May 23, 2001 Toledo Bend Fishing Report Greg Crafts-Guide, Toledo Bend Guide Service and Lake Cottages 936.368.7151 Lake level: 170.7 and falling Black Bass: Early, work a top water plug, buzz bait or spinner bait over grass close to deep water. As the sun gets up, back out to the channel shelf and ledges, and main lake humps close to deep water sloughs. Carolina or Texas rig with watermelon Zipper worms and crank baits working best when fished in 8 to 10 ft. ledges around structure. Watch for schooling bass chasing shad. Traps and shallow diving cranks working best when schooling. White Bass: Work the main lake river channel sand bars, road beds, sloughs and main lake points in 16 to 20ft. of water. Slab spoons and Rinky Dink tail spinners working best. Watch for schooling activity. Bream are scattered and moving off the beds back into deep water.

Water Temp: 80