Best Bass Lakes

Best Northeastern Bass Lakes of the Decade

Bassmaster Magazine's list of the Best Bass Lakes is a little different this year. Seven lakes from the Northeast made it into the overall top 25 (Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Champlain, St. Lawrence River, Lake Oneida, Candlewood Lake and Lake Charlevoix.) In addition to the <a href=
Bassmaster Magazine's list of the Best Bass Lakes is a little different this year. Seven lakes from the Northeast made it into the overall top 25 (Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Lake Champlain, St. Lawrence River, Lake Oneida, Candlewood Lake and Lake Charlevoix.) In addition to the Top 25 of the Decade, here are the "best of the rest" lakes in the Northeastern region over the past ten years.
<h4>Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan</h4>
Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan
Grand Traverse Bay is 32 miles long, 10 miles wide and up to 620 feet deep in spots. It is in the northwestern corner of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
Photo: Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Grand Traverse Bay is 32 miles long, 10 miles wide and up to 620 feet deep in spots. It is in the northwestern corner of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
<h4>Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia</h4>
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
Smith Mountain Lake has a surface area of 32 square miles and is in the Roanoke region of Virginia.
Photo: B.A.S.S. - Smith Mountain Lake has a surface area of 32 square miles and is in the Roanoke region of Virginia.
<h4>Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire<h4>
Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire, in the foothills of the White Mountains. It has a surface area of 71 square miles.
Photo: John Viar - Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire, in the foothills of the White Mountains. It has a surface area of 71 square miles.
<h4>Presque Isle Bay, Pennsylvania</h4>
Presque Isle Bay, Pennsylvania
Presque Isle Bay is a natural bay off the coast of Erie, Pennsylvania. It has a surface area of 5.8 square miles.
Photo: Fish USA - Presque Isle Bay is a natural bay off the coast of Erie, Pennsylvania. It has a surface area of 5.8 square miles.
<h4>China Lake, Maine</h4>
China Lake, Maine
China Lake is located northeast of the state capital, Augusta.
Photo: China Lake is located northeast of the state capital, Augusta. - China Lake is located northeast of the state capital, Augusta.
<h4> Burt/Mullett Lakes, Michigan</h4>
Burt/Mullett Lakes, Michigan
Burt and Mullet lakes are in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. They are named for the men who surveyed the area.
Photo: Burt and Mullet lakes are in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. They are named for the men who surveyed the area. - Burt and Mullet lakes are in the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. They are named for the men who surveyed the area.
<h4>Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland</h4>
Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
The Upper Chesapeake is entirely in the state of Maryland, and features the Susquehanna and Elk rivers.
Photo: The Upper Chesapeake is entirely in the state of Maryland, and features the Susquehanna and Elk rivers. - The Upper Chesapeake is entirely in the state of Maryland, and features the Susquehanna and Elk rivers.
<h4>Bays Du Noc, Michigan</h4>
Bays Du Noc, Michigan
Bays Du Noc is in the upper end of Green Bay and on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Photo: Bays Du Noc is in the upper end of Green Bay and on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. - Bays Du Noc is in the upper end of Green Bay and on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
<h4>Saginaw Bay, Michigan</h4>
Saginaw Bay, Michigan
Saginaw Bay is the largest freshwater coastal wetland in the United States and created the appearance of Michigan being a mitten, creating the void of space between the thumb and fingers.
Photo: Saginaw Bay is the largest freshwater coastal wetland in the United States and created the appearance of Michigan being a mitten, creating the void of space between the thumb and fingers. - Saginaw Bay is the largest freshwater coastal wetland in the United States and created the appearance of Michigan being a mitten, creating the void of space between the thumb and fingers.
<h4>Cayuga Lake, New York</h4>
Cayuga Lake, New York
Cayuga Lake is one of the largest Finger Lakes of New York, formed by glaciers millions of years ago.
Photo: Cayuga Lake is one of the largest Finger Lakes of New York, formed by glaciers millions of years ago. - Cayuga Lake is one of the largest Finger Lakes of New York, formed by glaciers millions of years ago.