Welcome to Toledo Bend Guide Service & Lake Cottage
Toledo Bend - TX,Huxley
The lake is 168.54 msl, and high pool is 172 msl. Both generators are running five hour per day from 3 to 8pm. The north end of the lake is stained from the recent rains and high winds and clearing as you go south. The water temperature is running in the upper 70s.
My hat is off to the two hundred plus anglers that ventured out last Saturday for the Bass Champs Tournament held on Toledo Bend. Anyone who fishes can surely appreciate the tenacity, determination and perseverance to fish in the conditions they were under. High winds, heavy rains, lightning, hail and heavy seas didnít distract these professionals. Just look at the stringers that were brought to the scales. Congratulations to Mike Metcalf and Randy Qualls with their 26 lb: winning stringer and to all the anglers that participated in the Bass Champ Tournament.
Late April and May can always be a challenging time to pattern post spawning fish. A number of patterns can put fish in your boat from shallow to deep. Typically most the bass have moved off the beds and are heading back to deeper water using the creek channels as their highways. Spinner baits, top water plugs, frogs, and finesse plastics have been catching fish around scattered grass and lay-downs close to deep water. Most of the fish have been small but every once in a while a three or four pounded can be had. Work main and secondary points close to deep water, creek and channel ledges with crank baits and Carolina or Texas rigs.
When the wind will allow, the White bass have been excellent on the main lake river sand bars on slab spoons in 14 to 20 feet of water.
The bream are taking off and getting better everyday as they move into the shallows.
Itís a mixed bag on the Crappie, some are still shallow and some are moving back and are back in deep water.