Hello, Anglers. I trust you had a great Thanksgiving and was able to spend some time on the lake or in the woods. Weather was cold for most of it but not bad enough to complain about. There are a lot of options right now if you love being outside as our winters are mild for the most part and cold days don't hang around very long. As I am writing the outside temperature is 74 degrees. Not bad for a December afternoon. Fishing is good, hunting season is open and if you don't do either of those then just going for a walk outside is an adrenalin rush. Our mild winters are one reason many area residents love it here. Definitely home for me.
Memo: A detailed, current Toledo bass report is on another post. Scroll around our search Bass Reports.
LAKE CONDITIONS: The lake level is 168.18 and both generators are running 24 hrs but that will, more than likely, change as the lake level falls. It has fallen almost a half foot since last 2 weeks. Water temperatures fell to low 50s during the coldest nights in the upper 20s but have rebounded some to mid 50s. We have not received a late report on the Salvinia spraying but will pass this info along as soon as we get it. North Toledo is stained, mid lake is slightly stained and south Toledo remains clear on the main lake with stained conditions in he upper end of major feeder creeks.
AND YELLOW BASS: Yellow bass have been harder to find but are moving deeper along major creeks and can be caught with spoons and tailspinners. Crappie are also moving deeper and a few are being caught along the old river and main creeks.
Keep an eye on The Chicken Coop. The next cold front could be the trigger.
INFO: Joe Joslin is a syndicated outdoor columnist, tournament angler and pro guide on Toledo and Sam Rayburn. Contact him at 337-463-3848 or e-mail at email@example.com
or website http://www.joejoslinoutdoors.com/.