August 1, 2000 Toledo Bend Fishing Report Greg Crafts-Guide, Huxley Bay Marina & Lake Cottage (936) 368 7151 GCrafts@Bigfoot.com www.toledo-bend.net/toledobend Lake Level: 170.8 ft and falling Water Temp: upper 80s, low 90s Clarity: stained to clear Black Bass: The Bass bite is extremely slow during the day, better activity at night. Main lake ridge ledges with brush tops in 8 to 10 ft. of water holding the better fish. DD 22s in Tennessee shad and magnum worms Texas rigged in watermelon, June-bug or crabapple working best. Early work shallow grass close to deep water with top water plugs, buzz baits, spinner baits and soft finesse plastics. When sun gets overhead, back out to deeper water using soft plastics and mid diving crank baits. Look for schooling bass mid day. Shallow diving chrome or shad colored crank baits and top water plugs working best when schooling. Crappie: Some Crappie being caught in 18 to 24 ft of water on Jigs and shiners when fished over brush tops. White Bass:. Good reports of Whites coming in when schooling in the flats close to the old river channel. Use chrome traps, top water plugs, and shallow diving crank baits.
Water Temp: 72