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05/06/2014
Toledo Bend - TX,Huxley
May fishing forecast

The Bassmaster Elite series was held last week on Toledo Bend and some impressive 20 plus pound stringers were brought to the scales. A rookie from Virginia, Jacob Powroznik, won with 79 pounds. Also, Bassmaster magazine came out with their annual list of the top 100 lakes in the country. Toledo Bend was ranked 15th best and Sam Rayburn 25th.

April showers brought a lot of rain and the lake has plenty of water running about a foot and half below high pool at the time of this report.

The clover is blooming along the roadside and it’s time for the bream to be moving into the shallows to spawn. An ultra lite spinning rig, jigging pole, fly rod or just a bamboo pole you can cut off the side of the road can be used to catch these feisty fish. You can use a clip on cork, slip cork, or straight line casting a small insect type lure (beetle spin, in- line spinner or small jigs) but the most popular baits are live baits - crickets, or worms (red wigglers, catalpa, or meal worms).

The simplest way to locate the beds is to look for honey cone circles along the bank. The beds will extend out from the shore- line in a semi circle. Some say they can locate a bed by the strong “fishy” odor emitted from the bed. Usually, if you find one bed there will be more beds relatively close. However, some bream will bed up in deeper water as much as 10ft. Dragging a small beetle spin on the bottom will help you locate the deeper beds.

When you start fishing the bed, target the outside edges of the bed first and work inward. If you pick off the shallow fish first the hooked bream will run through the bed scattering the other fish. If your catch starts slowing up, move onto another bed and let that one rest. The bream will move back onto the bed if not disturbed. Bream fishing will definitely get a kid “Hooked on Fishing”- plenty of action, a lot of fun and “Good Eats”!

The White bass have moved out of the river proper and are holding on the main lake river channel sand bars in 14 to 21ft. of water. ˝ to 3/4oz slab spoons working best. As the water warms look for more top water schooling activity; keep a Rat-L-Trap handy.

Some black bass will still be in transition moving from the shallow spawning flats following the creeks and bunching up on the secondary points heading back to deep water.

Early morning and late evening we’ll work the shallow flats close to deep water and main and secondary points with buzz baits, stick baits, swimming frogs, spinner baits, top water plugs, shallow diving cranks, finesse and soft plastics until the sun gets over head. Once the sun gets overhead and the shallow bite slows down, we'll back out to deeper water and concentrate in the bends of the creeks with crank baits and Texas or Carolina rigged soft plastics. Later in the month as the water continues warming and the lake is usually falling, the main lake points, river channel ledges, ridges and humps will become more productive. If you can find the structure and cover holding bait -fish you will usually find the bass. Schooling activity will start increasing as the water continues warming so keep a shallow diving crank bait, lipless crank bait and top water plug handy for schooling bass.

The Crappie are moving back into deeper water. Early in the month, work the deep creeks focusing on the points and the bends. Also work shiners and jigs over cover in 15 to 25ft of water at the mouth of the creeks and pockets leading to the main lake. Now is the time to drop your brush tops in deep water.

Note: Mark your calendar, Huxley Bay Marina is having a 4th of July celebration all day at the marina with vendors, live band and fireworks at dusk.

Date Title Lake State
05/06/2014  May fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/04/2014  April 2014 fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/05/2014  Feb. Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/02/2013  Oct fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/10/2013  Sept. Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/01/2013  August Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/12/2013  July Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/06/2013  June Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/07/2013  May Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/04/2013  April Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/10/2013  March Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/29/2013  February Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/07/2013  January Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/02/2012  December Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/07/2012  Nov Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/03/2012  October fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/03/2012  Forecast for September 2012  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/02/2012  July Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/01/2012  May fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/07/2012  May fishing forecast    TX 
04/03/2012  April Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/30/2012  Feb Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/02/2012  January Fishing Forecast  Tol  TX 
12/01/2011  December fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/05/2011  October fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/01/2011  Sept Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/01/2011  August fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/02/2011  Fishing forcast for July  TX 
06/05/2011  June Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/01/2011  May fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/03/2011  Toledo Bend April 2011 fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/03/2011  February 2011 fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/03/2011  January fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/02/2010  Dec Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/31/2010  November forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/02/2010  August Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/30/2010  Toledo Bend Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/09/2010  June Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/06/2010  May Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/12/2010  Fishiing forecast for March/10  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/13/2010  Toledo Bend Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/01/2009  Dec 09 fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/03/2009  Fishing Forecast for Nov  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/01/2009  Toledo Bend Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/01/2009  September Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
9/01/2009  Fishing Forecast for September 09  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/04/2009  Fishing Forecast for August 09  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/03/2009  Toledo Bend Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/14/2009  June Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/29/2009  May Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/03/2009  April forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/02/2009  Toledo Bend Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/02/2009  February Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/02/2009  January Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/24/2008  December 2008 Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/27/2008  Toledo Bend Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/23/2008  Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/18/2008  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/05/2008  Fishing Report for August 08  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/27/2008  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/24/2008  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/05/2008  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/02/2008  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/03/2008  Fishing Report 4/3/08  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/11/2008  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/28/2008  Toledo Bend Fishing Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/31/2008  February Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/22/2008  Winter fishing Tips  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/03/2008  Fishing Report 1/3/08  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/12/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/22/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/05/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/11/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/06/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/10/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/21/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/10/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/08/2007  June fishing forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/08/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/25/2007  Fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/28/2007  Fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/22/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/07/2007  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/28/2007  Fishing Report  North Toledo Bend  TX 
01/03/2007  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/07/2006  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/27/2006  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/09/2006  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/21/2006  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/05/2006  Fishing Report 8/5/06  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/20/2006  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/16/2006  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/02/2006  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/20/2006  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/12/2006  Fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/23/2006  Toledo Bend fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/08/2006  Toledo Bend Fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/03/2006  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/07/2006  Fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/18/2006  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/02/2006  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/25/2006  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/11/2006  Weekly report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/01/2006  Weekly fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/22/2006  Fishing Report 1/22/06  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/23/2005  Weekly fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/14/2005  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/30/2005  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/21/2005  Fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/08/2005  Toledo Bend Weekly Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/29/2005  Toledo Bend weekly report  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/05/2005  Toledo Bend Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/07/2005  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/10/2005  Toledo Bend Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/20/2005  Toledo Bend report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/29/2005  Toledo Bend Lake Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/08/2005  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/18/2005  Toledo Bend Fishing Report 5/18/05  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/11/2005  Toledo Bend report 4/11/05  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/10/2005  Toledo Bend Report 3/10/05  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/23/2005  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/09/2005  Toledo Bend Fishing Report 2/9/05  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/01/2005  Fishing Report for Toledo Bend 2/1/05  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/18/2005  Toledo Bend Fishing Report 1/18/05  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/04/2005  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend North End  TX 
12/15/2004  Toledo Bend Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/23/2004  Toledo Bend Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
10/26/2004  Weekly Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/29/2004  Toledo Bend weekly report  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/14/2004  September 14, 04 fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/31/2004  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/13/2004  July 13 Toledo Bend Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/15/2004  Weekly Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/08/2004  Weekly Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/18/2004  Fishing report  Toledo Bend  TX 
05/18/2004  Summer pattern  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/19/2004  Weekly Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/30/2004  Weekly Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/23/2004  Weekly Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/10/2004  March 10, 04 report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/24/2004  Feb 24, 04 report  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/21/2004  January 20 report  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/07/2004  January report  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/16/2003  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
12/03/2003  Toledo Bend Update  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/19/2003  Nov 19 Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/12/2003  Nov 12, 03 Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
11/03/2003  Nov on the Bend  Toledo Bend  TX 
09/10/2003  Toledo Bend Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
08/14/2003  No grass- "look for structure"  Toledo Bend  TX 
07/17/2003  "Dog Days" fishing   Toledo Bend  TX 
06/14/2003  July Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
06/02/2003  "Go Deep"  Toledo  TX 
05/06/2003  May's Forecast  Toledo Bend  TX 
04/16/2003  Weekly Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/26/2003  Looking into April  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/18/2003  Busting Wide Open  Toledo Bend  TX 
03/04/2003  High, cold muddy water  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/26/2003  Fishing the Bend in March  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/13/2003  Fishing Report  Toledo Bend  TX 
02/03/2003  Bass are getting ready  Toledo Bend  TX 
01/28/2003  February fishing on the "Bend"  Toledo Bend  TX 
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