Jimmy Watson of The Shreveport Times
After posting a record year for 10-pound bass catches, Toledo Bend Reservoir has set another record by becoming the first fishery in the country to be chosen America’s top fishing destination in consecutive years by Bassmaster magazine.
The official announcement will come later Monday from Bassmaster editor James Hall that the 185,000-acre reservoir, spanning the Louisiana and Texas borders, has once again outshone as many as 230 potential candidates for the prestigious honor.
“When we first started looking at the data for all the lakes this year, I didn’t think there would be much movement at the top,” Hall told The Times. “But the list proved to be very fluid, so to land this honor two times, and two times consecutively, is very significant. There were a lot of very, very productive lakes out there during the past year.”
Toledo Bend topped second place Santee Cooper Lakes, Marion and Moultrie in South Carolina and No. 3 Clear Lake in California. Other lakes in the top 10 overall included Lake Erie (New York), Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (California), Mille Lacs Lake (Minnesota), Lake Berryessa (California), Rodman Reservoir (Florida), Falcon Lake (Texas) and Lake St. Clair (Michigan).
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