Toledo Bend

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
68° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.25 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Welcome to Toledo Bend fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Toledo Bend water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Toledo Bend Reservoir is the largest man made reservoir in the south and the fifth largest in in the United States, the water covers an area of about 200,000 acres and having a controlled storage capacity of 4,477,000 acre-feet. It is the nation's only public water conservation and hydroelectric power project to be undertaken without federal participation in its permanent financing. 



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Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

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Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Toledo Bend Community Fishing Reports
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 61
TOLEDO BEND Water murky; 59-63 degrees; 1.30' low. Black bass are good on watermelon and watermelon red soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Striped bass are fair on live bait. White bass are fair on minnows and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and red tube jigs. Bream are good on worms. Channel and blue catfish are fair on frozen shrimp and stinkbait. Yellow catfish are slow.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"January 1 Fising Report. January usually means cold weather with numerous fronts passing through. When the water temperature drops to the lower fifties and forties, look for the bait- fish and bass to move into deep water. The easiest way to locate the bass is to locate the bait- fish. Concentrate looking for balls of shad on your LCR in deep creeks, sloughs and along the river channel. When you locate the shad the bass are usually underneath the shad just off the bottom or suspended. If the bass are on the bottom, they will orient themselves close to some type of structure, brush- tops, lay-downs, stumps, ledges, drops or humps. A jig or jigging spoon fished vertically can be very effective in triggering a strike. If the bass are suspended a fluttering spoon or tail spinner cast out and counted down and retrieved with a pumping motion will also trigger a strike. Once the fish have moved into deep water, the strong northern fronts really don't affect them as much as they do when the fish are in shallow water. Remember when fishing cold water, we need to down size our baits and fish extremely slow. For the rest of Greg Crafts' fishing report for Toldo Bend Lake go to"
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 49
Fishing Report from Covington Guide Service on Toledo Bend Lake in Texas. Water Temp: Main Lake: 49 degrees. Creeks: 49 degrees in the mornings and warms to 53 degrees in the afternoons if we have sunshine. We are still seeing alot of shad dying off and floating to the surface. The water clarity is very stained to muddy in the backs of the creeks. The water temp has dropped 4 to 5 degrees with the passage of this last cold front. This will keep the fish in a holding pattern for now. Warmer weather is coming and we canít wait but Mother Nature will dictate when those changes will occur. Crappie Report: The bridges are still producing some crappie in this area along with fishing off the docks and piers at night. Some of the brush piles that are built in the middle of the creeks are holding some fish. Shiners and Yellow Jigs are both catching fish depending on the water clarity. For the rest of Butch Covington Fishing report go to
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Fishing Report Feb 1st by Joe Joslin of Toledo Bend. Milder weather is slowly getting things back to normal but cold water temperatures took a toll on last weekend's Skeeter Boats Bass Champs East Texas Series. Pete Shivers of Kirbyville, TX and Doyle Tibbits of Broaddus, TX captured the first place check of $20,000 with just over 19 pounds of bass. Last year (January 2009) on Big Sam at the same event there were 8 teams catching over 20 pounds and in-the-money cutoff was nearly 16 pounds whereas Saturday about 12.2 pounds got you a check. Cold water temperatures was the major difference. For the rest of Joe Joslin fishing report go to"
Toledo Bend Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
68 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Toledo Bend Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 68. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Toledo Bend Crappie Fishing

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- fish along main river ledges around trees with shiners 3 to 4 feet off bottom. also jig shiner around trees
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Toledo Bend Catfish Fishing

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Toledo Bend Spotted Bass Fishing

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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 68 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Toledo Bend White Bass Fishing

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Toledo Bend Striped Bass Fishing

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Toledo Bend Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
Full Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at opposite times of the day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The full moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, it?s always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. Full moon days can be great fishing. Good luck today!
07:56 CST

Moon Phase:

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18:09 CST

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