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Richards & Brewer Top Record Field of 319 Teams with 33.15 lbs.


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:

Three-hundred-nineteen teams fished the Bass Champs tournament on Toldedo Bend, Feb. 16. Total Payback (Cash & Prizes): $95,050
Total bass caught was 490; total weight: 1554.75 and average Weight: 3.17
Number of limits: 80; number of zero's: 211


1.Cole Brewer, Leesville, LA; Rob Richards, Spring, TX, five fish for 33.15 lbs.

2. Cody Pitt, Many, LA; James Brooks, Florien, LA, five fish for 30.23 lbs.

3. Ricky Madole, Many, LA; Ronnie Madole, Shreveport, LA,5 fish for 22.52 lbs.

4. Andy Gaia, Tomball, TX; Brian Tolley, Katy, TX, 5 fish for 20.29 lbs.

5. John Maddox, Lufkin, TX; Jeffery Wise, Lufkin, TX, 5 fish for 20.15 lbs.

A complete list of finishers can be found at



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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 70


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 81

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 62


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 87

Wednesday Night


Lo: 60


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 89

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 63

Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 7/23: 169.63 (-2.37)

Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

Water murky; 84–88 degrees; 1.52’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on chartreuse striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and Li’l Fishies. Crappie are good on minnows and white tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with shrimp and stinkbait in 20–30 feet. Yellow catfish are slow.