The rank of many lakes on the Best Bass Lakes list has suffered due to intense angling pressure. Guntersville is the exception.
There’s no telling how many record smallmouth have been caught on Lake Erie...
Debatably the hottest lake on this list, Chickamauga vaults 55 places from its rank last year.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Last year, most fishermen would have bet their favorite baitcasting reel that this lake would be No. 1 on this list for the next century.
At times, the Big O can be the best lake on the planet.
If you want to get away from it all, the San Joaquin Delta’s 1,000 miles of shoreline certainly allow for that.
Toledo Bend is currently experiencing a “new lake” effect because of recent rains that brought the lake level up, submerging new vegetation that creates bass nirvana.
It comes as no surprise that Scott Rook is sweet on the Arkansas River; he was born and raised in Little Rock and is content to stay put.
As much as Elite Series pro Stephen Browning enjoys fishing the reservoirs around Hot Springs, he still dotes on 29,000-acre Millwood Lake in Arkansas’ southwest corner.
Mark Davis began guiding at Lake Ouachita while attending high school in nearby Hot Springs, Ark. Upon graduation, he moved to this pristine 40,000-acre lake and has resided there ever since.