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Back to work on West Point Lake

Posted by stephen on May 2, 2013

West Point Lake - La Grange, GA, May 2 - 5, 2013

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(photo: James Overstreet)

I'd like to say my outlook is bright after a win last week on the Red River but that was last week. This week? It's a new chapter that is not setting up to be a walk in the park. I'm telling you, it's going to be tough out there this week on West Point Lake. The fish are all spawned out and they are just not in the mood to do a whole lot of anything. In other words, a post-spawn deep funk. I've located plenty of spotted bass but the key largemouth bite so far is a tough nut to crack. In a tournament like this, that is going to be the key to success.

There is a little shad spawn going on, but there still isn't anything stirring them up. This is just that time of the cycle when for about two weeks, nothing is going on. Unfortunately, that just so happens to line with up with our tournament. But with that being said, I'm excited to get out there. This is the first tournament I've fished after being pre-qualified for the Bassmaster Classic so my head is a little less wound-up then previous events. I also hooked into a largemouth on Zman Chatterbait in practice that just choked it. And he was a healthy four plus, so they're out there. I just need to find more of them. In a tournament like this, it might only take 8 to 10.5 a day to get you into the weekend.

I've got a few areas that have the potential to bust wide-open. So I'm going to head out, put my trolling motor down and get to work. It's either going to be feast or famine. And I'm looking forward to serving it up.