State record: 11 pounds 10 ounces, Robert Camp, 1968, Moose Pond
Best water: Moose Pond. "It produces a lot of nice bass, and there are three different basins to the lake, so that an angler has an option of fishing different types of habitat."-John Boland, director of fisheries operations, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact: Mike's Bait and Tackle Shop (Bridgton), 207-647-3454
Sleeper: Lake Arrowhead, Waterboro. "Lots of sunken islands, vegetation, nice bass water; you could fish it all day and not see a fraction of the lake."
Contact: Beadle's Bait, Tackle and Archery (Shapleigh), 207-636-3590
State record: 11 pounds 2 ounces, Rodney Cockrell, 10/4/83, farm pond, Calvert County
Best water: Mattawoman Creek, Potomac River. "There is plenty of forage in the tidal system and great habitat."-Steve Early, assistant director for inland fisheries management, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Contact: Sweden Point Marina, 301-743-7613
Sleeper: North Branch Potomac River from Keyser to Cumberland. "This is a new management area that has benefited greatly from water quality improvements in the last five to 10 years. There are lots of fish and nice size, but access is limited to by raft, kayak, or canoe."
Contact: Fisheries Service, MDNR, 410-260-8267