Weekend surge propels Christie to win

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PT2Y9947_CopyFive pounds down after Day 1. Six pounds down after Day 2. No big deal for Jason Christie.

Heading into Day 3 of the Elite Series event on Lake Dardanelle, Christie was sitting in 10th and hardly on anyone’s radar for the win. In fact, the biggest story outside of Greg Hackney leading was Mark Davis’ streak of top fives coming to an end.

Then Christie refined his swim-jig pattern, jumping to fourth after Saturday. Finally, he cracked another big limit on Sunday to claim the win by 4 ounces.

As for what the win did for his ranking, as of right now it’s not much. He only climbed to 24th, but on Tuesday a 2012 FLW Tour event drops off, along with his 125th finish. So watch for him to make a sizable jump later this week.

As for the aforementioned Davis, after climbing to 30th on his streak of five straight top fives, his 81st at Dardanelle dropped him back 10 spots to 40th.

Meanwhile, anglers like John Crews and Keith Combs continue to climb this week, while Jacob Powroznik, Randall Tharp and Bobby Lane were all top-25 anglers who slipped up.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Majors Ranking to see where your favorite anglers rank.

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Sean cut his teeth in the journalist world as an award-winning sports reporter, editor and freelancer for various Chicagoland newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and Daily Herald, eventually crossing over into editing and freelance writing in the Outdoor industry. In addition to his position as Editor for BassRankings.com, he is also a freelance outdoor writer and lure designer. He resides in the Chicago suburb of Lockport. An avid Bass and Muskie fisherman, his fishing influence began on ponds and lakes in northeast Illinois and has since expanded to a multitude of species across North and Central America. His passion for the sport is rivaled only by his love for building fishing lures, with a number of his designs being used by top professional anglers and produced by various lure companies today. Google+

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