by Curtis Niedermier
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|Thrift comes from behind to take $125 000 and the trophy!|
Thrift threw a Z-Man Original ChatterBait each morning, just to see if he could get a bite. On the first day, he didn’t have a fish by 10:30 a.m. That was the first sign that he needed to slow down. Zero ChatterBait bites the next two days reinforced the need to stay slow and really soak his lure. Thrift’s technique was to make a couple of pitches to each cypress tree, shake the Knock Out in place, then move on to the next target.
Some trees required 10 to 15 casts and up to 20 minutes to fish.