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The Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas, has been named the No. 1 fishery in the country 


[dropcap]”A[/dropcap]lthough there were some pretty spectacular numbers being produced from other lakes this year, Rayburn was a clear No. 1,” said James Hall, editor of Bassmaster Magazine. “While some lakes were boasting of a single 30-pound, five-bass limit being caught, Rayburn was spitting them out in rapid succession. And to top it off, a 40.28-pound limit was recorded in June.”

Countless limits of solid fish aren’t the only thing special about this lake 

“When it comes to double-digit bass, Rayburn also seems to top the list this year,” Hall continued. “Three 10-pounders were weighed in during a one-day February derby. Plus, a 12.05 and a 13.06 were landed here in March. The lake is simply on fire right now.”

Largemouth bass. Photo: Curtis Fry, Creative Commons image.

Top 10:

1 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas

2 Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee

3 Clear Lake, California

4 Lake St. Clair, Michigan

5 Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota

6 Santee Cooper lake,s (Marion/Moultrie) South Carolina

7 Diamond Valley Lake, California

8 Thousand Islands (St. Lawrence River), New York

9 Lake Guntersville, Alabama

10 Falcon Lake, Texas

Get 2018 List Of Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes  . . .

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