Best Bass Lakes Today
By: In-Fisherman.com Staff
Looking for the best bass lakes to tackle some hard-fighting smallmouths? Or maybe a state-record largemouth is what you're after ' These are our top picks!
Picking top bass lakes can be challenging. After all, anglers look for different outcomes from a trip – a family vacation, trophy bass, a fast bite, or scenic surroundings. Some anglers prefer the hard-fighting smallmouth; others like to match wits and muscle with big largemouths and relentlessly powerful smallmouth bass. Some pick waters they grew up fishing. Mostly, though, anglers desire waters that are fun to fish, supplying several of the motivations listed above.
To no one’s surprise, a favorite is Lake Champlain, the vast natural waterway spanning 93 miles along the New York-Vermont border and extending into Quebec. Some of the most popular lakes include a litany of legendary bass holes – Okeechobee, Sam Rayburn, Lake Erie, Toledo Bend, Buggs Island, Lake Fork, and Santee-Cooper. Others are less widely known but no less luminous – Clear Lake and the Cal Delta in California, Lake Ontario and Lake St. Clair on the Great Lakes, Mille Lacs, and Kentucky Lake.
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