If you went with conventional wisdom before the Classic started, it was channel swings, main lake and secondary points, and fishing for suspended fish relatively deep. But BassGold.com showed that the majority of tournaments won this time of year have been won on or just off the shoreline, around wood, and with, yes, jerkbaits, but also spinnerbaits. So far that is exactly what we're seeing.
Not only that, BassGold shows that to win a tournament this time of year you need to have an average daily weight in the high teens. Kevin DanDam told Tommy Sanders that someone needed to average 18 pounds a day to win, so this fits in with his feeling. But note that BassGold doesn't show what we think will work or what weight we think is needed, it only shows what definitely has worked and how much weight has been needed to win.
BassGold debuted as a B.A.S.S. partner at last year's Classic, and accurately predicted the winning and top patterns on the Red River and Chris Lane's winning weight within 6 ounces. Then it was 92 percent accurate in predicting Elite Series winning patterns and weights. Pretty cool. Pay attention to it, use it, understand it. As Jay Kumar says, data doesn't lie.