Oklahoma Division at Grand Lake This Weekend
Oklahoma anglers of the ABA Weekend Bass Series will make their third stop of the year at Grand Lake on May 31, 2014. The event launch and weigh in will take place at Wolf Creek in Grove, OK. Registration for the event will, also, take place at Wolf Creek on Friday, May 30th from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. More information on the event is available by contacting Tournament Manager Porter Trimble at (318) 201-3474 or by going to this link.
Trenton L. Whitehouse of Bristow, OK won last year's Grand Lake event on April 20, 2013. He brought in five bass weighing 22.13 for the win. Whitehouse said, "I looked for big female pre-spawning bass feeding upon crawdads and I flipped a 1/2-ounce jig around 45-degree rocky banks in 8 to 10 feet of water down the lake. I put a Berkley Chigger Craw in green pumpkin on the back of it. I flipped it up into about five feet of water and worked the bait out to about 12 feet, hopping it along the bottom. I used 15-pound Seaguar line, which made a difference because the fish were biting so subtly. I caught 20 fish in all and culled twice."
Steven G. Roberts of Broken Arrow, OK won the co-angler division of last year’s event with a limit weighing 14.98 pounds and a 6.21 pound kicker that took Big Bass honors. "The bass were pre-spawn staging fish," Roberts said. "I was working a 5/16-ounce watermelon seed jig through 6 to 10 feet of water. I used a Net Bait trailer on it. I had three good bites and caught five fish including one short fish."
Entry fees for ABA Weekend Bass Series one-day events are $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers. Weekend Bass Series events are open to all ABA members. Memberships may be purchased onsite at tournament registration, by calling ABA at (256) 232-0406, or by going to www.americanbassanglers.com. ABA membership dues are $25 per year and include a new member gift packet along with a subscription to American Bass Anglers magazine.
Anglers that finish the season in the top 40 points rankings will have the opportunity to advance to the WBS Regional Championship to compete for two new Triton Boats on the Red River in Alexandria, LA on October 10 & 11, 2014. Anglers can advance from the WBS Regional Championship to the Ray Scott Championship on Lake Wheeler in Decatur, AL November 12 – 15, 2014 to compete for a $100,000 first place boater prize and a $50,000 first place co-angler prize.
Anglers can also cash in on contingency programs such as Triton Gold, Atlas Awards, Royal Purple Awards, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
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