I get real excited when I get to fish a new lake that I have never been to. We are really lucky that there is a lot of great technology and information to help those of us that have day job prepare for fishing new lakes. Last Saturday I fished Otay Lake in SD for the first time in an ABA tournament. My partner and I needed some traveler's points to make the championship so this event fist the bill.
We were able to study the lake using the online webapp and my phone app. We found several rockpiles that looked good and most of them paid off. We showed up blind and the fishing was great. We caught a tone of fish and managed to make a little money finishing in second place. We caught our fish on frogs and 10 inch worms. We even caught big fish of the tournament.
The funny thing is we got lost on the way to the lake and had to use the Navionics phone app to find the lake.