My favorite bass lakes
Finding a lake swarming with bass is not a problem, as this species populates most medium sized lakes in US. The major drag with bass lakes is to pick one from hundreds of options. Since you can find bass in so many places, when you go on a trip, you should choose your location judging by other factors as well. From my personal experience, when you go fishing for bass, you may return home empty handed, especially if you are at your first attempts, but, if you choose a place with amazing scenery, you’ll still come home bearing in mind the wonderful pictures of nature and wildlife. That is why, besides indicating the best spots for fishing bass, I wish to also recommend the ones that I enjoy from this perspective.
Lake Whitney, Texas
I don’t know if this is the best lake I could have chosen to place at the top of my list, but I believe it has such a great appeal on me because it is not only a fishing lake, but a wonderful spot of nature. However, since we’re discussing bass fishing opportunities, you must know that this one is filled with a few varieties of this species, but with many others alike. You can easily land smallmouth, white, striped and largemouth bass here, but also catfish and crappie. In addition to angling, you can enjoy a variety of outdoor sports and family activities in your leisure time. You can practice horseback riding, go hiking, admire wildlife and practice water sports. The surroundings of the lake provide accommodation and lodging facilities that are cheap and comfortable.
Clear Lake, California
Clear Lake is one of California’s largest freshwater lakes and it is part of the state park that bears its name. Populated by a variety of fish species such as crappie, bluegill, channel catfish and, the most important, largemouth bass and call bass, this is a great fishing spot. However, the main reason for which this lake made it to my list is its history, directly connected to that of the Native American population, about which I believe anybody should be informed. As with Lake Whitney, you can enjoy various water sports like water-skiing, boating and swimming here. In addition, as the lake is part of the natural park, you can go hiking or camping for a couple of nights.
Lake Okeechobee, Florida
This is probably one of the most well-known bass fishing lakes. It is the largest freshwater lakes in Florida and one of the largest in US. Here, you can stumble upon largemouth bass and speckled perch, but also crappie and bluegill. Pickerel is also supposed to populate the lake, but I’ve never landed one.
What I mostly enjoyed here was the three hour boat tour that you can take if you want to find out more about the natural and historical heritage of the lake and its surroundings. If you’re a nature lover, you can take the Florida National Scenic Trail, designed for the use of both hikers and bikers and plunge into the wonderful 2000 kilometers scenery it has in store for you.