Two Kansas lakes are included in Bassmaster Magazine’s second annual listing of the best fisheries in the nation.
Jefferson County’s Perry Lake and Russell County’s Wilson Lake are ranked 84th and 86th on the national list.
The list of the top 100 bass lakes for 2013 was developed by consulting state agencies on catch rates, population studies and stocking schedules for all the fisheries they managed.
From there, the list is sent to B.A.S.S. Nation presidents and conservation directors to rank each of these bodies of water based on the tournaments they held.
Then a panel of Elite Series pros, outdoor writers and industry professionals finalize the lakes list and rankings.
Finally, more than 3,500 B.A.S.S. members offered their opinions and rankings regarding their region.