In a pro-am tournament, the pro supplies the boat and has full say about where to fish. He casts from the bow, while the amateur is relegated to the stern. You succeed and suffer together. Amateurs get off cheap, with entry fees starting as low as $75, a fraction of the cost of a fishing guide. And amateurs can win a sizable chunk of change, or even a bass boat. Prizes and fees depend upon the tournament series. Bruce Dale of Jamestown, Ohio, has fished as an amateur in many tournaments since he first started competing in pro-ams four years ago, and he has learned how to fish virtually every type of lure, cover, structure, and bass water ranging from natural lakes to massive reservoirs to river systems.