Lake level: 170.4 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 soft plastics 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. Bite is best early morning and late evening. 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. For additional information on Toledo Bend, my Lake Cottages or guide service, please visit my website at or to book a trip call 936.368.7151 or email

Water Temp: 80s