Who is the odds-on favorite to win the 2015 Bassmaster Classic? You could do worse than putting your money on this Okie.

Ranked by one leading bass tournament website as the No. 1 angler in the world, Jason Christie burst onto the B.A.S.S. scene like few others. He is fishing his third Classic in a row in 2015, after finishing seventh in 2013 and 18th last year. He’s won four tournaments in three years and consistently places near the top of the leader board no matter where he’s fishing.

To bolster his odds, this year’s Classic will be held on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell, a body of water Christie has won on in the past. In 2011, he won an FLW Tour event on the lake and has since finished high up the leaderboard in other Hartwell tournaments. The master B.A.S.S. prognosticator, Ken Duke, ranks Christie as a 9:1 favorite to win this year.

Past experience, a high performance level and an aptitude for cold-water bass fishing put Christie squarely at the top of Classic favorites. Here are the stats (B.A.S.S. stats only):

Jason Christie, Park Hill, Okla.
Fishing his 3rd Classic
29 total B.A.S.S. tournaments
18 “In The Money” Finishes
4 First Place Finishes
7 Top-10 Finishes
14 Top-20 Finishes