Sunday, April 14, 2013

Beaver Won, on to Bull Shoals, for Jason Christie

Jason Christie, Beaver Lake FLW Tour event winner, with his family immediately after the weigh-in. FLW photo.

Jason Christie is keeping on the run this year, but the full schedule seems to suit him well. One of a few of this season's two-tour pros, Christie was already was already doing well on the FLW Tour and in the Elite Series, but he punctuated that success this afternoon with an FLW Tour win on Beaver Lake.

Christie's second FLW Tour win earned him a check for $125,000, but he won't spend much time pondering how how he'll spend any of the money. Practice for the next Elite Series even begins tomorrow. Fortunately for Christie, that event is being held on Bull Shoals Lake, which is also in the northern part of Arkansas and only a couple of hours' drive from Beaver Lake.

It will be interesting to see if things learned at Beaver will help Christie at Bull Shoals. He won't be able to use the same strategy because he won Beaver with a YUMbrella Flash Mob, Jr., a five-hook rig that isn't allowed in Elite Series competition. However, both lakes are deep, clear impoundments of the White River that have been subject to the same weather patterns this spring. Therefore, it would seem like things that he (and other two-tour anglers) learned at Beaver should help at Bull Shoals.

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