Is bass fishing in Texas as good as they say it is?

I’ve got relatives in Texas who are constantly bragging about the bass fishing in the state. Is it really that good – and if so – what lakes are the best if you’re trying for a trophy sized fish?

Unfortunately for you, your relatives do get bragging rights.  Texas does actually rank right up there at the top of the list when you consider the number of trophy sized Largemouth Bass that have been pulled from their waters.  In fact, I don’t really think there’s a lake in Texas that couldn’t produce a trophy size Bass.  If you want to try my favorites, though, drop a line in Lake Fork.  This lake is actually a spot that pulls Bass fishermen from all over the country and is considered to be one of the top bass trophy lakes in the United States.  According to the fishing report, a 12.53 pound was caught and released just last week.  If you’re truly serious about landing a trophy, this has to be a lake you visit.  If you’re heading to the deep south, Falcon Lake located in Zapata on the border of Texas and Mexico has started to recover from a 10 year drought and the Largemouth Bass are back with a vengeance. Opened in 1965 Falcon Lake immediately got it’s name on the list of trophy lakes.  The nineties, however, saw the water drop drastically and fishing was nonexistent for too long, The reservoir has sustained high water levels over the last couple of years, however, and has been stocked aggressively.  I definitely think it’d be worth the trip.


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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