Oklahoman Leads 2016 Bassmaster Classic After Day One

Friday, March 4th 2016, 5:50 pm
By: News On 6

The first weigh-in for the 2016 Bassmaster Classic began Friday afternoon at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa.

Park Hill’s Jason Christie is in the lead after he caught the limit of five fish for a total of 20-pounds and 14-ounces. He leads Greg Vinson who totaled 18-pounds 1-ounce.

The two other Oklahoma anglers, Edwin Evers and James Elam, both ended the day in the top 15. Evers is sitting in 13th with four fish caught at 13-pounds 12-ounces. Elam is 14th after catching five fish and a total of 13-pounds 11-ounces.

The three-day bass fishing tournament got off to a rousing start on Grand Lake early Friday morning.

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The event has brought 55 professional anglers plus fans from all over the world have traveled to the Tulsa area.

Watch the weigh-in live

The weather is much better compared to the way it was when Tulsa hosted its first Bassmaster Classic in 2013. That tournament took place a month earlier in the year and morning temperatures were hovering around the freezing mark.

Whichever angler has the highest weight of fish after Sunday's third and final weigh-in will be crowned the champion.


Here's a look at the inside of the BOK Center for the 2016 Bassmaster Classic weigh-ins.