Half the field had a lot bites as soon as the boats launched until 9:30 and the bite died and it picked back up again at 11:30. Elk river and some guys down in the lower end of the lake and the basstrack unofficial leaders started picking the bite back up untill the end of the day. Iaconelli was on it early this morning, all in one cove or pocket, and VanDam was going strong.
Jerkbaits slow? Shallow and brush piles instead and some jerkbaits out there
This lake is known for the worse the weather is the better the fish bite. It could not be colder post-front, it’s 20 degrees and the water is about 40 degrees. Each day the weather is supposed to warm up 10 more degrees. The warmest day of practice had the least amount of bites, so it could hurt the bites, the way a cold front would hurt the bites in a southern tournament.
Chis Lane won last year and it as a life-changing event, no one expected him to win
Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees the playing field. Hungry are the pros. Every tournament in Oklahoma Jason Christie has done phenomenal he’s fished a lot of days on Grand, and he will be one to watch along with Edwin Evers.
“I need to start off quick and catch something early to get some confidence and make it a fun day,” said Christie. He caught a big one ten minutes after boat launch.
Ray Scott gave birth to the Bassmaster
Bob Cobb Tulsa Tribune, first official writer for Bassmaster and got the Bassmaster Magazine off the ground being the first professional editor. Enthusiasm was poor in Oklahoma for the first tournament, short on fans and shirt on anglers, Bob passed the message on in his column and Don Butler, first lifetime member, was the first one to answer. Don formed the Tulsa Bass Club and was the President of the Federation Nation. By 1968 he started the Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society and donated $10,000 to start a mail order campaign and the rest is history.
Ray Scott patented the first boat aerating system and began the catch-and-release system of fishing with the, “Don’t Kill Your Catch Campaign.”
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