For the first time since the creation of Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings, a fishery has reclaimed the number one spot in the nation. Toledo Bend Reservoir, which straddles the Texas and Louisiana border, keeps the crown and is the only lake to earn the title more than once. “More than three months of research went into this year’s rankings,” explained “Bassmaster Magazine” editor James Hall, who noted that the initial pool of top fisheries was developed with input from B.A.S.S. Nation members across the country, state fisheries biologists, the 3,500-member B.A.S.S. Council and some of the 650,000 Facebook fans of B.A.S.S.
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