We have arrived. The crew providing coverage of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic has converged on Tulsa, and are beginning our full-press coverage. The Little Rock contingent hit the road early Tuesday to arrive for today’s registration and the angler meetings. Steve Bowman, Steve Wright and James Overstreet were on my tail, and since I had some extra time, I decided to check out the Bass Pro Shop in Broken Arrow, Okla., to see what they might have going on for the Classic.
Don Barone finds another Classic along Route 66.
I’ll tell you what, this is going to be a Classic! I spent three days on the water and at this point the only thing I can say is that the fish are big and scattered.
On this episode of The Livewell, Tommy Sanders and Mark Zona check in with four-time Classic champ Kevin VanDam as he prepares for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic to be held Feb. 22-24 on Oklahoma's Grand Lake.
It's a huge lake, and I've only covered about half of it. I need another day.
I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of fish caught during this event.
It's a risk, but choosing the lesser-picked anglers could pay off big.
The trip out here was uneventful. We arrived on Wednesday evening, set the camper up and settled down. I spent Thursday getting ready for practice and then it was off to the races.
Here is an aerial view of the new launch facility at Wolf Creek Park in Grove, Okla., the site of the Classic launch this week. According to Tulsa World, Grove spent $2 million on building the facility in only the last few months, and it has $4 million worth of upgrades planned over the next few years. Read more here.
The trucks at the B.A.S.S. TV production company, JM Associates, are leaving Little Rock, Ark., this morning, Tulsa-bound.