Since 2012 Bassmaster
Magazine has published the annual 100 Best Bass Lakes, which also appears here on Bassmaster.com. Fans have loved it, and some have certainly criticized our choices. This year, we've incorporated some of that feedback and changed the formula for the Top 100. We started things off with the Top 10 Best Bass Lakes
. Next we are presenting the top 25 lakes from each of the following four regions – Southeast, West, Central and Northeast. It's still 100 lakes, but now, readers can see the Top 25 lakes closest to them. This also creates four No. 1 regional fisheries. Enjoy the 25 Best Bass Lakes in the West.