By now most bass anglers probably know that Toledo Bend Reservoir recently went into elite status when “Bassmaster” Magazine announced that of the 230 potential fisheries to be named the best-of-the-best. Toledo Bend was selected as the # 1 bass fishing lake in the country.
James Hall, Editor of Bassmaster Magazine presented this prestigious #1 Rated Fishing Lake award and complimented all of the groups involved in achieving this goal.
So how did Bassmaster come up with this ranking? B.A.S.S. Nation Leadership, 630,000 B.A.S.S. Facebook followers, 3,500 member B.A.S.S. Council & State Wildlife Departments were asked for input. Next, all of this information was then compared to results from various bass tournaments. And finally a 15-person panel finalized the results. The final result was Toledo Bend Lake is the lake of choice for anglers throughout the nation. Second place in this year’s ballot went to Sturgeon Bay (Lake Michigan), Wisconsin; 3rd place – Lake St. Clair, Michigan; 4th place – California Delta, California, and 5th place – Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Texas.