West Point brim full


West Point is at full pool. There's plenty of shoreline cover for the bass to snuggle up to.


It's a cool, overcast spring morning — ideal fishing conditions. We pulled up near Ish Monroe a few minutes ago. He's moving fast and switching rods. He has thrown six different baits in less than 10 minutes.


He's not happy. He lost a 5-pound bass that jumped off to before we arrived.


The wind is pushing Monroe's boat quickly along the bank. I heard talk that there were some bass on beds, but the overcast conditions and the choppy water will make them hard to see. Snyder believes that 85 percent of the bass have already spawned.


Hen turkeys are yelping nearby. A Tom gobbles. Wish I had my 12 gauge with me.