4 LDWF Lakes Make Bassmaster’s Top 100 List
Bassmaster Magazine has released its list of the Top 100 Lakes (for bass fishing, of course) and 4 of Louisiana's lakes managed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries made the list.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries just wanted to share the information in time for the long weekend.
LDWF officials are proud to have lakes that they manage on the list and encourage everyone to grab a pole and go fishing!
It's no surprise that Toledo Bend made the list again, as it has a great reputation for bass fishing. People come from all over the country to spend time on Toledo Bend, which is the 10th largest man-made lake in the country.
And, of course, lots of people in Acadiana have camps on Toledo Bend.
Number 4 on the list, according to the Tweet from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, is Caney Lake in Jackson Parish.
Caney Lake is located just north of Minden, Louisiana, which is about a 3-and-a-half-hour drive from Lafayette.
Number 5 on the Bassmaster's Top 100 Bass Lakes List for 2022 is Toledo Bend Reservoir.
The reservoir, which straddles the Louisiana/Texas line, ranked the same as last year as the lake continues to produce large bass.
Toledo Bend Reservoir is about a 3-hour drive from Lafayette.
The next Louisiana lake managed by the LDWF to make the list came in at number 15: Bussey Brake in Morehouse Parish
LDWF says that Bussey Brake lake was restored within the past 2 years and, since then, anglers have been catching an "astonishing number" of large bass. The story goes on to say that the Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area and LDWF were recognized for "excellence in fisheries management" for their work on the lake.
Bussey is also in North Louisiana, nearly 4 hours from Lafayette.
And finally, at number 24 on the list: D'Arbonne Lake in Union Parish.
D'Arbonne has been known more in the past for being THE place to catch Sac-a-Lait, but the LDWF says that it has been producing some nice bass lately - some up to 10 pounds.
D'Arbonne Lake is in Union Parish, just northeast of Ruston. The drive from Lafayette will take you around 3-and-a-half hours.
Wherever you go fishing this weekend, bring rain gear, good luck, and be safe!