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

Weather or not

11:47 am CST, Feb 20, 2013 | By Ken Duke

Classic records come and go -- biggest bass, heaviest daily catch, etc. -- and Grand seemed poised to make a run at a few of them in 2013. Though heaviest bass (Preston Clark's 11-10 from 2006) was out of reach and heaviest total weight in the five-bass- limit era (KVD's 69-11 in 2011) seems unlikely, I thought Grand had a shot at heaviest average bag. The current record is 12.43 pounds per angler day set in 2009 on the Red River. Now I'm not so sure that Grand can make a run at it. The bass are probably here in the quality and numbers to do it, but if it keeps getting colder and the weather continues to deterioriate, I doubt that record's in jeopardy.

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