Grand Lake holding bass extravaganza

by Ed Godfrey Published: March 23, 2014
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“If you catch one now, it won’t count,” Jones said. “You’ve got to put it back.”

Anyone catching a tagged fish of $10,000 or more must pass a polygraph. Jones said the Grand Lake Association has bought an insurance policy “to cover any of the big money fish.”

The $20 entry fee also is good for tagged tournaments planned in July and September on Grand Lake, although those events will not have a bass as rich as $250,000 bass, Jones said.

Several big bass tournaments are scheduled on Grand Lake during the time period of the Grand Lake Extravaganza, including an FLW event, the B.A.S.S. Federation National Championship and the National Bass Anglers Association National Championship.

Anglers in those tournaments or any other bass tournament on Grand Lake are eligible to participate in the Grand Lake Extravaganza as long as they have paid the entry fee, Jones said.

The Grand Lake Extravaganza is being promoted as the world’s largest bass tagged event.

Jones hopes it becomes an annual event on Grand Lake.


by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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