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Toledo Bend Reservoir Fishing Report
September 1, 2014

Mark your calendar; Huxley Bay Marina is hosting their first annual Flea Market and Craft Show September 20th. For booth information call Lora at 936.368.2494.

As of this report, the lake is in great shape running about a half foot below high pool. The last time the reservoir was this high going into September was seven years ago in 2007. Normally, the lake is at least three to four feet below high pool. Rumors have been circulating that SRA is keeping the lake up to facilitate the construction of the new bridge crossing the Sabine River at Logansport. However, according to SRA that’s not the case; they just haven’t been producing that much electricity. However, in the next month SRA will start lowering the reservoir to 168 msl, four feet below high pool in anticipation of any heavy rains. We should be able to see most the timber and will be good for fishing our Crappie holes.

Good news, I am seeing a lot more hydrilla in areas I haven’t seen in years.

Just one more month of typical summer pattern fishing. Towards the end of the month we shold start seeing some cooling temperatures and the bass will become more active. Work the ledges and drops and the mouth of the drains and ditches dropping into deep water with crank baits and Texas or Carolina rigged soft plastics. Deep water humps and main lake points falling into deep water will also be holding some fish. Keep a top water plug, shallow diving crank bait or Rat-L-Trap handy if the fish start to school.

White Bass: Concentrate on main lake river channel sand bars, road beds, boat rows and timber flats. Slab spoons and tail spinners working best in 16 to 20 ft of water. Keep a shallow diving crank bait, trap or top water plug handy if they start schooling. Watch for the birds that are feeding on bait fish driven to the surface by schooling fish.

Crappie: Jigs and shiners working best when fished in 16 to 20 ft. of water over planted brush.

Catfish: Live or cut bait working best on trot-lines strung close to the old river channel or across deep water sloughs.

Fishing Forecast

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