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Upcoming FLW tournament on Grand Lake

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Here is a news release from the FLW about the final event of the Okie Division’s FLW Bass Fishing League.
The league is headed to Grand Lake September 18-19 for the final stop in the Okie Division for a two day super tournament. As many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively.
“This is just a tough time of year to fish Grand Lake,” said FLW Tour pro Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., who has five wins and eight top-10 finishes on Grand. “The fish are going to be in transition so guys will be catching them shallow, deep and anywhere in between. I would stay shallow; you might catch one or two big ones deep, but you won’t get five.
“The key is going to be covering a lot of water while trying to keep yourself around fish all day. I would use BOOYAH spinnerbaits or Yum baits.
Christie went on to say that the lake is in great shape, it’s stable and clear and if the weather holds anglers should be able to fish the entire lake. If it rains, which is predicted, conditions could change, water levels will rise, and anglers will be forced to stay in the lower end of the lake.
Takeoff and weigh-in will be at Grove City Ramp located at 1007 North 16th Street West in Grove. Takeoff is scheduled for 7 a.m. while weigh-in will begin at 3 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
The Grand Lake BFL tournament is being hosted by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for regional championships and those who make it to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the American Fishing Series or even the FLW Tour.

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Ed Godfrey

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