Toledo Bend Lake: Top 18 River & Lake Safety Tips




Toledo Bend Lake: Top 18 River & Lake Safety Tips


The boating season is in full force for the summer! Summer is an ideal season to take time with the family and friends at your favorite lake location!


Understanding River & Lake Safety Tips


Understanding river and lake safety will keep you and your family safe during the active boating season! In many states, drowning is the number one cause of death in young children. For every drowning, there are many near-drowning cases

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Lake Safety Tip: Frequently, victims of near-drowning appear to be “playing” in the water, and viewers do not realize what is happening to the victim.


Top 18 River & Lake Safety Tips


• Be aware of the weather before heading out to the lake


• Keep a cell phone with you during your visit to the river or lake


• Always watch over children around water


• Never leave children alone, even for a few minutes


• Use life jackets as they save lives


• Know the law when it comes to lake safety


• Teach each member of the family how to swim


• Swim with a buddy, never alone


• Adults should learn CPR


• Look at your surroundings before jumping into the water


• Do not drink and swim


• Children typically do not “float” while in the water


• Life jackets should fit each individual properly


• Watch for currents in the water as well as obstructions


• Drop-offs in the waters happen unexpectedly


• Life jackets should be coast guard approved


• Life jacket apparel never substitutes for supervision


• Know what to do in the occurrence of a water emergency

 

Lake & River Safety Resources


Learn more about lake and river safety by visiting the following online resources. The more knowledgeable you become in safety procedures, the more time you can spend at the lake safely.


Red Cross Lake Safety

 
The Beginner’s Guide to Lake Safety: Boating & Activity Rules


Water Safety: Tips to Prevent Drowning & Avoid Bacteria in the Water

 

Banner Health: Stay Safe at the Lake

 


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Toledo Bend Lake Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.

 

Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 78

Wednesday Night

Clear

Lo: 60

Thursday

Sunny

Hi: 79

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 60

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 81

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 62

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 83

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 64


Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 10/16: 168.08 (-3.92)



Toledo Bend Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 13)

FAIR. 68-72 degrees; 4.09 feet low. Because the water level is 167.9, the generators are not running. And, there has not been any rain this week! The water is clear in the main lake and feeder creeks. Water temperature in the main lake is running 68-72 degrees, and further back up in the creeks is 68 degrees. Largemouth bass fishing has been fair in deep water with crankbaits, spinners, worms, and drop shots on the points leading to creeks. The crappie bite is still in deep water (20 – 25 ft.) on the vertical structure using small minnows and jigs. The catfish bite has been good on punch baits and fresh shad. Watch your Moon phase chart or app for your best bite and times for this week. Good luck and tight lines! Safety Reminder: Everyone needs to wear their life jackets (PFDs). Inspect your lanyard (for wear and tear) on your engine kill switch before leaving the boat ramp to ensure they are in good operating conditions.

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