Bassmasters know size matters. Sometimes bass are looking for a full-meal deal and will strike the biggest lures in your tacklebox: 10-inch worms, spinnerbaits with hubcap-sized blades, or maybe even one of those monster California plugs the kind that looks like it was carved from a table leg. More often, they're chowing down on the most abundant prey available, and they'll bite standard-sized bass lures that mimic threadfin shad or crawfish.
The veteran Tennessee bass pro accepts bassmaster's challenge to find bass on an unfamiliar lake.
B.A.S.S. tournaments are held on sprawling lakes, massive reservoirs and rivers that may flow through more than one state. Deciphering a bass catching pattern on these large bodies of water demands that pros spend time pre-practicing for weeks before the tournament, plus two or three days fine-tuning their approach immediately prior to the event.
BASS tournaments are major events held on huge bodies of water. Pro anglers spend days determining fish catching patterns before the actual competition, and the tournament itself may span the better part of a week.
In this article, you can read how a BASS pro would fare on your home lake, knowing nothing at all about the lake.
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?"
David Lane caught a record breaking smallmouth on Center Hill Lake in Tennessee.