Day Three quotable

DECATUR, Ala. -- Here's the best of the lines overheard at the Day Three weigh-in of the Elite Series Dixie Duel:

“Usually in practice you know you can’t win, that’s when you go into survival mode.”

– Bill Lowen

“Everybody come out tomorrow and lets crown a champion.”

– Timmy Horton

“I was on a big school of fish and they just ran out.”

– Dennis Tietje

“I’ve been doing this for 25 years, and every year is as exciting as the next.”

– Peter Thliveros

“I had a great year, but it wasn’t up to my standards.”

– Matt Herren

“You can’t win it if you’re not there, it’s a nightmare to miss the Classic.”

– Jeff Kriet

“If I’m here tomorrow I’ll have an opportunity, and that’s all you can ask for.”

– Skeet Reese before being disqualifed after turning himself in for a sixth fish in his livewell

“My butt is dragging my tracks out. I’m so tired I fished with two jigs that had rusty hooks, because I didn’t want to dig new ones out of the tackle box.”

– Gerald Swindle

“My first season out here was everything I dreamed it would be.”

– Nate Wellman

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