The Best Fishing Lakes In The U.S.

Best Fishing Lakes In The U.S.

Recreational fishing or sport fishing has been a favorite American pastime for hundreds of years. According to the American Sportfishing Association, about 40 million Americans engage in recreational fishing. There are many techniques in the art of fishing and the perfect cast is debatable among enthusiast. In the U.S., over 7,000 lakes exist that are suitable for fishing, but here we list the top 6 best fishing spots in America.

1. Mille Lacs Lakes, Minnesota

The name, Mille Lacs, comes from a French word "one thousand lakes." It covers over 132,516 acres of inland lake and is home to a variety of fish species including walleye, muskie, smallmouth and largemouth bass, burbot, tullibee, northern pike and many others. Fishing MN at the Mille Lacs Lake is also known for their Minnesota ice fishing.

2. Lake Fork, Texas

Fork Lake gets its name due to the shape of the lake as it looks like a fork in an aerial view. This 27,264 surface acre body of water is perhaps the best lakes for bass fishing. Although, Fork Lake is known for their largemouth and smallmouth bass fishes, other common fish species includes, white and black crappie, channel catfish, and sunfish.

3. Lake Okeechobee, Florida

The largest lake in the state of Florida, Lake Okeechobee or The Big O, covers 1,900 square miles of body freshwater. Mostly filled with largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill fishes, Lake Okeechobee is the only lake that produce monster fishes in the nation.

4. Lake Quachita, Arkansas

Lake Ouachita is the largest lake in the state of Arkansas (40,000 acres) as well as one of the most cleanest lakes in the nation according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Lake Ouachita is known for their striped bass fishes, but is also home to a number of largemouth and smallmouth bass, spotted bass, bream, crappie, catfish, and walleye.

5. Lake Guntersville, Alabama

Lake Guntersville is Alabama's largest lakes containing 69,100 acres of body of water and named after early settler, John Gunter. A popular setting for fishing tournaments, fishing enthusiast often catch largemouth bass, bream, bluegill, redear and longear sunfish, crappie, sauger, catfish and sometime the occasional walleye.

6. Table Rock, Missouri

Fishing in Table Rock Lake is good year-round. This 43,100 acre of reservoir is frequently used in B.A.S.S. and FLW tournaments. Table Rock Lake is abundant in largemouth and smallmouth bass, spotted bass, black and white crappie, bluegill, flathead catfish, green sunfish, spoon bill, walleye and trout.

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