Fishing is the fourth most popular participatory sport in the United States.  More Americans fish

than play golf and tennis combined. So, what species of fish do anglers in this country like to

target the most?  Well, when it comes to freshwater fishermen, the answer is clear: black bass

(Micropterus), the genus that includes both largemouth and smallmouth. According to the

American Sportfishing Association, one out of every three anglers in the U.S. fishes for

largemouth bass, making it the most sought-after game fish in the country.  It’s not difficult to

understand why anglers love fishing for bass.  They’re great fighters, they can be caught on a

variety of baits and lures, and they inhabit a huge number of lakes and rivers across the nation.



Some of these bodies of water are known to produce more and bigger fish than others, however.

We recently conferred with noted outdoor writer Mike Pehanic, expert bass anglers, tournament

organizations, veteran outdoor writers and other top fishing authorities to create a

comprehensive list of the 100 top bass waters. Focus your efforts on these honey holes and

you’ll stand a good chance of landing some quality bass, perhaps a trophy-sized fish,

or if you’re really lucky, even a place in the record books.


Click here to see if your favorite water made the list...