Elite #4 Toledo Bend Reservoir, Many, La., May 1-4
B.A.S.S. has been there 14 times, first in 1970 when the lake was new and widely considered to be one of the best in the country and most recently in 2011 and 2012 for a pair of Elite events won by Dean Rojas and Brent Chapman. Roland Martin fished his first B.A.S.S. event here in 1970, finishing second. In the 1970s, Toledo Bend was the training and proving ground of many of the sport's greatest talents, including Larry Nixon, Tommy Martin and Harold Allen. It's size (185,000 surface acres) and diversity (numerous structure and cover options) made it an ideal place to live, guide and become a bass pro.