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

Lane ready to defend his title

Jim Scott ‏@MuddyBass79

What is your plan of attack for Grand, starting out

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

My strategy will be to determine the water temperature. It'll be a crucial factor.

 

Corey Locker ‏@CoreyLocker

If you we're to not have any electronics on your boat . What is some things you would do and things you'd look for

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

You learn to read shoreline, how steep banks are/how far they come out. Use rod tip or heavy weight to judge depth

Corey Locker ‏@CoreyLocker

What's your jerk bait rig look like ?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Usually 6-8 to 7-foot rod, a soft-tip rod, with 10-lb. line with a Revo reel

Corey Locker ‏@CoreyLocker

I've been looking for a good jerk bait job from Abu Garcia . Do they have one ?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Yes, but I'm not familiar with the Veritas. I fish with the All-Star rod, the big crankbait series would be good.

 

Jeffery Smith ‏@koolerthenafan

Did you discover or try a different technique during the off season?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

I practiced w/ a jerkbait & fishing cold temps. Those 2 things were something I needed to be more comfortable with

 

Landon Tucker ‏@thebassfreak

How do you feel about this season?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

This season will take a lot of work. There are 4 or 5 events I haven't been to.

Landon Tucker ‏@thebassfreak

Well good luck dude. @JTodd_Tucker is gonna be hot this year!!

 

Marty Ballard ‏@Saints859

All time favorite body of water and why?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Lake Guntersville, because of the amount of fish it has & the way it fishes. Plus the town is so welcoming!

 

Justin Phillips ‏@nousdefiones_jp

What do you throw to catch a limit when's it tough? Or are you always hunting big fish?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Shaky head is a great way to catch a limit. Points mean the world in a tough tourney & catching 5 fish is always a great way to start. If the big fish aren't biting, I'd rather have 5 than one.

Justin Phillips ‏@nousdefiones_jp

Thanks Chris. Good luck this season and I'm looking forward to seeing the new clothing line!

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Thanks! Be sure to check out our LB3 Outdoors at the #bassmaster Classic expo!

 

Randall Rogers ‏@Randy520

What has been the biggest change for you since winning the classic

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

The amount of publicity I've received. In airports, tackle shops, gas station, driving down the road, people notice me.

 

Todd Blanton ‏@FightinNole

Chris, who do you feel is the biggest threat on Grand this year?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Edwin Evers, Mike McClelland and Jason Christie. Weather conditions will play a huge role, and locals have the advantage there.

 

Noah Blackmon ‏@noahblackmon

How would you go about winning a tournament this time of year? Bait, location, bottom type/contour, etc.?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Depending on where you are there are a lot of choices. Here the fish are moving shallow. I would focus on the spot where they stage before moving shallow. That will get you near the big females.

 

Connor Edmonds ‏@bassinNC

What technique have you started to dial in on since you've been in the Elites?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

The drop shot and the jerkbait, due to the fact that we fish a lot of clear water.

Connor Edmonds ‏@bassinNC

Was it a tough transition from a flippin' stick to a drop shot rod?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Yes! There is a monumental difference between the two. From line size, to feel, to the way you land a fish.

 

Matt Kamalsky ‏@DownIslandLivin

When do you use a flouro leader when using braid and when don't you?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

I throw a fluoro leader on braid when I'm throwing spinning rods. Otherwise, I don't use it. Except in saltwater.

Matt Kamalsky ‏@DownIslandLivin

Do you ever use braid when flipping soft plastics or jigs when you aren't flipping matted grass?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

All the time!

 

Connor Edmonds ‏@bassinNC

If you weren't fishing, what job would you want to have?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Sales. I would want a sales position at B.A.S.S.

 

Joe Rinaldi ‏@JRinaldi99

What's the biggest factor in finding productive grass in tidal fisheries like the Potomac?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Hit it at high tide, that will create the opportunity to find fish that aren't there at low tide but are at high tide

 

Eli Hale ‏@eli_hale

#1 rod and reel combo you've ever used?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

It would be a Revo SX 6.3:1 with a All-Star Carolina rig rod (with Stren fishing line and Fast Lane baits on the end)!

 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

Everyone - I wanted to let y'all know the Lane family has put together a clothing line geared for the outdoors and enjoyment!

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

The clothing line will debut at the 2013 Classic. Purchase of a T-shirt will enter you to win a fishing trip w/ one of the Lanes!

Chris Jackson ‏@CJacksonFishing

Congrats on the clothing line. Looking forward to seeing it

 

Jim Scott ‏@MuddyBass79

Do you like using Jerk Baits early in the season

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

I do. I have learned to have confidence that a jerkbait will provide the size of bass you need to do well in an event

 

Sam ‏@Sam_Cudmore_4

Thanks:) how do you practice for a tournament? Do you start shallow and then move deep until you hit them?

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

I prepare for an event based on water temp & time of year. I will allow the fish to guide me the rest of the way

 

advertisement

advertisement