Toledo Bend Bass Fishing Report September 3, 2012

We dodged the bullet from Hurricane Isaac only getting about a half inch of rain. We’re heading into the home stretch of summer with shorter days and cooler weather just around the corner. The lake is in great shape with plenty of water. Going into September, we’ll still be fishing a typical summer pattern and hopefully later in the month we’ll start seeing more top water and schooling action on the lake as it gets cooler. Most people are gearing up to support their favorite football team and prepping their hunting equipment for deer season. For the avid angler they’re having hard times sleeping at night having visions of the “Fall Fishing Frenzy” which is just around the corner. Note: We are happy to announce beginning in September; we will now have three fully furnished lake front houses available for rent, the Cottage, the Chalet and the Bungalow accommodating up to 20 people total. So, give us a call for some great accommodations. Fishing Forecast: We need to key on the early morning and late evening bite when the bass are the most active. Throw top water plugs, buzz baits, frogs, jerk baits, shallow diving crank baits and soft plastics over and in the grass that’s close to deep water. Once the sun gets overhead, back out to the deeper water drops and ledges with deep diving crank baits and large soft plastics in 15 to 25 ft of water. Mid day look for schooling fish off the main lake points, timber lines, boat lanes and flats close to deep water drops. A top water plug, shallow diving crank bait, trap or Texas rigged soft plastics will all be productive. Many times your bigger fish will be caught on the bottom underneath the schooling fish. The White bass will be following the shad and will be moving around the lake. Typically, unless we have a weather change, the Whites will school in the same areas and around the same times each day. Rattle Traps, tail spinners, shallow diving crank baits and top water plugs can all be productive when schooling. Also, check out the main lake river channel sand bars with slab spoons and tail spinners in 18 to 25ft of water. The Crappie fishing is best at night with live bait or jigs tipped with live bait over planted brush in 15 plus feet of water.

Water Temp: 88+

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