Toledo Bend Bass Fishing Report July 21, 2007

The lake is 172.43 ft msl, (high pool is 172ft). SRA has both generators running 24/7 and five gates open one foot. Water temp is running in the low to mid 80s. The water clarity is actually in very good shape considering the amount of rain and fresh water coming into the lake. The very north end of the lake is stained along with the feeder creeks but the main lake is in pretty good shape. Typical for this time of year and considering the high water level, numerous fishing patterns, techniques and a mixed bag of lures are being used to put fish in the boat. Early morning and late evening we’re working shallow grass flats, flooded brush, lily pads and pepper grass close to deep water with top water plugs, stick baits, frogs, buzz baits, spinner baits, shallow diving and lipless crank baits and finesse plastics (Senkos, Flukes, and Trick worms). When the sun gets overhead or the bite slows down, back out to deeper water along creek channel drops, river ledges, timberlines, main lake ridges and humps, secondary and main lake points with mid to deep diving crank baits, slab spoons, tail spinners and Texas or Carolina rigged soft plastics. Watch for schooling bass and keep a lipless crank bait, shallow diving crank bait and top water plug handy. The White bass have been scattered the last couple weeks with all the fresh water but the bite should start picking up as the lake settles. Work slab spoons and tail spinners along the main lake river channel sand bars. The sand bar points along the drop are holding the better fish. Also keep a lip-less or shallow diving crank bait handy for the schooling fish. The Crappie are holding in 15 to 25 ft. over brush tops. Better catches coming in at night. Live shiners or jigs tipped with a shiner working best. Note: For anyone interested there will be a night bass tournament starting August 3 out of Huxley Bay Marina from 6pm to 10:30pm and will be held each Friday until Oct 5, 07. It’s a three bass limit tournament. For more information contact Allen Murphy at 936.368.2254.

Water Temp: 80s

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