Bassmaster Kayak Series Heads To Grand Lake | Sports Destination Management

Bassmaster Kayak Series Heads To Grand Lake

Apr 15, 2022

Talented kayak anglers from around the country take to the waters of two-time Bassmaster Classic fishery Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees in Grove, Okla., on April 16 for the third regular-season stop of the Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX season.

Competition Saturday starts at 7:15 a.m. CT, with lines out at 3:15 p.m. An award ceremony will be held at Grove Civic Center at 4:45 p.m. 

Sitting atop the field with 484 points in the Old Town Angler of the Year race is Garrett Morgan of Conway, Ark.Morgan took the victory in the season’s first tournament at Lake Fork and holds a one-point lead over event No. 2 champion Justin Largen of Roanoke, Va.

In addition to Morgan and Largen, other anglers competing on Grand Lake for the coveted trophy and a spot in the 2023 National Championship will be multiple-time Bassmaster Kayak Series winner Jim Davis of Tennessee and 2021 Kayak Series Championship winner Mark Pendergraf of Texas.

In addition to the Bassmaster Classic in 2013 and 2016, Grand Lake has hosted nine major B.A.S.S. tournaments. Most recently, in 2021, 852,000 viewers on FS1 watched live as Nick LeBrun claimed the title during the Bassmaster Central Open on Grand Lake. 

Instead of a standard weigh-in that requires scales measuring pounds and ounces, anglers will practice “catch, photograph and release” to determine the kayak tournament standings.

When an angler catches a bass, he or she will photograph it lying on an approved measuring board and submit the photo through a special mobile app provided by TourneyX. The boards will measure each bass in inches down to a quarter of an inch, and the angler with the longest five-bass limit will win.

The tournament is being hosted by the City of Grove.

2022 Bassmaster Kayak Series Title Sponsor: Yamaha Rightwaters
2022 Bassmaster Kayak Series Partners: Old Town, MotorGuide

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (, TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series presented by Mossy Oak Fishing, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship, Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX, Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.

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