Toledo Bend Lake

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Thirty-three lunkers registered in the 2017-18


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 Association (TBLA) will once again be awarding replicas to anglers at the "Big Bass Splash" at Cypress Bend Park on May 20, 2018.

As of March 29, 2018, 33 lunkers have been registered in the 2017-18 Lunker Year. An increase in lunkers registered is anticipated as TBLA records show that March is the best month to catch a lunker as fish react to rising water temperatures.

Since its inception, over 900 lunkers have been caught and released in Toledo Bend Lake through the Lunker Bass Program. There were 72 lunkers caught and registered during the 2016-17 year, and in 2015-16 a record 139 lunkers were caught and registered in the program.

Photos of the anglers and their lunkers are posted on the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program Facebook page. For a complete list of lunkers, along with program rules and handling tips, visit

All fish caught and registered through the program are tagged and returned to the Lake to spawn and be caught again. The TBLA Lunker Bass Program is the signature conservation program among many projects sponsored by the Association to meet its mission: "to improve the quality of Toledo Bend Lake and the amenities surrounding it."

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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast



Hi: 97

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 76


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 96

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 74


Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 72

Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 7/17: 169.33 (-2.67)

Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 11)

Water stained; 83–87 degrees; 2.59’ low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastic worms in 10–20 feet. Striped bass are fair on live bait and silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush in 10–20 feet. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers in 2–8 feet. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.