The 2013 Bassmaster Classic promises to be one of the most thrilling events in fishing this year, especially with inclement weather expected to strike the site of the event.
It’s been snowing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is just icing on the cake for an area hit by a cold spell, showered with rain and sleet and experiencing serious thunder and lightning.
Of course, this weather won’t slow down any of the competitors looking to win this prestigious angling showcase, and the fisherman who performs the best in the face of these obstacles will be crowned the champion.
Let’s take a look at where you can catch the event live, where to watch it on television, who is competing for the title of Bassmaster Classic champion and much more.
Where: Grand Lake, Tulsa, Okla.
When: Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24
Watch: ESPN2 Tape Delay (Saturday, March 2–Sunday, March 3, full TV schedule here)
Prize Money: $500,000
Competitors and Leaderboard: Click here
The 2012 version of this tournament was absolutely thrilling to watch, especially as superstar Chris Lane hauled in a 51.6-pound monster bass to win it all.
Lane will try to become the first back-to-back champion since Kevin VanDam pulled it off in 2010 and 2011.
It’s certainly not going to be easy, especially with climate conditions much different than what Lane and the other competitors faced down in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana last year.
Expect a non-stop thrill ride of awesome angling in some of the toughest conditions imaginable, with the fisherman with the most grit and skill persevering in the end.