Welcome to Toledo Bend Guide Service & Lake Cottage
Toledo Bend - TX,Huxley
The lake is 166.05 msl, and high pool is 172 msl. The lake is over a foot lower than it was this time last year. Both generators are running from noon to 8pm. The north end of the lake is stained and clearing as you go south. The water temperature is running in the mid to upper 80s. The lake is steadily falling and care should be taken in running areas you are not familiar.
Looks like the “Dog Days of Summer” have arrived early this year and unless we get some heavy rains the lake level might set a new low record when it’s all said and done. The low levels make for locating the fish a lot easier but it takes a toll on many of the businesses along the lake that depend on boat traffic for their livelihood. Fortunately, here on the north end of the lake, Huxley Bay Marina is located on a deep- water bay allowing us access to the lake even at record low levels.
I finally got my new Crest Super Fish pontoon boat with all the bells and whistles and it can handle eight to ten people. My Voyager Tri-toon is for sale at a super low price if anyone is interested.
The Black Bass bite has been extremely slow during the day with better reports coming in from anglers that are fishing at night. We’re getting on the water at first light and trying to get an early morning bite. Depending on those results, which have been pretty slow the last couple weeks, we’re heading to the river channel sand bars and usually loading up the boat with Sandies.
Early morning and late evening work a top water plug, buzz bait, frog, trap, finesse plastic or shallow diving crank bait around pepper- grass close to deep water. As the sun gets overhead and the bite slows down work soft plastics and deep diving crank baits on the creek and river ledges and main points falling into deep water.
The White bass are moving into their typical summer patterns with much more schooling activity showing up on the lake in boat lanes, timber lines and flats. Slab spoons and tail spinners working best on main lake sand bars from 10 to 24ft. Chrome traps and top water plugs working best when the bass are schooling. Look for the birds feeding on shad to locate the schooling fish.
Crappie being caught in 20 plus feet of water around planted brush. Better catches coming in at night.