Best Bass Lakes of 2012: Lake Erie

If you want to catch a smallmouth over 6 pounds, this is your best bet in the country. Also, if you want to have 100-fish days, it’s likely to happen here. They may not all be smallmouth, though. You may have pesky lake trout up to 25 pounds or fat perch interrupting your bass fishing excursion. And in case you get sick of catching brown bass on this 241-mile long behemoth, or if the weather keeps you dense population of largemouth that are generally left unmolested near shore.