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Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:40

2013 BassMaster Classic in Tulsa, Ok.

Well here comes the start of the fishing season and the Bass Master Classic to be held on Grand Lake in Oklahoma.  The fun and free event that will be held this weekend at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Ok. will host the weigh-ins from the tournament and also will also have vendors showcasing the latest fishing products and services.  Here are the details for the event. 

B.A.S.S., and the Tulsa Sports Commission have announced its selection of Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and the Tulsa metro region as the site and host of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 22-24, 2013. It is the 43rd edition of sport fishing's greatest championship and the first to be hosted by the state of Oklahoma.

Grand Lake marks the farthest west site for the Classic since the 1979 championship on Lake Texoma. It is the sixth time that B.A.S.S. has held a professional event on Grand Lake, which was the venue for three Invitational tournaments in the 1990s and Elite Series events in 2006 and 2007.

The BOK Center will hold daily weigh-ins and the Tulsa Convention Center will hold the Classic Outdoors Expo. Competition boats will launch from Grand Lake O' the Cherokees' Wolf Creek boat launch in Grove, Okla.

The Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo is the industry's largest vendor showcase. Head over to the Tulsa Convention Center Feb. 22-24 and check out all the goods: things to buy, anglers to see, seminars to hear and much more.

Vendors like Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Yamaha, Dick's Sporting Goods, Academy Sports and Outdoors, Shimano, Triton and so much more.

More than 150,000 square feet of boats, gadgets and the latest fishing gear.

Friday, Feb.22 // Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23 // 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24 // 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Weigh-ins will be held at the BOK Center arena each day of competition, Feb. 22-24. Attend in person to see your favorite anglers' biggest catch. Doors open at 3 p.m. for this non-ticketed, open-seating event.

The second-largest competitor set to ever fish a Bassmaster Classic.

53 anglers will ride in on their boats and step on stage to show the thousands in attendance their biggest catch, hoping to weigh-in ahead of everyone else and be named the 2013 Champion.

Feb. 22, 23 and 24
Doors open daily at 3 p.m.

Don't miss the Bass Bash Festival on Third Street between Frisco and Denver connecting the Tulsa Convention Center and the BOK Center. Live music, beverages, food trucks and more all under a heated tent. All ages are invited and there is no cost to hang out.