Three of the Top Bass Fishing Lakes in the United States


Clear Lake, California pic

Clear Lake, California

Since 1994, Steven Orr, a broker and money management professional, has served as president and owner of Orr Financial Group, located in Victoria, Texas. Away from his business endeavors, Steven Orr pursues a number of outdoor interests, including bass fishing.

In recent years, bass has ranked as the most popular freshwater game fish in the United States by a wide margin. For anglers of all skill levels, here are three of the best lakes for bass fishing in the country.

1. Clear Lake, California

Clear Lake features a variety of options for anglers, including docks, rocks, and grass flats from which to fish. Catches in the area typically measure somewhere between five and eight pounds, and 10-pound bass are not uncommon.

2. Toledo Bend Reservoir, Texas and Louisiana

In 2016, this fishery yielded more than 130 bass weighing a minimum of 10 pounds. The reservoir has an area of approximately 185,000 acres and it has withstood recent fishing pressure to continue producing memorable catches for anglers.

3. Lake Okeechobee, Florida

Like Toledo Bend, Lake Okeechobee receives a considerable amount of fishing activity each year, but as the largest lake in Florida, it does not disappoint. Fishing from the grass is ideal, and fishermen will improve their chances by casting their lines during the month of January.