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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

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 57

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 46

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 61

Wednesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 56

Thursday

Severe Tstms

Hi: 64

Thursday Night

Severe Tstms

Lo: 43

Friday

Severe Tstms

Hi: 51

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 38


Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 12/11: 171.18 (-0.82)



Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 5)

Water stained; 71–75 degrees; 1.81’ low. Black bass are good on pumpkin green, watermelon, and redbug soft plastic worms in 20 feet. Striped bass are good on spoons. White bass are good on spoons. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on nightcrawlers and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.