If I win that, I’m mounting it on the hood of my truck.
--Ninth place finisher James Charlesworth, who briefly held the lead today, referring to the first place trophy.
Being a local was kind of blown out of the water this week. It was as tough as I’ve seen it.
--Local Frank Poirer (11th), who blamed the northeast wind for difficult fishing.
Believe it or not, I do things other than dropshot.
--California native Kevin Hawk (10th), who nevertheless used finesse tactics in the Northern Open.
He’s going to have to go back to making duck calls.
--Tournament director Chris Bowes, noting the similarities in appearance between co-angler Robert Pelletier and the cast of “Duck Dynasty.” Pelletier blanked today and finished 12th.
It was a grind. I had to abandon everything I fished yesterday.
--Scott Mozingo (7th), who weighed 11-01 on Day Three.
I think everybody would be leaving right quick if I started singing.
--Co-angler champion Alan Jackson, after Bowes noted that he shares the name of a popular singer.
I don’t know why she was sitting up there, but she was.
--Last year’s champion Kelly Pratt (4th), whose best fish of the day was a late spawner.
I would’ve done just as good fishing off the dock for the next two days.
--Day One leader Jim Dillard(12th), whose catch decreased each day. He caught less on Days Two and Three combined than on Day One.
I fished with two of the best pros I’ve ever fished with in my life – Woo Daves and Kevin Hawk.
--Co-angler Robert Seymour (4th).
I scrambled around and caught what I caught.
--Pro champion Josh Wagy.