Calling all anglers! Registration opens Wednesday morning if you want to hit the water in Bass Pro’s first-ever amateur fishing tournament.
Wednesday’s registration is for the qualifying event on Grand Lake, which is set for October 16.
The winning team will take home $50,000 and get a spot in the championship on Missouri’s Table Rock Lake in November, where one million dollars is on the line.
The U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Tournament is the first of its kind. It’s for the “regular folks” who love to bass fish and it’s designed for families to compete and make memories together.
Several qualifying events have already been held at other lakes across the country. Bass Pro Broken Arrow General Manager Jeff Warren said the events are unlike any other.
“You had dads and daughters, moms and sons, you had married couples fishing — I think the couple I talked to had been married 50 years and they were fishing together in the tournament and they’d never fished a tournament before,”…