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Let's go Fishing This Week


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:

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 and just enjoying a campfire with friends are just some of the great things that will be happening in the first big holiday weekend of the summer.

If you like fishing tournaments, check out the following list of tournaments this weekend and all next week at the Bend.

Saturday, May 25, North Sabine Fishing Team Tournament
For more information: https//

Sunday, May 26, Sunday Showdown Series
Presented by Bass-N-Bucks Outfitters
Tournament Headquarters: Big Bass Marina
You must be present for Livewell check at Big Bass Marina, Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information: Jerry Bailey 337-378-9339,

Saturday, Sunday, June 1- 2, American Bass Anglers Championship
Tournament Headquarters: Army Rec Site, 1310 Army Recreation Rd., Florien LA
For more information, check Draw or call 256-232-0406

Saturday, June 1, Army Rec. Site Monthly Bass Tournament
Tournament Headquarters: Army Rec Site, Florien, LA
For more information please call 318-565-4235

Saturday, June 1, Despino’s Tire CMN Bass Tournament
Tournament Headquarters: San Miguel Park
For more information:

Saturday, June 1, Sabine SCWD Fish Fest
Tournament Headquarters: Cypress Bend Park, Many LA
For more information contact Anita Manshack at 318-256-3491

Saturday, June 1, North Sabine High School Fishing Team Bass Tournament Fundraiser
Tournament Headquarters: Rebecca’s Landing, Zwolle, LA
This fundraising tournament will help with lodging and expenses for teams from North Sabine High School fishing teams who have qualified for the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Alabama.
For more information please contact Andy Cosenza 318-663-1218.

Stay safe out there, good luck to all the competitors.


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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 85

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 68


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 85

Monday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 67


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 89

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 69


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 91

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 70

Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 5/31: 171.95 (-0.05)

Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

FAIR. Water slightly stained; 74 degrees; 0.01’ high. Boat traffic has increased with pent up demand, so please use caution in boat lanes. Largemouth bass are good in the spring pattern with Carolina rigs, topwater, and jigs. There are hot spots just off of texas island drops. Striped bass remain fair in deep water. White bass are fair on deep points fishing Alabama rigs when you can and spoons when you can’t. Crappie are good on minnows. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.