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

Bassmaster Classic has exciting past, future at Grand Lake

Kelly Bostian at Tulsa World looks forward to the big event

From Kelly Bostian, Tulsa World:

Four names came to mind the moment I learned the Bassmaster Classic is coming to Tulsa and Grand Lake in 2013 - Edwin Evers, Tommy Biffle, Joe Krieger and Hy Peskin. 

There is a melding of past and present here, an excuse to ponder a colorful history and to look forward with excitement. The 2013 event will indeed be the first Bassmaster Classic in Oklahoma, but this won't be the first time for a world champion angler to be crowned here. 

A couple years ago, I profiled an elderly angler from Bartlesville by the name of Fred Storer, and he was the first to tell me about well-known sports promoter and photographer Hy Peskin, who developed the idea of world series championship fishing in North America. 

Read the rest of this article from Tulsa World here.

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