch 20 pounds a day. The closest was Mike McClelland in 2006. He was just barely under that mark. Catches could also be bigger in February than they were that early June. It's hard to say, but most of the anglers I've talked with would take 20 pounds a day and expect to get the trophy and $500K check.

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