Toledo Bend is the only lake to be named Bassmaster's Best Bass Lake for a second time! Since the rankings were created, no lake ever made a repeat appearance in the number one spot, until now! Quite an achievement for an East Texas/Western Louisiana lake.

Bassmaster magazine editor James Hall says,

More than three months of research went into this year’s rankings. We scoured the internet for current catch-rate data, using the results of more than two dozen tournament organizations and several state ‘lunker’ programs to narrow the field to 100. It’s a brutal process, but the results give bass anglers the ultimate bucket list of lakes for 2016."

The overall rankings saw a change this year, the nation was divided into four regions, resulting in four #1 region lakes and then listed out the top twenty-five lakes from each region, but the top 10 lakes remained a national competition, where Toledo Bend took home the top spot for a second time.

Texas had another lake appear in the top 10 national list, Falcon Lake in at number nine.

Within the Central division, Texas claimed eight of the twenty five positions!

  • 1 Toledo Bend
  • 3 Falcon Lake
  • 4 Sam Rayburn Reservoir
  • 6 Lake Palestine
  • 9 Lake Ray Roberts
  • 14 Lake Fork
  • 18 Squaw Creek Reservior
  • 23 Lake Texoma

Louisiana was represented too:

  • 7 Caddo Lake
  • 16 Lake Bistineau

It appears as if we are right in the middle of the best bass fishing lakes not only in the region, but the country as well!