Christie's rough ride back

This morning when I met Jason Christie he was switching out the prop on his boat. The 28-pitch prop was added to give the motor and hull more control for him in rough water.

There will be plenty of that on the ride back. Christie is fishing far up north and he faces a long ride back. Directly into a south wind that is blowing at least 15 mph.

The run was obviously worth it. Christie has done well with a 1/2-ounce BOOYAH Bait Co. spinnerbait with tandem Colorado blades.

The big question is how much more time will he spend before heading back south. That must be running through his mind. There always is a fine line between cutting short fishing time, and sacrificing fish catches, to make it back in time for the weigh-in.