Bassmaster magazine names N.D.’s Lake Audubon among 100 top bass lakes

Bassmaster magazine has named North Dakota’s Lake Audubon as one of its 100 best bass fishing lakes in the U.S., the publication said today.

Known for its smallmouth bass, Lake Audubon ranked 71st on the Top 100 list. Audubon in 2011 had 11 Whopper Club entries and 24 catch-and-release entries for smallmouth bass in the Game and Fish Department’s Whopper and Catch and Release Club programs.

Minnesota ranked even more prominently on the Bassmaster list. Lake Minnetonka in the Twin Cities metro area weighed in as the seventh-best bass lake in the country, while Rainy Lake was ranked the 11th best bass lake. Minnetonka is known for its largemouth bass, while Rainy Lake on the Minnesota-Ontario border is a topnotch smallmouth fishery.

Also making the list were the South Dakota portion of Lake Oahe, at No. 79, and Minnesota’s Gull Lake, listed as the 80th best bass lake.

Here’s a listing of the Top 10 lakes on the list:

1. Falcon Lake, Texas.

2. Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

3. Lake Guntersville, Alabama.

4. Lake Erie, Michigan/Ohio/New York/Pennsylvania.

5. Lake Champlain, New York/Vermont.

6. Lake Amistad, Texas.

7. Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota.

8. San Joaquin Delta, California.

9. Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

10. Clear Lake, California.

For full details about each of the 100 lakes, click here:

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