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"There are an awful lot of good fisherman out here," said Haynes, who was fishing only his third event as a pro at the sport's highest level, the Walmart FLW Tour. "Everything has to go just right for you in order to win a tournament of this size. I've really been blessed this entire week."
Haynes said that he had five or six different areas that he fished throughout the week, but that he really only concentrated on three today.
"Today, I was just trying to catch a limit and get by," Haynes said. "I had three main spots where I was fishing, and I was rotating through them, giving them a few hours of rest before I would go back. I figured out that they were setting up in different ways. In the early morning, they would suspend in front of the bars. I'd fish a swimbait, and they really started eating."
Haynes said that most of his fish this week came from throwing a mixture of swimbaits and cranking Strike King 5XD and 6XD crankbaits. His go-to rod-and-reel combination for the week was a Kistler Mark Rose Signature Series Z-Bone crankbait rod paired with a Lew's BB1 reel.