Sand Springs Man Catches Record-Setter At Grand Lake

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 4:38 pm
By: News On 6

Just a week after the world's best anglers tried to catch the big one at Grand Lake, a Sand Springs man did just that. Billy Lemon caught a big bass in a tournament on Grand over the weekend.

He thought it was 9 or 10 pounds - turns out it was 12 pounds, 3 ounces. That sets a new Grand Lake record.

Lemon was using a Gene Larew Sweet Swimmer on an Alabama rig - which anglers in the Bassmaster Classic weren't allowed to use.

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"If they'd been able to use that lure in the Classic, there is no doubt in my mind that there would have been 25-30 pound stringers each day. No doubt," said Billy Lemon, Grand Lake record holder.

Billy says he fishes three days a week and hopes to eventually join the professionals. And he says that fish was released back into the water after it was certified as the new record-holder.