Bassmaster: WV Home to Some of Nation's Best Bass Fishing Spots

The State Journal
24 April 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A national fishing magazine says some of the top places in the country to catch bass are close to home.

Bassmaster Magazine's 2012 100 Best Bass Lakes in the U.S. includes the Potomac River at No. 31, and West Virginia's Tygart Lake at No. 86.

Falcon Lake in Texas was at the top of the list, followed by Florida's Lake Okeechobee. Lake Erie, which stretches from Michigan to New York, and is a few hours drive from many of West Virginia's largest cities was No. 4 on the list.

The magazine asked natural resources officials in every state to rank their top bass lakes. It also sought input from B.A.S.S. Federation Nation state presidents and conservation directors as well as a panel that included outdoor writers and fishermen.

To read the complete Bassmaster list online, go to