Jaker, all that info you're getting is from guys that have grown up on that lake. They're stearing you straight and giving you good advise.
I know,, they helped me out tremendously last year. I've since been transferred out of state or I would have hunted with them guys again this past season.
Everyone on that lake's OK. Pay very good attention to Seminole-Sigmanu (unwritten) rules of the lake. He speaks volumes. It's mostly just common courtesy.
Some additional recommendations: If you don't know where you are, go slow! I watched a guy in a Bass fishing tournament going mach ten. He wandered out of the channel and whaled into an underwater stump. He hit it so hard his hole family back home fell down.
Don't bring a dog. There's gators bigger then your boat there, and they're all hungry. Get an old girl friend to go out and get your ducks for you.
Bring a paddle. You'll most likely need it sooner or later. Just ask the guy I pulled in last year.
Know the law!!! Be sure and be legal. Licenses, life jackets, etc. The man is all over that lake!
Scout, scout and scout. When you think you're done scouting, scout some more. I doubt five times will Gid-R-Dun.
Stay off the big water. Your boat's too small if the water gets a little wild and the only thing out there is Cans. Unless you got a couple hundred coot deeks and a lay out boat, you're wasting your time.
If you run into GADKHTR or Siminole-Sigmanu, buy them a beer for me.
PS: Where were you at West Point that you did well? I don't live there anymore so you can tell me on a pm. I'm just curious. I've hunted that lake a couple of times and never found much there.