Toledo Bend Lake

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Turkey Time in Texas

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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




Rio Grande turkey has a bag limit of 4 birds, and the general seasons are:
South Zone: 3/17 - 4/29
North Zone: 3/31 - 5/13
Special 1 Turkey Bag Limit (10 counties): 4/1 - 4/30
Check county listings for special bag limits, season dates and other special regulations for counties. Refer to your Outdoor Annual for general dates, the Spring Zone Map and required tagging information.


Eastern turkey has a limit of 1 bird, and the general season is April 15 - May 14. Eastern Turkey hunters must check their harvested turkey with the free My Texas Hunt Harvest app or website.




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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Hot

Hi: 97

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 76

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 96

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 74

Thursday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71

Friday

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.