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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Updated: October 1, 1:30 PM ET
Join our back-to-school special!

By Ken Duke
Senior Editor, BASS Publications

Want to improve your "toad" fishing? Join Bassmaster Elite Series pro and toad fishing expert Chris Lane this Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. ET on and BASS Insider for the next generation of Bassmaster University.

Chris Lane
Join Elite Series pro Chris Lane this Thursday, Sept. 30, on for the next generation of Bassmaster University.

Then, on Friday, Oct. 1, you can watch Chris' Day on the Lake LIVE on Lake Guntersville on BASS Insider from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, when he puts his toad fishing expertise to work on one of the world's greatest bass fisheries.

If you've been around BASS for more than a couple of years, you probably remember Bassmaster University. For more than 25 years, Bassmaster University traveled the country with top BASS pros lecturing on the techniques that made them the best in the business.

Attendees of the programs (typically held on college campuses or in hotel conference centers) had a chance to meet the pros and ask questions in a classroom setting, all for around $100 for two days of solid, bass-catching information.

Unfortunately, the old Bassmaster University closed a few years back. That's the bad news. The good news is that it's back, and we think it's better than ever.

Instead of traveling to a classroom or hotel hundreds of miles away and paying for the privilege of listening to the pros, we're bringing Bassmaster University to you — and it's free! All you need to attend is an internet connection and or BASS Insider.

Here's how it works: Get online with or BASS Insider at the scheduled time, then watch and listen as Chris Lane tells you all you need to know about toad fishing in heavy vegetation. If you're a BASS Insider, you'll be able to ask Chris questions through our special Insider chat feature. If you're not an Insider (and shouldn't you be?) you can still enjoy the class, but you won't be able to ask your own questions.

The following day, be sure to log onto BASS Insider as Chris takes his toad tactics on the water to tame a few Guntersville hawgs. Day on the Lake LIVE is exclusive to BASS Insiders! This week it features Chris Lane on Alabama's Lake Guntersville, and only Insiders can watch live and ask Chris questions as he fishes this world-famous lake. On Oct. 20, we'll have Denny Brauer on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks, and in November, we'll bring you Alton Jones from Lake Falcon on the Texas-Mexico border.

If you're not already a BASS Insider, click here to sign up now for a 30-day free trial!