Whatever’s Biting Rankings

This category is new this year and is designed to help anglers who just want to catch fish. It was created after biologists reviewed creel survey results and determined that when anglers are asked what they are fishing for, many say “whatever’s biting.” So, rather than focus on one species, this category includes density ratings for a variety of species, depending on the size of the water. For example, the rating for ponds looks at bluegill, largemouth bass and channel catfish. For lakes, the rating considers data for bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish and crappie. The top “Whatever’s Biting” reservoirs have good populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, walleye, wiper, and white bass.

Use the “Whatever’s Biting” ranking to find a lake near you that truly gives you a good chance to catch fish, as long as you don’t care what kind. Good luck.