Bassmaster, one of the most respected names in fishing, and one of the nation’s top news sources for anglers, have selected their Top 100 Best Bass Lakes in America, and Toledo Bend Lake has been named #1! Other Louisiana lakes that made the cut are Lake Bisteneau, the Atchafalaya Basin, and the Red River.

According to Bassmaster :The rankings were created by polling the fishery agencies of each state to produce a current list of bass-rich waters. Next, the B.A.S.S. Nation was asked about the best fisheries they compete on across the country. B.A.S.S. Facebook fans were also polled to make sure non-tournament lakes were considered, and then the B.A.S.S. Council, a 3,500-member panel of super-avid bass fishermen, helped put the lakes in order. And then, the rankings were finalized by a 15-member panel from the fishing industry.

Check out the Top 100 Best Bass Lakes in America, and get those fishing poles out, ya'll!