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Toledo Bend - TX,Huxley
September 14, 04 fishing report
The lake is at 168.52 ft, and slowly falling, high pool is 172ft. Water temp is running in the mid 80s. Both generators are running five hrs per day from 2 to 7pm. The very north end of the lake is stained and clearing as you go south.
In general the bass fishing has been extremely slow and no real steady pattern especially for the big fish. We’ll catch some pretty good fish one day to find that they have moved the next. Most the fish we’re catching have been relating to some type of structure, (lay-downs, brush-tops, ledges and drops) or main lake points. The pattern ranges from shallow to deep. Some fish are also being caught around the lily pads. The bigger fish are being caught on plastics either Texas or Caroling rigged with watermelon baby brush hogs, french fries and lizards but the bite slow and we're having to cover a bunch of water usually only picking up one or two fish in the same area.
The Oilman’s tournament was held this past weekend with approximately 600 teams participating. The limits were few and the weights were surprisingly low. The cold front and subsequent high pressure made fishing for most anglers very difficult. A whole range of patterns accounted for the top weights from fishing shallow to deep. The largest stringer brought to the scales in the two days was 17 pounds and reported being caught on jigs and brush-hogs in 2 to 5 ft around stumps and lay-downs in the Converse/ Bison area.
The winning two day total of 28 pounds was reported being caught in deep water ranging from 20 to 38 feet in the San Miguel area on a Texas or Carolina rig with a 10 inch black worm and a quarter ounce jig with a trailer. Second place winners reported catching their 25 pounds in the 1215 area in 8 to 12 ft of water on a plum Texas rigged worm. And third place winners reported catching their fish in the Huxley Bay area in 6 to 10 ft. on Senkos around stumps, lily pads and scattered grass.
The Crappie are slow during day with some being caught early in the morning. Better fishing is at night in 25 plus foot of water with shiners over planted brush.
The Whites have been scattered on the north end with very little schooling activity. Once the water starts cooling the Whites should start grouping back up.