Green Wing Teal Populations Up; Blue Wing Teal Populations Down




This year’s annual duck survey released by U.S. Fish & Wildlife estimates the breeding duck population at 38.9 million, about a 6 percent decrease from last year’s count of 41.19 million. The overall count still remains 10 percent above the long-term average.

Kevin Kraai, waterfowl program leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department was reported as saying that the prognostications for waterfowl aren’t necessarily that great for Texas.

He said that very dry and very hot is a bad combination heading into the summer before the season, but it’s actually interesting in one way. When we have really dry years, records show better waterfowl harvests and success rates because with less water on the landscape the birds don’t have as many places to go.

The silver lining…if you hunt the bays of the Texas coast, during dry years, the areas tend to have a better season. The dry conditions should put ducks where the majority of Texas hunters are hunting.

SPECIES SURVEY 2019-2018
Mallard 9.42-9.26
Gadwall 3.26-2.89
American Wigeon 2.83-2.82
Green-Winged Teal 3.18-3.04
Blue-Winged Teal 5.43 6.45
Northern Pintail 2.27-2.37
Northern Shoveler 3.65-4.21
Redhead 0.73-1.00
Canvasback 0.65-0.69
Scaup 3.59-3.99
(Numbers in Millions)

 




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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Sunny

Hi: 78

Wednesday Night

Clear

Lo: 60

Thursday

Sunny

Hi: 79

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 60

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 81

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 62

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 83

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 64


Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 10/16: 168.08 (-3.92)



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Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 13)

FAIR. 68-72 degrees; 4.09 feet low. Because the water level is 167.9, the generators are not running. And, there has not been any rain this week! The water is clear in the main lake and feeder creeks. Water temperature in the main lake is running 68-72 degrees, and further back up in the creeks is 68 degrees. Largemouth bass fishing has been fair in deep water with crankbaits, spinners, worms, and drop shots on the points leading to creeks. The crappie bite is still in deep water (20 – 25 ft.) on the vertical structure using small minnows and jigs. The catfish bite has been good on punch baits and fresh shad. Watch your Moon phase chart or app for your best bite and times for this week. Good luck and tight lines! Safety Reminder: Everyone needs to wear their life jackets (PFDs). Inspect your lanyard (for wear and tear) on your engine kill switch before leaving the boat ramp to ensure they are in good operating conditions.

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