COTEAU HOLMES — Jacob Shoopman knew it was a matter of time until one good bite from a big bass would be a slumpbuster.

For sure, it was an extended period of time without a first-place finish in a Wednesday Night Hawg Fights Bass Tournament Series event since Shoopman and his father, Don Shoopman, both of New Iberia, won the circuit’s Angler(s) of the Year title in 2020. One-and-a-half seasons, to be exact.