Photo: Garrick Dixon

By Todd Ceisner
BassFan Editor

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Jason Christie is a creature of habit somewhat, at least at Lake St. Clair.

When the Oklahoma resident won the Detroit River Northern Open in 2012, he spent his tournament in Lake St. Clair, in an area near the mouth of the Detroit River, ripping a tube out of and through some grass. He caught 22-13 on the final day to overcome a deficit of less than a pound.

Fast forward 5 years and that’s exactly how he captured the win in last week’s Lake St. Clair Elite Series. The only difference was the location changed. This time he was in Canadian water, off by himself, in his glory, ripping a tube off the bottom in 19 to 22 feet of water. His 22-00 stringer on Sunday was the heaviest among the 12 finalists and it helped him erase a daunting 3-pound, 4-ounce margin.