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Toledo Bend Lake

Because Life is Better at the Lake

Good places to see different birds around Toledo Bend


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:

Many rare, threatened and endangered species are found in Toledo Bend Lake Country, including Bald Eagle, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Waterbird Nesting Colonies and a variety of coastal shorebirds and migrating birds.

Birding Trails in Sabine Parish-
The Toledo Bend Forest Scenic Byway: Toledo Bend Loop, includes:

San Patricio Overlook
Clyde's Crossing
San Miguel Park
Wildwood Resort
Cypress Bend Park
Cypress Bend Resort
Ft Jesup State Historic Site
Hodges Gardens State Park
South Toledo Bend State Park
North Toledo Bend State Park
Converse Bay Park
Oak Ridge Park.
Sabine Wildlife Management Area has upland pine with interspersed hardwood bottoms, which offers excellent birding.

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The Texas side of Toledo Bend Lake has a number of birding sites identified as part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail - Big Thicket Loop.. Only those sites that are in proximity to Toledo Bend Lake are identified here. Additionally, sites from the Great Texas Wildlife Trails - Prairies & Pineywoods East are listed as well as from the Deep East Texas Birding Guide. Additionally, we have sites from the Louisiana Red River Birding Trail - Loop 3.

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Slight Chance Thunderstorms

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Chance Rain Showers

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Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 4/8: 172.23 (+0.23)

Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Apr. 1)

FAIR. Water slightly stained; 65-66 degrees; 0.03’ low. Largemouth bass are good with crankbaits, spinners, and jigs shallow and with cover. There are so many habitats to fish largemouth. Make sure to find extended cover spots. Striped bass are fair. White bass remain slow. Crappie are fair on minnows in structure. Channel and blue catfish are fair on stinkbait.