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Crappie bite has been good on TB


Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at:

Large catches of crappie are being reported caught from Toledo Bend Lake. Capt. Bill Lake and his clients reported catches of up to 100 fish.

The crappie are coming off deep brush piles, suspended between 10- and 15-foot depths. The fish are being caught on a variety of baits/lures including shiners and Bobby Garland baby shad jigs. Lake said most all the fish were keepers, with some pushing two pounds, some over two pounds.

If you haven’t set out your own brush piles, Lake recommends trying out some of the public artificial reefs under Pendleton Bridge.

There are three sections under the Pendleton Bridge. These include the following (from the Louisiana side):
Piling numbers 2-12: GPS Coordinates N 31.46850° W 93.71259°
Piling number 13: GPS Coordinates N 31.48557° W 93.71422°
Piling numbers 14-27: GPS Coordinates N. 31.48537° W 93.74157°


Photo courtesy: Capt. Bill Lake





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Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 21)

Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.13’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs and green striper jigs. White bass are good on pet spoons and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.

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