What technique have you started to dial in on since you've been in the Elites?
The drop shot and the jerkbait, due to the fact that we fish a lot of clear water.
Was it a tough transition from a flippin' stick to a drop shot rod?
Yes! There is a monumental difference between the two. From line size, to feel, to the way you land a fish.
What is your favorite setup for throwing a frog, and when is the earliest time of year to start?
Start when the water hits 58 or warmer. 50-pound Stren Sonic Braid on an All-Star Flipping Frog Rod and Revo MGX 7:1
Mostly flipping at the classic? or what cover will you be looking for?
Not planning to flip but if conditions set up to flip, I will be encouraged. I'll be looking at docks & willow trees.
Who would win a wrestling match between you and bobby?
We have tried that a few times, and usually the one who starts it ends up the winner. We've both won and lost!
I fish the rock river, IL. big but no backwaters. fast current Any tips for bigger bites? I catch a lot of shorts.
Try a bigger size bait and maybe go a little deeper.
Chris who would you put on your 5 person Fantasy Fishing team for the Classic?
Jason Christie, Edwin Evers, Mike McClelland, Bobby Lane & the kid from Auburn
What's your go to bait? And why
Fast Lane prototype tubes will be hitting the stores soon. I promise you they will catch fish.
Which events this year do you think play better to your strengths and which event do you not look forward to?
I look forward to them all! The ones that will fish to my strengths are the Sabine River, the Alabama River & West Point Lake because I can get into the shallow waters and work hard to catch fish.
Whom do you fear most fishing against you in the same area you find a good fish? Guy that makes you look over your shoulder?
Bobby. We fish so much alike. Knowing he's fished that area, it would hurt me to fish that area.
I thought you might say that. Thats kind of cool and challenging at the same time.
When you're having an "off" day what are some things you do differently to get a bite
Sometimes you just turn around in a circle & then go back to what you were doing & refocus your mental attitude
That's definitely something I've learned from our couch this last year! It plays a big factor . Thanks
You're allowed 3 baits on a lake you've never seen. What would you choose?
A Luck E Strike jerkbait, an RC2 and a couple packs of Fast Lane baits.
If you had to throw one bait during the month of March, what would it be and why?
During March, I would get packs of the new Fast Lane baits because fish are spawning.
If you put the bait near them while they're spawning, you'll catch fish. Slower is better.
Smallmouth or largeheads?
Largeheads! But smallmouth are fun to catch.
Fans, thank you for joining us today. @ChrisLaneFish we appreciate your time! Best wishes over the next two weeks.
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