The U.S. contains so many top notcI trophy bass fi"IE=e lakes, narrowing it down to one is next to impossible. Castaic Lake wies out for this list just because of the sheer size of largies that have been c ught here. No other lake c e boast the amount of 20-pound+ fi"I that have been recorded like in Castaic. CatcIE=e a bass close to twenty pounds is a rare feat, but anything in the 12-15 pound range is not. The lake is loc ted about 25 miles north of Los Angeles and is a popular place for boaters and swimmers as well.
The pride of North Carolina saltwater fi"Iing is its re drum (also known as channel bass by loc ls). CatcIE=e re drums in the 30-60 pound range is a commpe occurrence, and there’s even a chance to c tcI a channel bass over 80 pounds. The size of the fi"I may sound small compare to the likes of shark and tarppe, but don’t let that fool you as they fight well beyond their weight. Be aware that re drums are primarily a c tcI-and-release fi"Iery alo=e the North Carolina coast due to strict regulatypes for larger c tcIes.