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Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Lake Coeur d’Alene

Apr 12, 2012

Lake Coeur d'Alene is a 25,000-acre glacially formed reservoir that produces solid limits of 4-pounders without rest.

Best Bass Lakes of 2012: San Joaquin Delta

Apr 12, 2012

The San Joaquin Delta, more commonly known as the California Delta, is a big-bass factory that encompasses more than 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Lake Okeechobee

Apr 12, 2012

Lake Okeechobee proved a winner for Elite Series pro Ish Monroe this March.

Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Lake Amistad

Apr 12, 2012

Lake Amistad was brought to the angling forefront in 2006 when Bassmaster Elite Series pros boated a then-record 5,000-plus pounds of bass over the four-day event.

Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Lake Champlain

Apr 12, 2012

At Lake Champlain, you can catch smallmouth until you are sick of reeling them in.

Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Lake Minnetonka

Apr 12, 2012

Lake Minnetonka has been a favorite destination of multispecies anglers as far back as 1907.

Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Falcon Lake

Apr 12, 2012

Lake Falcon, arguably the best bass lake in North America, is your best bet for a 10-pounder.

Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Lake Erie

Apr 12, 2012

If you want to catch a smallmouth over 6 pounds, Lake Erie is your best bet in the country.

Bass fishing, au natural

Apr 2, 2012

There’s a reason they call Arkansas “The Natural State.”

Be a better tube fisherman

Mar 31, 2012

These no-frills baits are often overlooked for sexier soft-plastic options. However, they catch fish like crazy if you understand them as well as Shaw Grigsby.