This Classic championship is wide open. But Evers and Tharp would have to be the favorites. Right behind them are Ott DeFoe (43-5) and Jason Christie (42-14).
Christie knows there's a 30-pound potential in the seven- to eight-mile stretch where he's been fishing. He caught that much during the second day of pre-practice last weekend.
"That's not hard to do when you catch a 10- or 11-pounder," Christie said. "I caught a 9-pounder the third day of practice."
Christie has yet to catch anything over 6 pounds during the tournament.
"I'm due two big ones (Sunday)," Christie said. "It's going to be fun."
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