The West Point Lake event is set up perfectly for the spawn bite.
Kevin VanDam won the Bassmaster Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl on Smith Mountain Lake with this gear.
When the shad begin spawning in impoundments, hungry postspawn bass are drawn to those areas. That's where you will find Elite pro Gerald Swindle chucking a spinnerbait.
Some Elite pros give us tips on why the shad spawn is important and how to fish it.