Bassmaster Elite Series, Ramada Quest | April 18-21
Bull Shoals Lake, Bull Shoals, Ark. (Upland Reservoir)
Shoreline, points, pockets and creeks are where BassGold said the fish would be that time of year on Bull Shoals, and that's where they were. Winner Jason Christie fished a creek, and the rest of the top six fished pockets and deeper shorelines.
Jigs, smaller plastics and crankbaits were predicted to be the deal, and once again that's what happened. Jason used a crankbait and small plastics, along with a lizard and topwater. Most of the rest fished shaky-head worms.
BassGold also pegged the weight needed in the mid/high teens per day – Jason had 56 pounds, or just 14 a day. The lake was a little stingier this year: For that we took a couple points off.
BassGold score: A-