Why Chris Lane says 'Pow!'

PALATKA, Fla. — Chris Lane's 37-pound, 9-ounce bag from Day 2 of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River is the kind of thing anglers dream about.

And when he brought that sack to the scales, the audience jumped for joy, just like Lane had been doing all day in the boat while he was catching lunker after lunker. And, of course, he yelled "Pow!" when he was catching 'em.

Rght after he came off the water for practice at Table Rock in Missouri, Lane took fan questions in a B.A.S.S. Twitter chat, regarding that win. One fan asked why "pow" is his word of choice and not "bam" or "boom."

"I don't know," said Lane, laughing. "I speak my emotions, and that just came out!"

Below is the transcript from the chat in its entirety. Check out transcripts from Twitter chats with other pros here, and follow @BASS_Nation on Twitter for the latest in everything fishing.

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation  

Hi, @ChrisLaneFish! Thanks for joining the Twitter chat, and congratulations on your big victory! 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Glad to be back on Twitter, that means things are good! Happy to join everyone and what a great opportunity to win in Florida! 

 

Tyler Reed ‏@twreed  

What's the weather like right now at Table Rock? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Cloudy, windy and hot! 

 

Helen Northcutt ‏@HelenNorthcutt  

Hi, @ChrisLaneFish! Congrats on your win at the St. Johns! How are feeling about the upcoming @BASS_nation event on Table Rock? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

I'm looking forward to it! Trying to get my first check fishing a lake in the Ozarks.

 

HeltonvilleFishnTips ‏@Helt_Fishing  

Shallow in spring for bass right? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Yes, that is correct. 

 

Austin Seibert ‏@Abert43  

What is your favorite lure for the spawn? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Can't go wrong with the new Luck-E-Strike that I used in Florida. It's a soft stick style bait that works really well. 

Austin Seibert ‏@Abert43  

Awesome thanks!! Good luck the rest of the year. Rooting for you! You got me the W last week in fantasy!! 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Good, be careful who you pick this week!

Austin Seibert ‏@Abert43  

I got a good lineup! Still rooting for you though.

 

DNM Farmer ‏@DNMFarmer  

Hey, @ChrisLaneFish. That was a huge sack of fish on St. Johns. What pattern do you expect on Table Rock? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Thank you! I expect a prespawn bite here.

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation  

You're our most Twitter-chatted pro so far, @ChrisLaneFish! This is our fourth chat with you. You're becoming a pro at this. 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

No, y'all are pros at this! I just respond to the fans' questions! 

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen  

Have you decided to do anything fun with your winnings from St. Johns? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

I haven't had time to think about it, but I'll probably take the family on vacation. 

 

Tyler Reed ‏@twreed  

Chris, are you looking forward to the Delaware River? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  32m

I've never been there, so yes! I like having new experiences. 

 

Lane Kindle ‏@LaneKindle  

Did you think your area held the caliber of fish it did? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Yes, I did. Anywhere in Florida you can expect a big bite. 

 

chris ‏@ditchell  

Did you test out “Bam!” or “Boom!” before arriving at “Pow!” ? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Ha! Oh, man. That's a good one. Pow came out at the Classic. I speak my emotions. I didn't even think about Bam or Boom. 

 

Tyler Reed ‏@twreed  

Chris, how do you enjoy the GoPro cameras in your boat? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

You don't really play to them, it just allows for the opportunity for good coverage that you wouldn't normally get. 

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen  

What Elite Series fishery are you looking forward to visiting on the trail this year? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

We've done my two favorites already, but heading forward I'm excited about visiting Toledo Bend. 

 

Colton Wolfe ‏@LIlWolfeMan  

Ice just left here in Iowa. Should crank baits be my main focus for catching bass? What other baits would work? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Yes, crankbaits would be a good pick. 

 

DNM Farmer ‏@DNMFarmer  

What gear changes do you make from St. John's to gin clear Table Rock? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

You go from 65-pound Stren Sonic braid to 6- to 10-pound fluorocarbon, so that's a big difference. Water clarity is a big on Table Rock & you don't have any vegetation, so you don't have to worry about getting hung up.

 

Tyler Reed ‏@twreed  

Chris, who would you pick for your Fantasy Fishing team this week? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

The local guys @StratosMike, Jeff Kriet, Brian Snowden and @kevin_short would be at the top of my list. 

 

Lane Kindle ‏@LaneKindle  

Florida is always dominated by guys from Florida. Why don't guys from other states defend their home waters as well? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Florida is so much grass and vegetation that if you don't grow up there, it's difficult to figure it out. 

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen  

Were you happy with the way your town rallied around the Classic at Guntersville this year? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

That was pretty awesome! It was an emotional day. 

 

Tyler Reed ‏@twreed  

Chris, how did you feel when you realized you had a sack that big? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

It felt fantastic but it's a 4 day tournament, not a 1 day tournament. I knew I had more days to fish. 

Tyler Reed ‏@twreed  

Did you realize it was over 37 pounds? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

I did. The big fish were biting that day. You don't get many days like that! 

 

Daniel Goodwin ‏@goodwindaniel83  

What are your top three baits for pre-spawn fishing? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

You gotta go with a swimmin' frog, a stick bait and a Rat-L-Trap or rattle-type bait. 

Daniel Goodwin ‏@goodwindaniel83  

Thank you sir, good luck the rest of the season.

 

J.D. Blackburn ‏@profishing  

Chris, this picture was in the @BASS_nation gallery from St. Johns. Surely not!  pic.twitter.com/3ruo3GdZpb

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

My day started out catching small fish & as the water warmed up I caught bigger ones. We all know ounces are crucial! And thanks for putting the photo of the big fish up here! 

J.D. Blackburn ‏@profishing  

More like it! pic.twitter.com/GRs5BTWnsA

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen  

Is it hard competing against your brother sometimes or do you just root each other on? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

We root each other on! Over the past few years it's been good to watch both of us succeed in this sport. 

 

James Hall ‏@james_hall_bass  

Chris, a little off topic, but need to know: who's better at ping pong, you or your brother? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

It's definitely not James Hall. 

 

Colton Wolfe ‏@LIlWolfeMan  

Best #GoPro mount for the boat? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

I don't have the answer to that one. 

 

Whip Em Baits ‏@WhipEmBaits  

Chris, what do you think makes Florida fishing so much different than other parts of the country? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Well, it's all shallow water pretty much everywhere you go in Florida. You get much north of Florida and it's deeper. 

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation  

You have a kids' event coming up soon. Are you looking forward to it? 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

The event is July 26. I love hearing the kids say it's the first fish they've ever caught. This is our 8th year. 

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation  

Good luck this week on Table Rock! Thanks for joining us, @ChrisLaneFish

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish  

Go catch a bunch of fish - they're starting to bite!