Ever wonder how a top B.A.S.S. pro would fish your home lake, that obscure body of water down the road where you and your buddies fish for bass? And suppose that same pro knew absolutely nothing about the lake until he drove up to the launch ramp. How would he go about locating and catching bass?
BASS tournaments take place on huge bodies of water over several days of competition. But did you ever wonder how a BASS pro would fare on your home lake that little body of water down the road where you and your buddies fish for bass? That's the premise behind Bassmaster's "Day On The Lake With A Pro" series. Here, we put the top names in competitive bass fishing on small lakes they've never seen before, then give them seven hours to figure out a viable pattern, logging everything they do to locate and catch bass.
BASSMASTER's "Day On The Lake With A Pro" series answers the question every weekend angler has asked: "How would a top B.A.S.S. pro fish my home lake?"
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