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Toledo Bend Reservoir Fishing Report

LA (De Soto, Sabine)TX (Newton, Panola, Sabine, Shelby)

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Current Season

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Fall Styles

These are the styles that are relevant to your species in this season:

  • A-Rigging
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details


What you need to know about fishing Toledo Bend Reservoir

Toledo Bend, the largest man-made lake in the Southern United States, is a 185,000-acre lake that sits on the border of eastern Texas and Louisiana. The Lake offers world-class fishing and in 2016 Toledo Bend was ranked for the second consecutive year as the best bass lake in the Nation by Bassmaster Magazine. The most commonly targeted fish in Toledo Bend are catfish, crappie, and bass but the best time to catch giant bucket mouths is the spring. Largemouth will seek shallow waters (between 3-8 ft of water) to sit on their spawning beds and can be caught with a number of baits and techniques including slow retrieve spinner baits, wacky rigs, neko rigs, and bass jigs with a trailer. The crappie bite is best in the months of March thru June, and sometimes July depending on the previous winter. They can be found schooled up near natural and man-made structure and will hit on small panfish and marabou jigs with minnows or small soft plastics. White bass fishing is also best in the spring, but some anglers switch to striped bass in the summer and fall when their bite gets hottest.

Waterbody Type




Surface Area

670.16 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Catfish, White Bass

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    Relevant Gear For You

    Omnia Recommendations

    Omnia’s custom recommendation engine matches products, styles, seasons, species, and this specific waterbody’s attributes and the selections you’ve made about how you fish this lake.

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    A-RiggingBuzz BaitingCarolina RiggingCast/Retrieve DeepCast/Retrieve Mid DepthCast/Retrieve ShallowChatterbaitingCrankbaitingDropshotFinesse FishingFrogginJerk BaitingLivebait RiggingNed RiggingNeko RiggingPower FishingPower JiggingShaky Head FishingSpinnerbaitsSpybaitingTexas RiggingTop WaterVertical Jigging DeepVertical Jigging Mid DepthVertical Jigging ShallowWacky Rigging

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    Expert Picks


    Crappie Essentials List for Toledo Bend

    Kenders Tungsten Marabou Jig 1/16 oz / Firetiger
    Kenders Tungsten Marabou Jig

    WEIGHT: 1/16 oz

    COLOR: Firetiger


    Kenders Tungsten Marabou Jig 1/16 oz / Pink/Chartreuse
    Kenders Tungsten Marabou Jig

    WEIGHT: 1/16 oz

    COLOR: Pink/Chartreuse


    VMC Boot Tail Jig 1/16oz / GLOW CHARTREUSE
    VMC Boot Tail Jig

    WEIGHT: 1/16oz



    VMC Curl Tail Jig 1/16oz / ORANGE CHARTREUSE GLOW
    VMC Curl Tail Jig

    WEIGHT: 1/16oz



    13 Fishing The Dude PINK GLOW / 1/32 oz
    13 Fishing The Dude


    WEIGHT: 1/32 oz


    13 Fishing The Dude GOLD / 1/32 oz
    13 Fishing The Dude


    WEIGHT: 1/32 oz


    Kenders 24 Glow Jig Kit 24 Piece / Assorted
    Kenders 24 Glow Jig Kit

    PIECES: 24 Piece

    WEIGHT: Assorted


    Berkley Powerbait Grub 2" / Christmas Lights
    Berkley Powerbait Grub

    LENGTH: 2"

    COLOR: Christmas Lights


    Strike King Mr. Crappie Lighting Shad Smokey Shad / 2"
    Strike King Mr. Crappie Lighting Shad

    COLOR: Smokey Shad

    LENGTH: 2"


    Strike King Mr. Crappie Lighting Shad Blue Ice / 2"
    Strike King Mr. Crappie Lighting Shad

    COLOR: Blue Ice

    LENGTH: 2"


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