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Toledo Bend Lake

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Are you ready for the dove season?

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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: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Dove Numbers Continue to Soar:


According to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department if you were impressed by last year's dove turnout, this season's forecast is even better. White-winged dove numbers continue to soar, and mourning dove numbers are expected to be above average.


It's always a good idea to look over the dove identifier so you know which birds to avoid. You'll find it and all your need-to-know on the Dove Season Checklist.


Regulation Changes:


New for the 2018-2019 hunting season:
Our extended 90-day season continues, with opening day begins a half-an-hour before sunrise on Sept. 1 in the North and Central Zones. The South Zone also opens on Sept. 1 due to Special White-Winged Dove Days, with shooting hours noon to sunset. The South Zone regular season opens on Sept. 14, a week earlier than in previous years. The daily bag limit for all zones is 15. Refer to this season's Outdoor Annual for details.


 




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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast

Friday

Sunny

Hi: 70

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 55

Saturday

Slight Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 69

Saturday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 54

Sunday

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 74

Sunday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 59

Monday

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 72

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 51


Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 3/23: 170.94 (-1.06)



Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 20)

Water stained; 60–64 degrees; 0.70’ low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and Rat–L–Traps. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are fair on minnows and pink tube jigs. Bream are slow. Channel and blue catfish are good on frozen shrimp and cut bait. Yellow catfish are slow.