Toledo Bend Lunker Bass #39




Jake Ortego displays his Toledo Bend lunker bass weighing exactly 10.0 pounds taken in San Miguel Cove May 12, 2020. Ortego caught his fish on a Texas-rigged Missile D Stroyer. (Photo courtesy of the Toledo Bend Lake Association)

Jake Ortego
 Date fish taken: 5/12/2020
 Angler’s name: Jake Ortego
 Hometown: Ville Platte, Louisiana
 Location where fish taken: San Miguel
 Depth taken: 3 to 4 feet of water
 Lure used to catch fish: Missile D Stroyer
 Other tackle used: (rod, reel, line): 7-foot, 4-inch Denali rod; Shimano Curado reel; 50-pound Power Pro braid
 Certified Weigh Station: Toledo Town and Tackle
 Certified bass weight: 10.00 pounds
 Tagged and eligible for replica from Toledo Bend Lake Association: Yes

Ortego’s bass is lunker No. 39 for the 2019-2020 Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program season.

 




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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 53

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 30

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 48

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 33

Thursday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 53

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 38

Friday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 49

Friday Night

Clear

Lo: 32


Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 1/25: 168.63 (-3.37)



Toledo Bend Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 19)

FAIR. Water stained; 52-56 degrees; 3.55 feet low. GOOD. The water level is 168.5 with no generators running. The water is clear in the main lake and is muddy in the feeder creeks. Water temperature in the main lake is running 54-58 degrees and further back up in the creeks is 47-48. Largemouth bass have been scattered due to the varying weather patterns (cold and very windy). Crappie are holding in deep water off of brush piles. There have been very few boats running on the lake this week. Monkey milk, NFB T-shad seems to be the winning color in plastics or live minnows in 22-28 feet of water. Winter has made it to East Texas finally with a 27-degree nighttime temperature. The chicken coop area should start getting active now. The white bass will be moving North to the headwaters very soon for their spawn. Kayakers are catching bass using a half-ounce chrome blue back and an imitation bleeding shad rattletraps in 2-6 feet of water. No catfish bites were reported this week, but with the cooling weather and water rising the bite should turn on soon. January and February are good months on TBend for a fish of a lifetime. Good luck and tight lines! Report from Captain Steve (Scooby) Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Mudfish Rod Shop, Kayak/Guide Service.

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