Best Bass Lakes of 2013: San Joaquin Delta

“You have to average more than 20 pounds per day in a three-day event to be in the Top 5. How many lakes across the country can say that?” asks Skeet Reese, when talking about the bass-fertile California Delta. And when he talks about catching bass in the teens, he has proof, as the biggest bass ever weighed in at a B.A.S.S. event came from this body of water (14-9, caught by Mark Tyler). Plus, the fishery is immense. If you simply want to get away from it all, the Delta’s 1,000 miles of shoreline certainly allow for that.