Many have thought the same thing: “It’s about time the Bassmaster Classic came to Tulsa.” Truthfully, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) has brought several invitational tournaments to Grand Lake in eastern Oklahoma, but all the excitement building up to this month’s 2013 Bassmaster Classic makes all those past events diminish with the anticipation of a new round of outdoors fun. Contestants launch from Wolf Creek Park near Grove, but Tulsa serves as this event’s host city throughout the event, Feb. 22-24. Daily weigh-ins will be at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave., while the outdoor expo – hosting hundreds of sporting goods vendors – will be at the Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center. Boats launch daily at 7 a.m., and doors for the weigh-ins open daily at 3 p.m. Visit for expo times. Will 2012 champion Chris Lane win again, or will one of three Oklahomans qualified for the Classic take the title? We’ll all find out soon.

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