Try these lakes for Texas bass fishing glory.
The state of Texas is huge. So are the bass.
Get to one of these spots while the last of the dog days roll by, and as things begin to turn with weather activity and the fall patterns, they'll be hitting as hard as they normally do.
As if they could have chosen, the people of Texas have beautiful scenery and plenty to do surrounding their bass fishing havens, so try one of these spots the next time you're in the mood for catching big fish.
View the slideshow to see our picks for the best lakes for Texas bass, and leave your own in the comments.
Falcon Lake is actually a reservoir on the Texas-Mexico border. It is in Falcon State Park, south of Nuevo Laredo. The lake boasts some of the best bass fishing in the southern region.
The state park itself is characterized by its excellent recreational opportunities including camping, swimming, and boating. There are camping spots for RVs and there are air-conditioned and non air-conditioned shelters for people who want to stay in a cabin.
Like all other lakes in Texas, this one fluctuates in terms of water levels. Call ahead and ask for the levels when you want to go. Because when it's worth it, it's worth it. Visit this page for details about the reservoir.
What most people are not aware of is that bluegill and crayfish live and thrive in abundance in this lake, making it heaven for bass.
Choke Canyon is located between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. It is also a state park, but there is no overnight camping. The park is open from 6am-10pm.
Choke Canyon supplies the water for Corpus Christi, so you can imagine it's quite a lot of water, and quite a few bass. It is currently at a nice high level, so get out there with your buddies or your family while the summer stretches on.
Lake Amistad is located on the Rio Grande River and is known for its clear waters and beautiful scenery. Because the water is so clear and diverse, it makes for a great multi-tiered bass fishery; it yields some of the largest fish in bass fishing competitions.
Lake Amistad is 12 miles northwest of Del Rio in Val Verde County. Largemouth, smallmouth and white and striped bass are always found in this lake, so it's likely you'll have a productive and exciting day out there.