The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society’s (B.A.S.S.) Bassmaster Magazine recently ranked the “100 Best Bass Lakes of 2021,” and both of the Twin Lakes were recognized. Bull Shoals Lake was ranked ninth in the central United States, and Norfork Lake is No. 25.
Bull Shoals Lake (Photo courtesy of Bassmaster)
According to Bassmaster editors, there’s no quick way to Bull Shoals Lake, “but smart anglers know it’s worth the trip.” Fifteen of 25 teams that entered the season finale in the Bull Shoals division of the Joe Bass Team Trail’s season finale in February caught the five-fish limit, including the winners with over 19 pounds. It took nearly 20 1/2 pounds to win another Joe Bass event a month earlier.
Norfork Lake (Photo courtesy of Chris Mitchell via Bassmaster)
On Norfork Lake, Bassmaster says a total of nearly 15 1/4 pounds to win a benefit tournament in April was not impressive, but the attention grabber was that 37 of the top 40 teams met the five-fish limit….