Impounded in 1967, Toledo Bend Lake Texas (TX), is located approx. 25 miles northeast of Jasper Texas and is located in both Texas and Louisiana. Known for it's great bass fishing, it is also the Pro's choice for numerous fishing tournaments. Fisherman come from far and wide to fish this Lake. In addition to great Bass fishing, there is an abundance of Crappie which makes it the perfect fishing trip for the whole family.
Largemouth Bass are more active during the fall, winter and spring months due to the cooler weather. Fish are active much longer during daylight hours and are normally found in shallow water early morning and late afternoon For active Toledo Bend fish, spinner baits and crank baits are most fisherman's choice. A variety of watermelon green plastic worms seems to work well during the hotter months fished in moss. Early morning top water baits are just about anything that floats. Normally Poppers, Flukes, or just about any Stick Bait.
Crappie fishing is great just about year around on minnows or jigs. During the spawn on Toledo Bend, target shallow water areas. At other times, Crappie are normally found in deeper water in creek beds and brush piles.
Toledo Bend Lake Texas Is located on the Sabine River. Lake Pool level is 172.0 ft mls with a fluctuation average of 1 to 5 ft annually. The normal lake water is clear to off color in the north end. Toledo Bend Lake has a surface area of 181,600 acres, with a maximum depth of 110 ft
Some South End Lake Fishing Hotspots: Gilleys Point/Six Mile Bay...use jigs, wacky worms and live shad, work points and over humps. Lowes Creek...use spinners and live worms in rocks and vegetation. Corsey Creek mouth...uselive shad, plastic worms on Carolina Rigs. Fish slowly along channel edge.