Best Bass Lakes of 2012: San Joaquin Delta

San Joaquin Delta, California

Bill Wells, Delta Chamber
San Joaquin Delta is No. 8 on Bassmaster Magazine's list of 100 Best Bass Lakes.

More commonly known as the California Delta, this big-bass factory encompasses more than1,000 miles of shoreline. So, unlike some of the more pressured lakes in this Top 10, you could spend an entire day on the water without seeing another boat. In 1999, Mark Tyler caught the largest fish ever weighed in a Bassmaster tournament, a 14-pound,9-ounce Delta beast. Anglers frequenting this California fishery currently 9-ounce Delta beast. Anglers frequenting this California report that “teeners” like this are possible on any cast.

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