Toledo Bend Lake Attractions: El Camino Real Historic Trail




Toledo Bend Lake Attractions: El Camino Real Historic Trail


The El Camino Real is a National Historic Trail, and it has existed for over three hundred years. The trail is located at Highway 6 in Louisiana and Highway 21 in Texas. Famous individuals have used the trail, including Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett.


Breath Taking Views


The El Camino Real travels alongside many different historical cities in the area, leading you to the breathtaking view of Toledo Bend Lake. Toledo Bend is known as the largest man-made reservoir in the South.


Toledo Bend – A Premier Location


Toledo Bend is a premier location for some of the best fishing, hunting wildlife, water sporting, and birding. Many home folk and visitors enjoy coming to the area to set up camp, fish the waters, and enjoy nature at its best.


Extensive Opportunities


Extensive opportunities exist along the El Camino Real historical trail. Wayside exhibits exist at different locations along with the trail areas. Along the trail, there are multiple national parks to enjoy. Visitor centers offer more information on how to enjoy the fullness of the history of El Camino Real. For more info, please call (505) 988-6098.

 

 

 




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Toledo Bend Lake Current Weather Alerts

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Toledo Bend Lake Weather Forecast

Monday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 73

Monday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 66

Tuesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 76

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 65

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 77

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 66

Thursday

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 77

Thursday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 59


Toledo Bend Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 12/5: 167.95 (-4.05)



Toledo Bend Lake

Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 30)

GOOD. Water stained; 59 degrees; 4.25 feet low. GOOD. The water level is 167.7 with no generators running. Water temperature at the Dam is 59 degrees. The back feeder creeks are stained and muddy with lots of Fall leaves floating on the surface, and the main lake remains clear. We were blessed with some rain this week 2-3 inches. Not much has changed on the pattern this week. Chatter baits are still producing in 3/8 to 3/4 ounce white, chartreuse, watermelon pepper, and red/black skirts. To cover a lot of water, use a square bill crank bait or a flat side crank bait and smaller rattle traps from 0-8 feet in shad and perch imitation colors and the Rayburn red traps are still working. For deeper Bass, cast a Carolina rig with a worm or lizard. Jigging spoons are still producing quality bass on 1/2 to 3/4 ounce (silver with a white or yellow accent tail feather or a deep diving crank bait in citrus shad and Tennessee shad colors). The jig and pig bite has been strong. Cast your jig to long tapering points that drop off into deep water, the best colors are black and blue, PB&J football jigs 3/8 - 3/4 ounce with a 3-inch matching color craw trailer, and a green pumpkin jig with a chunk style trailer. The Crappie bite is still good in 12-20 feet on the edge of the river channels using 1/16- and 3/32-ounce Wager Baits, #46 Bluegrass, #3 Monkey Milk, #09 Electric Chicken, #10 Black and Chartreuse and small minnows depending on the cloud cover and cooling night temperatures. Now that the lake is at a Winter drawdown, it's prime time to go out scouting for new areas for Springtime fishing. Look for areas like feeder creeks, ditches, man-made structures, creek bends and undercuts, etc. Reminder: Keep and extra set of clothes in a dry bag stowed away on your vessel just in case you get caught in the rain, heavy winds, etc. Hypothermia happens quickly. Good luck and keep casting forward! Report from Master Captain Steve “Scooby” Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Orv

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