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Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 15)

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 53-56 degrees; 6.36’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits and spinners in shallow water on creek structure and vegetative cover. Crappie are very good in brush piles on jigs and minnows in creeks. Striped bass are fair on rattle traps, and spoons on main lake points and humps. White bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and dough bait. Yellow catfish are slow.


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Big Pe-Spawn Potential at Toledo Bend

Water level is expected to be below full pool for the upcoming FLW Tournament, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. The water level is currently at 165.58 feet above sea level; full pool is 172 feet. Curtis Niedermier, FLW,...

Keep the Bite Going

When crappie get a little finicky, give them a little something extra to keep the bite going. Berkley Crappie Nibbles: One of the more popular crappie teaser are the Berkley Crappie Nibbles, in chartreuse,...

Patterns That Works in December and January

Deep or shallow for bass at this time of the year? Winter normally means dropping water temperatures, but Texas being Texas, if we have 3-4 days of the daily warming, the bass will get more active...

Crappie Fishing on Area Lakes

Crappie are being taken on traditional crappie baits … jigs and minnows. On the deeper impoundments the fish have been found suspended in 30 feet of water, about 14-16 feet from the surface. You can...

Get Ready for Late Fall and Winter Crappie Fishing

As the winter approaches, the crappie should start moving upriver and stream channels in Texas’ large water impoundments, locating on underwater brush or other structure. Some will prefer bridge pilings....

A Taste for Soft Plastics

It looks like it’s getting that time of the year when jigs, worms (big) are the choice of bass. The lures that caught winning fish at FLW Tournament on Grand Lake in Oklahoma were mostly an assortment of...

Low Water Bassin' on Toledo Bend

  Matthew Loetscher, Toledo Bend fishing guide reports that bass catching is better than ever. Lately, with Toledo Bend experiencing a drawdown he has been able to take his clients on some high number...

Whew ...

When fishing for catfish remember: “The worse it smells, the better.” When I lived in Oklahoma City, a friend and I would have it all set up to leave from work on Friday afternoons, heading to Ft...

Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program Update

Since July 7, eight 10 pound largemouth bass have entered the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program. The happy anglers are listed below. Branden Rannekieiv 08.17.19, 10.85 lbs., Reeves, LARodney Hebert 07.24.19,...

2019-2020 Lunkers Rolling in Fast and Furious

For these four lucky anglers, the July 4th weekend had more than one thing to celebrate! The first 4 TBLA Lunker Bass for the 2019-2020 year came rolling in within 3 days of each other kicking off another fun...

Available TPWD Public Hunting Land

TPWD … Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is accepting applications for thousands of available permits for a wide range of hunts included in the popular drawn hunts segment of its public hunting...

Largemouth Bass on Frogs

Fishing guide, John Dean has been fishing pepper grass and hay grass, catching largemouth bass this summer on Toledo Bend. Within the last three to four weeks he has been jerking 4-5 pound individual bass from...

FLW Top Catching Bass Baits at the Halfway Point in the 2019 Tour

Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Jan. 10-13Rapala DT10, DT14 and DT16 crankbaits were all crucial in Terry Bolton’s first FLW Tour win. To target prespawn bass on the big Texas reservoir, Bolton opted for the...

Crappie Moving into Deep Water

Crappie are being caught in deep brush piles in Toledo Bend Lake. From now to mid-July, Toledo Bend’s immense crappie population will move to both natural and man-made structures situated along the main...

Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program

The Toledo Bend Lake Association (TBLA) awarded 42 lunker bass replicas to anglers at the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash at Cypress Bend Park on Sunday, May 19th. Dinah Medine, coordinator of the TBLA Lunker...

Let's go Fishing This Week

Toledo Bend Lake, along with most Texas’s lake are going to receive a lot of visitors this weekend and all next week going into Memorial Day weekend. Boat riding, swimming, water skiing, wake boarding...

May-June, Prime Time for Catfish

Largemouth bass are the number one sought after recreational fish by Texas freshwater anglers, but the catfish is a close second. Recent surveys conducted by TPWD fishery biologist and game wardens report that...

May-June, Prime Time for Catfish

Largemouth bass are the number one sought after recreational fish by Texas freshwater anglers, but the catfish is a close second. Recent surveys conducted by TPWD fishery biologist and game wardens report that...

Gillard Finally Lands First Lunker, Wins Big BassHonors

With more than 55 years of fishing under his belt, and a few close calls along the way, a double-digit bass has always eluded John Gillard. Fishing with partner, Randy Pennington in the Toledo Bend Oilman's...

Smith Wins T-H Marine FLW Tournament

MANY, La. (April 15, 2019) – Boater Ken Smith of Dallas, Texas, caught five bass Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy division...


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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast

Friday

Cloudy

Hi: 61

Friday Night

Chance Rain

Lo: 57

Saturday

Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 68

Saturday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 38

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 49

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 35

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 50

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 29


Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 1/17: 166.19 (-5.81)



Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 15)

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 53-56 degrees; 6.36’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits and spinners in shallow water on creek structure and vegetative cover. Crappie are very good in brush piles on jigs and minnows in creeks. Striped bass are fair on rattle traps, and spoons on main lake points and humps. White bass are slow. Channel and blue catfish are fair on chicken livers and dough bait. Yellow catfish are slow.