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.
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.