Bass Pro adds to fishing weekend
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2/20/13 at 3:52 AM
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BROKEN ARROW - Bass Pro Shops's Spring Fishing Classic falls just in time for the Bassmaster Classic - perfect for the angler who wants to get as much in as possible while in town this weekend.
The free 17-day event starts Friday and runs until March 10 at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow, 101 Bass Pro Drive.
The fishing event offers a time to pick up some techniques and strategies used by some of the best fishermen in the world. This year, there are two weekends of seminars and tank demonstrations to choose from.
Seminars at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow include:
6:30 p.m., Tips for fishing Grand Lake
7:30 p.m., Techniques for fishing largemouth bass
1:30 p.m., Spring fishing tips given by professional angler Gerald Brown
2:30 p.m., Techniques for fishing largemouth bass
3:30 p.m., Baits for success, such as the Alabama rig and the Biffle bug
4:30 p.m., Best tackle & equipment for sucessful Grand Lake fishing
5:30 p.m., Tips & trends for soft bait fishing
1:30 p.m., Tips for fishing Grand Lake
2:30 p.m., Baits for success, such as the Alabama rig and the Biffle bug
3:30 p.m., Best tackle & equipment for successful Grand Lake fishing
4:30 p.m., Tips & trends for soft bait fishing
During the second weekend of the U.S. Spring Fishing Classic running March 1-March 3, some Bass Pro Shops will offer Bassmaster University national Fishing Pros seminars.
Here's what's happening at the Broken Arrow location:
1 p.m., Randy Howell, 11-Time Bassmaster Classic qualifier: Using plastics to make finicky fish bite
2 p.m., Brent Chapman, 2012 Bassmaster Angler of The Year and 12-Time Bassmaster Classic qualifier.
Check the Broken Arrow location's schedule by visiting tulsaworld.com/bassprobrokenarrow
Other special events include:
Reel Trade-In: Attendees with any old reels can be bring them in during between Feb. 22 and 27 for a coupon worth from $5 to $100 off the purchase price of a new reel. The donated reels will be given to local not-for-profit groups whose mission is to teach children about fishing and the outdoors.
Rod Trade-In: Between March 1 and 5, bring in any old rods you aren't using and trade for a coupon worth $5 to $100 off the purchase price of a new one. Donated rods will be given to local not-for-profit groups to teach children about fishing.
Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend: From noon to 4 p.m. March 9-10, kids can get into the spirit of the outdoors with plenty of free events for them during the Spring Classic. Activities include the catch and release pond that is stocked with live fish, kid's fishing seminars at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., free 4x6 photo and a Keep America Fishing certificate, and crafts 1-4 p.m. each day. The first 150 kids to complete a punch card each day will receive a Bass Pro Shops flashing wristband while supplies last.
Also, register to win a fishing trip with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and other prizes.
Bravetta Hassell 918-581-8316