Best Bass Lakes

100 Best Bass Lakes of 2013

It's time to update the ol' bucket list with Bassmaster Magazine's second annual listing of the top 100 Best Bass Lakes in the nation.

<p><em>Bassmaster</em> Magazine's second annual listing of the best fisheries in the nation is here. The list of the top 100 bass lakes for 2013 was developed by consulting state agencies on catch rates, population studies and stocking schedules for all the fisheries they managed. From there, we sent the list to B.A.S.S. Nation presidents and conservation directors to rank each of these bodies of water based on the tournaments they held. And then we had a panel of Elite Series pros, outdoor writers and industry professionals finalize the lakes list and rankings. Finally, we asked you. Over 3,500 B.A.S.S. members offered their opinions and rankings regarding their region. We hope you enjoy the 2013 list, and be sure to let us know what you think in the Facebook comments below. </p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - Bassmaster Magazine's second annual listing of the best fisheries in the nation is here. The list of the top 100 bass lakes for 2013 was developed by consulting state agencies on catch rates, population studies and stocking schedules for all the fisheries they managed. From there, we sent the list to B.A.S.S. Nation presidents and conservation directors to rank each of these bodies of water based on the tournaments they held. And then we had a panel of Elite Series pros, outdoor writers and industry professionals finalize the lakes list and rankings. Finally, we asked you. Over 3,500 B.A.S.S. members offered their opinions and rankings regarding their region. We hope you enjoy the 2013 list, and be sure to let us know what you think in the Facebook comments below.
<p>100. Logan Martin Lake, Alabama</p>
Photo: Gerald Glass - 100. Logan Martin Lake, Alabama
<p>99. Fayette County Reservoir, Texas</p>
Photo: Eddie Allan, www.fayettecountyfishing.com - 99. Fayette County Reservoir, Texas
<p>98. Cayuga Lake, New York</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 98. Cayuga Lake, New York
<p>97. Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey</p>
Photo: www.lakehopatcong.org - 97. Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
<p>96. DeGray Lake, Arkansas</p>
Photo: Ron Austin - 96. DeGray Lake, Arkansas
<p>95. Webster Lake, Massachusetts</p>
Photo: www.websterlake.net - 95. Webster Lake, Massachusetts
<p>94. Lay Lake, Alabama</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 94. Lay Lake, Alabama
<p>93. Manasquan Reservoir, New Jersey</p>
Photo: Maribeth Gardner - 93. Manasquan Reservoir, New Jersey
<p>92. Lake Wawasee, Indiana</p>
92. Lake Wawasee, Indiana
<p>91. Lake Norman, North Carolina</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 91. Lake Norman, North Carolina
<p>90. Lake Dunlap, Texas</p>
Photo: www.kgnb.am - 90. Lake Dunlap, Texas
<p>89. Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania</p>
Photo: Wallenpaupack Realty - 89. Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania
<p>88. Navajo Lake, New Mexico</p>
Photo: www.newmexico.org - 88. Navajo Lake, New Mexico
<p>87. Lake Audubon, North Dakota</p>
Photo: J.H. Young - 87. Lake Audubon, North Dakota
<p>86. Wilson Reservoir, Kansas</p>
Photo: Joyce Hendrix - 86. Wilson Reservoir, Kansas
<p>85. Lake Mohave, Nevada</p>
Photo: National Park Service - 85. Lake Mohave, Nevada
<p>84. Perry Reservoir, Kansas</p>
Photo: Michael Pearce - 84. Perry Reservoir, Kansas
<p>83. Kerr Reservoir/Buggs Island, North Carolina/Virginia</p>
Photo: Joshua Davis, Natural Resource Specialist - 83. Kerr Reservoir/Buggs Island, North Carolina/Virginia
<p>82. Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado</p>
Photo: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Ron Drummond - 82. Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado
<p>81. Burt Lake, Michigan</p>
Photo: www.michiganslakes.com - 81. Burt Lake, Michigan
<p>80.  HIgh Rock Lake, North Carolina</p>
Photo: Brad Houchins - 80. HIgh Rock Lake, North Carolina
<p>79. Red River, Louisiana</p>
Photo: David Hunter Jones - 79. Red River, Louisiana
<p>78. Lake Murray, South Carolina</p>
Photo: Rusty Nickles - 78. Lake Murray, South Carolina
<p>77. Lake Anna, Virginia</p>
Photo: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - 77. Lake Anna, Virginia
<p>76. Squam Lake, New Hampshire</p>
76. Squam Lake, New Hampshire
<p>75. Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 75. Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana
<p>74. Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota</p>
Photo: www.minnesotalakes.com - 74. Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota
<p>73. Falls Lake, North Carolina</p>
Photo: Charlie Peek, North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation - 73. Falls Lake, North Carolina
<p>72. Lake Conroe, Texas</p>
Photo: www.texasfishingonline.net - 72. Lake Conroe, Texas
<p>71. Rend Lake, Illinois</p>
Photo: www.rendlake.com - 71. Rend Lake, Illinois
<p>70. Lake Konawa, Oklahoma</p>
Photo: Danny Bowen - 70. Lake Konawa, Oklahoma
<p>69. Lake Tarpon, Florida</p>
Photo: Patrick Hertel - 69. Lake Tarpon, Florida
<p>68. Dale Hollow Lake, Tennessee/Kentucky</p>
68. Dale Hollow Lake, Tennessee/Kentucky
<p>67. Spirit Lake, Iowa</p>
Photo: Steve Anderson - 67. Spirit Lake, Iowa
<p>66. Roosevelt Lake, Arizona</p>
Photo: Salt River Project - 66. Roosevelt Lake, Arizona
<p>65. Lake Gaston, North Carolina</p>
Photo: Lake Gaston Realty - 65. Lake Gaston, North Carolina
<p>64. Lake Mead, Nevada</p>
Photo: National Park Service - 64. Lake Mead, Nevada
<p>63. Sebago Lake, Maine</p>
Photo: Landscapes of America - 63. Sebago Lake, Maine
<p>62. Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin</p>
Photo: John Cronin, Wisconsin Department of Tourism - 62. Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin
<p>61. Apache Lake, Arizona</p>
Photo: Bernard Gagnon - 61. Apache Lake, Arizona
<p>60. Lake Seminole, Florida/Georgia</p>
Photo: Larry Towell - 60. Lake Seminole, Florida/Georgia
<p>59.  Louisana Delta, Louisiana</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - 59. Louisana Delta, Louisiana
<p>58. Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 58. Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
<p>57. Okoboji Lake, Iowa</p>
Photo: Brian Wentz - 57. Okoboji Lake, Iowa
<p>56. Douglas Lake, Tennessee</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 56. Douglas Lake, Tennessee
<p>55. Lake Oahe, South Dakota</p>
Photo: Chad Coppess - 55. Lake Oahe, South Dakota
<p>54. Kezar Lake, Maine</p>
Photo: www.greatmainewoods.com - 54. Kezar Lake, Maine
<p>53. Lake Berryessa, California</p>
Photo: U.S. Department of Interior - 53. Lake Berryessa, California
<p>52. Florida Everglades, Florida</p>
Photo: National Park Service photo by Rodney Cammauf - 52. Florida Everglades, Florida
<p>51. Lake Sammamish, Washington</p>
Photo: D.F. Brakke - 51. Lake Sammamish, Washington
<p>50. Summit Reservoir, Nebraska</p>
Photo: www.summitcountyvoice.com - 50. Summit Reservoir, Nebraska
<p>49. Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire</p>
Photo: Brian Emerson - 49. Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
<p>48. Santee Cooper Lakes, South Carolina</p>
Photo: Grayson Boxx - 48. Santee Cooper Lakes, South Carolina
<p>47. Lake Istokpoga, Florida</p>
Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - 47. Lake Istokpoga, Florida
<p>46. Lake Havasu, Arizona</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 46. Lake Havasu, Arizona
<p>45. Lake Oauchita, Arkansas</p>
Photo: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism - 45. Lake Oauchita, Arkansas
<p>44. Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona</p>
Photo: Dave Jenkins - 44. Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona
<p>43. Lake Lanier, Georgia</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 43. Lake Lanier, Georgia
<p>42. Lake of the Arbuckles, Oklahoma</p>
Photo: www.oudoorsOK.com - 42. Lake of the Arbuckles, Oklahoma
<p>41. Lake Eufaula, Alabama/Georgia</p>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 41. Lake Eufaula, Alabama/Georgia
<p>40. Lake Charlevoix, Michigan</p>
Photo: Matthew Garca - 40. Lake Charlevoix, Michigan
<p>39. Table Rock Lake, Missouri</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - 39. Table Rock Lake, Missouri
<p>38. Oneida Lake, New York</p>
Photo: Gary Tramontina - 38. Oneida Lake, New York
<p>37. Bullards Bar Reservoir, California</p>
37. Bullards Bar Reservoir, California
<p>36. Rainy Lake, Minnesota</p>
Photo: Lucas Matzke - 36. Rainy Lake, Minnesota
<p>35. New River, West Virginia</p>
Photo: www.newriverwv.com - 35. New River, West Virginia
<p>34. Lake Austin, Texas</p>
Photo: www.highlandlakes.net - 34. Lake Austin, Texas
<p>33. Shasta Lake, California</p>
Photo: Eric Cussano - 33. Shasta Lake, California
<p>32. Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota</p>
Photo: Paul Stafford, Explore Minnesota Tourism - 32. Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota
<p>31. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri</p>
Photo: Neil Schultz - 31. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
<p>30. Cobbosseecontee Lake, Maine</p>
30. Cobbosseecontee Lake, Maine
<p>29. Lake Michigan, Wisconsin/Illinois/Indiana/Michigan</p>
Photo: Marco Petrucci - 29. Lake Michigan, Wisconsin/Illinois/Indiana/Michigan
<p>28. Lake Fork, Texas</p>
Photo: Chet Paty - 28. Lake Fork, Texas
<p>27. Candlewood Lake, Connecticut</p>
Photo: Candlewood Lake Authority - 27. Candlewood Lake, Connecticut
<p>26. Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho</p>
26. Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho
<p>25. Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - 25. Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
<p>24. Lake Oroville, California</p>
Photo: California Department of Water Resources - 24. Lake Oroville, California
<p>23. Lake Amistad, Texas</p>
Photo: Gary Tramontina - 23. Lake Amistad, Texas
<p>22. Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Florida</p>
Photo: Brent Boxall - 22. Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Florida
<p>21. Columbia River, Washington/Oregon</p>
Photo: Travel Oregon - 21. Columbia River, Washington/Oregon
<p>20. Pickwick Lake, Alabama/Mississippi/Tennessee</p>
Photo: Mike Guinan - 20. Pickwick Lake, Alabama/Mississippi/Tennessee
<p>19. Potomac River, Maryland/Virginia</p>
Photo: Robert J. Caitlin, Sr. - 19. Potomac River, Maryland/Virginia
<p>18. Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas/Missouri</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - 18. Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas/Missouri
<p>17. Upper Mississippi River, Wisconsin/Minnesota/Iowa/Illinois</p>
Photo: Scott Ford - 17. Upper Mississippi River, Wisconsin/Minnesota/Iowa/Illinois
<p>16. Lake Champlain, New York/Vermont</p>
Photo: Colin Reid - 16. Lake Champlain, New York/Vermont
<p>15. Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, Oklahoma</p>
Photo: Kirk Harris - 15. Grand Lake O' The Cherokees, Oklahoma
<p>14. Rodman Reservoir/St. Johns River, Florida</p>
Photo: Seigo Saito - 14. Rodman Reservoir/St. Johns River, Florida
<p>13. Thousand Islands, New York</p>
Photo: George Fischer - 13. Thousand Islands, New York
<p>12. Kentucky Lake/Barkley Lake, Kentucky/Tennessee</p>
Photo: David Dudley - 12. Kentucky Lake/Barkley Lake, Kentucky/Tennessee
<p>11. Lake Cour d'Alene, Idaho</p>
Photo: Weston Cederblom - 11. Lake Cour d'Alene, Idaho
<p>10. Toledo Bend Reservoir, Texas/Louisiana</p>
Photo: Gary Tramontina - 10. Toledo Bend Reservoir, Texas/Louisiana
<p>9. San Joaquin Delta, California</p>
Photo: Bill Wells, Delta Chambers - 9. San Joaquin Delta, California
<p>8. Lake Okeechobee, Florida</p>
Photo: Eli Delaney - 8. Lake Okeechobee, Florida
<p>7. Falcon Lake, Texas</p>
Photo: Gary Tramontina - 7. Falcon Lake, Texas
<p>6. Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee</p>
Photo: Scenic City Fishing Charters - 6. Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
<p>5. Lake Erie, Michigan/Ohio/New York/Pennsylvania</p>
5. Lake Erie, Michigan/Ohio/New York/Pennsylvania
<p>4. Lake Guntersville, Alabama</p>
Photo: Jack Long - 4. Lake Guntersville, Alabama
<p>3. Clear Lake, California</p>
Photo: Mike Hill - 3. Clear Lake, California
<p>2. Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas</p>
Photo: Gary Tramontina - 2. Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas
<p>1. Lake St. Clair, Michigan</p> <p> </p> <p>Check out the <a href=
Photo: Matthew Garca - 1. Lake St. Clair, Michigan Check out the 100 Best Bass Lakes of 2012 to compare last year's results.