A quick run-through of the Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow, Okla., about 15 minutes from the tournament venue and Expo, and lo and behold, there’s Ott DeFoe pulling some last-minute lures from the aisle.
“I’m just getting a few things I forgot at home,” DeFoe said before checking out with about $100 of tackle.
A known river fisherman, DeFoe was asked if he headed north to check out the more riverine sections of Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.
“I went up there and checked it out, but it’s not the deal right now,” he said, then estimated that probably 75 percent of the field will fish south of the takeoff point in Grove. “The ones that go north won’t go far.”
Overall, DeFoe reported he had a good overall practice period over the weekend.
“I can get bit,” he said, “ … catching the big ones is the thing here.”