TOW (Time On Water) yeah you can get a few tips and tricks, but spending time on the water is the best way to learn any lake. If you have any questions just ask. The guys on here are great and will answer your question to the best of their ability. OH and welcome aboard.
I AM FAIRLY NEW AT BASS FISHING AND AM WANTING TO LEARN. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY. I DO HAVE A BOAT.
Fletcher is right. You can also learn a lot about the basics from internet sites. Just Google "Bass Fishing" and you will find thousands of sites with good information. If you want to learn how to fish a particular lake (like Allatoona) going out with a fishing guide is probably your best bet. From what I hear, Mike Bucca: www.TritonMike.com (the sponsor of this website) is the best guide for this lake. I haven't been able to book Mike myself yet, but a lot of the other guys on this site have and he comes highly recommended.
Big baits intimidate the fisherman, not the fish! <*\\\><( "I like big baits and I cannot lie")