Freshwater Fishing in Toledo Bend in Central Louisiana
Joe Joslin Outdoors
Grandsons, Haddon and Carson,catch'em 2 at at time in a school of white and yellow bass.
Toledo Bend Field Report by pro guide Joe Joslin
CRAPPIE/YELLOW AND WHITE BASS: The crappie are harder to catch but those with fresh baited brush piles are catching enough to eat and live shiners in 20 to 28 feet is the standard pattern. The yellow and white bass have been fairly abundant in the upper portions of major creeks and they will hit Bill Lewis Rat-L-Traps, Baby N(Norman Lures) and Flicker Shad(Berkley)both are shallow-to mid running crankbaits. They also are hitting spoons.
It is easier when you can find them schooling(chasing baitfish on top) but once you find them you can catch them even though they stop schooling by using your Hummingbird Down and SI electronics to see what depth they are holding. A lot of them have been in 20 to 40 ft but suspended about 10 ft down.