Cruising around EarthSports.com today, I read a fun article titled “World’s Best Largemouth Lakes” It immediately got me thinking about a list I created of my top destination lakes for bass that I wrote back in 2006.
There are definitely some similarities in the lists. I definitely have some smallmouth destinations on my list , which don’t fit their list all that well. I also have some Mexican lakes on my list, which I find interesting that they don’t. I think, America’s best bass lakes would be a better label for the article I read, as no Mexican Lakes on list, also Lake Biwa in Japan is not on the list and currently has the World Record Largemouth. Still a good list either way. I would also probably put Diamond Valley or Dixon Lakes on the list over Castaic or Casitas these days.
Reviewing my list, I noticed I only included Florida Lakes in my honorable mention, probably because they were not that hot when I wrote my piece and if I didn’t have some smallmouth destinations, I probably would have had more room for those Sunshine State destinations. After watching the latest FLW tournament on Lake Okeechobee , it would be really hard to argue not putting that lake right near the top of the list for American’s Best Bass Lakes!
Big Show Terry Scroggins w/ a 12-02 Fence Panda from Big O – Courtesy FLW Outdoors
Also, asked myself, what would i change or add to my list? I would definitely add some Texas lakes, like Falcon, O.H. Ivie & Choke Canyon. Lake Comedero in Mexico would be moving up. I would specifically add Sturgeon Bay & Buffalo to my Great Lakes hit list. And I am not taking any off, what fun would that be?
So what are your favorite lakes that are not on these lists? What are we missing? Any that don’t belong?