Jason Christie Bassmaster Classic
Jason Christie earned a spot in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic today. What’s the big deal? The winner gets $500,000!
Since Jason earned this honor by winning the Bassmaster Northern Open by hauling in a load of smallmouth bass on Lake St. Clair, Everything Smallmouth wanted to learn more about Jason. We hope you do to.
Jason Christie going to Bassmaster Classic
Christie, who lists Grand as his favorite fishing lake, pounded smallmouth bass in the Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River out of Detroit this week.
On the weigh-in stage Saturday afternoon, Christie downplayed any local advantage on Grand and said the fishery in northeast Oklahoma is a lot like the one at Lake St. Clair, where “there are just a lot of fish.”
Christie was in second place in the tournament from Day One, trailing local Brian Metry of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. by just a few ounces each day. Close on Christie’s heels was another local, Brian Ward.
At Saturday’s weigh-in Ward took the early lead with five fish weighing 21 pounds, 10 ounces and a total of 65 pounds 9 ounces for the three-day tournament.
Christie needed 21-3 to overtake his closest competitorn and he smashed the scale with a 22-pound bag stuffed with Lake St. Clair bronzebacks. Source
About the win on Lake St. Clair
More about Jason
Jason Christie Bio
Jason was born and raised in Eastern Oklahoma. He grew up hunting on family land and fishing on the local lake. He played basketball throughout high school where he earned a scholarship to play at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. He graduated with a degree in education in 1998 and began his profession as a coach. During his last year in college, Jason married his wife, Amy, and they started a family that now includes three daughters: Ali, Ana, and Jaslyn.
Over the years, Jason has competed in local and regional tournaments and has had a great amount of success. He started his tournament career fishing with various partners including his uncles and his dad and together they won many team tournaments. Jason also fished individually in pro-am events which proved to be successful and helped to build his confidence as a professional angler. Source
We hope Jason does well in his big break in 2013. Some people think that luck has a lot to do with these types of opportunities. Most of the time, it is a little luck and a lot of hard work and dedication to becoming a professional that is key.
Jason Christie’s Bassmaster Classic appearancce will be watched by many. We wish you the best!
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