Sunday, May 5, 2013

Three Days, Three Leaders at West Point

Tommy Biffle led at West Point after the Day 3 weigh-in. Day 4 competition is going on now. B.A.S.S. photo by James Overstreet.

Only the Top 12 anglers remain in the hunt for title at West Point Lake, where the B.A.S.S. Elite Series has been competing this weekend. Each of the first three days has ended with a different angler atop the leaderboard, and based on BASSTrakk, which keeps a live tally of estimated weights, none of those three is in the lead early this morning (although one is in second place).

All three anglers who have led -- Greg Vinson, Aaron Martens and Tommy Biffle -- made the Top 12, so one of those three certainly could emerge as the West Point Champion. More so than is the case in many tournaments, all the anglers who are fishing today are in legitimate contention. Only four pounds and one ounce separate first and twelfth place, and while West Point has been extremely stingy this week, it has some very large bass in it that could be real game changers.

The top of the leaderboard isn't all that has changed during this tournament, though. The weather has been sporadic, and the pros don't seem to locked onto patterns or fish. Most have been searching anew each day, and the same thing is likely to be going on today, as yesterday's all-day rain almost certainly poured a bunch of new mud into the lake and changed things even more. They have found a few. BASSTrakk shows half the remaining field with at least one fish caught as of 8:05 eastern.

The pros will weigh in this afternoon at 3:15 eastern, and you can watch the weigh-in live on

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