The second annual list ranking the country’s best bass lakes has been released by Bassmaster Magazine.
Lists that rank the subjective can incite passionate response. Last year, I learned this the hard way when Bassmaster Magazine released its inaugural ranking of bass fisheries from across the nation.
It’s no secret that this storied fishery is nothing short of a smallmouth factory.
This perennial bass fishing powerhouse is on the uptick.
As the largest freshwater lake entirely in California, Clear Lake also produces some of the largest bass the state has to offer with amazing consistency.
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.