A few months ago, an angler pulled a record catch from the Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, just a week after the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, the Super Bowl of competitive bass fishing. The lake was just featured in USA Today as one of ten great places to go bass fishing, and quoted Bassmaster editor James Hall as saying, “It’s in a very healthy moment of its life cycle, so the bass fishing is really, really good right now.”
Now, local organizers are looking to keep the momentum going. April 2014 will see multiple tournaments hosted at the lake, part of what’s being billed as the “Grand Lake Association Extravaganza.” On the first weekend of the month, FLW Outdoors will host their EverStart professional bass tournament. The following weekend sees the commencement of the Bass Federation national championship. And on the fourth weekend of the month, sportsmen will converge upon the region for the National Bass Anglers Association National Championship.
Locals point to the new Wolf Creek Park and Boating Facility in Grove, OK, as one of the reasons (in addition to the pristine condition of the lake) that the region has attracted so many tournaments. For more detailed information about local resources and events, visit the official site of the Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees.
Photo (top): The Bass Federation