Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Lake Amistad

This border lake was brought to the angling forefront in 2006 when Bassmaster Elite Series pros boated a then-record 5,000-plus pounds of bass over the four-day event. Ish Monroe won with 104 pounds, 8 ounces. Since then, the 64,900-acre Rio Grande impoundment has been overshadowed by its sister to the south, Falcon Lake. However, this crystal-watered beauty is still one of the hottest fisheries in the nation. Twelve Toyota ShareLunker bass have been caught out of Amistad, and the lake is seeing much less fishing pressure since the rise of Falcon, making it even better.