Best Places for Bass Fishing in America

Bass fishing is one of America’s favorite ways to spend free time and it’s easy to see why when you take a close look at fishing and all it has to offer. It’s something that anyone can do no matter how young or old you are. It fits into anyone’s budget because you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to fish. However, if you want to buy a lot of accessories and expensive equipment, there’s many to choose from.

You can fish for bass in lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and you can even seek out the sea bass to see what type of challenges they provide. You can fish from the shoreline or venture out in a boat to secluded areas where the bass fishing is amazing.

It’s a great way to spend quality time with family or when you get together with a group of friends. The options are limitless and there is always a great place to go bass fishing no matter where you live. In fact, there are so many great places to fish for bass that it would be impossible to name them all but we can give you the name of one major lake or river in each of the states where the bass fishing is excellent. These are listed below:

1. Belton Lake, Texas
2. Lake Okeechobee, Florida
3. Lake Sidney Lanier, Georgia
4. Lake Norman, North Carolina
5. Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
6. Clear Lake, California
7. Lake Erie, Michigan
8. Lake Greenwood, South Carolina
9. Lake Havasu, Arizona
10. Pickwick Lake, Alabama
11. Lake Champlain, New York
12. Lake Mead, Nevada
13. Lake of the Woods, Minnesota
14. Bull Shoals, Arkansas
15. Longview Lake, Missouri
16. Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi
17. Berlin Lake, Ohio
18. Alder Lake, Washington
19. Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
20. Halulu Lake, Hawaii
21. Carter Lake, Colorado
22. Amos Lake, Connecticut
23. Potomac River, Washington DC
24. Andrews Lake, Delaware
25. Big Creek Lake, Iowa
26. Lake Lowell, Idaho
27. Anacoco Lake, Louisiana
28. Dale Hollow Lake, Kentucky
29. Cedar Lake, Illinois
30. Big Hill Lake, Kansas
31. Brookville Lake, Indiana
32. Big Lake, Maine
33. Congamond Lake, Massachusetts
34. Bow Lake, New Hampshire
35. Utah Lake, Utah
36. Cheat Lake, West Virginia
37. Lake Michigan, Michigan
38. Buffalo Lodge Lake, North Dakota
39. Boone Lake, Tennessee
40. Bighorn Lake, Wyoming
41. Hauser Lake, Montana
42. Lewis And Clark Lake, Nebraska
43. Conchas Lake, New Mexico
44. Beaver Dam Lake, Wisconsin
45. Glendale Lake, Pennsylvania
46. Greenwood Lake, New Jersey
47. Davis Lake, Oregon
48. Indian Lake, Rhode Island
49. Waubay Lake, South Dakota
50. Hugo Lake, Oklahoma
51. Seymour Lake, Vermont

There are a number of different places to go bass fishing in every state across America with the exception of Alaska. There are a number of different types of bass to seek out and each one of them offers a different type of challenge to suit different types of anglers. These include the largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, white and striped bass.

You can go bass fishing for fun just to see how many you can reel in or compete against family members and friends to see who can catch the largest or the most bass each time you head to the water. Many people become professionals and take part in bass tournaments where you can compete with others for cash and prizes. There are even bass camps available where you can go to learn all about bass fishing and the best tactics to use.

When it comes to equipment, you have more selections than you’ll find for any other species of fish especially when it comes to fishing lures. There is so much to choose from that going shopping for the gear can be a little exciting but also a little intimidating if you’re new to bass fishing.

Even though you can go bass fishing most anytime of the year, it’s wise to learn about the bass in your area and when they’re the most active. They are harder to find in some seasons than others depending on where you live.
The more you know about this species the better angler you can become so learn all you can about their habitat, the foods they eat and when they’re the most aggressive. It’s also a good idea to learn as much as you can about the particular species of bass that you want to seek out since they will be attracted to different things.

There’s nothing quite like getting out on the water and reeling in a mess of bass. Fishing is fun, exciting and a great way to get close to nature and see some amazing scenery in the process. There are many excellent places for bass fishing in America so get out there and see how many bass you can reel in.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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