Did you weigh any fish in on something other than the jig?
No, all 20 fish I caught came in on the same jig.
What type of pattern are you looking for on Pickwick this time of year.
Deep structure. I don’t think there’s any other way to win on Pickwick right now.
Congrats on the win the other day! I’ve always looked up to you as a fisherman! Good luck the rest of the season!
I appreciate the kind workds.
Question 1 for @christiefishing
If limited to 5 rod/reel combos to fish entire season, what would they be?
All Falcon rods and Lew’s reels. 1. 7’3” swimbait with a Lew’s BB1 for flipping
2. 6’8” Jason Christie signature series, Lew’s BB1 6.4:1 for topwater,spinnerbaiting
3. 7’10” XD cranker with a 5.1 BB1 for deep cranking
4. 6’10” Jason Christie frog rod, Lew’s 7.1.1. BB1 frogging
5. 7-foot Jason Christie Signature Series, 7.1 BB1 pro for general fishing
Dropping water on the Mississippi in Iowa pool 10. My state tourney is Saturday. What should my approach be?
I would just try to fish banks that offer deep water out in front
Now that you have a classic spot, how soon will you start planning and prepping for lake Hartwell
I actually started the day after I won. I’m already thinking about what I need to do 2 win that tournament. After you have qualified for the Classic, you think every day about how to win it. It’s always on your mind.
If limited to 5 baits to fish the entire season, what would they be?
1. Boyah jig with a Christie craw on the back 2. Christie critter 3. Booyah pad crasher
4. Booyah spinnerbait 5. Bomber BD 7
Congrats on the win the other day exciting to watch all the way to the end
Thanks! It was an exciting tournament for me, as well.
If you were fishing a local night tournament and you needed a partner who would you chose from your peers on tour
I’d say Cliff Crochet (@CliffCajunBaby) because nobody would dare get on any of our spots.
Sounds like a great partner for sure. I really appreciate watching you fish you are a true pro in my eyes.
At weigh in on Saturday you were so confident that you were going to catch them Sunday. Why?
I think everybody is usually like that. That’s a definition of a pro angler. I felt like things were lining up. The water was getting dirtier, there were less boat in my area, and I was getting dialed in.
In practice did you stuck every fish to see the size or did you catch one and move on?
I caught a few, but I caught only 25% of what bit. I’m more of a looker in practice.
If you could take one bait to Stilwell City lake what would it be
A Booyah pad crasher.
How will you approach the rest of the season now having a classic spot and just outside the top in AOY standings?
The goal for me is to move up in AOY as much as poss. I don’t know if I have a chance 2 win but I want to move up
I’m also going to try to win another one this season. I’ll just fish a lot more relaxed.
What are your feelings about the upcoming event BASSfest? Feelings on the tournament format?
I’m excited because it’s something new. I’m excited to the hype around the event.
Favorite summer time bait to catch big ones on Lake Tenkiller
You’re gonna wig out when I say this, but I’d say a drop shot. I’d go with a 6-inch Houdini word.
Congrats on ur recent win. What waters in Arkansas do u enjoy fishing on?
Dardanelle, because I won there. But I enjoy them all. There’s really not a place anywhere I don’t like.
Congrats on your recent win! What are your top 3 lures in the early summer on Grand Lake?
One Knocker Spook, BD7 crankbait and a Yum Money Minnow