The Hill Country offers fast-flowing streams and some nice bass. But for solitude and diversity of species, the creeks and bayous east of I-45 can’t be beat.
For all his success, Combs obsesses over the ones that got away—especially on the biggest stages.
The fish stories out of this East Texas reservoir are mostly true, which is why fishermen come with their gear and beer in search of some of the state's biggest monster bass.
In addition to Lake Fork, here are some other places where trophy lunkers lurk.
Piscatory pursuits on the largest man-made lake in the South.
A state breeding program aims to fatten up the trim, pugnacious bass.
There are bass in Sam Rayburn Reservoir, and the gals were out to hook ’em. And Rhonda Wilcox hoped to hook the biggest one of all.
Forget Jimmy Carter—this is what the New South’s all about.