2013 Elite Series West Point Lake Battle West Point Lake - LaGrange, GA, May 2 - 5, 2013

2013 West Point Lake Battle Live Blog

Following Combs

8:27 am EDT, May 3, 2013

Keith Combs just passed us going in the other direction up one of the major creeks. Two spectator boats were following in his wake. We joined the caravan.


Combs has a cameraman in his boat who's videotaping his every move. Combs is casting tight to the shoreline. Combs is on the move after fishing this spot for all of 5 minutes. It's a short move, and Combs is slinging again.


Comb's shirt is flapping in the breeze. He seems at ease and is talking casually to his cameraman.


Combs is fishing very aggressively.  He says he has two in the box. He's off to a much better start than yesterday.

Combs is moving again.

Yusuke is catching them today!

8:15 am EDT, May 3, 2013

Bassmaster Marshal Howard Avery is showing us that Miyazaki is on fire this morning. Here's number 4. 

Bertrand lands his first of the day

8:12 am EDT, May 3, 2013

Josh Bertrand landing his first one of the day. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Ryan Norton.

Ashley with his third

8:10 am EDT, May 3, 2013


Casey Ashley brings in No. 3. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Chad Patterson.

Kurt Dove with number 4

8:10 am EDT, May 3, 2013

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Bill Standifer. 

Rick Morris catches a 6 lb... flathead.

8:08 am EDT, May 3, 2013

Rick Morris with a 6lb. flathead.
Photo taken by Bassmaster Marshal Nick Ward.

Ashmore with two

8:07 am EDT, May 3, 2013

It's early on Day Two, and Scott Ashmore has two good keepers.

Yusuke has 3

8:03 am EDT, May 3, 2013

Yusuke Miyazaki is pretty pleased with his third catch of the day. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Howard Avery. 

Back on the water

8:01 am EDT, May 3, 2013

Jacobson and I are back on the water with John Snyder, a West Point Lake fishing guide. He knows this lake intimately.


There has been a good chop on the water from the get-go. It's already more bumpy than at anytime yesterday. The wind is supposed to increase, which should make it another tough day for the pros that are sight fishing. There were some bedding bass caught yesterday, but that doesn't appear to be a winning strategy.

It's No. 3 for Kurt Dove

7:50 am EDT, May 3, 2013

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Bill Standifer.