Inside Elite Boats Inside Elite Boats: Jason Christie Posted on September 2, 2017 Photo: Seigo Saito - Oklahoma pro and four-time B.A.S.S. winner Jason Christie does his fishing from a Ranger Z 520 powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS. Photo: Seigo Saito - Christie uses a Motorguide Tour Edition trolling motor. Photo: Seigo Saito - Christie runs two graphs on the bow â a Garmin 7612 and 7610. He uses the 7610 for Panoptix and the 7612 for mapping and 2D sonar. Photo: Seigo Saito - In the left rod locker, Christie usually carries about 20 rods for tournaments. Lew's reels and Falcon rods are primary sponsors for Christie. Photo: Seigo Saito - Christie shows off one of his go-to lures â a Booyah Jig on a Lew's Lite Speed Spool LFS Series reel. "If I can catch them on a jig, I have an opportunity to win," he said. Photo: Seigo Saito - In addition to the Garmin units on his bow, Christie has a HydroWave Electronic Feeding Stimulator. Photo: Seigo Saito - A Cool Foot trolling motor pedal helps Christie maintain better control of his boat. "I use it mainly for traction where it's not slippery when it rains," he said. Photo: Seigo Saito - The inside lid of Christie's center compartment serves as a billboard for his many high-profile sponsors. The compartment itself holds an incredible variety of tackle. Photo: Seigo Saito - His boxes have all been marked with a Sharpie for easy identification and access. Photo: Seigo Saito - A black-and-blue Booyah Jig is one of Christie's favorite baits. Photo: Seigo Saito - It's hard to imagine there's an important jig color he doesn't have. Photo: Seigo Saito - Do you think he uses a crankbait once in a while? Photo: Seigo Saito - Another of Christie's go-to lures is a Bandit 200 Series crankbait in the brown craw/chartreuse belly color pattern. "Thatâs my favorite color in the spring," he said. Photo: Seigo Saito - This box is filled with Smithwick Rogue Jerkbaits. "That's my favorite coldwater jerkbait for largemouth," he said. Photo: Seigo Saito - Christie knows a thing or two about fishing spinnerbaits as well. He used one to finish second in the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. Photo: Seigo Saito - Speaking of his 2016 second-place Classic finish, here's one of the spinnerbait rigs he used during that event. It's a Booyah 1-ounce spinnerbait with a Yum Pulse swimbait as a trailer. Photo: Seigo Saito - You'll find plenty of extra skirts for spinnerbaits in Christie's boat. "I change them according to conditions," he said. "I may change them based on water color or water temperature. But I usually have all of that worked out before the tournament. I don't change them a lot during the day." Photo: Seigo Saito - In the right rod locker, you'll find a little bit of everything. He carries hats, an extra tournament jersey and a helmet, among other things. Photo: Seigo Saito - When he's running 70 mph â especially in harsh weather conditions â a helmet is a necessity. Photo: Seigo Saito - Also in the right locker, Christie carries a day box that he says serves as his catch-all box. "There some of the things in there that I may use for that day," he said. "Iâll also put some of the things that I take off during the day in there. Itâs just kind of the box that catches everything. I put my stuff away to be organized. I donât really throw it in the floor, but thatâs where it goes." Photo: Seigo Saito - The right rod locker seems like an odd place to keep a container of Blue Bunny Ice Cream. Photo: Seigo Saito - But the container is actually filled with Christie's "secret good luck jerky." As much as Christie enjoys deer hunting, it's a good bet that venison is part of the secret. Photo: Seigo Saito - This box is filled with a rainbow array of Sharpies. "Thatâs mostly for modifying colors on baits," Christie said. "They're also for autographs whenever somebody may want one. I keep a few screwdrivers in the same box to tighten screws on reels or whatever may need it." Photo: Seigo Saito - As a Garmin pro, Christie always has a couple of Garmin Virb cameras on his boat to capture live action. Photo: Seigo Saito - A closer look at the day box proves that it really does hold a little bit of everything. Photo: Seigo Saito - Christie likes to keep bulk portions of plastic baits in Ziploc bags. "I get those in bulk because I use a lot of them," he said. "Itâs just easier when youâve got a hundred in a pack as opposed to 10." Photo: Seigo Saito - There's a reason why all of Christie's important paperwork is rolled into a cylinder... Photo: Seigo Saito - He keeps that paperwork in this clear tube with a black cap. "Thatâs for my registration, insurance â anything that I may need for a new state or a new lake," he said. Photo: Seigo Saito - Dyes are also kept in a plastic bin to avoid messy spills. Photo: Seigo Saito - A small storage compartment carries miscellaneous items like bottled water and clothing to help Christie stay warm. "In the wintertime, I use it for sock hats, beanies, gloves and hand warmers," he said "Then in the summer, I use it for ice and water." Photo: Seigo Saito - Like many pros on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Christie runs two graphs on his console. Photo: Seigo Saito - As he does on the bow, he uses a Garmin 7612 and 7610 on the console. Photo: Seigo Saito - He uses the console rigs a little differently than the bow rigs. "I use the 7612 split with mapping and 2D sonar," he said. "Then I use the 7610 for down view and side view." Photo: Seigo Saito - Another small compartment between the seats holds a little bit of everything, including a Power Pole remote, Chapstick, chewing gum, buffs, soap, sunblock and scales. Photo: Seigo Saito - Christie keeps a Picasso Cull Buddy System in his livewell, but he uses it selectively. "I use it as I think Iâll need it," he said. "If I catch a 5-pounder right off the bat, I donât tag that one. It depends on the lake. If weâre on a lake like St. Clair where weâre going to catch a lot of 3- to 3 1/2-pounders, I tag them. But on a lot of the lakes, I kind of put the big ones on one side and the little ones on the other. I worry about culling when the time comes." Photo: Seigo Saito - In the box behind passengerâs seat, Christie carries two spare life jackets for marshals and cameramen. He also has duct tape, WD-40 and chemicals to help keep fish alive. Photo: Seigo Saito - In the box behind the driverâs seat, Christie keeps his life jacket, rain gear, an extra sweatshirt, a prop wrench and the "ever-so-needed toilet paper." Photo: Seigo Saito - He carries a push pole behind the seats. "I always carry it because you never know when youâre gonna need it," Christie said. "You might need it for pushing. You might need it for fighting off snakes. You just never know." Photo: Seigo Saito - Inside a crowded battery box, Christie carries a spare prop for the outboard and spare props for the trolling motor. Photo: Seigo Saito - He carries a box of tools with anything he might need in an emergency. Photo: Seigo Saito - He also carries the all-important rope. "I carry a long rope in case I need to be towed or in case I need to tow somebody," he said. Photo: Seigo Saito - Another look at the front of the boat and his many sponsor logos. Photo: Seigo Saito - An 8-inch Atlas Jack plate from T-H Marine and 8-foot Power Poles can be found on the back of his rig. 8-foot Power Poles. Photo: Seigo Saito - Thanks for the tour, Jason!