2014 Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle Lake Dardanelle - Russellville, AR, May 15 - 18, 2014

The mice are always pedaling for Christie

Seigo Saito
Jason Christie may look cool, calm and collected, but he says "the mice are pedaling 5,000 miles an hour all the time."

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Tyler Wade

Tyler Wade

Tyler Wade is the social media and B.A.S.S. Nation editor for B.A.S.S. Keep up with B.A.S.S. on Facebook and Twitter.

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Jason Christie did not think for a second that he had won the Bassmaster Elite Series event at Lake Dardanelle until Dave Mercer announced that he was the winner.

Yet, throughout the tournament, he appeared completely unrattled. When a fan asked him during the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat how he stays so even-keeled, he seemed surprised anyone thought so.

"I don't know where you got that," he said. "I don't feel like I am. Well, I just hide things well. I may be calm on the outside, but the mice are pedaling 5,000 miles an hour in my head all the time."

Read the entire transcript of his Twitter chat below, and read transcripts from Twitter chats with other pros here.

Keep up with the latest bass fishing news and top Bassmaster Elite Series pros by following @BASS_Nation on Twitter.

 

Bassmaster @BASS_nation

Thank you for joining us for #basschat, @christiefishing! And congratulations on your win!

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

I appreciate the congratulations! It was a really special win for me because of how close it was weight wise & my family was there.

 

Pete Anderson ‏@pete_m_anderson

You always seem calm and even-keeled on the water. Does anything rattle you during a tournament?

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

Well, I just hide things well. I may be calm on the outside, but the mice are pedaling 5,000 miles an hour.

 

PD Swanepoel ‏@pd111

When are you coming to fish in South Africa? You have a lot of support here.

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

I fished w/a guy from South Africa once. Whenever I get a free ride, I'll be glad to go! I appreciate the support from SA!

 

Kenny Baker ‏@kennyb_50 

How do I know what weight to use when Texas rigging?

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

That’s based on the rate of fall that you want. I use the ½-ounce because it’s easy to flip.

Kenny Baker ‏@kennyb_50 

Thanks Jason! I will try it out.

 

Samuel Davis ‏@sdavisgolf

How do you tell what offshore structure could potentially be god based on a topo map?

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

Look for a point that faces upcurrent, generally around big creeks, that offer the right depth the fish are at.

 

David Bell ‏@bellfishingspot 

Do you think the weather helped pull the fish to your area, or did you have to follow the fish out deeper?

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

Had we not gotten the storms and rain on the second day, I wouldn’t have won.

 

David Bell ‏@bellfishingspot 

What ruled out the Spardra area in your mind where so many tournaments on Lake Dardanelle are won?

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

I practiced there the first day & caught 18-20 pounds, but it didn’t offer a lot of the same thing. There was a little bit of weeds, a little bit of rock, just random. What I wanted was weeds all the way around.

 

GodfatherOfPigtails ‏@fishingchiver

What’s your favorite falcon rod? And why?

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

The 7-foot-3 terra swimbait/pitching rod. It seems like I’ve won more money on that than any other rod.

 

Spotmonkey ‏@sptmnky 

The smallies are going crazy in Wosconsis right now If u were there what would you be throwing?

Jason Christie‏@christiefishing

That’s hard. Probably a @BooyahFishing jig with a Christie craw on the back in green pumpkin.

 

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