Latest Fishing Reports for Toledo Bend

Toledo Bend Reservoir is a reservoir on the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana. The lake has an area of 185,000 acres (749 km˛), the largest man-made body of water in (or partially in) Texas, the largest in the South, and the fifth largest (surface acre) in the United States. Toledo Bend, with its 1,200 miles (1,900 km) of shoreline, offers an almost unlimited opportunity for recreational development and is a major element in serving the growing demand for water oriented outdoor recreation. Both private and public facilities are available for swimming, boating, picnicking, fishing, camping, hunting and sightseeing. The reservoir is a popular location for freshwater fishing with many clubs hosting tournaments.

from Zack H.

Fishing has been tough this spring with the weather and the water temp unstable. Managed to catch a few nice bass in the back of a creek on a Texas rig worm. I went hours without a bit then after I changed my approach a bit and slowed way down I caught a 5 and a half pound bass. And a few more nice keepers. Hopefully the fishing will start to pick up once the weather becomes more stable. The spawn should be just about over for the bass. So they should be coming off the beds and hopefully will go on a feeding frenzy before they head out to deeper water. Toledo Bend Lake


from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Water lightly stained; 77-81 degrees; 1.59' low. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on silver slabs and green striper jigs. White bass are good on pet spoons and troll tubes. Crappie are fair on minnows. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.


from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Water stained; 70-74 degrees; 1.62' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastic worms in 12-22 feet. Striped bass are fair on silver striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse tube jigs over brush in 15-25 feet. Bream are fair on crickets and nightcrawlers in 2-6 feet. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.


from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Water stained; 69-73 degrees; 1.52' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon soft plastic worms and Rat-L-Traps. Striped bass are fair on bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and slabs in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and pink jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.


from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Water lightly stained; 66-70 degrees; 1.57' low. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft plastics and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white striper jigs. White bass are fair on minnows and slabs in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and chartreuse jigs. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait, cut bait, and shrimp. Yellow catfish are slow.


from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Water lightly stained; 63-67 degrees; 2.53' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on watermelon jigs under the bridge. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.


from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Water lightly stained; 59-63 degrees; 2.71' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair on spoons in the river. Crappie are fair on watermelon jigs under the bridge. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.


from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Water lightly stained; 57-61 degrees; 2.79' low. Black bass are good on watermelon spinnerbaits and shallow running crankbaits around hydrilla beds in 6-12 feet. Crappie are good on black/chartreuse jigs over hydrilla beds. Bream are fair on worms. Channel and blue catfish are slow. Yellow catfish are slow.






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