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

Christie whacks a 4-pound....drum

7:55 am CST, Feb 23, 2013 | By David Hunter Jones

Despite freezing temperatures once again, Jason Christie's army is out in force. It'll only grow larger as the day wears on, barring some sort of meltdown by the Oklahoma pro. But, that's unlikely given his track record on Grand. Moments ago he laid into a keeper-size drum (if there is such a thing), but seeing his rod bowed was enough to elicit cheers from the crowd. He's working along a retaining wall in the mouth of Big Hollow at the moment. My boat driver, Steve Meador, says there's a long trough that runs the length of the entrance, and he's working the perimeter with an old Smithwick Rogue. Jeremy Starks was idling inside Big Hollow as we pulled up on Christie.

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