Fletcher Shryock pitches to a bed early on Day One. He hooked a fish a few casts later but lost it. It was approximately 4 pounds. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Tim Patterson.
It's Day One, and I'm riding with photographer Darren Jacobson.
Greg Vinson shows us his second keeper. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Todd Shearin.
Three casts with a frog, then three with a senko to a piece of pole timber. Nothing. Jig time! It did not take long for him to bring out the weapon. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Russell Sanders.
Edwin Evers must be stoked to the max. He come into this fourth Elite Series event leading the AOY race. Evers finished second the last time the Elite Series visited West Point Lake two years ago. If he does as well this time, he will subsequently increase his point lead. There's still a long way to go, but the AOY Title is surely on Evers' mind. He may be the best angler on the Elite Series tour to never win the AOY.
The Elite Series anglers, along with their Marshals, patiently await Day One launch.
Scott Ashmore and Shaw Grigsby are bundled up on Day One of the West Point Lake Battle.
Anglers talk shop early on Day One of the West Point Lake Battle.
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