Grigsby catches his fifth keeper, 2 pounds, 5 ounces, off the point on the spinnerbait.
Still pounding the point with the spinnerbait. “There’s a ton of shad here; they’re following the spinnerbait on every cast.”
He hops the jig around a submerged log on the point.
Grigsby rounds the point and continues along a channel bank with the jig and spinnerbait.
With minutes remaining, Grigsby has run downlake to hit another windblown point with the spinnerbait.
Grigsby’s time is up. He’s had a good day on Lake B, boating five keepers with a total weight of 14 pounds, 12 ounces.
THE DAY IN PERSPECTIVE
“I have no complaints about my performance today,” Grigsby told Bassmaster. “I determined pretty quickly that there are very few bass spawning yet; four of my five keepers were staging on the main lake on or near wood cover. If I were to fish here tomorrow, I’d keep hitting that main-lake wood, especially on points. But knowing that things can change very quickly this time of year, I’d also spend some time in shallow water looking for cruising and bedding fish once the sun got high.”
WHERE AND WHEN CHAD GRIGSBY CAUGHT HIS KEEPER BASS
3 pounds, 11 ounces; 1/2-ounce black and blue Venom jig with matching Zoom Super Chunk trailer; branch on shallow point; 7:41 a.m.
2 pounds, 2 ounces; same lure as No. 1; spawning bed; 9:30 a.m.
3 pounds, 14 ounces; same lure as No. 1; submerged log on clay point; 9:45 a.m.
2 pounds, 12 ounces; 1/2-ounce white Venom spinnerbait; main-lake bank; 9:53 a.m.
2 pounds, 5 ounces; same lure as No. 4; main-lake point; 1:01 p.m.
TOTAL: 14 POUNDS, 12 OUNCES