If history is any judge, Elite Series pros fishing this week's West Point Lake Battle have a good chance of winning if they flip a jig to shoreline wood. You might be thinking "duh," but that's not a guess. That pattern is what BassGold shows has won the majority of tournaments on that Georgia lowland reservoir this time of year.
A BassGold Pattern Report for April-May on West Point shows that if you have a jig in your hand at least part of the time, you have a 200-300 percent better chance of winning than if you don't.
That doesn't mean you can't win fishing something else, and as always, it depends partly on the conditions.
Other than a jig, a spinnerbait has worked well (not used much anymore, so maybe a swimbait would work), and take a look at that topwater bar in the graph.
Topwaters have been a big factor around the shad spawn, and if the Elite pros find any of that happening this week, look for topwaters to factor in again – though note that while that pattern has accounted for a bunch of high finishes, it hasn't played a part in nearly as many wins.
The Macro Factors graph basically shows three patterns that can work: shallow (shoreline and main lake pockets), deep (main lake offshore, main lake points, and creek channels) and upriver, with shallow accounting for about twice as many wins as deep.