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Top Ten Bass Fishing Lakes

Toledo Bend ​Reservoir​
Toledo Bend ​Reservoir​

During the summer and fall, watch for schooling striped bass on main lake points, humps, and flats adjoining river channels. Schooling stripers can be caught on topwaters, rattle traps, and spoons. Toledo Bend has a reputation for producing lots of huge sunfish.

Mille Lacs ​Lake​
Mille Lacs ​Lake​

Mille Lacs has been losing its identity as a leading walleye lake in the Upper Midwest, but it keeps gaining attention for great bass fishing. The big pond in central Minnesota today was named the best bass fishery in the country by Bassmaster Magazine.

Lake St
Lake St

Yes, this lake is a giant, but what keeps the bass fishing so strong here is the fact that almost every acre of it looks fishy — and many of these acres are not easy to access because of the tremendous amount of submerged timber that not only penetrates but hides just beneath the water’s surface.

Lake Fork ​Reservoir​
Lake Fork ​Reservoir​

Largemouth bass is the most popular sportfish in this reservoir. A combination of restrictive harvest regulations, stocking of Florida strain largemouth, and abundant habitat has contributed to Lake Fork's development as one of the country's premier trophy bass lakes.

Lake ​Okeechobee​
Lake ​Okeechobee​

Lake Okeechobee is the most "famous big bass lake" in Florida, well-known for the quantity and quality of bass the lake produces. This reputation on Lake Okeechobee has continued for many years as producing the biggest and best largemouth bass fishing in Central Florida.

Clear Lake​
Clear Lake​

6 Tips For Targeting Clear Water Bass One of the most important things for anglers to pay attention to when arriving at the lake or river is the water clarity. Water clarity can impact every aspect of a fishing trip – from what presentations are effective, to what depth the intended species is holding.

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Guntersville ​Lake​
Guntersville ​Lake​

In the BAIT survey, Guntersville has the highest weight per bass and the shortest time to catch a bass over five pounds of all lakes reported. All this does not mean Guntersville is a piece of cake when it comes to catching keeper bass.

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Kentucky ​Lake​
Kentucky ​Lake​

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley collectively is the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Here you can enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, eating at great restaurants, and experiencing the numerous attractions of the Land Between The Lakes.

Chickamauga ​Lake​
Chickamauga ​Lake​

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Chickamauga June 15, 2015 by Rob Newell Considering the complexity of catching summertime bass on highly pressured Tennessee River impoundments, Michael Wooley’s winning baits at the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Igloo Coolers on Lake Chickamauga were pretty simplistic.

Lake ​Tohopekaliga​
Lake ​Tohopekaliga​

Welcome to Lake Toho fishing; Our staff of fishing guides on Lake Toho cordially invite you to experience possibly the best bass fishing you will ever encounter. Fish Lake Toho one of Florida's most famous big bass lakes and get to enjoy one of Florida's most precious natural resources all while catching big trophy bass.

Rodman ​Reservoir​
Rodman ​Reservoir​

Rodman Reservoir Fishing Rodman Reservoir is legendary for the number of trophy bass it has produced over the years ever since it was created. It is consistently ranked with the state of Florida as one of the top ten best bass lakes in the country.

Lake ​Istokpoga​
Lake ​Istokpoga​

Lake Istokpoga is one of the biggest trophy Bass fishing lakes in Florida and throughout the United States. This lake is beautiful, and designated as a . Fish Management Area by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Amistad ​Reservoir​
Amistad ​Reservoir​

A free map of the Amistad National Recreation Area is available from the National Park Service's Amistad Visitor Information Center. Fishing Regulations. On the Texas side of the lake, all species are managed under current statewide regulations. For recreational anglers fishing Mexican waters, a Mexico fishing license is required for everyone in the boat. Mexico boat permits are no longer required.

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Lake ​Dardanelle​
Lake ​Dardanelle​

Experts will tell you that Lake Dardanelle at Russellville toward the upper end of the river is the place to go for big largemouth. Lake Dardanelle is also perhaps the best Arkansas River striper pool. Twenty-pound-plus stripers are always possible, and 2- to 6-pound bass are common.

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Lake ​Kissimmee​
Lake ​Kissimmee​

Bass. fishing on the upper Kissimmee Chain is tough generally. However, at times decent numbers of bass can be found in Alligator Lake, East Lake Tohopekaliga and Lake Gentry. Access to East Lake Tohopekaliga is available in the city of St. Cloud on Lakeshore Drive.

Potholes ​Reservoir​
Potholes ​Reservoir​

Tips on Fishing the Potholes in Eastern Washington The Potholes Reservoir in the state of Washington is formed by the O'Sullivan Dam and is fed by Moses Lake. The reservoir spans to the eastern side of the state and features several lakes that provide many angling opportunities for game fish such as walleye and bass.

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Cobbosseecontee ​Lake​
Cobbosseecontee ​Lake​

On my second of 14 day fishing trip on Cobbosse Lake in Winthrop Me, rated #30 for Bass lakes in the US. So far not so good. I have only caught 10 smallies all under a foot. Best technique I have used is with a Trickworm on a dropshot.

Lake Casitas​
Lake Casitas​

Lake Casitas is one of the premier fishing lakes in the region and is known for its "world class" bass fishing. Four of the 10 largest bass have been caught at Lake Casitas. In addition to largemouth bass, the lake is filled with rainbow trout, crappie, red-ear sunfish, bluegill and channel catfish.

Lake ​Ouachita​
Lake ​Ouachita​

Fishing: Bassmaster Magazine selected the impoundment as one of the country's Top 100 Bass Lakes (May 2012). For anglers, Lake Ouachita is well-known for its prolific fishing opportunities, especially for striped bass and largemouth bass fishing.

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Lake Walter ​E
Lake Walter ​E

A winding lake made from the Leon River, Belton is my home lake. The thing I love about it is the diversity of species and water type. Far north on the lake the water is muddy with boulders and timber in moderate to shallow depth. The southern part of the lake is clear, deep and full of smallmouth. 9. Walter E Long Also known as Decker, this lake is lined with bulrushes and can be great at times of the year.

Millwood ​Lake​
Millwood ​Lake​

Fishing: Millwood is a renowned fishing lake, with much of its more than 29,000 acres being flooded timber that provides exceptional cover for its wide variety of fish, including largemouth and spotted bass, crappie, white bass, striped bass, channel and flathead catfish and bluegills.

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Lake George​
Lake George​

Lake George is Florida second largest bass fishing lake but also great for Crappie and Bluegill. Part of the St Johns River system located in Putnam County. Lake George is Florida second largest bass fishing lake but also great for Crappie and Bluegill.

Lake Talquin​
Lake Talquin​

Lake Talquin in Gadsden County, Florida. Freshwater Fishing Lakes & Rivers fishing information for bass, stripers, bluegil and more.

Cedar Creek ​Lake​
Cedar Creek ​Lake​

Fishing Regulations. All species are currently managed under statewide regulations. Angling Opportunities. Largemouth bass angling is best in the lower end of the reservoir where the water is clear. The lake record weighed 14.65 pounds. Catfishes are abundant, with more blues than channel cats in the legal size range. Hybrid striped bass are stocked annually and the lake record is 13.19 pounds.

Lake ​Rousseau​
Lake ​Rousseau​

Lake Rousseau is primarily a bass fishing lake because of the abundance of vegetation and natural cover. Big Bass like this stumpy, grassy lake and so do a large variety of other fresh water species like catfish, specs, and stump knockers.

Randleman ​Lake​
Randleman ​Lake​

Randleman Lake’s bass are growing fatter, faster, when compared to older lakes and that means some 10-pound bass from the original fish stockings conducted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission may still be on the horizon.

Tenmile Lake​
Tenmile Lake​

I am travelling down at the end of April for a NW Bass tournament. I have never fished the lake and ... tenmile lake on the ... Bass Fishing ; Tenmile Lakes ...

Lake Conroe​
Lake Conroe​

A Triploid Grass Carp Permit is in effect on this lake. If a grass carp is caught, it must be immediately returned to the water unharmed. Angling Opportunities. Largemouth bass are the most sought after species in Lake Conroe. Catch rates are very good and the opportunity to catch a trophy bass is very high at Lake Conroe.

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Falls Lake​
Falls Lake​

The bad news about spring bass fishing on Falls is . . . Well, there really is no bad news. About the closest you might come could be a fish-consumption advisory; however, very few anglers keep Falls Lake bass to eat anyway, so that really has little to do with the fishing outlook.

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