I conceived Bassmaster's "Day on the Lake" back in 1997 not as a series, but as a one-time article. My premise was simple: I wondered how a top BASS pro would fare on a small lake he'd never seen before where he'd fish; what he'd look at in the way of structure and cover; what lures and presentations he'd use; how he'd put together a viable pattern given no prior knowledge of the lake, with no map and no practice time. My hunch was that readers would pick up useful tips on how to fish their home lakes by gaining inside access to a pro's decision-making process on a strange body of water.
In this article, read how Charlie Ingram developed a new lure, a bass jig with a monumental difference: it sports two big, bad hooks instead of the usual one.
In this article, you can read how this month Peter Thliveros fishes on a small "mystery" lake and has seven hours to unlock its secrets while we log everything he does to find and catch bass.