For May, Jamie Horton takes Bassmaster’s challenge — the “Day on the Lake” series that puts Elite Series anglers on small lakes they’ve never seen before while giving them seven hours to locate and catch bass. The 46-year-old Centreville, Ala., pro has qualified for two Classics. A project manager for a large construction company, Horton advanced to the Elite Series after winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship on the Ouachita River in 2011.
Here, Horton begins his day on May 14, 2013, battling a bass that hit his swim jig in a laydown tree on Lake B, a small, remote reservoir.