Toledo Bend Bass Fishing Report December 12, 2007

The lake is in great shape still holding steady just below 168 msl (167.7); high pool is 172 msl. Surface temperatures have been running in the upper 50s to lower 60s and the water is slightly stained on the very north end of the lake and clearing as you go south. We’ve really had some unusually warm weather for this time of year. According to the national weather service, this was the ninth warmest Fall (Autumn) season recorded for this area since they began recording the weather in the 1800s and yet we tied a record high of only 42 degrees on 11/24/07 that was set in 1881. It’s hard to imagine that it was almost 80 degrees here yesterday and yet Oklahoma and Missouri are covered in ice. The Texas Forest Country bass tournament was held last weekend out of Huxley Bay marina with 70 plus teams participating and some nice stringers were brought to the scales. 24 lbs took first place with 20.17, 20.14 and a couple 19 lb sacks respectively. Rumor has it that crank baits, fished along the old river channel ledges were the key. The Crappie and White bass are scattered and catches have been sporadic from day to day. We’re still waiting for the water temperature to fall and push the fish into deeper water for a more consistent pattern. If you’re still looking for that special gift to give to that special person for Christmas, it’s not to late to get a gift certificate for my guide services and or lake accommodations. Just think, they might even invite you along. Certificates are good for one year. Also, just a reminder, now’s the time to look at your calendar to ensure the dates you want for next season. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all my fishing buddies!

Water Temp: 58

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