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8. Burt/Mullett lakes, Michigan
[17,120 acres and 16,630 acres, respectively] Anglers who dream of tangling with heavyweight smallmouth bass need to put these twin lakes on their hit list. A tournament in June 2016 produced 117 smallmouth bass, including 65 that weighed over 4 pounds. The biggest bass went 5.69 pounds. A tournament in September 2016 yielded 45 smallmouth bass, 26 of which weighed over 4 pounds, including a 6.3-pounder.
Photo: Michigan Department of Natural Resources