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Christopher Whitehead

Boater Christopher Whitehead of Tupelo, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 33 pounds, 1 ounce to win thePhoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Mississippi Division Super-Tournament at Pickwick Lake.

For his victory, Whitehead earned $5,942.

“It feels great – I had a pretty good day,” said Whitehead, who weighed the biggest limit of the event on Sunday.

“I was just riding around graphing ledges, trying to find little schools. Then I’d throw a crankbait right in the middle of them and try to get them to react. If they didn’t bite the crankbait, I’d follow up with a big jig.”

Whitehead said that he targeted fish in 18- to 22-feet-of-water with a Tennessee Shad-colored Strike King 6XD crankbait and an unnamed peanut butter and jelly-colored jig.

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