2013 Bassmaster Classic Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - Tulsa, OK, Feb 22 - 24, 2013

Christie doesn't get his wish

9:23 am CST, Feb 24, 2013 | By Steve Wright

Jason Christie was hoping for strong winds today - the stronger, the better.

 

"Some of the best days I've ever had out here jerk-bait fishing where when you had to wear rubber boots because the waves were breaking over the boat," said Christie, 39, but the Grand Lake veteran of this Classic field. "It could blow 40 (mph) and it wouldn't bother me a bit."

 

That's not happening, and it's not going to happen today, according to the latest forecast, which shows the wind topping at just less than 15 mph around noon and holding steady from the SSE the rest of the tournament day.

Even if that forecast changes, Christie is disappointed in today's weather. Grove, Okla., reported 5 mph winds from the east at 9 a.m.

"We need wind at 7 o'clock," Christie said Saturday. "We need wind in the morning or it's not going to help that much."

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