Toledo Bend Lake: Know Your Weather Signs While Boating On The Lake




Know Your Weather Signs While Boating On The Lake


With Memorial weekend only two and one-half weeks away, many families plan to get out and enjoy the boating season. A critical aspect of the planning is to know your weather signs while boating on the lake.


How to be Weather Prepared


There are several things each family can do to be weather prepared for the new boating season ahead. This will help to prevent any weather-related problems during your family outing.


• Always check the weather before leaving


• Have access to weather updates during your boating time


• Understand weather can change very rapidly


• Flat type clouds are usually associated with stable airflow


• Puffy type clouds are generally associated with unstable air flows


• The higher the vertical development of clouds, the more instability there is


• Thunderstorm cloud development have higher vertical growth (the higher vertical – the more violent)


What to do if Caught in Bad Weather while Boating


There are several things you can do if you are caught in bad weather while boating. These precautions can help to save lives.


• Proceed with caution and don’t get in a hurry – keep speeds maintainable


• Be sure all occupants put on their personal flotation devices


• Secure loose items on the boat


• Have access to your emergency gear


• Have passengers sit on the bottom of the boating vessel near the center


• Drive to the nearest shore which can be safely approached


• Head bow into the waves at approximately a 40-degree angle


• If you have an engine failure, anchor your boat


• Call for help if needed


Always Follow Safe Boating Practices


The busy boating season is just around the corner for the new lake season! During your boating outings, be sure to always follow safe boating practices. And, know your weather signs and stay up to date with weather changes.


Always Be Safe & Happy Boating!

 




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Toledo Bend Lake Current Weather Alerts

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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 9/27: 167.90 (-4.10)



Toledo Bend Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 22)

GOOD. 74 degrees; 3.83 feet low. The tree leaves are starting to fall and the bass are starting their Fall transition following shad to the back of the creek on Toledo Bend Lake. The water level is 167.8 with no generators running. Our best bite for bass has been on a Topwater Fly popper (Coola Popper in Fire Tiger color, #2/0 hook) in the backcountry of Toledo Bend Lake. T-Bend has had a light rain for the last couple of days. Prime time for all types of topwater lures. Just a heads up… water has cooled down 15 degrees in the last 2 weeks, 74-degrees now! Bluegill perch are still hovering around their nests with the full Moon phase. You can catch these aggressive perch in shallow waters 1-3 feet under shaded banks using Mudfish 3 WT fiberglass fly rod, or an old school cane pole using a split shot and bobber with live crickets or live worms. The Crappie bite is still in deep water 17-24 feet. This week we will have the first cold front of the Fall season so the crappie should go a little shallower following the shad. Catfish bite has been slow due to the generation not running. Water levels dropping for bank fishermen. Watch your Moon phases for your best bite and times. Good luck and tight lines! Safety Reminder: Everyone needs to wear their life jackets (PFDs) while in or around the lake. Renew your licenses and pick up the new 2021-2022 Texas Parks & Wildlife (handbook) Outdoor Annual. It’s now 114 pages. New laws and regulations.

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